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DIY on a Dime: Lettered Wall Art

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Paint a simple design on expensive art canvas for a fun and frugal gift. Today’s DIY is a little bit of a stretch for me. I am not an artist. But, here’s the back story. Hubs and I went out to dinner last week and I saw this painting display at the restaurant. I liked […]

DIY on a Dime: Memory Game for Kids

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Learn how to make a personalized Memory Game for kids with some inexpensive materials from Life as MOM Contributor Janel. All Photos: Janel Piersma Memory. Oh, how I loved that game! It was by far one of my favorite games to play as a young child. It’s a great game to teach children how to […]

DIY on a Dime: Lavender Hand Scrub

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Lavender Hand Scrub comes together in minutes and for cheap, but seems like such an elegant gift. A few weeks ago I took one of the boys to the mall, something that happens maybe once a year. I was looking for little gifts for the Girls’ Dinner Party I hosted. Besides, See’s Candy is at […]

DIY on a Dime: Make a Giant Poster

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Make a huge poster for just a few bucks by visiting an unexpected place: your local office supply store. The following tutorial is written by Anne Bogel, from Modern Mrs. Darcy.   I’ve recently discovered a fun–and cheap–way to get a lot of bang for my decorating bucks. It’s called an “engineering print,” which is […]

DIY on a Dime: Mix Lavender Milk Bath

Mixing Lavender Milk Bath

Mix up this easy Lavender Milk Bath to gift this year. Years ago I had the best time putting together spa kits for the ladies among my friends and family. In addition to a few bath items like loofahs, puffs, and wash cloths, I also included a homemade milk bath scented with lavender. Milk bath […]

DIY on a Dime: Gingerbread People Paper Dolls

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Directions and template to help you craft gingerbread people paper dolls — a great gift you can DIY. I’ve got children who love to craft. LOVE. Okay, maybe the two bigger ones (12 and 15) think they’re a little too old, but you should have seen them five years ago. That’s where their siblings are […]

DIY on a Dime: Make a Button Ornament

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Add to your ornament collection or that of a loved one this year by crafting these easy and frugal button ornaments. I saw these cute button ornaments on Facebook via Andrea, a friend since junior high. I don’t know how she and her friends put them together, but I figured it couldn’t be too difficult, […]

DIY on a Dime: Make Fun Photo Art

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Create a photo collage of letters to send a message or create fun artwork for the wall. Last year I shared with you the idea of capturing letters that you find in everyday objects and presenting them in framed art work for the wall. It’s not a “new” idea, but I still like it. When […]