Rachel of Rachel Rewritten doesn’t consider herself a frugal gal but says she’s been on a DIY kick lately to save some money. Her first project was creating an Anthropologie-inspired mug to replace one that had sadly been damaged in a move. Rachel used a silk screen stencil and paint to recreate a very similar [...Read More]
This morning I shared how Laura from Finding Home transformed a boring set of wire baskets into a stylish wood and metal organizer for her craft room. While working on that project, Laura also become captivated with an upholstered letter with nailhead trim from Ballard and couldn’t help but tackle another knock-off project! She grabbed a paper mache letter from the store, wrapped it with a suede-like material, and then added nailhead trim to the edge for a sophisticated, upscale look.
When Charlene from My Frugal Adventures saw a large, eye catching glitter letter from Pottery Barn Kids, she knew it would thrill her glitter-loving daughter and be a fairly simple way to decorate the space above her dresser. Charlene loved that the finish was “delicate and pretty” and not too flashy. Equipped with Martha Stewart’s liquid gilding and a fine glitter, Charlene made her own letter that has “just the right amount of sparkle” for a mere $6!
If your mom is a regular coffee or tea drinker, she will love waking up with a pretty monogrammed mug like this one by Andrea at The Cottage Market. Andrea simply added an initial to a decorative mug with a porcelain paint marker and then cured it per package directions. She says, “Add some yummy tea bags…some fresh coffee beans…maybe a vintage spoon and wrap pretty…a perfect gift for anyone!”
Stephanie from Full of Great Ideas has a few tricks up her sleeve for creating a lovely monogrammed ornament at very little cost. Stephanie used the outline of a sticker for her stencil and painted it in with glittery red nail polish. Buy a few clear ornaments and a pack of letters and you’re set to make custom ornaments for all your friends!
With holidays on the way, you may find yourself doing a lot of entertaining. A personalized cutting block is a great way to serve appetizers to your guests. Meagan from Harllee Design made her own cutting block from a piece of untreated wood, and she actually burned the monogram into her wood herself using a [...Read More]
April from April’s Craft Nest shares a cheap and easy tutorial for making custom doormats aplenty. You’ll have enough for every season or to share with a friend or two! April used a large 6’ by 8’ roll of outdoor carpet, cut each doormat to size, and then painted her custom design using a freezer [...Read More]
Laura from Laurmela’s House saw a tutorial for Ballard-inspired alphabet ornaments and decided they would make great gifts for her friends. She made one bulb for each couple using the initial for their last name. I love the little Scrabble-like tile she attached to the top with twine. If you’re feeling ambitious, you could make [...Read More]