DIY - SAVE MONEY BY MAKING IT YOURSELF

There are so many things that can be made from scratch that'll save you money. But... listen... I'm not talking about baking your own bread (because that takes too long, or making your own mascara (yes that's a thing), or even making your own ice cream (it's more expensive to make it, than to buy it!) Nope. The recipes you'll find here are all:
1. Quicker to make than running up to the store to buy it (so you won't boil anything to make liquid laundry soap)
2. Cheaper to make than to buy.
Leave me a comment under the posts you try so I know how you like them!

How To Turn Blank Tea Towels Into The Ultimate Gift

How To Turn Blank Tea Towels Into The Ultimate Gift

Blank tea towels are so versatile. They not only look fresh and clean, but they wash up and hold up well too. But the best thing about them is you can customize them to make great gifts! Who doesn't love a customized gift?! I know I sure do! Originally used in the...

How To Make Vanilla Extract And Other Extract Flavors For Gifts

How To Make Vanilla Extract And Other Extract Flavors For Gifts

It may sound kinda crazy, but vanilla extract makes a wonderful gift. Expecially for someone who has it all. It's one of the easiest things to make and it can be given any time of year. But what's so great about it, is that the process for making the homemade vanilla...

How To Make The Best Etched Pyrex Baking Dishes

How To Make The Best Etched Pyrex Baking Dishes

Don't you just love Pyrex baking dishes? Not only are they so easy to use and to clean up, but they can make great gifts too! Did you know that you can glass etch them? You can! That's why I decided to make this DIY etched casserole dish for a gift this year! And this...

How To Personalize A Glass Pitcher Into A Terrific Gift This Year

How To Personalize A Glass Pitcher Into A Terrific Gift This Year

Don't you just love using a Glass Pitcher for holidays and dinner parties? Having one just for water feels very fancy. I fill it with lemon or orange slices and it looks so pretty. But the prettiest ones I've seen lately are glass etched with a monogram. Oh, my! I...

How To Make Cute Drinking Glasses – The Best Mason Jar Craft

How To Make Cute Drinking Glasses – The Best Mason Jar Craft

What would we do without our mason jar craft ideas?!! I don't know about you, but I love mason jars! They are just so useful for so many purposes including on the go drinks! I love having a drink with me wherever I go so that I save money! Recently I needed a gift for...

How To Make The Best Cutting Board For Gifts This Year

How To Make The Best Cutting Board For Gifts This Year

The best cutting boards are the ones you use for ages. The one my mother still has to this day is the one I used to chop veggies on when I was a kid. How is it that a piece of aged and worn wood brings some comfort and memories to you each time you grab to use it? I...

The Best Homemade Flavored Salt Recipes You'll Love To Make

The Best Homemade Flavored Salt Recipes You'll Love To Make

Last year my husband James was given some of the best flavored salts for Christmas and I knew they were super expensive so I learned how to create some homemade flavored salt recipes to include in my gift giving this year. The thought of licorice salt sounded...

How To Create Frugal & Festive Thanksgiving Tabletop Centerpieces

How To Create Frugal & Festive Thanksgiving Tabletop Centerpieces

I love hosting Thanksgiving and I'm always on the search for new ideas for my tabletop centerpieces! When it comes to Thanksgiving, I enjoy having my entire family in my home together to celebrate and give thanks. But Thanksgiving can quickly start to turn into a...

How To Make The Cutest Monogrammed Trinket Tray & Matching Key Chain Set

How To Make The Cutest Monogrammed Trinket Tray & Matching Key Chain Set

Raise your hand if you're in need of a trinket tray! You know, the tray that you put everything into as you walk in the door so it doesn't grow legs and walk off? Yup, that kind of trinket tray. While I don't personally need one at the moment, I know of several people...

The Best Gifts Under $5 You Can Easily Make This Year

The Best Gifts Under $5 You Can Easily Make This Year

If you think your holiday budget is too small, then these gifts under $5 are the perfect fit for you! When you make and give homemade gifts to others, you're making a lasting impression that physically demonstrates your love. A gift that comes from your heart - and is...

How To Make A Monogrammed Waterproof Tote Bag

How To Make A Monogrammed Waterproof Tote Bag

Have you ever wished you had a waterproof tote bag? Believe it or not, but the Sunshine State where I live has a LOT of rain. It never fails that I head somewhere with my tote bag full of either library books or snacks and I need to sit it down and it gets all soaken...

How To Make The Best Personalized Makeup Bags In Minutes

How To Make The Best Personalized Makeup Bags In Minutes

I'm convinced that personalized makeup bags might just be the best thing ever. They have SO many uses. Little zippered bags are such great organizers and keep all the small things you need contained. To make this DIY no-sew makeup bag you'll use something you probably...

7 Simple Ways To Get Impressive Gift Wrap For Free

7 Simple Ways To Get Impressive Gift Wrap For Free

Why choose boring gift bags when you give a gift to your loved ones when you can get gift wrap for FREE! And I'm not talking about shopping the after Christmas sales or using coupons to get it for free. I've got some super simple ways to find free gift wrap inside...

How To Easily Create A No-Sew Custom Scarf

How To Easily Create A No-Sew Custom Scarf

What's warm and cozy and looks great...a Custom Scarf! Scarves sure have come back into style as not only something to keep you warm and cozy, but as a great fashion piece too. From infinity to blanket scarves, they just look so great and can be useful too. But this...

How To Make A Dollar Store Candy Cane Centerpiece

How To Make A Dollar Store Candy Cane Centerpiece

Don't you just love a candy cane centerpiece? With Christmas fast approaching I'm always looking for ways to add some cheerful home décor projects into our homes on a budget. We decided to make a Candy Cane centerpiece that would be perfect for practical home use or...

How To Make Simple Aprons Without Sewing

How To Make Simple Aprons Without Sewing

There is nothing like a bunch of us girls in the kitchen with our aprons on working on our holiday baking list. And of course we're listening to Christmas music and there's always a bit of silly dancing happening too. It's such a special time together. I always say,...

How To Make A Christmas Ornament & Candle Centerpiece Vase

How To Make A Christmas Ornament & Candle Centerpiece Vase

Are you looking for a DIY holiday centerpiece vase project for Christmas? One that also is very cheap to make? You're in the right place! With Christmas right around the corner, we're sure you’re preparing your home with all the Christmas decor, Christmas trees,...

How To Make The Cutest Monogrammed Welcome Mat

How To Make The Cutest Monogrammed Welcome Mat

Do you know of someone you love with a worn out welcome mat? No, I'm not talking about their attitude...I'm talking about making some great gifts this year! Welcome mats are the first thing that make people feel welcome into your home.  So let's make a great DIY...

Last Minute Really Cool Christmas Gifts You'll Want To Give

Last Minute Really Cool Christmas Gifts You'll Want To Give

Are you needing some cool Christmas gifts? It’s getting down to the wire for Christmas shopping, isn’t it?! And I honestly think the closer it gets the less creative my brain gets also! Thankfully for both of us, I wrote this article when I was of sound mind before...

 

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