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 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 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 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 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 The Best DIY Tile Serving Tray

Are you excited to learn how to make a super easy and fabulous DIY Tile Serving Tray? Now I know what you are thinking...a serving tray? Yes! Not only are they incredibly functional as a real tray, but they are great items for organizing and super helpful at keeping...

Painting Plates To Make The Best Celebration Gift

Painting plates is not as hard as you think it is. You don't even need an art degree to make these Celebration Plates! I've found a great way to make some simple painted plates that don't take a lot of time or talent to do. You can produce these easy painted plates in...

How To Make Vintage Glass Cake Stands For The Greatest Gift

There's just something about some vintage glass cake stands that I absolutely love. Glass is timeless and there are so many uses to cake stands that go way beyond just holding a cake. But who wouldn't want a big, beautiful chocolate cake on a vintage glass cake stand...

How To Make The Easiest Family Command Center

Do you have a command center in your home? We do and it's amazing! From writing notes and stashing mail and keys, it's a great way to stay organized with the craziness of life. But what better gift to help your mommy friends and family stay organized than by giving...

How To Make The Best Shower Bombs To Soothe Your Cold

A cold has been running through our house for the past few weeks and we all were in need of some shower bombs made with essential oils. You see, we needed to feel better and fast. This cold had wreaked havoc on our energy and our nerves and we were in need of some DIY...

The Best Hand Antibacterial Spray You Need To Make Now

We were headed to Disney, the land of magic and germs when I realized I was almost of out of my hand antibacterial spray. I panicked! Here I just paid $3.50 for this brand new bottle of hand antibacterial spray from Walmart and I was almost out of it...and headed to...

How To Make A Glittered Fruit Arrangement For The Holidays

There are so many amazing ways you can make your very own fruit arrangement for your home that fits your style. Of course, adding a touch of glitter makes everything look even more fabulous. Since the days are getting colder, it's nice to brighten up the...

Dollar Store Craft: DIY Candy Dish {with Downloadable Labels!}

I love keeping seasonal decorations out all year long in our home. When we have guests coming over, I also like to display some seasonal candies in a pretty dish. (I cannot leave candy out all the time because I have little resistance to sweets, and my...

Homemade Mandarin Orange Bath Salts

Could you use some time to relax and unwind? One of the best ways to relieve stress is to soak in a warm bath with some delicious smelling bath salt. We browsed the store shelves for the perfect scent, and with no success we decided to whip up our very own...

Mani-Pedi Gift in a Jar

Mason Jar Gift Idea: Mani-Pedi in a Jar A thoughtful gift doesn't have to cost a lot. Small items and a cute presentation can put a big smile on your recipient's face as much as (if not more than) a big, expensive gift. For this gift, we collected several...

Reindeer Lollipops Christmas Craft

My daughter loves to give gifts, and every year we try to find something she can make herself to give her friends at Christmas time. We've used these Reindeer Lollipops more than once. They are fun, quick and so cute! (Plus, there's nothing to cut out and no baking...

How to Keep Flowers Fresh Longer

4 Tips to Keep Flowers Fresh Longer Freshly cut flowers look beautiful for the first few days but quickly start dying once home in a vase. Usually, your flowers will include a little "packet" to prolong the life of the flowers. What do you do when you need...

Butterfly Snack Packs

Having trouble getting the kids to eat healthy snacks at school and after they come home? Here's an cute idea to try! Materials: 1/2 pipe cleaner — $0.04 1 clothespin — $0.04 1 snack baggie — $0.04 2 wiggle eyes — $0.08 Dab of glitter glue — $0.05...

 

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