DIY Under $5 Features

I was having some major project crushes this week. So much talent in one little party. Thanks for joining me again. Now on to the features!
My favorites:
Halloween Felt Wreath from Love Sweet Love
I want this wreath!! If only. So many circles, so little time.


Halloween Goodies DIY from Lacey in Love
Send them away with a smore on a stick. Cute.



Ladderesque Magazine Rack from A Perfectly Crazy Life
From an IKEA cast off?! Who wants to be my date to the as-is section?



Link with the highest clicks:

Ric Rac Rose Rings from Candy’s Clothes Closet
Love the yellow. I have so much grey in my wardrobe. It would be so perfect.


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Point of View: Burlap Ideas

Each month is a fun new theme and this month is no different! We’re talking burlap ideas with the Point of View Girls.

I am loving how different things can be with one medium!
Camilla (Rosy Red Buttons)
Gwen (Gwenny Penny)
Michelle (Stay right here!)
& YOU!!

We want to see your burlap ideas! Link up down below and you may be featured by one of the Point of View girls! Be sure to go visit these ladies and see their point of view on burlap, but first, let’s talk holly!

I went shopping for burlap and when I saw the red and green it spoke to me. Such vibrant happy holiday colors! I have always had a thing for holly, so I figured why not give it a shot.

Perfect for a gift topper or to spruce up some decor…

Burlap Holly

Supplies:
  • Red Burlap
  • Green Burlap
  • Sharpie
  • Scissors
  • Felt
  • Hot Glue
1. Take a 6 inch by 1 inch piece of red burlap and fold over one of the long edges. Roll the burlap keeping the folded edge out. Hot glue the end of the roll to secure and trim off excess from the bottom so it is about 1/2 inch thick.
2. Draw a holly leaf onto some green burlap and cut out.
3. Hot glue round the edges of the holly leaf and back with some felt to strengthen and keep from fraying. I chose black because my green felt was too bright.
4. Place a dab of hot glue in the middle of one of the end point and pinch to give the leaf some dimension. Once you have three leaves, lay them how you want them and hot glue together. Hot glue 3 berries on top of your leaves.
5. Flip over your holly and cover the back junction of the leaves with hot glue to make it even stronger. Cover your glue with a circle of felt.
6. Now decide where you want to put it. I added it to a raffia bow and put it on top of a gift and decorated a thrift store container with a strip of red burlap and added the holly for a fun place to store logs by the fireplace.
I love the texture and holiday spirit! Now, I just have to put it away for a month. ;)
Now it’s time to link up your burlap ideas! I can’t wait to see all your projects!

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Young Women in Excellence & Scrapbook Software Giveaway

For our ward’s Young Women in Excellence, they are using this recipe/cooking theme from Beehive Messages. They have a really cute invite, but there is not a downloadable version, so my YW President asked if I would come up with something similar for them to use. You know if I am going to design it I am going to share…

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It is made to print on 4×6 photo cards. Just add in your ward’s name under “from the kitchen of” and your time and place under “mix it all together on” and you have your Young Women in Excellence invite.

I made it using My Memories Suite v2 scrap book software and Everyday Mom Ideas free Li’l Monster Kit.

Speaking of My Memories Software, it was the first time I had used it. Here’s my take:

What I love:

  • Comes with ready made layouts and shapes to make placing pictures super easy.
  • There are 1500 digital papers and 1300 embellishments like ric rac, stitching, brads, etc.
  • Comes with a myriad of word art and fonts and the text is easy to edit.
  • You can add video and music for slideshows. Can’t wait to try this!
  • You can add a hot spot for a link in your album.
  • Lots of output options: jpg, photo book, ipod ready, dvd, etc.
  • It has spell check.
  • Price is SUPER reasonable especially with the code I will give you ;)

What could they improve:

  • Has a learning curve especially if you are used to Photoshop. Figuring out how to re-size to 4×6 and export to jpeg. Like instead of {file, save as, jpeg} I had to find the export options.
  • It is set up more for scrapbooking than for editing. I there were no eraser tools etc that I use when I want to use one of my existing designs and just erase something.
  • The help function would be nice to be searchable by word. I would love to type in re-size and have it find it for me.
If you are in the market for digiscrap software my friends at My Memories are totally giving you an awesome deal! Use the coupon code: STMMMS97077 and it will not only give you $10 off making it $29.97, but also a $10 code to spend in the MyMemories.com Design Shop!


But, that’s not all! They are giving away one full version of the my memories suite software download to one of my lucky readers!

To enter: {leave a separate comment on this post for each entry}

  1. Visit www.MyMemories.com and tell me the name of your favorite kit.
  2. Follow A Little Tipsy
  3. Follow the My Memories blog

Good luck! Giveaway will close Thursday, November 3rd.

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DIY Under $5

My project this week are these cute Doily Pumpkin Treat Bags perfect for Halloween or Thanksgiving! Cost per bag: about 50 cents filled.
Link

Now let’s see what you’ve been up to!

I enjoy so much your $5 projects that I decided to add an addition link section for anything under $15! That’s right. It will open up a place to show additional projects that can’t be purchased with an Abe Lincoln, but are still totally affordable! I can’t wait to see more from you!

Please remember:

  • Only link to your own projects that cost you $5 or less (price does not have to include items you had on hand) or $15 or less in the 2nd section.
  • You can link past projects that fit the dollar limit, but please only link each project one time to one DIY Under $5 party. Do not link the same project week after week.
  • No linking giveaways or items for sale
  • Please link back so others can join the party and so you have the opportunity to be featured on Saturday!

DIY under $5

Projects under $5

Projects under $15

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