Wednesday, November 30, 2011

DIY Under $5

Let's start off the party with a fun little something to show someone you care. I call it "You Light Up My Life." Leave a string of paper lights on their door with a note of love, appreciation or encouragement written on each light.


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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Monday, November 28, 2011

Neighbor Gift

I did this neighbor gift idea as a guest post as part of Swell Noel on Positively Splendid, but thought I would share here for anyone who missed it.

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Last year we received a super cute neighbor gift; a box of tissues with a note that read "We tissue a Merry Christmas and a healthy New Year." I love creative themey gifts, so I ran with it and it will be my son's teacher gift this year.


I used the tissue box idea and added an array of health related items:
Wet wipes
Throat drops
Hand Sanitizer
Emergen-C packets
Chapstick


Added some snowflake filler aka pieces of silk flowers that look like snowflakes.


Then, I made some matching tags using wrapping paper, thin white cardboard, glue and glitter paint.


Cut out a snowflake. Glue it to the cardboard. Cover the white areas with glitter glue using the Martha Stewart fine tip top that screws right on to the paint bottle. Let it dry.


Cut out the snowflakes and write "We tissue a Merry Christmas..." and "and a healthy New Year!" on the back.


I love how it turned out and everything cost me under $10! Everything but the glitter paint, glue and cardboard was from Target. Easy as pie and perfect for an fun teacher or neighbor gift!

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

DIY Under $5 Features

I love this week's features! Please put every one of these in my house right now!

DIY Book Page Trees from icraftwithlove
Like a classy version of whimsical Whoville trees!


Thankful banner from Organize & Decorate Everything
Library book pockets + ric rac = too dang cute!


Creative Craft Supply Storage from Candy's Clothes Closet
Love the look of the pegboard in the old window frame!


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Washer Dryer Makeover from Sugar Bee Crafts
I have got to do this and soon!!
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

DIY Under $5

This week I am featuring a blast from the past, my magnetic nativity advent. We made this last year and my little guy loved getting to put a new piece of the nativity up each day. It is so easy, all you need is stickers and those advertorial magnets that come on your phone book.


We had everything on hand so it was free, but you could easily get the things you need for under $5!

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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Monday, November 21, 2011

Christmas DIY with Martha Stewart

With snow on the ground holiday creating is in full force and I am so excited to share this Christmas DIY project! The Christmas decor in my front room is a little more rustic so I thought a burlap Christmas tree would be the perfect addition.


Start out with some green burlap and Martha Stewart Water-resistant fabric stiffener.


Cut three circles from your burlap.


Make three cones out of cardstock by rolling it and hot gluing in place.

This is my ode to the road construction that's been going on around here.


Over a piece of wax paper, douse your circles in fabric stiffener spreading it evenly over the whole surface. I just used my hands so I could really get both sides completely drenched on both sides.


Lay your circles over the cones, helping them to ripple just how you want them. I put a rubber band lightly around the top to help them stay, but it really isn't necessary. Let them dry overnight.


Cut a sturdy cardboard tube (smaller and thicker than a paper towel roll, I think mine may have been the middle of a tiny wrapping paper roll?) to size. About half of what is shown here.


Cover in garden twine securing with hot glue along the way. Hot glue it to an upside down dessert plate.


Hot glue on your "circles" one by one. This can get tricky gluing where the ripples touch the next layer without having the glue show.




Use the smallest snowflake and stencil all around the plate with Martha Stewart silver metallic paint.


I love that you can literally stencil ANYWHERE wtih these! Can you imagine trying to get in that tiny nook with a regulr stencil?! These were so easy to use I had all the snowflakes done in like 5 minutes!


I let the silver dry and then went back over and hand painted glitter paint over each snowflake.


Now here she stands, waiting patiently for the rest of the Christmas decor to join her on the day after Thanksgiving.


Check out these other fun Christmas DIY projects!


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thanksgiving for Kids

In case you missed my guest post on A Glimpse Inside here's an idea to make it a fun Thanksgiving for Kids.

So here it is, my fun little turkey friend for the kiddos I have lovingly named...

Terrence the Turkey


He may be a little shy at first, but once you get to know him he is a total Butterball.

Supplies needed:

2" Styrofoam ball
Serrated knife
Brown paint
Foam Brush
5 Crayons
Pointy nosed pen
Brown cardstock
Yellow cardstock
Red Cardstock
Scissors


1. Slice off the bottom of the ball with a knife so it will sit flat.


2. Paint the ball brown.

3. In the center of the ball, push the pen in to the styrofoam about 1/2 inch to make a holes for the crayons. It has to be in the middle straight to the center or the crayons will tip the ball over.



4. Cut a body shape, beak, and gobble out of the cardstock.


5. Use your knife to make a slit in the styrofoam in front of the crayons to slide the body in.


6. Hot glue the beak on. Cut a tiny slit in the gobble and slide it on to the beak.


Find a nice place for him on the kids table...


or set him free to roam.




Friday, November 18, 2011

DIY Under $5 Features

Thanks again for another great party! Let's get right to the features because they are so darn fun!

Fall Scrap Tutu from Love Sweet Love
An adorable skirt even I can make!


Bread made Cornucopia from the letter 4
Totally festive and way easier than I thought it would be.


Pailette Embellished Bib Necklace from Inspiration & Realisation
Isn't this knock-off cool?!


Laundry Room Sign from Ginger Snap Crafts
I have a soft spot in my heart for all things laundry related.


Speaking of laundry...

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Love the buckets for coins and other items!

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