DIY Under $5

I made these Rolo Pretzels for my DIY under $5 project this week. I needed a treat and found the recipe on the back of the Rolo bag. They are so yummy and I just happened to have everything on hand! They are the perfect mix of salty and sweet!


What have you 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!



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Rolo Pretzel

I was making some of my favorite Rolo Cookies and spotted this recipe on the back of the Rolo bag. They call them Rolo Pretzel Delights and boy are they delightful!



I had everything on hand and whipped them together in no time! Literally, they take under 10 minutes!


Rolo Pretzel Delights

Ingredients:

  • Small pretzels
  • Rolos
  • Pecan halves

Directions

  1. 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil.
  2. 2. Place one pretzel for each pretzel treat desired on prepared sheet. Top each pretzel with one ROLO.
  3. 3. Bake 3 to 5 minutes or until caramel piece begins to soften, but not melt. Remove from oven; top with pecan half. Cool completely.

They are like yummy turtles with a hint of salt and crunch from the pretzel!

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I have a 30% chance of winning an Ipad and did not find out I made it until today. I am the football field dip. The voting closes Jan 31, 2012! Thanks a bundle!!


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For Valentines

I am married to a geek which means I sometimes get to make geeky gifts. This year it is a geek valentine. I saw this idea on Paper, Plate and Plane and knew it would be perfect for valentines. They spray painted the keys and used rub on letters, but I am too lazy for that so I just bought two thrift store keyboards that matched and that was that!

Just pop off the keys, fill the frame with colored paper and hot glue the letters on to the glass. It’s that easy!
And it was a success! He loved it! Thought it was very clever. How do I know you may ask. Wasn’t this supposed to be for Valentines? Yes, yes it was, but he found it. Apparently, to me the top of the fridge is a good hiding spot. To the husband, it’s eye level. Whoops.
But, don’t worry. I have another geek Valentine up my sleeve. he he

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DIY Under $5 Features

This week I was above and beyond impressed with your ideas! There were so many I loved that I couldn’t decide, so get ready for a larger than usual showing. This is even narrowed down from my favorites. Good stuff this week! Thanks to all who linked up and showed off their talent!
My Favorites:
I literally called my mom to borrow her sewing machine so I could make this. (I killed mine. RIP, poor little thing.) That’s how much I love it!
Victorian Valentine from Nancy’s Couture
Tea dyed fabric and myriads of lacey ruffles?! Gorgeous!
Leather boots from Good Little Things
Upcycled from Dad’s old jacket. I am dying over these!
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Great Grandma’s Suitcase Side Table from Rambling of an Ophelia
If I could steal this out of her house I would.
Striped Walls from She Wore the Dress..and I Stayed Home
Done with double stick tape and ribbon! Non-permanant Genius!!!
DIY Rainbow Polka Dot Phone Case from Beauty and the Beard
Love the colorful ombre effect!
Link with the highest clicks:
Valentine’s Ideas from Junk in Their Trunk
Tons of fun! Even more ideas than pictured.
Thanks again for a fabulous party this week.
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