Wednesday, February 29, 2012

DIY Necklace: Quite a Spectacle

Leap day does not come often, so I wanted to share something special, that you probably won't see often and is well, quite a spectacle. It is quirky and in true Tipsy fashion totally affordable DIY style! It's a DIY necklace that makes quite a statement, but what else would you expect from a fun Anthro Knock off?


I shared this about a week ago on Brassy Apple as a part of her fun accessories series, but thought I would share here for anyone who missed it.



Anthropologie version: $498 (no longer available) My DIY necklace version: $7.50
That's a 98.5% savings. ;)



DIY Necklace Supplies:
6 pairs of reading glasses (dollar store)
Glasses screwdriver
8-10 Jump Rings 12 mm
Chain

1. Gather your glasses and remove all stickers and tags. Use a tiny screwdriver to remove all the screws and remove the frames. Lay six pairs of glasses in a pattern that you like to prepare them to be put together.
 

2. Connect three pairs of glasses by placing the jump rings through the screw holes. Do this twice so you have two sets of three pairs of glasses.


3. Now connect the sets of glasses with three jump rings so the bottom of the necklace will be more rounded.


4. Add your chain. Use jump rings if it is just a chain. Mine was the chain to an old pocket watch so I just looped it through one side and hooked it on the other.



Now rock your new DIY necklace on and see what a spectacle you can make! And hey if you need reading glasses, you'll never be short a pair!




If you like this necklace, you might also like our Fabric NecklaceTshirt DIY Necklace, or Tie Dye Accessories.


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

DIY Under $5

So things will be slightly different for this week's party. I was in Maui last week and you pretty much can't do anything for under $5 in Hawaii so I will be looking to those features from our last party to fill in for me. ;)

You may notice a trend here...accessorizing.

Key Necklace from The Letter Four
Anyone have an old VW key lying around? It just wouldn't be the same with any other!



Pleated Cuffs from Every Crafty Endeavor
I especially love the blue patterned one!


Patchwork Bible Cover from At Home with Mrs H


Striped Nails from Fit Crafty Stylish and Happy
Love those stripes with the heart!



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Pop Tab Bracelets from Candy's Clothes Closet
I saw a belt made like this once. So cute!




What have you been up to?


I enjoy your $5 projects so much 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, February 27, 2012

Blogiversary Bash Giveaways

I had a lot of questions regarding the Blogiversary Bash Giveaways so I wanted to do a quick post to let you know I hear you.


I know the new Rafflecopter giveaway form was confusing and some could not see it. I found out that Rafflecopter only shows the form on the home page for the most recent giveaway. The rest are hidden, but will be there if you go directly to the post. You can show all the forms on the home page, but it slows it down, so I am opting not to with 9 giveaways open. 


Unfortunately, any entries in the comments will not count. You must enter through the rafflecopter form so if your entry is in the comments, make sure to go back and use the form or it will not count.


Here are links to all the giveaways in case you missed any of them.






Our sponsors were so generous and I don't want anyone to miss out!


Most of the giveaways will be open until 10 pm MST tonight, so come and enter quick!  Pick Your Plum will be open until tomorrow because the widget malfunctioned so I want to give you a little extra time on that one. Winners will be announced Tuesday evening.


If you still have concerns either comment here or email me and I will do my best to help.


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Friday, February 24, 2012

$50 Target Card from Real Moms Real Deals

Our Blogiversary Bash is sadly coming to a close, but let's squeeze one last door prize in shall we?Anyone a fan of Target? Thought so.

Real Moms Real Deals is giving away a $50 Target Card!


What is Real Moms Real Deals? I'll let my girl Hollie (we wore matching leotards in high school and she plays a mean tennis racquet guitar, you can trust her) tell you all about it.


"We are, 100% committed to bringing fantastic REAL deals, to REAL mom’s, like you!
What does this mean, exactly?
It means squeal-inducing savings, up to 90% off…nope, not a typo!…on products you actually use and love! We also proudly support hand crafted items right along with brand name items, so for those of you who have an affinity for beautiful craftsmanship that comes only from hand crafted items, we’ve got you covered!
Not only are we super diverse in the brands we offer our deals on, we also have a wide range of products available to you! Everything from baby clothes to home d├ęcor (and more!)."

Also, a little birdie told me (ok, the little birdie was me hovering over to get a sneak peek) they have a pretty sweet giveaway (like $500 sweet) going on over on their page.

Enter through the rafflecopter form below (if you can't see it, try clicking on the title of the post to go to the direct page).


a Rafflecopter giveaway

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$60 Scentsy Multi-Pack GIVEAWAY

This Blogiversary Bash giveaway is one to delight the senses. It smells great and looks cute! Scentsy has so many choices it is sure to please even the pickiest nose!


Lindsay Bates is giving away a Premium Scentsy Multi-pak (3 Scentsy Bars, 1 Plug-In Warmer, and 1 Premium Full-Size Warmer of your choice)!

If it were me, I would choose these:


Does it say something about me that all my scents are reminiscent of dessert? Hmm.

Enter through the rafflecopter form below (if you can't see it, try clicking on the title of the post to go to the direct page).



Thursday, February 23, 2012

Handmade/DIY Prize Pack GIVEAWAY

Today's Blogiversary Bash giveaway is a compilation of fun handmade items because everyone wants something hand crafted with love. There are actually two prizes.

Handmade/DIY Package #1:

Love Message Board from A Content Housewife

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Unfinished Wood Frame from Craftaholics Anonymous Monthly Craft Kit


A little something to finish and a little something to finish it with!

Plaid pack: 6 assorted glitter paints (Folk Art Extreme glitter & Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter paint) and a Mod Podge Starter Kit


Handmade Prize #2 is one of the love message boards (pictured above).

Love Message Board from A Content Housewife

love message board 1

Snappy Bag from Just Another Hang Up



Enter through the rafflecopter form below (if you can't see it, try clicking on the title of the post to go to the direct page).


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

$50 Pick Your Plum Crafty Swag GIVEAWAY

So most of you are probably acquainted with the daily deals on Pick Your Plum.


If not, you must become so immediately! They are that awesome!

Well, Pick Your Plum wants you to be able to have a little party of your own with your very own $50 box of fabulous crafty swag!


What will be in said box? Well, it will be a surprise, but here are just a few of the items that have been in past boxes...



I am so jealous! I want this box! But no, it is for one of you. Good luck! Oh and one last thing, you must have a U.S. shipping address. Sorry internationals.

Enter through the rafflecopter form below (if you can't see it, try clicking on the title of the post to go to the direct page).


a Rafflecopter giveaway


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Martha Stewart Crafts GIVEAWAY

I am beyond thrilled about the next Blogiversary Bash giveaway. I mean c'mon, if it's Martha you know it's gonna be good! You've seen what I think of their products (LOVE) and I'm sure you love them too. So here's your chance to either win more or try them out for yourselves!



Our friends at Martha Stewart Crafts are giving away a Rich Glitter 24 pack and either a Punch All Over Circle or a Punch Around the Page to 5 lucky readers!




Yes, I just said five! That's $270 worth of prizes! How awesome is Martha Stewart?!

I am totally jealous. But, these giveaways are for you. Our readers, the ones who make A Little Tipsy what it is! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Enter through the rafflecopter form below (if you can't see it, try clicking on the title of the post to go to the direct page).


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

$50 My Vinyl Designer GIVEAWAY {two winners!}

Our next Blogiversary Bash design giveaway is all about vinyl!! My Vinyl Designer has awesome designs that you can use with your personal craft cutter right at home! Here are just a few of my favorites from their project inspiration page...


So cute right?! Makes me want to fire up my vinyl cutter right now!

So how would you like $50 to spend on your choice of vinyl designs?! My Vinyl Designer is giving $50 to TWO lucky readers!!

Enter through the rafflecopter form below (if you can't see it, try clicking on the title of the post to go to the direct page).

Right now you can save 25% on your order with code: heartfelt They also have a bundle of super cute FREEBIES!


$50 Kiki & Company GIVEAWAY

Day two of Blogiversary Bash giveaways and we're following up our style giveaways with a bit of design! One of my favorite designers is Kiki Comin from Kiki & Company. Her designs are so fresh and clean and I love her color and font choices.




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Become Your Dream- DISCOUNTThere's No Place Like Home PrintA Wedding Print Trio
A Wedding Print Trio

Kiki & Company is giving one lucky reader $50 to use in either of her shops!


See her fabulous designs in her Goodsie shop & her etsy shop.

Enter through the rafflecopter form below (if you can't see it, try clicking on the title of the post to go to the direct page).