Category Archives: Crafting From Your Stockpile

This shows you some crafting projects that I’ve done using items that I’ve gotten dirt cheap or free from using coupons. I’ve decorated my house using items like melted crayons, toilet paper rolls, toothpaste containers, dental floss and more!

Frugal Fall Decor:  Fall Nature Vase & Autumn Paper Tree

Frugal Fall Decor: Fall Nature Vase & Autumn Paper Tree

autumn paper tree and fall nature vase




This fall Tablescape is perfect for those who want to decorate on a budget, or who aren’t crafty!  This is inexpensive and EASY!!

 

Fall Nature Vase

Materials needed:

Vase from Dollar Tree

Pinecones & Acorns

120 Artificial Fall Maple Leaves in a Mixture of Autumn Colors – I ordered 120 of them because I was doing this project with my MOPS group.  You could use real pressed fall leaves, or get something more like these Autumn Fall Leaf Decor Pack – Fall Colors if you don’t need so many.

Lehigh Group 530X Jute Twine Heavy Duty twine 190′

Touch of Nature 24-Piece Mini Indian Feathers for Crafting, 3-Inch, Earth Mix

Glue gun

Instructions:

This is really easy – you just fill the vase with small pinecones & acorns.  I hot glued on 3 leaves around  the vase.  I then tied some jute twine around the center, and added some feathers and acorn in the center.

autumn paper tree 2

 

Autumn Paper Tree

Materials needed:

picture frame (look in a thrift shop for some very inexpensive and unique frames!)

8X11 cardstock

various scrapbook paper with a fall theme

Scrapbook Circle Punch

brown felt

white chalk

glue sticks and liquid glue

 

Instructions:

We used a stencil of a tree trunk similar to the one below.  Draw and cut it on card stock.  Then outline it in with white chalk on the brown felt.  Then cut your tree trunk out of the brown felt.  Glue that on to a whole sheet of 8X11 cardstock.  Add “leaves” to your tree – use various size circle punches and a variety of scrapbook paper to get the tree look you want.

 

 

 

autumn tree stencil

Frugal Decor:  Dry Erase Thankful Frame – Includes Free PDF!

Frugal Decor: Dry Erase Thankful Frame – Includes Free PDF!

   November is almost here!  It’s time to dig out my Dry Erase Thankful Frame I made last year so that every night at dinner, we can write on the frame what we are thankful for! Check out my fun and frugal decor idea:   Dry Erase Thankful Frame idea that is posted over at TypeContinue Reading

EASY Lavender Home Made Soap Making | Great Gift Idea!

EASY Lavender Home Made Soap Making | Great Gift Idea!

EASY Lavender Home Made Soap Making | Great Gift Idea!   I just love this EASY way to make home made bar soap!  I made 2 batches (24 bars) that I’m going to use as Christmas gifts this year!  They look and smell lovely – and it was so much fun to make them!  Continue Reading

Coffee Filter Crafts | Coffee Filter Wreath

Coffee Filter Crafts | Coffee Filter Wreath

  Coffee Filter Crafts | Coffee Filter Wreath If you are looking for something creative to do with coffee filters, you should try making one of these coffee filter wreaths!  It was very easy!!  A bit time consuming, but very easy. Materials Needed: Styrofoam wreath Package of 500 brown coffee filters Ribbon Silk Flowers GlueContinue Reading

Coffee Filter Crafts |  Coffee Filter Peonies Tutorial

Coffee Filter Crafts | Coffee Filter Peonies Tutorial

Here is an easy way to spruce up a room by making coffee filter peonies! It costs less than $5 to make! Supplies needed: Vase (can purcahse at Dollar Tree for $1) Paint – I used a free sample that I had on hand Coffee Filters (10 per peony you want to make) Pipe CleanersContinue Reading

6pcs Restoring Ancient Round Wooden Pattern Rubber Stamp Set for just $3.99 + Free Shipping!

6pcs Restoring Ancient Round Wooden Pattern Rubber Stamp Set for just $3.99 + Free Shipping!

Round Rubber Stamps Deal: Estone® 6pcs Restoring Ancient Round Wooden Pattern Rubber Stamp Set for just $3.99 + Free Shipping! Material: Wooden and rubber Quantity: 6pcs (1 set) Size:28mm/1.09″(Diameter), 23mm/0.89″(Height) (inch) (approx) There are 6 different pretty patterns ,suitable for decorating scrapbooking and wedding invitation cards etc. Do a unique and creative festival cards for yourContinue Reading

10 Mini Decorative Washi Tape Masking Adhesive Tape for just $3.60 + Free Shipping!

10 Mini Decorative Washi Tape Masking Adhesive Tape for just $3.60 + Free Shipping!

  Frugal Craft Deal:  10x Decorative Washi Rainbow Adhesive Tape for Scrapbooking & DIY for just $3.60 + Free Shipping!   A patterned roll of this tape goes for $2 per roll at Staples!  If you like the solid colors, then this is a must purchase item! Use this and be inspired to make yourContinue Reading

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