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

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

 

This table decoration will be wonderful to display during your turkey feast!  If you are looking for the lowest turkey prices of the season, then go here for the local turkey price deals.

 autumn paper tree and fall nature vase



If you are anything like me and have stacks of scrapbook paper and looking for more creative ideas – try these:

DIY Magnetic Board

DIY Wood Tray Made From an Old Photo Frame

 

Easy Melt & Pour Lime and Cedarwood Soap with Chia Seeds

Easy Melt & Pour Lime and Cedarwood Soap with Chia Seeds

I’ve been having so much fun making different varieties of easy melt & pour soaps and wanted to create one combing lime and cedarwood essential oils, and trying chia seeds as an exfoliant.  I also wanted it to sparkle, so I used some gold mica powder as well (which I also used in my Rose… Continue Reading

Fall Decorations:  Candle with Burlap and Leaves

Fall Decorations: Candle with Burlap and Leaves

Fall Decorations: Candle with Burlap and Leaves Here is a super easy and seasonal way to welcome the crisper weather as fall fully arrives. These fall decorations are easy to make and versatile since you can change the decorations to other themes. You can keep the candle base up all year and change out the center bands to match… Continue Reading

How to Make Iridescent Glass Tile Magnets

How to Make Iridescent Glass Tile Magnets

  My daughter comes home with so much art work to display on our fridge, and I needed some magnets that could hold up thicker paper like construction paper or card stock.  I bought a bunch of glass magnets at Michaels awhile back – and they are barely strong enough to hold up just a… Continue Reading

Dollar Store Pumpkin Makeovers – DIY Glitter Pumpkins Three Ways!

Dollar Store Pumpkin Makeovers – DIY Glitter Pumpkins Three Ways!

I love new and creative way to decorate pumpkins – and I especially love it when its on a faux pumpkin that I can use again and again each year. I also am a big fan of glitter, so I did some experimenting with making over some super bright orange styrofoam pumpkins from the Dollar… Continue Reading

DIY Magnetic Board + Buy 2 Get 1 Free Promo Code Thru 9/30!

DIY Magnetic Board + Buy 2 Get 1 Free Promo Code Thru 9/30!

Here is a very frugal and very cute DIY to display your photos – with your own DIY Magnetic Board that can be used as a photo frame! Materials Needed: Stove Burner Cover  Ribbon – about 4″ long (for hanging) Scrapbook Paper Glue Stick Sea Grass Rope Hot Glue Gun Magnets (check out the ones I… Continue Reading

Easy Melt & Pour Fall Scented Soap

Easy Melt & Pour Fall Scented Soap

  School has begun, the temperatures are starting to fall, and pumpkin spice everything has arrived.  I recently made an easy melt & pour fall scented soap that I’ve just fallen in love with!  Close your eyes, and imagine inhaling clove, cinnamon and orange zest.  Sounds amazing, right? Today, I’ll show you how to capture… Continue Reading

Natural Homemade Foaming Face Wash

Natural Homemade Foaming Face Wash

I want to share with you what I’m currently using for face wash – that I made myself.  It is an easy homemade foaming face wash and am so pleased with the results, I doubt I’ll use a different face wash ever again!  It’s simple to make, smells wonderful, lathers nicely, and is wonderful for my oily, acne prone… Continue Reading

How To Make an Autumn Grapevine Wreath

How To Make an Autumn Grapevine Wreath

  I remember late in the Spring when my husband was complaining about some grapevines taking over some of our trees in the woods.  I told him to pull them out and I would totally use them to make a wreath!  He didn’t think I was serious until he put a pile of them on… Continue Reading

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