Category Archives: Frugal Craft & DIY Projects

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!

Picture Frame Dry Erase Board for Thanksgiving – Includes Free Printable!

Picture Frame Dry Erase Board for Thanksgiving – Includes Free Printable!

 

 

 

  Throughout the month of November, I like to ask my kids each night at dinner to record one thing they are thankful for.  That way we can focus more on the act of thanksgiving all month long rather than just on the holiday itself.  One easy way to do this is to have a Picture Frame Dry Erase Board – like the one pictured above!

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Once you print out your “Today we are thankful for” sign, frame it and place it somewhere near the dinner table.  You could even surround it with some leaves and pinecones and make this your Thanksgiving Centerpiece!

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Each night we take turns writing down one thing we are each thankful for.  The kids just love using the dry erase markers and erasing each day.  It might be a good idea to give each member of the family a different color marker and everyone can write down one thing daily.

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This is an easy and fun way to get everyone mindful of all of the blessings we have, rather than focusing on what we don’t have.  Frankly, we should do this every day all year – and not just in November!  😉

What family traditions do you do with your family each year that focuses on our thankfulness?

 

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You could also take turns passing this around during your thanksgiving feast and everyone at the table could write something different.   If you are looking for the lowest turkey prices of the season for your feast, then go here for the local turkey price deals.

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Looking for more Thanksgiving Decor items?  Check out my “Gratitidue Changes Everything” Magnet Board over in my Handmade Amazon shop!

 

“Gratitude Changes Everything” – More Decorating for Fall On A Budget Ideas!

“Gratitude Changes Everything” – More Decorating for Fall On A Budget Ideas!

Decorating for fall on a budget has been such a popular post this season that I’m expanding on it just a bit with these bonus tips that I’ve put together in the last couple of weeks. Now you may remember how I transformed the pumpkin on the left from a bright (and in my opinion… Continue Reading

Melt & Pour Easy Soap Recipe:  Orange Creamsicle Soap

Melt & Pour Easy Soap Recipe: Orange Creamsicle Soap

 Today I’m going to show you how to make another melt & pour easy soap recipe:  orange creamsicle scented soap. If you’ve never tried making your own melt and pour soap making, you’ll be shocked at how easy it is. You can use natural and organic soap bases so you know you are making toxic-free soap.… Continue Reading

25+ No Carve Pumpkin Decor Ideas

25+ No Carve Pumpkin Decor Ideas

Fall is my favorite season to decorate the house, other than Christmas. And I love, love, LOVE getting inspriation on different ways to decorate pumpkins that aren’t just the same old same old boring carved out jack-o-lanterns. Here is a list of fun and creative, no carve pumpkin decor ideas: Pumpkin Fall Craft Decoration Nautical… Continue Reading

Thrift Store Makeover – CD Holder Repurposed Into Fall Decor

Thrift Store Makeover – CD Holder Repurposed Into Fall Decor

I recently went to my small town’s local thrift store on a hunt to create a thrift store makeover.  I came home with some gems and goodies, including this old CD holder, that I wanted to re-purpose into something new. A couple of other thrift store finds I made over, that were included in my… Continue Reading

Easy Fall Decorations:  Candle with Burlap and Leaves

Easy Fall Decorations: Candle with Burlap and Leaves

  Easy 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… 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 grapevine wreath!  He didn’t think I was serious until he put a pile of them… Continue Reading

Easy Melt & Pour Soap Recipes:  Fall Scented Soap with Free Printable Soap Labels

Easy Melt & Pour Soap Recipes: Fall Scented Soap with Free Printable Soap Labels

  School has begun, the temperatures are starting to fall, and pumpkin spice everything has arrived.  I making easy melt & pour soap recipes and made a 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… Continue Reading

Lunch Box Note Ideas:  DIY Treat & Note Holder From An Up-Cycled Altoid Tin

Lunch Box Note Ideas: DIY Treat & Note Holder From An Up-Cycled Altoid Tin

    While some may want to hold onto summer as long as possible, others are counting down the days until the kiddos go back to school.  Maybe you are already shopping for back to school supplies and looking for creative lunch box note ideas.   This simple DIY Lunch Note Holder is a great way to… Continue Reading

Easy Melt & Pour Soap Recipes:  Ginger Oil and Lime Soap – With Free Printable Soap Labels!

Easy Melt & Pour Soap Recipes: Ginger Oil and Lime Soap – With Free Printable Soap Labels!

I’ve been having so much fun making different varieties of easy melt and pour soaps and wanted to create one had a more unique scent that previous ones I had made (like lavender or rose.) I already had ginger essential oil, and I wanted to add a citrus scent to it. So I got a bottle… Continue Reading

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