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!

Succulent Tea Cups | Frugal Gift Idea

Succulent Tea Cups | Frugal Gift Idea

When I first moved into my house 10 years ago, a friend of mine gave me some Hens and Chicks succulent plants as a house warming gift.  These are one of the hardiest plants I’ve ever had and they spread like crazy!  Sempervivum is their scientific genus, which literally means “live forever” because they grow… 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

“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

How To Distress A Picture Frame From The Dollar Tree!

How To Distress A Picture Frame From The Dollar Tree!

How To Distress A Picture Frame From The Dollar Tree! Anyone have some classic oak frames that you’d rather be shabby chic or farmhouse style with some distressed white or light colored paint?  Here is an easy and frugal fix for that! Materials you need to make your own distressed photo frame from a dollar… 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

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

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

  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

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

DIY Charcoal and Clay Facial Bar Soap with Essential Oils

DIY Charcoal and Clay Facial Bar Soap with Essential Oils

The next homemade beauty product I’m going to show you how to make today is DIY charcoal and clay facial bar soap.  This is an incredibly easy way to make your own melt and pour bar soap with just three main ingredients, plus essential oils.  If you suffer from mild acne, using this soap could… 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

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