March 3, 2020

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Valentine's Day Dog - red heart Valentine puppy

Making a Valentine's Day DogCreate a fun paper Valentine's Day dog with your kids. It can be used as an actual Valentine by writing a greeting on the back, or simply be a fun craft for the dog lovers in your household.

 

BeJeweled' Mirror - other top side

How to Create a Bejeweled MirrorThis lovely bejeweled mirror began as an entry at the state fair. Make your own version using a mirror embellished with gems, broken jewelry, single earrings, and more. See how this one was made below.

 

Imaginary Clothespin Flying Butterfly - wings could be decorated at this point

Making a Clothespin Flying ButterflyA spring clip style clothespin, scissors, construction paper, glue, a pipe cleaner, googly eyes, and a marker or other decorative embellishments are what you will need to make this fun flying butterfly with your toddler. Give it a try following the steps below.

 

Teeny Tiny Dolly Slippers - two pink tiny doll slippers

Making Teeny Tiny Dolly SlippersThese teeny tiny slippers are a fun craft for kids to make for their dolls. Gather the supplies listed below and make a pair. If you are looking for a cute baby shower decoration consider scattering some of these about on the main table.

 

Create Bouncy Curls with Cardboard Tubes - secure hair with bobby pins onto roll

Create Bouncy Curls with Cardboard TubesIf you are looking for a thrifty, no heat, alternative to rollers or a curling iron this tip may just be for you. It is certainly a great temporary fix. You just need bobby pins and some recycled TP or paper towel tubes from your crafting stash. You will be pleased and surprised by the resulting bouncy curls.

 

Crayon Frame - stick the photo on from the back

How to Make a Melted Crayon FrameBits of broken crayons are melted and poured onto a piece of waxed paper that has the basic frame design drawn on it. Add additional elements using different colored crayons. Learn how to create your own by following the project steps below.

 

white cotton ball kitty in a tree

How to Make a Cotton Ball KittyMake this soft cotton ball kitty using part of a plastic water bottle, cotton balls, glue, and embellishments. It is great fun for all.

 

Straw Handbag Planter

Making a Straw Handbag PlanterTransform an old or new inexpensive straw handbag into a planter. It is perfect for displaying faux flowers or with the addition of a liner for planting live ones. Learn how here.

 

Articles

Butterflies Galore! - butterflies on orange slices in a shallow outdoor water filled basin

Butterflies Galore!This was one of the first pictures I took as an amateur photographer during my freshman year of high school. My mom and I had a fun day going to the botanical gardens and taking pictures of nature. I loved the colors in this picture!

 

Hanging Initial Letter Decor - finished letter hanging on plantation blinds

Hanging Initial Letter DecorHere is an inexpensive decor piece you can make for your office, bedroom, or child's room. It is very simple to make and adds a nice touch to your personalized space.

 

Glass of Turmeric Ginger Orange Carrot Juice

Turmeric Ginger Orange Carrot JuiceAn easy, healthy and natural juice for two. This is a refreshing drink to start your morning. Packed with lots of nutrients and inexpensive to make versus buying energy booster shots or drinks.

 

Questions

Red Bump on Dog's Thigh

Red Bump on Dog's ThighMy 12 year old Chihuahua has been licking this bump she has on her thigh. It bled a little, but now it's a scar. What could it be?

 

Identifying Insect Eggs - cluster of yellow insect eggs

Identifying Insect EggsThe weather in western MA has varied the past few weeks, but stink bugs have been spotted here and there. We've got a wood burning stove. This picture was taken outside on the patio next to where we store wood, so stink bugs would be my best guess. Can anyone confirm or identify?

 

Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Ideas for 20th Golden BirthdayIwill be 20 years old on April 20th. It is my super golden birthday and I need your help to make it something special.

 

Finding Information on Giuseppe Armani Figurines - very old man playing a cello figurine

Finding Information on Giuseppe Armani FigurinesI have 3 Giuseppe Armani figurines. They are all older men. This one with the cello, one standing with an accordion, and one of a drunk older man slumped on a table. I found the name for the last one, it is "One too many". I would like to know how to find the names for the other two and what series this belongs to. Are there any collectors groups for this series?

 

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