September 3, 2020

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Re-Upholstered Ottoman - finished ottoman

Re-Upholstered OttomanI found this ottoman for $7.50 at Goodwill. Then, I found the "material" (actually a curtain from Goodwill for $4.50) that went with the colors in the room where I am using the ottoman. It needed to be re-upholstered because the leather was worn and I didn't like the dark color. You can use this same procedure with reupholstering chairs if the seat is removable.


DIY Lazy Susan Organizer - finished and stocked lazy Susan

DIY Lazy Susan OrganizerYou know when your intentions are pure and your start out with the best of them? I put a pretty basket on a lazy susan and put napkins, spices, and salt and pepper. Then, a cup for pens. Then paper. Then cards...


Memory Picture Collage - hanging collage

Memory Picture CollageDon't throw away those duplicate pictures or pictures you don't need for your scrapbook or photo albums! Use them to make a memory picture collage.


Latch Hook T-shirt Rug - colorful t-shirt latchhook rug

Latch Hook T-shirt RugThis is a rug made out of cut up t-shirts.


Binder Clip Photo Holder - both clips holding cards for display

Binder Clip Photo HolderHere's a very inexpensive way of displaying photos or cards in the most minimalist style!


Upcycled Plastic Bottle Jewelry Stand - done

Upcycled Plastic Bottle Jewelry StandThis a super cute and thrifty jewelry stand you can make out of some plastic bottles and a few pieces of hardware. I used it to fill up with the jewelry I wear most often, and separated them by colour using the different tiers: silver on top, then gold, then colour pieces. I love this stand!


Scrappy Fun Fabric Flowers - sew the button through all layers

Scrappy Fun Fabric FlowersI made these pretty flowers from strips of fabric. I attached them to my Five Minute No-Sew Throw Pillow.


Boxy to Shabby Chic Cabinet - finished cabinet

Boxy to Shabby Chic CabinetThis was a boxy looking little cabinet with drawers and I wanted to upcycle it to make it look shabby chic. So this is what I did. I found the cabinet set out for trash pick up, but didn't know what it was or what to do with it. After a couple of months, we came up with this idea for storing my daughter's Bath and Body Works collection!


Aromatherapy Body Scrub - scrub in a glass storage container

Aromatherapy Body ScrubOkay ladies here's an easy body scrub that smells wonderful and looks delicious (but sorry this one isn't edible lol!) I made this one with olive oil instead of coconut oil, sometimes it's easier to find or at least people are more familiar with it ;)


No More Messy Bathroom Shelf - finished bathroom counter makeover

No More Messy Bathroom ShelfI will be honest, I did this so my cat Connor would have more room in the morning to sit on the bathroom counter. There, I said it!


Watercolor Greeting Cards - a finished card

Watercolor Greeting CardsI can't draw or paint, but I learned a simple way to watercolor and make handmade cards.


Ancestor Necklace - framed necklace

Making an Ancestor NecklaceWear your family history around your neck or display the finished necklace in a shadowbox.


Blue Star Wall Hanging - blue plastic tray star hanging

Blue Star Wall HangingI found a plastic star tray that just needed a little something. So that is what I put; just a few buttons and a hand made hanger. Simple and easy, this would be a great project for the kiddos.


Cute Candlestick Holder Caddies - nail polish caddy

Cute Candlestick Holder CaddiesThe Dollar Tree glass candlestick holders are a fun item to use for crafting. These two items were made from a pair of the holders and are useful for organizing the bathroom.


Latch Hook Rug Project Pillow - finished latch hook pillow

Latch Hook Rug Project PillowInstead of a rug, this latch hook rug project was made into a pillow for my granddaughter who takes jiujitsu classes. I found this pattern of a girl wearing a gi.


Hanging CD Reflective Garden Decoration- threading twine through the hole for hanging

Hanging CD Reflective Garden DecorationMake these cute hanging garden decorations with simple supplies you may already have at home! They also help keep birds away from plants (because of the the shiny reflections.)


Mermaid Tail Cake Topper (Gumpaste)  -cupcakes with mermaid tails

Mermaid Tail Cake Topper (Gumpaste)Here's an easy gum paste craft for those who like to have mermaid themed parties. This is very simple to make with only three ingredients and a knife as your craft tool.


Easy Peasy Pumpkin Decor - pumpkin part of a fall decor setting

Easy Peasy Pumpkin DecorWith half the work done, this Dollar Tree pumpkin gets an upgrade! I hope you like it.


Red White and Blue Caps for the Fourth - finished red cap

Red White and Blue Caps for the FourthRed, white, and blue caps, Oh My!! With three Dollar Tree caps, some buttons, and wooden stars, you can make a fun and fast craft just in time for the Fourth!


Rocking Paper Bird - finished pink paper rocking bird

Rocking Paper BirdThis one is a cute craft you can teach your kids to make to release the boredom from being stuck at home. Find colorful papers and make these cute little birds for your young ones.


Simple and Fun Burlap Wrapped Country Wreath - wreath hanging on a door

Simple and Fun Burlap Wrapped Country WreathI wanted to do another one of my "make it, shoot it, share it, and reuse it" crafts. So I got out my gorgeous ribbon, which is a mix of country burlap and patriotic colors. I hope you like it.


Moisturizing Lavender Body Scrub - adding more sugar to create a stiffer texture as shown in maker's hand

Moisturizing Lavender Body ScrubThis is a great moisturizing scrub! Plus it smells great;). It can be used anytime and it is excellent for pampering yourself at home. I usually use it right after I shave to soothe my skin (I have very sensitive skin and this is wonderful for it!)


DIY Crochet Plarn Sleeping Mats - finished sleeping mat tied closed and sitting on a wrought iron bench with the handle looped over the back of the bench

DIY Crochet Plarn Sleeping MatsThis project shows you how I made a crocheted sleeping mat from plastic grocery store bags.


Personalized Needlepoint Bookmarks - finished bookmark

Personalized Needlepoint BookmarksDon't throw away those small pieces of leftover canvas. Instead, make personalized needlepoint bookmarks. I am making some for my grandkids.


Hanging CD Reflective Star Room Decor - star decoration hanging on an over the door hook

Hanging CD Reflective Star Room DecorMy son was inspired by our latest creation (Hanging CD Reflective Garden Decoration). He actually asked how come they had to go outside only. And inspired by the 4th of July Craft Stick Star with Streamers project, he wanted to make this creation for his room (a combination of both crafts)!


Painted CD Wreath - finished wreath with a bow at the bottom

Painted CD WreathYou can achieve this wreath with just 6 CDs, acrylic paint, paper, and ribbon. Or, make your own twist and use the CD as a base as this craft is versatile!


Shadowbox Displays - antique baby dress and bonnet in shadowbox

Shadowbox DisplaysWhat to do with keepsakes? This easy crafting project is a matter of artistic presentation in a shadow box.


Echo Dot Camouflage - candle in place on top of the speaker

Echo Dot CamouflageHere is a fun project for hiding technology and making it into something decorative!


Hanging Window Door Covering - finished covering over the entry door window

Hanging Window Door CoveringOur front door has crystal clear windows. Since the windows are at eye/head level where you could look directly in, we wanted to cover it up for privacy, but also make it so that when we have guests over or want more light we could always remove it.


Faux Antique Window Shelf - window frame shelf with decor pieces

Faux Antique Window ShelfI have seen a lot of old window panes used for wall decor, but since I didn't want to pay the price of purchasing an antique one, my husband made this one out of scraps of wood to make it look like an old window pane. I gave it a distressed look and added decor.


Number Cake Craft - finished cake next to a sample.

Number Cake CraftI have been binge watching NAILED IT on Netflix and I realized cake crafting isn't really easy with limited time. It needs enough time to work on and a crafty mind.


DIY T-shirt - finished t-shirt with jiu jitsu themed print

DIY T-shirtI didn't want to pay the high price of a personalized type t-shirt, so I made my own for my granddaughter who is very involved in the sport of jiu-jitsu.


Fun Vintage Decor - several finished relabeled containers

Fun Vintage DecorUsing and decorating old cans and wood, paired with a couple of flea market finds (salt can and cracker tin), turn it all into something fun and decorative!


Farmhouse Style Signs - finished sign over the kitchen cabinets

Farmhouse Style SignsI have been wanting a big farmhouse style sign to put in my kitchen over my cabinets. Online there are many choices, but the ones that really catch my eye are 85 to 100 dollars or more. I just knew I could do it myself, and I did! Wait til you see the results.


Quickie Thrifty Crafts - purple frame craft with new scrapbook paper and message

Quick Thrifty CraftsI made four crafts in less than an hour using things I had on hand.


4th of July Craft Stick Star with Streamers - three of the star decorations lying on a deck

4th of July Craft Stick Star with StreamersThe Fourth of July is right around the corner. Make these cute star ribbon hanging decorations for indoor/outdoor.


Minimalist Clip Desk Decor - finished decor piece with items clipped on at the sides

Minimalist Clip Desk DecorHere is another minimalist craft project I made with craft wire. I made this for my niece. It is perfect to place at the corner of her desk without taking up much space. You can clip on some small photos or notes, too. The fun part is the wire you hand bend can be with any phrase or word you'd like.


Simple Flannel Receiving Blanket - finished blanket with corner folded up so you can see both sides

Simple Flannel Receiving BlanketJust two pieces of flannel and a little stitching creates this soft receiving blanket.


Pizza Pan Flag Wall Hanging - finished wall hanging

Pizza Pan Flag Wall HangingI saw this on Hometalk and did my best to embellish it a bit to make it my own. With a Dollar Tree pizza pan and my own supplies, this came out super cute IMHO!! Hope you like it!


Ceramic Plate Flower Sculpture - ceramic flower bolted to the wrought iron

Ceramic Plate Flower SculptureThese flowers don't need to be watered and they look wonderful all year round!


Five Minute No-Sew Throw Pillow - finished pillow on a green trunk at the end of the bed

Five Minute No-Sew Throw PillowThis quick and easy throw pillow was made from a pillow sham.



Swag Decoration For Less - swag on garden arch

Swag Decoration For LessWe have a vinyl arch in our backyard. It's pretty plain, so I decided to spruce it up with simple supplies (faux flowers/fillers, zip ties, and a bow).



A Culver glass with a signature toward the bottom.

Looking for Info on Culver GlassesHi, I have a 16 piece set in pristine condition. I found out some info on the maker. I can't fine the pattern name or value. Can anyone help?


Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

John Deere Mower Died?My John Deere LA145 riding mower died without warning in the middle of mowing. It will not crank to restart as if it isn't hooked to a battery. I replaced the battery a few lows ago and it worked perfectly until now. I've wiggled all the wires, checked the safety switch, checked gas, unplugged and replugged the spark plugs and checked the fuse.


A recipe that uses large marshmallows.

Converting Recipe Using Large MarshmallowsI have a recipe that calls for 12 large marshmallows. How many small marshmallows can I use instead and or how much marshmallow cream?


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Going Back to Original Hair ColorSo, what do I do when I had highlights at a salon. I kept them for about 2 months but I didn't like them so later on, I bleached my hair and then dyed it dark blonde. It also came out bad still I kept for about 1-2 weeks then I dyed it back to dark brown and it pretty much looks black but still you can kind see some of the blonde in random strips. I just want to know how I can get my natural hair color back and what helps with hair growth.


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Making a Jigsaw Puzzle BoardWhat things do I need to make a puzzle board for up to 3000 pieces? What kind of board do I need to get? Where can I get it? The size of the board should be 48 x 36 inches.


A wooden cedar chest with the lid open.

Value of 1942 Lane Cedar ChestWhat is this worth? It was my grandmothers chest. It's in very good condition and has a lock.


A bread pan for a bread machine.

Bread Pan and Paddle for Black and DeckerPaddle is rubbing and squeaking while the bottom apparatus that the paddle fits on is leaking black matter under the pan. It looks like melting rubber.


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Etiquette Regarding Family Visits?Is it OK when family members just show up at your door anytime of day or evening without calling first? Even though we are house bound with this virus, some days I don't feel well or am too tired to receive company. I'm also a caregiver for my husband, it's only fair a curtesy call would be appreciated. Am I wrong?


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