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Purple and pink tulips in a bicycle basket decoration.

Tulip DecorationBicycle and tulips purchased separately last year after spring at great discounts.


Two decorative glass bottles hanging below artwork.

Helping Artwork Do Double-dutyToday I was organizing my plastic bags, yes, I am that bored. But I stood up and bumped a metal frame off the wall. When I thought my little tiny bottle from last year's fair was broken, I decided if it was, I would move the rest.


A close up of two wine glasses in a window filled with colored water

Decorating with Colored WaterColored water added to glasses, vases, and bottles makes for a beautiful bit of decor. Use it to accent your home or as a centerpiece for a wedding or party.


Honeycomb Hexagon Personalized Shelf - truck motif shelf with a toy inside

How to Create a Honeycomb Hexagon Personalized ShelfMake several of these hexagon shelves and hang them in a honeycomb pattern in an office or hallway. This is a page about how to create a honeycomb hexagon personalized shelf.


A classic red bandanna with a black and white pattern, folded.

Using Bandannas for Cloth NapkinsYou can buy inexpensive bandannas to use as colorful napkins. This is a page about using bandannas for cloth napkins.


A container of thumbtacks used for hanging posters.

Hanging PostersThis is a page about hanging posters. Posters have long been used as inexpensive wall hangings.


Hanging Tin Tops and Pretty Boxes

Hanging Tin Tops and Pretty BoxesI often find tins I love but the bottoms lose their luster, usefulness or take up more space then I have. When this happens and the tops are important to me, I simply hot glue some scrap yarn to the top and hang them up.


pink waste basket

Decorating a Waste BasketTurn a plain waste basket into a piece of decor to coordinate with your room. This is a page about decorating a waste basket.


Beautifully, yet inexpensively,  decorated room.

Decorating Your Home on a BudgetThis is a page about decorating your home on a budget. You can have fun decorating your home without spending a lot of money.



Colored Vase Water

Make Your Flower Vases ColourfulAdd a drop of different colours of food colouring to your vases to make them look nice. I saw this idea at a friend's house who was having a party. She had pink, blue, and yellow. It looked really nice.


Frames on a wall.

Saving Money on Wall ArtThis is a page about saving money on wall art. Whether you create your own or find good deal, there are numerous ways to have inexpensive wall art.


apron hanging on mug rack

Decorate with Themed ApronsI got this cool apron last week. I used to be in the coffee biz, so this just called to me. I thought,"why not put it on the wall" and that led to a cup rack to go with it.


Decorating With Fruit JarsThese pretty little jars-o-fruit were found in the dollar aisle at the store of a nearby town. First seeing them, they appeared to be cute little candles but when picked up, the fluid inside was visible. Perfect little beautiful jars of fruit.


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Hiring a Decorator on a Budget?I need to find someone to decorate my apartment. I have limited funds, but enough to get the job done. Someone please help me.


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Inexpensive "Blues Clues" Decorating Ideas?I am looking to decorate daughter's room in "Blues Clues". I'm on a budget in a rented home. I'm looking for cheap ideas to make the most of the space. Painting is not a factor, store bought accessories are too much for a passing faze. Any ideas would be appreciated.


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Decorating My Room Inexpensively?I live outside of America and I want to decorate my room. I can't paint my room. I want to either use homemade stuff or find cheap stuff to decorate with. Any suggestions?


Doll Collector's Paradise?My daughter and I are doll collectors. Many times, we have found potentially beautiful dolls at auctions and yard sales. They often just need a little cleaning and redressing to fit in with home decorations.


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Decorating with TinsFinding inexpensive things to decorate your home, can be as easy as finding beautifully painted tins to sit around at eye level or on top of cabinets. If you'd rather not have them sitting around, you could take the lids off and hang them on the wall...


Transforming Your Front PorchA plain front porch can be transformed into a place of serenity and beauty with just a few simple touches. I found an old ladder in a junk pile and leaned it into the corner by my front door. I hung a plastic bag of flowers on it and placed cheap flowers all around the porch to accent the ladder.


Palm Fronds for Cheap Wall CoveringA Great inexpensive way to cover a wall, and make it unique! Use Palm fronds and a staple gun. We did this to my sons' new surfer bedroom.


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Decorating a Room With Rose Carpeting?I am moving into a new room in my father's home and having trouble deciding on what to do with it. It is one bedroom and has a rose carpet but in the corner of the room it has a little kitchen area. The room has waist high walls, then the ceiling slants to a point at the top.


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Thrifty Ways To Add a Warm Touch To Your Home?We have just moved to a much larger home. I would be interested in hearing how some of you have added warm comfortble touches to your homes. Thriftly, of course. Beth


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Decorating My Dream House?We are soon moving to our "dream house". I need some decorating ideas (cheap). The house is more formal traditional. I lean more toward antique. B from Texas



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Thrifty Apartment Decorating?I am looking for tips on decorating an apartment thrifty style. I am a single mom and full time college student. I am trying to keep costs down (recent downsizing at work so I tighten the belt even more). I'm in Houston.


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Covering Your Walls With Fabric?Will laundry starch hurt wood paneling if you use it to put fabric over the expensive good quality of wood paneling? The spouse would die before painting it. Fabric covering over 2/3 of wall with chair rail finishing molding would be the solution for faux wainscoting.


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Inexpensive Decorating?We are moving to a new home soon. It is somewhat formal and traditional home (big change). Do you have any inexpensive decorating tips? There is a huge garden tub with plenty of space around for some pretty things as well as a lot of cabinet space in kitchen, etc. I lean toward antique. Beth


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Japanese Theme Room?I'm 13 and I want a Japanese style room but I have a small room. Red and blacks would darken my small room. How should I decorate my room?


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Brown Paper Wallpaper Technique?I want to do the brown bag wallpaper treatment on my wall. Can I use wrapping paper instead?


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