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Be thrifty, but not covetous. ~ George Herbert
Reuse a Paint Canvas as a Memo Board
Got an old paint canvas lying around? Perhaps from a botched painting attempt? Don't toss 'em! One great way to recycle these is this: Cover complete canvas with somewhat heavy material.
Inexpensive Chair Covers For Wedding
Anyone who has thrown a semi-formal party or planned a wedding knows that chair covers are a huge cost. I'll let you in on a secret. Pillowcases.
Miniature Pies Baked in Canning Jars
This concept is rather simple. Instead of a large pie, you're making a miniature one.
Binding Carpet Remnants
Affordable carpet remnants can be found at thrift stores and carpet discount outlets; however, it's extraordinarily expensive to have a carpet bound with carpet binding.
Photo: Red Shoes
I have found that there are times when you can capture the soul of a child without even photographing their face. This picture shows exactly who my daughter is; a free spirit in red scuffed shoes and a tattered ballet tutu.
Turn an Old Muffin Tin Into a Ribbon Caddy
How to recycle an old muffin tin into a ribbon caddy: Spray paint an old muffin tin and appropriate number of dowel rods (any size that will accommodate a spool of ribbon).
Pillowcase from Receiving Blanket
This child-sized pillow case was made with two of my daughter's old receiving blankets. Simply place them with right sides together and sew around three of the edges, leaving one of the short edges open.
Toy Food From Felt Scraps
I have tons of felt scraps from various felt projects and couldn't bring myself to throw them away. So, using only scraps, I made a variety of felt foods for my daughter, using basic doll stuffing as filler for some of the "puffier" food.
Bing is a three year old Budgie. Initially, I bought Bing as a birthday gift for my husband. Bing was in a bin with close to 50 other birds and it took two employees and a fishing net to catch him.
Homemade Pie Crust Protector Ring
An inexpensive (and easy) way to protect your pie crust from burning is this: Lay a large sheet of aluminum foil over the pie plate you plan to use.
Princess Party Cake
If you're looking for a stunning cake and don't want to purchase specialty pans and dolls, then this is your cake. Use your preferred boxed cake mix and mix according to directions.
T. Higgins (Long Haired Domestic Cat)
The Stoic Dandelion
Easy Throw Pillow Makeover
Garden: Tiger Lily
Scenery: Mountain Life (Campbell Folk School)
English Christmas Pudding Ornament
Photo: First Dance
Free Newsprint for Wrapping Paper
Mrs. Fields Sugar Cookies
Sister Schubert's Parker House Rolls
Halloween Tunic Top
Fish Bowl Halloween Treat Bowl
Festive Berry Parfaits
Use Cast Iron Skillet for Inexpensive Bacon Press
Halloween Cookie Party
Fabric Advent Calendar
Recycled Laundry Detergent Boxes for...
Reusing Plastic Baby Food Containers
Separating Coffee Filters
Frugal Window Treatment
Use Pewter to Defrost Meats
Use a Steam Iron to Remove Stickers
Berber Carpet Remnants
Velcro on the Back of Puzzle Pieces
Bucket from an Empty Juice Bottle
Fix Make Up Mistake With Q-Tip
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