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Thrifty to Nifty Decor
Is a challenge we face everyday as we decorate our homes on a budget. This group of talented bloggers take thrifting to a new level. Dragonfly & Lily Pads has decided to join them to bring you a wealth of information to use in your home. Today I am sharing a wreath that I bought a few months back for Fifty cents. Learn how to make yours below along with Twenty Nine more thrifty decor items.
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There's no monthly theme.
- There's no budget to stick to.
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | The Kolb Corner Erlene | My Pinterventures Kim | Made in a Day Dru | Polka Dot Poplars Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Pili | Sweet Things Shirley | Intelligent Domestications Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Marie | DIY Adulation Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog Jes | My DIY Envy Ann | Duct Tape and Denim Molly | Just a Little Creativity Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods Kimm | Reinvented Kim | Farmhouse Made Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled Sara | Twelve on Main Chelc | Inside the Fox Den Sue | A Purdy Little House Michelle | Our Crafty Mom Sherry | Savvy Apron Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod Lora | Craftivity Designs Ali | Home Crafts By Ali Denise | My Thrifty House Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek Toni | Small Home Soul Jeanie | Create & Babble Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay Michelle | Michelle James Designs Medina | Grillo Designs Karen | Dragonfly & Lily Pads
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Monday, March 20, 2017
Hands can express so many emotions and feelings. This gift has been one of my favorite to make since the vision of a family holding hands brings me a warm cozy vibe. This tutorial of a Mother's Day hand made gift will provide you with the basic tools and ideas. This project came out so cool in less than 15 minutes excluding drying time. A young child would need help but a older children could handle this art/gift on their own.
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Friday, February 24, 2017
I had the honor of subbing for the Silhouette School blog a while back. This is an update to the post I shared there. We have come a long way baby in materials for Faux Etched Glass. Since I wrote this post you can now find window cling readily available. I still is more cost effective to use the frosted vinyl you find at the fabric store but it depends on your needs.
Here are my suggestions as to which material to use for each type of project you are making.
If you are using Window Cling Vinyl consider these attributes of the product.
1) Durable 2) Reusable 3) Higher Cost 4) Better for long term ex: Home Decor
When using Frosted Vinyl yard goods there are different attributes to consider.
1) Disposable 2) Delicate 3) Lower Cost 4) Great for Party Decor
As you will find as you continue to read I decorated my door at the lake. The climate is always damp even on on a sunny day or draught. There is moisture everywhere. The original post that I have updated is more than two years ago. The dragonflies on the Back door are still there. The K is gone but the rest of the faux etched glass completed on the original post did not come off. I did wash the window and rearrange them since then. Watch my Keep on eye on my instagram during the next few weeks and I will snap a picture during my next visit.
Monday, January 9, 2017
I am taking a charming classic Valentine to a new level today by simply switching the materials. I remember making these hearts as a kid in school. I made a trip tp the local craft store with a blank slate in my mind. After wandering the aisles for quite some time found Christmas wired ribbon at a Seventyfive percent off sale. Then the cardstock paper was Fifty percent off too. I bought the both and set out my supplies to make the classic valentine into a new updated version of the woven hearts.