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Save Some $$$ With DIY Projects!

Holiday season is long over and your wallets are probably feeling a lot lighter after all the shopping :( Here are some projects you can complete around the house to save some shopping trips AND $$$!

iPad/Laptop Stand

Now THIS is a cool idea.  Not only can you save tons of money on a fancy stand, you can have a customized case that looks and seems a lot more comfortable to use!

Materials: 

  • 1/2 yard of fabric
  • fabric scraps for the flower
  • self covered button
  • polyfill
  • a stone or weight
  • cardboard

How-To: Click here!

Embossed Wallet

A nice twist from those boring plain leather wallets.  Plus, I guess if you’re bored on the bus one day, you can “doodle” on your wallet to pass some time!

Materials: 

  • Small candy tins, such as Altoids tins, emptied and cleaned
  • Aluminum foil tape
  • Scissors
  • Plastic spoon
  • X-Acto knife
  • Self-healing cutting board
  • Pencil
  • Empty ballpoint pen (optional)
  • Sharpie markers in assorted colors (optional)
  • Cardstock (optional)

How-To: Click here!

Egg Art

Ok, so this project is for kids, but I would totally have fun with this.  After you create the paint-filled eggs, you can toss them at anything (hopefully just a canvas) to create your own version of splatter art!

Materials: 

  • Egg shells with a small opening at the top (washed and dried)
  • Egg shell halves
  • Washable paint or sidewalk paint
  • Strong glue (hot glue gun is best)

How-To: Click here!

Crated Furniture

I feel like with crates, you can hold a lot more things rather than buying a whole set of chest drawers…

Materials: 

  • Top MDF Board (approx 40cm wide, 140cm long, 2cm thick)
  • Back board, plywood or MDF (approx 140cm long, 60cm wide)
  • Some wood to construct a bottom frame
  • 8 crates (i´d also try to create the drawer functionality by making an
  • interior frame structure and adding sliding rails, that the crates could lean on (and be pulled out from).
  • 4 fun furniture legs (perhaps chopped off from an old piece)

How-To: Click here!

Ideal Birthday Cake

Perfect 2-in-1: cake AND present.  Also, as a cake, everyone will have something they like!

Materials: 

  • Empty 2 liter bottle (with the top cut off so it sits flat)
  • 8 soda cans of your choice
  • 12-14 mini candy bars of your choice
  • wide ribbon for the cake
  • thin ribbon for the top
  • candle
  • cake plate
  • tape

How-To: Click here!

Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls have always been my favorite dessert…now if I can just get off my lazy butt and actually make them =)

Ingredients: Click here!

How-To: Click here!

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