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Knowledge Is Power – How And What To DIY #21DayMoneyChallenge

Some skills can save you a fortune if you learn them and put them into practice. Sewing, mending, car basics, cooking, learning to do your own hair and beauty treatments, home maintenance basics and more. Do you have clothes that need mending? Are there things around your home which need repairing or is there something […]

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5 Things Every Thrifty Household Should Have

The following is a guest post from Monisha Iswaran. We’d love to hear what things help you save money in your household. Thrifty living doesn’t have to be simplistic, boring or have any negative connotations whatsoever. In fact, if you own the right equipment, DIY materials, or basically get the best deals – you can […]

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Craft
Kids

DIY cardboard coffin for Halloween or any spooky party

Each year our family heads to a trunk or treat for Halloween. Last time we went our trunk was a little lacking in the Halloween spirit so this year we are trying a little harder by making our own decorations. We looked in the stores but found the selection here in Australia very lacking. One thing […]

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Gift ideas

DIY Flower Girl Gifts

With wedding season’s arrival, I thought it would be fun to share one of the craftier things I did for my wedding.  I didn’t DIY a whole lot, but one thing I really wanted to make was the flower girl’s gift.  It’s a bundle of flower petals from the big day that she can keep […]

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How to etch glass

I’ve been wanting to try glass etching for a while now. I love the frosted look and liked the idea of doing it at home. I finally got some etching cream at a reasonable price and decided to start small with a jar. It was very easy and took 20min total. The more complicated your […]

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Home and Garden
Kids

How to make a Draculaura Cushion

I have a niece who loves Monster High. I didn’t even know what it was until she told me about it and it was quite an eye opener! Her birthday was last month and so I wanted to make her a Monster High something. She already has a lot of the merchandise and a costume […]

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Kids
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DIY – Sew your own reversible apron

This week I looked after a couple of my daughters friends. My daughter wanted to ice cupcakes with them so we baked them the day before and had all the supplies ready to go for when her friends arrived. I didn’t want them to get their clothes stained with food dye so I made reversible […]

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Home and Garden
Kids

Reupholster chairs yourself!

I decided a while ago I was going to embark on some DIY… re-cover the kids mini-recliners with some matching fabric so they fit into our home décor better. Whilst the project really didn’t take more than about 10 hours to complete, it really did take me about a month to do it (around school […]

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Kids

DIY Prince Charming Costume

  Over the summer, I had a good friend give me a Cinderella princess dress from the Disney store for my daughter. It is absolutely gorgeous and glittery. She had ordered one for her granddaughter, and they accidentally sent her two. She called them, and they told her to keep it. I’m so grateful for the […]

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Fashion
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Frugal fashion makeover – shave your clothes!

Are your clothes pilling? Little balls of fluff slowly taking over your wardrobe? Fight back with an old razor and turn your clothes back into the sharp looking pieces that your bought. First, gather your materials. An old razor. A lint roller (or sticky tape). The clothes in question. Gently run the old razor over […]

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