The Thrifty Jewell

"Just Do It Yourself…Thrifty Money Saving Tips

I was walking my dog the other day and someone had thrown out this old board. I looked at it and immediately knew I wanted to make something from it. I walked on past planning on picking it up on the way back then quickly decided to turn around and get it, thinking someone else …

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I know it’s mid summer but Dollar Tree has just put out their Fall Decor! Fall is my favorite season and I went early this year to get a few things to craft with. Here’s my bounty. The flannel stuffed pumpkins are adorable! Hopefully I can go pick up a few more. There are lots …

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This was a fun project just in time for the Fourth of July! It’s fast, easy and cheap. Supplies list: Two Plastic Cutting Boards from Dollar Tree, the kind with the holes on top One Wooden Crate. I got this one at Walmart in the floral section but you can get them at Michaels, Hobby …

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I found this avocado green vintage train case at a thrift shop for .50! I decided to shabby chic it and use it for storage inside my tv console. I knew it’s not going to be heavily used so I decided to paint it. Here’s the paint I used. I picked outdoor acrylic hoping it …

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I love Shabby Chic, I love thrift stores, I love crafting. Put them all together and you can make some pretty cool stuff! I picked up this this plate and bowl set and ceramic candle holders all from the thrift store. I painted the candle holders with chalk paint and used E6000 to glue them …

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Here’s a thrifty Craft tip. Don’t pass up canvas art from thrift stores and garage sales. I bought these large canvas art pictures at a thrift store for .75! I’m going to do something different with each one. I took this one and painted it with chalk paint. I brushed these three colors on in …

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I painted my front door red years ago and it needed a redo. I wanted to change the color for something different. This was before. It was pretty beat up. There is a clear glass window in the door and I like privacy so when I painted it red I added this stained glass look …

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Have you ever tried a project that you seen online and it looked really good and you tried it and didn’t work out for you like it did for them? Well this is one of those projects. It was a fail at first but I made it work. I seen this rope bowl craft on …

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I just painted my front door. It was red for years. I needed a change. I went with a dark grey called graphite. I still have to polyurethane it so it still looks a little dull but it looks so much more dramatic. With the red door, my wreaths never stood out, now with the …

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