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The Thrifty Jewell

"Just Do It Yourself…Thrifty Money Saving Tips

Memorial weekend has just passed and everyone is getting ready for summertime activities. We have a place on the lake and we love to have bonfires, especially when there’s s’mores involved! I like to make my own fire starters. They are so easy, economical and they work great. Here is how I make them.. Supply …

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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 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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This is an easy Diy craft and it is one of my most pinned on Pinterest! It’s amazing what a pizza pan and a placemat can transform into. I started with a round silver pizza pan from Dollar Tree. I spray painted it and distressed it with some sandpaper. This placemat is from Dollar Tree. …

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Weeks into the “Stay at Home” order and I have more new growth at my roots then I’ve ever had! I’m a hairdresser and usually do my own hair color but I wasn’t prepared for this quarantine time. I’m out of hair-color, the beauty supply is closed…so what’s a girl to do? Here’s one I …

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How I made this Farmhouse, Rustic, Distressed Faux Wood Block Tic Tac Toe game. I used the large foam dice from Dollar Tree. You need nine for this craft. They come in a two pack. I painted them with waverly chalk paint. I used three coats of the paint in Plaster. After they dried, I …

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I love old windows! I have made several different home decor items with some that I have collected. I’ve had this old window in my collection for sometime now. I decided to use it in my guest room at our lake house. Since we are in a “stay at home” order because of the corona …

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We are in quarantine! Our state has called a Shelter in Place. We’re fighting the Corona Virus. Our household is thankfully ok. I hope whoever is reading this is doing well also. Hopefully we beat this global pandemic soon and it will be a thing of the past. I needed something to take my mind …

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Here is my take on the faux wood letter blocks. I see a lot of these with the word “HOME” or “LOVE” and I wanted to make one with the word “LAKE” since we have a place on the lake. I used the foam blocks from Dollar Tree, painted them with Waverly chalk paint in …

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I took this plastic fence from dollar tree and made this faux wrought iron candle lantern. I snapped off the stakes with pliers then sanded the rough edges. I then started to bend it into the square shape. This was the hardest part because the plastic cracks easily. Once I got the shape, I connected …

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