The Thrifty Jewell

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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 just got a cricut and I am so addicted! I made this porch sign today. I used acrylic paint from Walmart, the 2oz bottles, a four foot board, some wood stain to antique it a bit, and rope. I painted the flag, taping off areas so I could get the lines. I didn’t want …

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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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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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