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The Thrifty Jewell

"Just Do It Yourself…Thrifty Money Saving Tips

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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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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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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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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I love throw pillows. I think they are great way to add a cozy feeling to any room. Throw pillows can be expensive! They are so easy to make. I picked up these throw rugs from Dollar Tree and decided that’s just what I would make from them. I folded them over and sewed the …

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I made this dollar tree craft for my grandsons. Everything came from dollar tree except for the little wood crates. I got those from Michael’s for .99 each. These trucks were from Dollar Tree. I had to go to four different Dollar Tree’s to find these! I had to have the blue ones. I cut …

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