Trés Frugal Gift Ideas

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Doodle-Painted Birdhouse

If the birds are out in your area, chances are they are looking for a place to nest. Try your hand at doodle-painting a cute little birdhouse to help them start a family. Who knows, they may be lurking in your yard like a depressed House Hunter's…
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Painted Trays with Scrapbook Lining

Look around your house or the next time you're at a thrift shop. Find either an unpainted tray or a tray that needs a makeover. This is a quick project to create a Painted Trays with Scrapbook Lining for a beautiful and elegant tray to display…
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DIY Back to School Pencil Vase

DIY Back to School Pencil Vase Last year my son's teachers asked for a pack of pre-sharpened pencils. Instead of just giving them a box of pencils, I wanted to give his teachers something prettier than a box of pencils. When I found a colorful…
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Decorated Chalkboard Clipboards

Teacher Appreciation time is coming up. Every year, I find myself scrambling for last minute gift ideas for the teachers. My sister-in-law is a school teacher and she has always lamented the amount of sugar-laden sweets she is gifted. For…
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Cute Reversible Reusable Tote Bag Tutorial by Sawdust Girl

Are you enjoying Tote Week?! If you're just joining in here's the line up: Monday: How to Sew a Canvas Tote Bag Tuesday: Dress Up a Store Bought Tote with Piping Wednesday: Reusable Tote Bag Sewing Tutorial Thursday: Customizing…
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Floating Wood Block Picture Frames {Lowe’s Creative Idea}

We are days away from Christmas and I'm sure there is someone on your list that you just can't figure out what to get for them. I have the perfect solution! Make them a wood block floating picture frame using scrap 2x4" lumber and plexiglass. If…
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Très Frugal DIY Gift Idea Round Up

Can you believe all the wonderful DIY gift ideas that we had for you this past month? 31 DIY gift ideas that are frugal and attractive in this Très Frugal DIY Gift Idea Round Up. And if that's not enough, you can view 10 DIY Gift Ideas that…
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Hanging Ornaments Table Runner by At the Picket Fence

I have half of the dynamic duo from At the Picket Fence today and I couldn't be more thrilled! Heather and Vanessa are the sibling duo who create and blog about their beautiful homes and share scrumptuous recipes! I'm honored to have Vanessa…
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Marbled Picture Frames by Sarah M. Dorsey

Today I am so excited to have the very talented Sarah joining us with a fabulous très frugal DIY gift idea. Sarah is the creative genius behind Sarah M. Dorsey Designs. I am in love with her design style in her home. The coolest thing about…
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Canvas Art with Loads of Fun Laundry Quote

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you get your fill of food and family time today. I need to give a big congrats to the Silhouette Portrait Giveaway winner, Kelly Crumpler Kelly! Woo Hoo, you'll be making all your gifts with the Silhouette Portrait…
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Hostess Gifts in a Paint Can {Lowe’s Creative Idea}

As the holiday party invites start to roll in, you might be struggling to come up with a new hostess gift idea. These chalkboard painted buckets are a quick and easy way to throw together a unique gift basket that will fill the recipient with…
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Scrap Wood iPad Tray by Infarrantly Creative

Today I have the honor of having the Queen of DIY here to show you how to build an iPad tray stand! Beckie from Infarrantly Creative is a triple threat DIYer (she manages three blogs.) I am so excited about this frugal gift idea, I can't…
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Laundry Fun Gift Basket + How to Sew a Basket Liner

Today I have a bit of an unconventional gift idea. But, frankly it is a gift that is sure to bring some fun and enjoyment to anyone who is tasked with the domestic chore of doing laundry. I think this Laundry Fun Gift Basket would be a wonderful…
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DIY Ring Holder by DIY Show Off

Today I have one fabulous thrifter and DIYer! She's well know for her DIY projects as well as showing off yours! Please welcome Roeshel from DIY Show Off. Hi, Pretty Handy Girl friends! I'm Roeshel from DIYShowOff and today I'm excited…
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Faux Cross Stitch Tea Towel

How about a cheap and easy DIY gift idea today? Faux Cross Stitch Tea Towels are sure to please anyone and they cost less than a dollar! I bought several of the red striped Tekla tea towels at Ikea that cost .79 a piece! I came up with…
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Pen & Ink Sketch Decorative Plates

My goodness, November is flying by! Get it...flying...insects. I crack myself up. But seriously, I have been having a blast coming up with new creative gift ideas that you can make. This idea for making pen and ink sketch decorative dessert…
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Make a Tray from a Cabinet Door

One of my favorite places to thrift shop is the Habitat ReStore. I mean, where else can you find cool $2 cabinet doors? This fine cast off door is just screaming to be upcycled into a beautiful tray. Especially when the same thrifting adventure…
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Easy Wooden Chalkboard Sign {Countdown to Christmas Idea}

Do you keep scraps of wood and say to yourself, "I might need that for something someday." Well, today is your someday! Grab a scrap (or ask Lowe's for their scraps) and create this super easy wooden chalkboard sign. When you're done, you…
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DIY Stamped Spoon Necklace from Thistlewood Farms

Today I have the honor of introducing the extremely creative KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms. She's showing us one of my favorite gift ideas from her idea farm ;-). DIY Stamped Spoon Necklaces! Hello Pretty Handy Girl readers! My name…
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Stenciled and Dyed Scarves Tutorial

Once again I've created a DIY gift that I want to keep for myself! It's true, I've fallen in love with these stenciled and dyed scarves that I created this week. In particular, I'm rather fond of the blue/gray and yellow ones. So, my question…
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Handmade Greeting Cards by Just a Girl

Today I have a great DIY blogger, friend and cohort when it comes to appreciating a handwritten note in a handmade greeting card! Chris from Just a Girl has a wonderful tutorial for creating handmade greeting cards that would make a wonderful…
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DIY Chalkboard Painted Mugs

Have you seen those cute chalkboard mugs at Starbucks? They are so fun and I think it would be funny to write crazy messages on them daily. I decided to try my hand at a DIY painted version. Let me say up front that I did a little test using…
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Homemade Tea Bags by Songbird

Homemade Tea Bags Oooo, you are going to be so excited! I have a very special lady visiting today, she traveled all the way from the Netherlands to share her Très Frugal DIY gift idea with you. Please welcome the very sweet and very savvy…
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Beach Themed Succulent Garden

You like the beach right? Who doesn't?! Come December I long for the feeling of burying my toes in the warm sand. Bring back those memories by having a Beach-Themed Desktop Succulent Garden nearby. The idea for this garden came as I sat looking…
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DIY Scented Room Spray

I'm not exactly known for my short and sweet tutorials. But, I assure you this recipe for making DIY scented room spray is exactly that...short and sweet! What I like best about this DIY room spray is that it uses natural ingredients and natural…
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Decorative Book with Hidden Storage Inside

Do you remember when you were a kid and you wanted a super secret place to hide things from your sibling? Having a secret book with a hidden storage compartment would have been perfect! Even as an adult, it's nice to have a spot where you…
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DIY Rustic Cake Stand Tutorial

Day two has arrived and I have ANOTHER fabulous Très Frugal DIY gift idea for you. Honestly, this is one of my favorites. And I owe it all to this little picture from my Instagram friend, Kennesha. She blogs over at Restoration House and…