diy chandelier tutorial


Have you ever wanted something so bad you could taste it, but it was not going to work with your budget? When we made over our one Master Bedroom Closet into a separate His and Hers – I wanted a gorgeous, sparkly chandelier in my she-chic closet. However, it wasn’t in the budget. This was my solution!

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Birthday Wreath

As my three children were growing up, I always desired a birthday wreath to match my banner that I always put out on the porch. I never had time to ponder making it but I finally was able to do so. Now we enjoy it for their birthdays as well as ours and the grandbabies'!

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Birthday Wreath & Hanging Banner Tip

Making a birthday wreath is simple & inexpensive, plus I'll give you an easy tip on how to hang a birthday banner with out tape! You can see more of my crazy creations here

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IKEA Bed Slats Become Party Decor

We are hosting a garden tea party in honor of my friend Tania's birthday! I wanted to create some pretty tea party-esque decor for the party that will take place in her backyard.

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My Hubs 50th Birthday Party!

So let me fill you in on what’s going on at the Cottage. My hubs is turning 50 in August.
Yep the big 5 0 for the big guy! He’s a special guy so I’m planning a big Party for him.

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DIY Backyard Campout Birthday Party

This weekend, we hosted a backyard campout birthday party for my son's 9th birthday. We had a BBQ, neighborhood trail map scavenger hunt, a pinata, silly string war, and a giant dessert table. But after so much fun and sugar, it was impossible to get them to sleep!
You can read all about it in my post:

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Ribbon Garland | Easy DIY St. Patrick's Day Decor

You're in LUCK!! You are just in time to add a little 'green' to your St. Patrick's Day decor...Make this super-easy DIY ribbon garland!

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Marriage Box - Made From a Cigar Box

A friend wanted me to make a "Marriage Box" for her niece's wedding. She gave me a cigar box and said "Do what you do" I did!

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Baby Boy Shower Ideas

I recently had the opportunity to help with a shower for a baby boy. Here are some decorating ideas for your next baby shower! Stop by my blog to see all the fun details -

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Decorative Designer Decor

Designer Christmas decor? Yes! Rustic Vintage wedding? Yes!
I'm going to admit I have a couple addictions, shoes, and DIY. So whenI get creative things like Decorative Designer Decor coming into being...

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Turn Your Hutch Into a Candy Hutch!

That's right! This is an awesome idea for any kind of party and kids love it!

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Dollar Store Menu Card Holders W/ Free Printable Menu Cards

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL??? With football season in full swing, we’re having a blast creating new football themed décor to show off around the house. I don’t know about you, but I love decorating for a good football party… but not so much in love with the expense of decorating!

diy garland decorating ideas

DIY Garland Decorating Ideas

How to make fabulous DIY light ball garlands. In this tutorial we’ll show several awesome light garland decorating ideas which you can use for your interior. This gorgeous garland will perfectly decorate kid room, bedroom or embellish an outdoor party!Check out the video above to learn how to make your own!

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DIY Chalkboard Serving Tray (Makes a Great Gift!)

Chalkboard paint has been slapped on many a wall, but have you considered painting a serving tray with it?
Personalize your event with a saying ("Happy Birthday" or "I love you") or even with labels for your appies or drinks.
This tray is easy to make, and is a fantastic gift. Consider this for the upcoming holiday season!

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Gold Dipped Party Glasses

Want an inexpensive, easy hostess gift or personal touch to your party? Look no further! Get here! I found these basic stemless water goblets at the dollar store, for $1 each.

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Bridal Shower Centerpiece Ideas

I have had to come up with two different bridal shower centerpiece ideas this summer. Why? Well, my two sons decided to get married 6 weeks apart. Yeah, so... my husband and I will be eating peanut butter and jelly for the next 6 months.
Here is one of the centerpiece ideas I made that was fairly inexpensive, and turned out gorgeous. At least, I thought so. (smiles)

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A Casual, Homemade Wedding!

This blog link will take you to the summary of the casual, homemade wedding for my daughter which took place 10-26-13. I spent the past year planning and executing details for the event, and it turned out to be an affair we'll all remember for a long time to come! So much fun!

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Story Book Baby Shower Wreath

Whoahoo, happy dance time because Carol is gonna to be a grandma soon!!
We are so excited.. It’s baby shower time & we are getting our frugelegant party decor ready! The theme is Children’s Story Books so what better way to welcome guests than with a Story Book Baby Shower Wreath that uses the actual pages from old children’s books.

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Colorful Mason Jar Cupcake Stand

Cupcake stands can be pretty mundane. When my daughter requested a rainbow Barbie birthday party, I knew I needed a fun cupcake stand that went well with the theme. We used mason jars and pieces of wood to create a fun, colorful mason jar cupcake stand.

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How To Turn a Mason Jar Into a Frankenstein Beverage Cup

Frugal crafts are simply the best. If you already own a few mason jars you are off to a great start. You will need to gather or collect a few more supplies to put together these jar. It literally took me less than 5 minutes to create each jar. Clever and inexpensive
Best part of all… When you are done using, simply pull off the balloon and you have your mason jar back for preserving your apple sauce
1. First wash and dry your jars so they are ready for serving

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How to Turn a Magazine Into a Really Cute Custom Banner!

Hi Everyone! Here is a really inexpensive fun and creative way to make a custom party banner using a magazine! In this case to save the magazine, I photo copied it's pages as you can read about below.

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Brown paper Packages Tied Up with Strings

This year I decided to use brown craft paper as my Christmas present wrapping paper. I color coordinated the ribbons, string and ornament toppers to the tree decorations. The brown paper looks beautiful with the burlap banner garland on the tree!

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Easy 4th of July Table Top Decoration!

I don't know about you but I have a minimal amount of time to spend on projects. Oh how I wish I had more, but I simply don't! With Independence Day almost here, I created this super simple patriotic 4th of July Table Top Decoration!

hello kitty birthday party, crafts, mason jars, Pinwheels made with scrap book paper Just fold like an accordion and then fold in half and hot glue the sides together I used a hole punch after I made them to give them a bit of detail and hot glued round tags to the center

Hello Kitty Birthday Party

My daughter is turning 5 and wanted a Hello Kitty Birthday Party. So of course that meant time for momma to get to crafting!

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DIY Tulle Topiary Centerpieces

Create a "wow factor" for your special event, with these darling Tulle Topiary Centerpieces! The perfect decoration statement piece for the budget friendly host! The Guest of Honor, family and guests, will sure be impressed!