Frugal DIY: Party Dishes


It's lovely to have a few special, colourful dishes kicking around for those times when you are entertaining - but it's not so lovely to have to spend any real $ on items like these when things are tight. So here is a pretty, fun and inexpensive way … [Read more...]

Frugal DIY: Concrete Planters


These planters are great for indoors or out and they won't cost you much to make. You'll need some concrete mix, perlite and a bunch of old plastic containers from that cupboard where they live and breed - and not much more. Before you knwo it, … [Read more...]

Frugal DIY: Colorful Cake Stands


This is such a quick, easy and inexpensive way to make cake and cookie stands that can be any color or style you'd like. You can buy most of the supplies at the dollar store, but why not thrift the dishes or use ¬†something that's already taking up … [Read more...]

Frugal DIY: Make a Stool From A Bucket


Frugal Friday is here and with it a little something you can try this weekend - taking an old plastic bucket and turning it into a stool. I'll admit this isn't a $5 project, as you'll need some batting, material and wood for the legs, but it's still … [Read more...]

Frugal DIY: A Shutter Plate Rack


There's so much about this project I like. Using an old shutter means this can be a very inexpensive project, and the shutter gets re-purposed not just into a shelf but a plate rack with cup hooks. Frugal and functional. I like. The … [Read more...]