“Hurry up, Charlotte. My credit cards are about to expire”
I love to decorate! I would love to do it for a living! I’ve even had offers from multiple friends to decorate for them, either when they buy a home, or have the money! I’ve had so many awesome compliments on our home! But, unfortunately, I don’t have unlimited funds to show what I could do with my home 😦 (They say the ones with great taste are young and poor lol) I love our house and what we’ve done to it so far. Sure, I have a wish list a mile long (I’ll take a dark gray sectional, white fireplace, Ikea kitchen, etc, etc) but we’ve come a long way from where we started! And now, thanks to the awesome phenomenon of Pinterest, I have an even longer list, but can do most of it myself!! Instead of spending $30 on some stuff, I spend $2!!! I’m not going to spend $600 on an upholstered headboard, I’ll make one for less than $50!!! (Future project, stay tuned for that!!) So basically, I have more of the decor I want and more $$ to save for, what we call, the “baby bank” 😉
I owe a lot of credit to Pinterest. I’m the type of pinner who finds so many great ideas and actually attempts to do it one-by-one. Pinterest has made me very ambitious lately! It’s also made me a fan of the Dollar Tree, for supplies to DIY cheap home decor! I pick up stuff for projects every time I’m out of town, especially candlesticks, vases, and coffee mugs. Here are a few of the cute, easy, DIY projects that I’ve done, and the best part is: They all cost $2 each!!!! Boom!! 😉
DIY Apothecary Jar:
I absolutely love this and will definitely make many more for the rest of our house!! The bag of white chocolate candy corn M&M’s (delish!!) I put in the jar cost more than the actual jar!!!
1 vase + 1 candlestick + glue = cute!!
DIY Lovey, Cheesy Coffee Mugs:
J and I made each other those cheesy, but cute personalized coffee mugs with messages from both of us and a cute, inside joke on the opposite side. You write with a sharpie, bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, and that’s it!
(I couldn’t find my sharpie, so I used another permanent marker. I would definitely recommend a sharpie! J’s mug is starting to wear off, although he uses it multiple times a day so I’m constantly washing it. I’m going to trace over his lovey message and just re-bake it! And if it doesn’t work, I guess I’ll just have to splurge another dollar and make another mug!!)
Coffee mug + Sharpie = Sweet 😉
I have already made a few of these for myself and I plan to make a few to hand out for gifts!!! You can make it any way you like!! Decorate it, paint it cute colors, add a sweet message or a monogram!
Plate or platter + candlestick + glue = mind blown 😉
Stay tuned for many many more home projects to come!!! 🙂