Category Archives: Frugal Ideas

Ceramic Village Pieces

I have been painting pre-fired ceramic pieces for my daughter’s Christmas village.  They are from a company called California Creations and I found them at Goodwill for two bucks apiece.  They were shrink wrapped and once I opened them I … Continue reading

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Mixed Media Morsels: 10 & 11

Technique # 10 is called Masking.  Here’s how: 1.  You need to begin with a very brightly colored background paper.  This could be a drop paper, gelli print, overly wild marker drawing, something with lots of neon colors-you get the … Continue reading

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Mixed Media Morsels: 4 & 5

Here are two more technique cards, courtesy of Cat Hand.  I had mentioned earlier we were going to be making techniques cards then adding them to a ring for a quick reference.  I stumbled upon Cat Hand’s channel and found … Continue reading

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Inexpensive and Easy Gift Ideas, 11: Paper Tube Projects

Since surgery, I have been making paper tubes.  This is a lot of fun and they are really easy to make.  I began by gathering all my old magazines and cutting them up.  I cut each page into thirds, length-wise.  … Continue reading

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Remember When I Said

I could cut out a lot of die cuts for $350 bucks?   Well, I lied. I cannot cut out things for any length of time.  My hands and arms are killing me! I made several flower pattern shapes on stiffened … Continue reading

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DIY File Folders

Here is another use for unloved scrapbook papers.  And they are so simple to make!  Here’s how:  You will need two sheets of 12×12 heavy weight card stock or patterned paper.  Decide which sheet will be the backside of your … Continue reading

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Inexpensive and Easy Gift Ideas, 10

Here are a few more ideas for holiday gifts: Book Safe. Striped Coasters. Wine Cork Magnets. Leather Cord Keeper Washi Tape Tea Lights Mini Polaroid Magnets Shot Glass Glitter Vases Patterned Ornaments Flower Push Pins Candy Cane Sugar Scrub Soothing … Continue reading

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