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How to Shop at a Thrift Store Main 150x150 How to Shop at a Thrift Store

With the new year come new challenges.   Many people are challenging themselves to reduce, reuse, and recycle more.  Some people are pledging not to buy any new merchandise for a year.  Others are just trying to find more ways to save money.  Whatever your goals or resolutions for the future, I hope that my ...

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Handmade Gifts DIY Tiered Server main 150x150 Handmade Gifts – DIY Tiered Server

A lovely handmade gift for any friend or family member is a tiered food service stand. It’s simple and lovely and takes no special skills. You only need some supplies that you might already have around your house. Supplies You’ll Need Plates Candlestick Glue Directions Apply a conservative amount of glue to the edge of the candlestick that will attach to ...

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Inexpensive Ceiling Decor Party 300x225 Natural and Thrifty in 365: #357 Inexpensive Party Decoration

Ceiling decorations make a party room spectacular!  This inexpensive party decoration is made with dollar store tablecloths, balloons and ribbons.  What a way to make your party theme really pop! Image courtesy of GeorGeZilla. Natural & Thrifty in 365 is a year-long series of 365 tips for living more green, natural and healthy while saving money. Do ...

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crafty chandelier makeover 300x243 Natural and Thrifty in 365: #356 Crafty Chandelier Makeover

If you have a drab chandelier that is dying to be thrown in the dumpster, hold that thought. This easy-peasy chandelier makeover tutorial shows how to turn that frown upside down (almost literally).  With a few simple steps and $3.50 in supplies, you could be the proud owner of this crafty chandelier. Photo courtesy of Matsutake. Natural & ...

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no sew tree skirt 300x200 Natural and Thrifty in 365: #351 No Sew Tree Skirt

If you have a unique color theme for your holiday decorations, it might be a good idea to make your own tree skirt.  This will save the hassle and headache of finding the right skirt at the right price. Save time and money!  Try your hand at this no-sew tree skirt. (P.S.  I can confirm that this ...

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table runner from napkins 300x300 Natural and Thrifty in 365: #348 DIY Table Runner from Napkins

Add a little flare to your table setting: Get some complementary paper napkins that highlight your theme. Arrange the napkins into a patchwork-type quilt. Tape the napkins together. Flip over your new personalized DIY table runner. Great for birthday parties or anytime you need to add some color to your life. Photo courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens. Natural & Thrifty in ...

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creative jewelry organization 187x300 Natural and Thrifty in 365: #344 Creative Jewelry Organizers

Jewelry boxes just can't compare to these creative jewelry organizers made from recycled items from around your home.  Paint an antique cheese grater to hold your dangling earrings.  Place a branch into a rock filled base for a hanging all your necklaces.  String lace in rows across an old picture frame for hanging all your ...

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diy fabric wall art 199x300 Natural and Thrifty in 365: #330 DIY Fabric Wall Art

If you are decorating a new living space or simply updating your home, this tip could be what you've been looking for to add a personal touch to your efforts.  Transform your walls from blah to beautiful by creating personalized DIY fabric wall art.  It's an inexpensive way to fill up a large space without having ...

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