diy cheap crafts

songsandeyeglasses  asked:

How do you redecorate without breaking your fragile bank account??

I love this question! Everything on this list is under $30, and most of it can be purchased from the safety of your dorm room couch.

Decorating on a Budget

1. Plants: Plants are my personal favorite decor (apart from Xmas lights). They’re inexpensive and look great in any location. If watering a plant every day doesn’t work for your schedule, get a cactus! I water my cacti twice a week.

2. Xmas Lights: I try to distance myself from people who say that Xmas lights are just “seasonal”. I have three different strands of lights up all year long, one in each room and one on my outdoor balcony. These lights are perfect for parties, romantic evenings, etc. 

3. Candles/Incense: Dorm room or apartment landlord permitting, candles and incense really help an apartment feel more homey. They also help stave off the smell of your cat’s litter box, which is always a plus.

4. Posters: Posters aren’t as expensive as you think they are, but poster frames are ridiculously expensive. And you can’t buy the cheap ones, they fall apart instantly- you have to buy the $40 ones. My advice to you, buy posters and hang them up carefully with pushpins or tape.

5. Clocks: Buy a cool clock off Society6 or RedBubble for $25. It’s my belief that the right clock can help brighten up an otherwise dull-looking room. I bought my boyfriend this Bob’s Burgers clock for his birthday last year.

6. Shower: You don’t need to use the low-grade weak shower head that came with your bathroom. You can buy color changing shower heads and spa quality shower heads on Amazon for $25. Go forth! Always keep your old shower head somewhere safe, and put it back on when you’re ready to move out. There are lots of great and truly unique shower curtains out there on the internet, but they’re expensive. You’re better off buying one from Target or Walmart.

7. Night lights: I am the sort of person who always needs to pee at 3am. I have always used night lights in my bathroom and kitchen because they’re so much better than blundering around in the dark. Similar to the Xmas lights, they help create that “mood”. I have these cute little lava lamp night lights.

8. Glow in the dark stars: Just trust me on this.

9. Chalkboard paint: Dorm room or apartment landlord permitting, chalkboard paint can help turn your room into a perpetual canvas. A friend of mine from college did this to his incredibly small room, and it looked so good.

10. Beaded curtain: Beaded curtains help make small spaces appear larger. We have a beaded curtain hanging in our hallway currently, and it’s great. You don’t need a super expensive one that was handmade by the indigenous people of wherever. Just a simple one to put in a doorway or hang on the wall to change your space.

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I made witchy balls for Yule!
Here are the ingredients I used :
- Kosher salt
- Lavender
- Rose petals
- Hyssop
- Sage
- Vervain
- Chili flakes
- Baby’s breath
- Mountain laurel seeds
- Some non descript plants I gathered with my boys on our last strolls, and that are filled with love and happiness

I put them in various amounts according to where I put them in the house to have the following effects:
Kitchen: creativity, love, psychic abilities, protection
Main room: protection, cleansing, love, creativity, happiness
Master bedroom: love, honesty, dreams, sleep, serenity

It’s a pretty cheap and easy way to practice the craft and to protect and put good vibes in your house. Also, it’s really cute and is pretty easy to fit in a secret witch regimen, if your relatives celebrate Christmas ☺️

awesome-sauce-shit  asked:

Hi lovely! I was wondering if you had any cute dinosaur diys? Love you blog 💖

Please have a look at my #dinosaur tag for past DIYs! ⭐️

DIY Party Dinos

DIY Dinosaur Ring Holders

DIY Gold Dinosaur Necklace

DIY Colourful Bag Charms

DIY Dino Plush


sew-much-to-do: a visual collection of sewing tutorials/patterns, knitting, diy, crafts, recipes, etc.

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🌙Cheap Witch DIY: Candles! 🕯

The wicks burn super well and have a strong flame! 🔥

For the wicks you will need:

  • Cotton string (I got mine from the crochet section at Walmart) 
  • Melted candle wax

Dip the string into the candle wax and drag it through to coat the whole string and let the wax harden. 

For the candle you will need:

  • Leftover wax from old candles (crayons if you are coloring)
  • 1 Wick
  • A mold (I used a styrofoam cup but you can make one out of tinfoil or a cupcake liner)
  • *Optional: Add herbs to your candle (I used cinnamon, clove, and anise seed but it sunk to the bottom so can’t tell) 

Have the wick sticking upright (rest it on something), melt the wax and pour it into the mold, after it is a little bit cool add your herbs(don’t add it first thing or it will sink). Keep it in the refrigerator until the wax has completely hardened. 

Use your candle however you please! 🌜🔮🕯⭐️🍁🍂🍃🌻

SUPPLIES FOR WITCH GIFTS!

IDK about my other witch’s, but one of my fav things to do for family and friends for gifts are making them from scratch. Especially beauty products that have a touch of magick and are as chemical free as I can make them.

If any of you want to make salves, lotion, or any other herbal remedies and beauty products for the gift giving season. I HIGHLY recommend bulknaturals for Cocoa, Shea, and Mango butters.

Steven is so nice and deliveries super fast. It’s free shipping for the US (I’m not sure about international.) He gives out very decent sized samples for .99 a piece. (He even included 2 free samples!) and you can buy a 16oz thing of unrefined shea butter for just $9.99! He even sells in bulk going clear up to 25Ibs!

They are legit and all natural and he is an extremely new shop on etsy. Give him a look, I was pleased to find his shop personally.

As usual, I also recommend BathBodySoul for essential oil’s as she has the lowest prices ANYWHERE I’ve personally seen online for 100% undiluted EO’s. The peppermint tingles, the Cinnamon warms and all of them smell extremely strong and pure. (She also sells carrier oils for a decent price.)

And for those that just want the scent without the physical properties, ApothecaLunulae has really nice scents and gives out decent samples. You could make a solid perfume and make it cherry and vanilla scented for love etc.

PS. Happy Holidays/Yule/Christmas/Winter Season witchlings! <333

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Here’s a silly name generator just for kicks! Click and drag or screenshot to see what you get. I’d love for you to tag yours so I can see!

(No shame in using this multiple times btw! I somehow got “Asshole” in the second column twice though omfg)

DIY coffee table. 

Free (found) basic Ikea coffee table. 

Tree wallpaper from Wilkinsons. 

I applied a good 3 layers to the table with spray adhesive and PVA and then coated with shiny Mod Podge for varnish and finish.

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By Portia Graves

DIY Tarot Card Sweatshirt Tutorial from fancymade.

This is such a good gift for those into Tarot, Oracle or Angel cards. I love tee shirt transfer paper, and have been raving about it since I started this blog in 2011. You can buy tee shirt transfer paper for either dark or light materials.

If you want to make DIY Tarot Card Tee Shirt, you can skip a few steps of this DIY and iron the transfer right on to the tee.

So you want to make a Yarny

THEN I SHALL TEACH YOU while I recover from the stupid that is dropping hot glue directly on to the pad of my thumb

This will be for the Yarny and the lil flower thingy. It’s very image-heavy, so it’ll be under the cut!

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