DIY Chanel Pearl Bobby Pins

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 9:59 am on Thursday, February 19, 2015

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So you like the look of the pearl bobby pins from the recent Chanel fashion show. What do you do? Pay $350 for Chanel’s bobby pins? No! You make your own. It’s an easy project using wire, bobby pins, beads (or pearls), and glue.

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Here’s a site telling you how to do it.

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And here.

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And here.

This is giving me lots of new ideas for my beading supplies…

DIY Thrifted Owl Lamp

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 10:33 am on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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Check out this DIY Thrifted Owl Lamp. It’s made out of a $4 ceramic owl from the thrift store that has been spray painted white.

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I used to have a little ceramic owl like that–kind of wish I’d kept it now.

Small Kitchen? Maximize Space With DIY Baseboard Drawers

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:00 am on Friday, February 13, 2015

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Check it out: A Tutorial For Installing Baseboard Drawers in the kitchen. Pretty cool.

Turn A Book Into A Clock

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:17 am on Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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The clock in my son’s room broke. I’m considering turning a book into a clock. Here’s some tutorials that tell you how to Turn A Book Into A Clock:

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Vintage Book Clock

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How To Turn A Book Into A Handsome Clock

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Literary Clock Using Children’s Books

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Also this one.

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Book Clock For A Book Shelf

Knitting Socks: The Anatomy Of The Sock

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:51 am on Thursday, January 29, 2015

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I’m considering knitting socks. I found this post on the Anatomy of the Sock, a handy beginner’s guide in breaking down exactly how a sock is knitted.

Make Your Own Copper Pipe Icosahedron Light Fixture

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:24 am on Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Gathered Home took inspiration from a $1,200 light fixture and made their own for $50 out of copper pipes.

You know what? I like their version better.

Organizing On The Cheap: Make Your Own Drawer Dividers

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 2:59 pm on Thursday, January 1, 2015

As part of my New Year’s Resolution to organize my house, I brought some spring-loaded drawer dividers that let you add custom-made compartments to any drawer. The ones I bought were 4 dividers for $17, which adds up fast.

Still, dividing drawers up into compartments proved to be so useful that I’ve been trying to divide every drawer I have. I’ve done well with Dollar Tree compartments and boxes, but nothing has worked quite as well as a customized drawer divider.

So why not make my own?

Here’s a good example using these guys:

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It seems like you can do a lot with wood, a saw, and glue. For example, check this one out.

But if you can’t do something permanent, you can do the same thing with cardboard. For example:

It’s a cardboard insert!

DIY Christmas Gifts Round-Up

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:54 am on Monday, December 22, 2014

Some Christmas gift ideas you can make yourself.

Make A Hobby Horse Out Of A Sock.

Build A Toy Workbench For A Lucky Kid This Christmas

Knit A Pot Holder

Sparkle In A Unicorn Horn Headband

Child DIY Gift Idea: A Fun and Frugal Play Kitchen

DIY Copper Pipe Ipad Holder

Knit a Pair of Yoga Socks

No-Mess Candle Making

Last Minute Gift Idea: Knit A Cozy Pot Holder

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:43 am on Friday, December 12, 2014

If you’re fast with knitting needles, there’s still plenty of time to make pot holders as a Christmas gift.

Here’s a pattern for a pot holder with an owl on it.

Easy DIY Colorful and Fun Fruit Ornaments

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:12 am on Friday, December 5, 2014

These DIY Fruit Christmas Ornaments are cute. The tutorial shows you how to turn clear glass ornaments into strawberries, watermelons, pineapples, and oranges. They would be a great gift, too.

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