DIY Chalkboard Plate Charger Flower Wreath

INSIDE: DIY chalkboard plate charger door wreath with fabric flowers made from fabric scraps.

Use chalkboard paint to make a writable plate charger wreath | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comThere’s nothing I like more than taking Item A and transforming it into Item B. That’s how I felt about a metal plate charger, inherited from a relative’s house sale, that spent much of its new life sitting in our garage gathering dust.

As often happens for us, once we can no longer squeeze two cars into the garage, we find ourselves doing a weekend purge. And that is how this dusty plate charger was discovered!


With a can of chalkboard paint and a pile of fabric scraps, here’s how I turned a formerly silver plate charger into a writable front door wreath…

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DIY Back-to-School Teacher Survival Kit + Printable Gift Tags

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As a mom, we tend to pack with love. We lug around huge purses packed with on-the-go snacks, bandages, random small toys, and whatever stray crayons we pick off the floors of our often disastrous cars. We pack school lunches for the varied palettes of our picky children and even toss in the occasional lunch box note when we think of it. Moms are like the pack mules of love!

But what about our kids teachers? Here’s how to pack some love into the first day of school with a back-to-school survival kit of school supplies and an assortment of easy, on-the-go snacks like Lance Sandwich Crackers and Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzels to give our teachers the energy they need to educate our awesome kids on Day One and beyond…


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DIY Denim Nautical Ocean Wreath

INSIDE: How to make a nautical themed front door wreath using old denim jeans and ocean-themed wooden cutouts.

DIY Denim Nautical Ocean Door Wreath. How to use old jeans | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comWhy have I been saving the bottom half of some jeans I cut up to make denim shorts? These leg-less jeans have been hanging out in my sewing basket for the past couple of months. It was time to give them a purpose, or make them meet the garbage can.

I took these jean halves and combined them with one of my most favorite things – ocean decor – for an easy DIY denim, nautical-inspired front door wreath.


So if you find yourself making some summertime jean shorts, this is how you can get crafty with those now useless jean bottoms…
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Beach Printables for DIY Summertime Decor

INSIDE: Decorate your home for summer with FREE beach printables for easy summertime decor.

Free downloadable summertime beach printables for wall art | Dazzle While Frazzled.comI am a mid-western girl who made her way through Longhorn Country to the dry and dusty southwest. But where does my heart lay? Anything sand and sea. The coast will forever be my happy place. Is it bad that I look forward to our couple weeks at the ocean all.year.long?

Having just completed a beach-themed gallery wall, the sand and sea is clearly still on my mind. So it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that I’m sharing with you some fun and FREE beach printables for DIY summertime decor!


Come “sea” what I mean…
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How to Decorate a Wagon or Bike for 4th of July Parade

INSIDE: How to decorate a wagon or bike for a neighborhood 4th of July parade.

How to decorate a wagon or bike for 4th of July neighborhood parade | Dazzle While Frazzled.comWe moved into a fun and dynamic neighborhood a couple of years ago. Having lived in something of a “blah” neighborhood for too long, it was super exciting to parade down our main community street decked out in all things Red, White and Blue.

Let’s just say – at that time – our kids weren’t super adept at bike riding. And taking off downhill, with limited skills, was not exactly going to happen regardless of how much they whined and begged.


So mom enthusiastically sold them on taking the wagon to the neighborhood 4th of July parade instead. Womp, womp. Here’s how mom (aka: yours truly) turned our all-terrain sports wagon into something patriotic enough for Uncle Sam himself!
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DIY U.S.A. Patriotic Banner from Paper Goodie Bags

INSIDE: How to make a USA patriotic banner from paper goodie bags, cocktail napkins and scrapbook paper.

How do you celebrate the Red, White and Blue? In our pre-kids life, we would lounge around the pool and enjoy any excuse for a patriotic beverage.

But now with three cute “party crashers”, these summer holidays are spent doing something. It’s either heading to a small town 4th of July parade as we drag along snacks and sunscreen, or chasing three kids going in three directions at a local carnival.


Patriotic chaos aside, these summer holidays are always a good excuse to pull anything red, white and blue out of the closet, or to haul out the Stars and Strips decorations.

Like this easy DIY U.S.A.patriotic banner using paper goodie bags and cocktail napkins….
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DIY Red, White and Blue Paper Stars from Straws

INSIDE: How to make patriotic red, white and blue stars using paper straws.

DIY Red White and Blue Paper Straw Patriotic Stars for 4th of July Decorations | Dazzle While Frazzled.comHow do you celebrate the summertime Red, White and Blue festivities? When my husband and I were dating, in an attempt, I’m guessing, to win me over, he hosted a CanAm party. “Can” for Canada Day on July 1st (where I grew up) and “Am” for Independance Day on July 4th.

Fast forward 10+ years later, we decide to resurrect our CanAm celebration. Fortunately, both countries share two out of three same colors, which helps on the decorating front. So when I came across a variety of paper straws, in the iconic red, white and blue colors, I snagged them. Not for drinks but for crafting, of course!


Here’s how to use paper straws, pom poms and glue to make some¬†patriotic paper stars…
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DIY Peter Cottontail Girls Knee High Socks for Easter

INSIDE: How to make DIY Peter Cottontail bunny girls knee high socks for Easter.

DIY Girls Easter Bunny Knee High Socks for Spring | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comThis project is all because of Crazy Sock Day at school. My daughter is typically an enthusiastic participant in these school activities. And I (secretly) share her enthusiasm to help her come up with the most creative idea of them all! Funky socks no exception.

My daughter’s only request for this themed day was that her socks be “pretty and pink”. So tasked with these “2P’s”, I picked up some knee high socks and riffled through my bag of felt pieces to create some fun and cute girls knee high socks that are perfect for Spring. ¬†And Crazy Sock Day. Here’s how to make some for a little girl in your life, or maybe just you…
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DIY Margarita Day Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Wreath

INSIDE: How to make a bright and colorful DIY Margarita Day Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Wreath.

DIY Margarita Day Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Wreath | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comI don’t know about you but I cannot pass up a Mexican fiesta! Taco Tuesday is probably the best day of the week. And as an Arizonan, burritos, guacamole and margaritas are just part of our southwest way of life. Which is why National Margarita Day (February 22nd) and Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) are great days of celebration!

To celebrate these days of fiesta, I have created a colorful front door wreath. It’s bright, fast and fun! Salt or no salt, let’s celebrate today…
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10 Cute DIY Valentine’s Day Crafts and Ideas

INSIDE: A collection of Valentine’s Day Crafts and Ideas

10 cute and lovely DIY Valentine's Day crafts and ideas | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comDo you enjoy decorating and crafting for all the various holidays like I do? Clearly, by the many boxes packed away in the garage, I enjoy myself a holiday!

So with Valentine’s Day around the corner, I’ve gathered an assortment of fun, cute and easy-to-do heart-shaped and love-filled crafts and projects for you to accomplish before Cupid strikes.


Here are 10 DIY Valentine’s Day crafts and ideas…
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