DIY Girls Bedroom Decor with a Thrifty Budget

INSIDE: How to DIY girls bedroom decor with a thrifty budget.

DIY Girls Bedroom Decor on a Thrifty Budget | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comA vintage chandelier and a spunky little girl. Those were the two motivators to getting our 7-year old’s bedroom decorated and checked off the (very long) home To Do list.

It all started when this plucky girl announced her desire for a “princess canopy bed”. As with most home projects, one seemingly small project became a giant snowball of multiple projects all going simultaneously! (You should’ve seen the state of our garage.)


The bed led to redoing the dresser which led to re-purposing an old, vintage vanity stool to updating a bookcase. Snowball. And here’s how we did it all for less than $150…
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Updating a Vintage Vanity Chair To Use For Child’s Desk

INSIDE: How to reupholster a vintage vanity stool. And use it as for kids bedroom decor.

How to Update a Vintage Vanity Stool and Use It For a Child's Deck | DazzleWhileFrazzled.com*This DIY home decor project is part of the Thrift Store Challenge. Check out the other creative ideas below!*

My daughter fell off her bike. Total accident on what was otherwise a relaxing, after dinner bike ride around the neighborhood. Many bandages later, we rallied the team together the next morning, filled their little bellies with some donuts and set off to a vintage market.


Because daddy was on duty during the accident prone bike excursion, he had a lot of guilt. So when he found a little vintage stool that was the perfect height for our daughter’s chair-less desk, he didn’t let his otherwise frugality get in the way of passing up this find.

This is how we brought this antique vanity stool into the modern day with spray paint and some vinyl fabric…
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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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DIY Succulent Valentine’s Day Wreath from Chocolate Box

INSIDE: How to use a chocolate box to create a DIY succulent Valentine’s Day wreath

DIY Succulent Valentine's Day Wreath | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comDon’t ask me why I’ve held onto a satin Valentine’s Day chocolate box. But, stored away in my holiday decorations box, has been this heart-shaped box for the past couple of years. Finally, I’ve thought of something crafty to do with it this Valentine’s Day.

Gathering a few supplies, I quickly — like within 10 minutes — put together a unique DIY succulent Valentine’s Day wreath. Grab your hot glue gun, a sampling of chocolates and here’s how I did it…
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DIY Fabric Heart Decorations Using Remnants

DIY Fabric Heart Decorations | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comI have three young kids. Enough said, right?! When I don’t have to put them in car seats, take them out the same car seats 15 minutes later, give my “We’re in a parking lot, stop fooling around” lecture and then yoga breathe as I zip around the store…just to buy craft supplies. Yeah…

So when I teamed up with a group of friends to come up with a crafty creation using supplies we already had at home (read: no trips to the store), you can guess that I jumped at that challenge!

Come see what #CraftyDestash I came up with by riffling through my overflowing fabric box…
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How to Learn to Craft and DIY with Online Classes

Learn to craft and DIY with online classes | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comIs tackling home improvement projects on your resolution list? Or, is this the year you finally conquer one of those Pinterest projects you’ve pinned? It’s one thing to see a cool or pretty picture and another to successfully recreate it, right?

I have many DIY and craft fails on my resume! Like my attempt to sew a tulle skirt that resulted in a teary ball of fabric tossed into the garbage can (however I did kinda sorta salvage the day with this project). Or the yards of rope now sitting in a box in the garage after an outdoor seating project literally fell apart. What’s the saying about what doesn’t kill you makes you [a] stronger [DIY-er]?!

Before you enthusiastically pull out the tools, check out these craft and DIY online classes to give you the skills and confidence to successfully get ‘er done…
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What To Blog About in 2017? I’d Love Your Ideas.

Reader Survey for 2017 | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comWith 2016 quickly coming to an end, I’d love to learn more about what you want to see more of (or heck, even less of) on Dazzle While Frazzled. This will help me plan the best content and ideas to give you.

Will 2017 be the year you tackle some home DIY projects? Or will this be the year you learn to craft or sew?

I’d love to learn how I can help you along your DIY journey by giving you the tools you need.
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How To Set Up an Easy New Year’s Eve Cocktail Bar

How to set up a New Year's Eve cocktail bar | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comOver the past several years, we’ve taken in a few extra roommates. They are junior sized, pretty cute and are often full of demands and requests.

Needless to say, the days of partying to midnight are long behind us. Instead, our New Year’s Eve festivities involve getting together with other couples with similar aged “party crashers”, as my husband lovingly calls them, and living it up to about 9pm!

So if you are staying home this year, set up an easy New Year’s Eve cocktail bar with disposable champagne toasting flutes and “midnight” snacks for all…
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How To DIY Faux Fur with Fleece-Lining Wrap Tutorial

DIY Faux Fur Wrap Shawl Shrug with Fleece Lining | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comFor the past several years, my husband and I attend a formal holiday party, which is usually the one time of year we get all gussied up. leave our pint-sized trio at home  and head out for a kid-free night. And given that we live in Arizona – in December – you never know if you’ll still be flipping around in sandals or will need to pull out “winter clothes” (which is probably what most of the country wears in September!).

For this year’s holiday party, we were actually having a wee bit of a “cold front”. You know, daytime weather in the 60s. Wanting something a little more hefty than a pashmina, I created a super warm and comfy DIY faux fur wrap lined with fleece. Learn how I easily made this…
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Make an Easy DIY Christmas Pillow Cover

DIY Modern Christmas Pillow Cover | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comEvery year, when I haul out those holiday decor boxes, it’s literally like Christmas morning. It’s as though I pack away all things red, green and white when the holidays are over, and then completely forget about what I have for a year. (That or I’m just quickly approaching the forgetful age!)

As I pull paper-wrapped goodies out that survived a year crammed in a bin in the garage, the one thing I didn’t have in these too many holiday boxes were any Christmas pillow covers for the couch.

Here’s how I quickly sewed up a DIY Christmas pillow covers using fabric remnants. Check out the easy DIY pillow pattern…


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