Easy Washi Tape Coffee Mug for Father’s Day

INSIDE: How to make an easy washi tape coffee mug for Father’s Day using his favorite college team sports colors.

DIY Easy Father's Day Coffee Mug with Washi Tape | Dazzle While Frazzled.comDoes Father’s Day kinda sneak up on you? As the one responsible for the family gift buying, this is one holiday that always gets me. Suddenly, it’s the beginning of June. And then it’s usually a scramble to come up with an idea. Groan.

But not this year.


This year, I had a Father’s Day gift idea that was both meaningful and unbelievably easy. As in it took all of 10 minutes.
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DIY Modern Table Lamps with Paint and Twine

INSIDE: How to refurbish thrift store mid-century modern table lamps with paint and twine.

My husband has a problem. He is “addicted” to a Mid-Century Modern For Sale group on Facebook. I can’t tell you how many times he has tagged me on an item he thinks we should consider purchasing.

Ten dollars later, this is how we wound up with two retro-inspired table lamps sitting in my foyer. And those lamps sat there for at least two weeks, as I walked by multiple times per day, trying to figure out what to do with them.


Apparently, my first attempt at updating them was a Big Time fail. Or as my husband called them “clown lamps”. Can’t win them all but here’s how we compromised with DIY Round Two…
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How To Make A Thrifty Ethan Allen Dresser Knock Off For $20

INSIDE: How to make a thrifty $20 knock off version of an Ethan Allen girls Wonderland dresser.

How to make a thrifty Ethan Allen girls bedroom dresser knock off for $20 | DazzleWhileFrazzledHave you opened the mailbox to find a catalog you’ve never signed up for? Seems to happen at least once a week. Catalogs for bird lovers (what??), magazines on how to get abs of steel (what??), clothing for someone twice my age (what??). I really should cancel all these and save a few trees, shouldn’t I?

So when an Ethan Allen furniture catalog found its way into my mailbox, I couldn’t help but flip through it. It is Ethan Allen after all. Gorgeous furnishings that are way out of my stay-at-home mom “salary”!


However that’s when I saw this super cute dresser from their Disney furniture line. It only cost $1,899! Could I replicate it for less? Let’s find out…
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DIY Easy Paint Chip Beach Art

INSIDE: How to create FREE and easy DIY paint chip beach art in small vintage picture frames.

DIY Easy Paint Chip Beach Art | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comI’m a beach lover. Period. So even though I’ve spent the past dozen years living among all things cactus, year round sunscreen use and lots of fast-moving desert creatures, the sand and sea is my happy place.

If you walked into my family room right now, you’d see that I’m in the process of putting together a beach-inspired gallery wall. It’s only taken me about two years to tackle this home project but here I am. Deep in the throws of finalizing this statement wall.


Lucky for me, my husband went “picking” one day and brought me home a box of random goodies. At the bottom of this box were two small gold, vintage frames. They were perfect for this currently empty wall.

Here’s how I created beach art for these thrift store frames. Using paint chips. For FREE…
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DIY Sweater Winter Wreath with Upcycled Scarf Rosettes

DIY Sweater Winter Wreath with Upcycled Scarf Rosettes | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comMy poor sweater bit the dust. It was the perfect color to go with anything and the perfect weight for our chilly then suddenly warm Arizona weather. I think what did it in was strapping on Child #1 into the baby carrier while towing a protesting Child #2 as we walked Child #3 into kindergarten every morning. Apparently, that school year was just too much for the sweater to withstand (and probably mom too) and hole after hole, it slowly become unwearable.

But do you think I tossed it? No! It was re-purposed into a DIY sweater winter wreath. And while at it, I also upcycled an old scarf to create accent flower rosettes. And this is how I did it…
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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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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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Make an Easy Thanksgiving Wreath From A Paper Bag

How to Make a Thanksgiving Turkey Wreath from a Brown Paper Bag | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comGobble, gobble! As the media likes to inform us this turkey time of year, Thanksgiving is America’s most expensive dinner. When you add in knick knacks to gussy up your table and all those mini pumpkins to put all over the house, no doubt, it’s a pricey holiday.

So if you want to be a Thrifty Turkey this year, request your frozen Butterball be bagged in a brown paper bag. Learn how to use a standard grocery brown paper bag to create a Thanksgiving turkey wreath. Google that up!

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