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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9 Gifts that Support Awesome Social Causes for a Better World

INSIDE: Gift ideas for social causes that help make the world a better place.

Find a gift from a shop that gives back to a charitable cause | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comWant to gift and give at the same time? You know, cross off two items on your gifting list in one easy swoop?

Check out these socially conscious, charity-supporting gift ideas for social causes that will not only please the receiver but will make you feel good as you pull out your card at checkout.


Plus, these items are all pretty cute and fun!
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How to Use a Shower Caddy as a Vertical Planter

INSIDE: How to use a shower caddy as an outdoor vertical wall planter. Easy garden craft!

My mother saves a lot of stuff. Sometimes the most random items are brought over. Do I really need a collection of plastic takeout salad boxes? (Ironically, I did keep a couple of those boxes in order to dye coffee filters for this pumpkin project. Go figure they’d come in handy.)

One such peculiar item hauled to my house was a metal shower caddy. For all I know, this was probably saved from my college days…way too many years ago! This random goody I did snatch up knowing immediately what I’d do with it…
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Make an Easy Clean Thanksgiving Table

INSIDE: Ideas for setting an easy to clean Thanksgiving dinner table using decorative paper plates and napkins.

How to create an easy clean-up Thanksgiving table | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comHave you ever noticed that the dinnertime clean-up takes longer than it takes folks to eat the food? Holiday or not, the food seems to get consumed at some break-neck speed with nothing left but dirty plates, crumpled napkins and crumbs on the floor as evidence a meal just occurred.

So this Thanksgiving, why not cut yourself some slack and focus on the food, family and dinnertime drama instead of a sink full of dirty plates and silverware?


See how I used plastic tablecloths and paper plates to create an easy clean-up Thanksgiving table.
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