Saturday, December 31, 2011

DIY Vinyl Wall Quotes and Wall Art

Vinyl wall quotes and wall art can be expensive so I figured out how to make some of my own with just contact paper.  I was looking at Ebay the other day and saw that you can get vinyl fairly inexpensive now according where you get it from.  It doesn't have to be Cricut or Provocraft brand.  All of the ones below were made using painted contact paper.

One day I was looking around on the Hobby Lobby website and came across some framed letters that are like the photo above.  It inspired me to make my own vinyl wall art/quote....spelling "Dream".  Below is the photo of my finished vinyl wall art/quote. What do you think?

This one I made using photoshop, scissors and contact paper.

Here are some more vinyl wall quotes I've done:

 This one is in my little boys room that I made using the Cricut Create die cut machine.

This one is in my living room and I made this one using the Cricut.

You can make your own vinyl wall quotes/art.  There are two different ways I've made them but instead of purchasing special vinyl, I just used spray painted contact paper to make all of these. Contact paper doesn't have to be just for lining shelves :)  Here are links to both ways:

To learn how to make vinyl wall art without using a die cutter go here:

If you have a Cricut or similar die cutter go here:

Have fun saving money and making your own vinyl wall quotes and vinyl wall art!!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

DIY Vinyl Wall Art and Vinyl Wall Quotes

I love the vinyl wall art and vinyl wall quotes. They really make a bold statement on a plain wall and can change the entire look of a room.    Here are some that really inspire me:

You can click on the links to see all the beautiful quotes out there available... They tend to be expensive but sometimes you can find a bargain. I actually made my own and they turned out quite nice.  If you would rather try and make your own, I have two DIY vinyl wall quotes and wall art tutorials I would like to share.

DIY Headboard Ideas

window pane headboard at

Look at this beautiful DIY headboard made out of old window panes. I love the rustic look. To see the headboard pictured above and lots of other headboard ideas go to:

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

DIY Paper Rose Wreath

If you don't mind DIY projects... You can make this pretty paper rose wreath. It's inexpensive to make yet very, very pretty! You can even use paper you were saving to recycle or pages out of a large book that you don't want. Just click on the tutorial and then come back and read the finishing instructions:

Once you've made several roses, cut a big heart out of cardboard (the size you prefer) and then glue the roses all around the heart shape starting on the outside working in.  After you have the heart covered with roses, cut out  some ribbon and glue it to the back of the heart shape.  Then tie a bow and hang it up!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

DIY Christmas Home Decor-- Super Cute Stuff!

@ Frugal with a Flourish

Learn to make this sign which is just like one at the Pottery barn for over $100.00.
  For the link to this tutorial plus lots more DIY home decor ideas for Christmas.. go here:

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Inexpensive Winter Home Decor- Snowflakes

 photo belongs to starshaped via flickr

If you have a creative side and enjoy doing handmade arts and crafts, I have some nice snowflake tutorials to share.  You could make these and use them for tree decorations or just for decoration in general to help give your home that wintery feel.   They are budget friendly and really easy to make.Click on the link for several different project ideas.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

DIY Plate Hangers

 Photo belongs to Meet Virginia

Decorative plate arrangements on the walls are just beautiful but you want to be sure they are anchored to the wall correctly. Plate hangers are not expensive but when you have to have more than a few it can add up. I thought I would share this DIY Plate Hanger Tutorial I found at Meet Virginia on how to make your own plate hangers.

Decorating with Plates

 Using dinner plates, salad plates and saucers to decorate your walls can yield fabulous results. More and more, people are using dinner plates to decorate their walls.  I found this at LuLu's.  I think this is amazing!! Plates are no longer just for eating dinner on.. You could find a ton of pretty and interesting plates at any thrift store.  Using plates as wall decor is popular these days and a group of plates on a wall really makes a statement in a room.  I think it's a fantastic way to re-purpose plates.  For tons more ideas go to:

Decorating with Plates: Using Plates to Decorate your walls

I bet you enjoy this!

Also, if you are interested here is a DIY Invisible Plate Hanger tutorial. These hangers will hang plates without showing any hardware or possibly damaging the plate like the old school wire plate hangers. 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Frugal Home Decor Ideas

Buying home decor can be pricey and if you are on a budget like I am, you just don't have the money to spend on things like that.  Luckily, there are many ways to decorate your home that doesn't cost a fortune by purchasing from thrift stores, shopping sales, etc.

One idea is starting a wall collection, like the above crosses at Home Sweet Home.

For a complete list of  ideas, tips and tricks on how to decorate your home plus shopping tips on how to find the best bargains on home decor click on the link below:

Home Decorating on a Budget: Tips, Tricks and Ideas

I hope you enjoy!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Frugal Home Decor Ideas for Christmas

Many people love a beautifully decorated home for Christmas but there are so many of us who just can't afford to pay the high prices to do it.  Luckily, there are tons of great, inexpensive home decor ideas out there for us to make use of. You really don't have to pay a fortune to have nice Christmas decor in your home.  Take a look:

This is just some tree branches in a clear vase found at Inspire Bohemia.  You could do this in any color and decorate any way that you like.  To see the link for this tutorial along with several other Christmas decor ideas with links go to Home Decorating on a Budget: Christmas Decor Ideas