DIY Projects

Save money by tackling DIY projects. From making something from scratch to common home repairs, we’ve got solutions to help you get the job done.

DIY Mosaic Mirror

by Jessica 8 comments
DIY Mosaic Mirror

I made this mosaic mirror during one of my classes at She Is…..Women’s Weekend Retreat and had such a nice time both making this mirror and my entire time at the retreat. I took pictures and asked a lot of questions so I could share with the readers of Northern Cheapskate how I made this […]

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DIY Felt Dinosaur Stuffie

by Jessica 7 comments
DIY Felt Dinosaur Stuffie

Look how happy my son is to receive this new DIY felt dinosaur stuffie I made him with some felt, DMC floss, batting, some sew-on googly eyes and some hand stitching. Sure, you could machine stitch it with thread, but I like the look of the DMC floss hand stitched all around the edges. It […]

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How to Make a $5 Beachy Summer Wreath

by Jessica 13 comments
How to Make a $5 Beachy Summer Wreath

Continuing on my quest to try to bring summer to Minnesota when some days it seems resistant, I decided making a beachy summer wreath with an outdoor theme was in order.

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How to Make a Beach Towel Bag

by Jessica 8 comments
How to Make a Beach Towel Bag

I don’t know about you, but I am ready for summer. Mentally, I am ready for summer, but the kids still need to finish school for the year and then we can begin all of our summer vacation plans. In the meantime, I am getting ready for it all and trying to add a few […]

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DIY Fun Customized Flip Flops

by Jessica 7 comments
DIY Fun Customized Flip Flops

It’s finally warming up in Minnesota, which means I can begin to live in my flip flops. One fun thing you can try is DIY fun customized flip flops.

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When To Tackle DIY Projects

by Christina Brown 1 comment
When to Tackle DIY Projects

My husband and I are not exactly handy when it comes to using tools.  We can – and have – done a few DIY projects – but much of the home improvements and repairs are done by either fabulous family members or paid contractors. The problem with that approach is that you have to have […]

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How to Make Denim Coasters

by Christina Brown 0 comments
How to Make Denim Coasters

Ever since I saw the beautiful jean quilts my mom’s friend makes, I have been saving up all my ratty old pairs of jeans.  The thing is, I’m not much of a seamstress.  The last time I used a sewing machine was in 1992. But I do love the idea of keeping my old denim […]

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