By my teenage years I’d come to realize that I have the desire to purchase the MOST EXPENSIVE thing available when it comes to home décor, fashion, hair, and even makeup; however, I definitely don’t have the budget. As a result of not currently being a multimillionaire I have become a budget friendly, DIY QUEEN! I can recreate or create ANYTHING I set my mind to. I probably hold the record for most use of the 30% off coupon at Mardel and the 40% off coupons from Hobby Lobby and Michaels. Seriously, I need a trophy or something.
Through the years I have made shirts, blinged out shoes, tutus, denim vests, specialty items for my children, and furniture. Whenever I see something I like that is out of my budget, I just search for a DIY tutorial and prepare to make it on my own. Having a baby? I created my own gender reveal box and all the favors for our party. Oh and let’s not forget that you can DIY makeup, manicure, and pedicure items too! I have also made my own concealer palettes, blush palettes, pressed eyeshadow, and gorgeous highlighters. After learning how to do my own acrylic nails due to a tragic nail shop incident, I have even used my favorite makeup to create unique acrylic and polishes for my nails. I’ve even had several friends ask me “is there anything you can’t do?”
I learned my DIY determination from my crafty mother. She can definitely make something out of nothing and I’ve watched her do it for years. Anytime I do a DIY I always ask her for opinion and I listen to her advice. Sometimes I do my own thing, against her strong suggestions, but that’s nothing I haven’t seen her do before and it always turns out awesome. She has taught me how to do my own hair and create marvelous projects at minimal cost and for that I am truly grateful. I love my DIY mama!
So, after much thought and the frustration of paying for it to be done, I decided to conqueror the door wreath. I purchased tools from Wal-Mart, the supplies from Dollar Tree, and spent approximately $13 for everything used. My ONLY TWO SUGGESTIONS for conquering this project is to not be apprehensive because it was truly easy and watch a few tutorials to get an idea of how to create your masterpiece. You can watch my tutorial of this beautiful floral wreath via my recent video.
If you enjoyed that DIY then you will definitely love seeing the other tutorials I have to offer via this YouTube playlist. And don’t fret if you think a tutorial is missing because I have several more scheduled to edit and upload in the coming months including gift baskets as well as blinged out high heels and denim jackets. As I learn to create something new I always offer to teach the skill to my family and friends. I definitely make time to share the skills with my children as well just as my mother did with me.
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So, what’s your next DIY project going to be?
Make this week creative,