Tag Archive: Budget: $$

Latch Hook Wall Hanging DIY

If you’re not really interested in learning to weave but love the textured wall hangings you’re seeing all…

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Make Your Own Knit Cat Bed 

If you know me at all, you know I’m obsessed with my cat, Bisou, and that she’s ridiculously…

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Make Your Own Rainbow Disco Ball!

Until I, Kara, bought my first disco ball, I never realized how much sheer joy they can bring…

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Sprinkle Donut Apron DIY

What’s better than donuts? Baking donuts while wearing an apron you made with a sprinkle donut pocket, duh!…

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DIY Colorful Geometric Necklaces

Polymer clay is such a versatile craft supply. I have used it to create everything from mini bud…

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Try This: Paint Your Own Pattern on Pattern Floral Vase

Lately, I have been introducing a bit of maximalism into a few of my decor pieces. There is…

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DIY Plants on Pink Clock

Sometimes my inspiration for decor comes from the most far off of places, and this clock is no…

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Mid-Century Slatted Bench DIY

  This project was inspired by the mid-century design of George Nelson’s slatted benches and the user-friendliness of so…

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DIY Wall Mounted Plants AKA Living Art

I love having houseplants, but when you live in a small apartment, there are only so many window…

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Round Beach Towel DIY

With a beach vacation on my horizon, I went in search of the perfect beach towel for drying…

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Hairpin Leg Breakfast Tray DIY

Let’s talk for just a minute about how luxurious it feels to stay in bed just a bit…

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DIY Cactus Oven Mitts

Cactus oven mitts! You guys! I, Kara, am so excited to share these DIY cactus oven mitts with…

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Make Your Own Shaped Candle Mold

Apparently the other night my husband, Trey, walked into our bedroom after I had already gone to bed…

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Make Your Own Guest Room Mini Bar

I, Kara, absolutely love having guests come to visit, and what better way to make them feel welcome…

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Make Your Own Custom Color Nail Polish

If you’ve ever searched in vain for that special shade of pink or the perfect sheer glittery polish, this…

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DIY Modern Wood Plant Stands

Raise your hand if you’ve found yourself a wee bit houseplant obsessed. Now, keep your hand raised if you’ve…

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Fabric Tassel Bag DIY

I love a well-made seagrass tote, but sometimes a girl needs more excitement in her wardrobe! With a beach vacation on…

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Modern Pastel Crib Quilt DIY

  Whether you’re preparing for a sweet baby or have a few friends that are, sewing a crib quilt is…

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Try This: DIY Clear Makeup Bag 

We’re serious makeup addicts—the secret is out! There’s something about playing around with makeup that we find relaxing…

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DIY Wooden Circle Earrings — 2 Ways 

I’ve gotta say, I think the statement earring trend is the best thing to happen to crafters in…

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Cat Face Pillow DIY! 

Oh man, with just a few weeks to go until my due date, I’m getting down to the wire with…

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Make Your Own Disco Ball Hanging Planter

Oh yes I did! I, Kara, love a good hanging planter as much as the next home decor…

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Easy Floating Floral Arrangement DIY 

I love having fresh flowers around the house (who doesn’t, right?), and they are especially appropriate if you…

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How to Make Soy Candles

Something you may not know about us is that we love candles. If we could spend all of…

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Make Any Box Into a Jewelry Box!

Pretty decorative boxes are one of my favorite things to have around the house (usually in little groupings with other candles or figurine type things). A lot of the time though, I love a box or container, but I’m not sure what to actually store in it! It occurred to me that most decorative boxes are actually the perfect size to be a jewelry box, and with a few quick…

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Fabric Lion Bust DIY

While we are still kind of a long way out in having our nursery ready to go (picture nervous emoji face here), it’s been fun getting to start on some DIY projects that I can add into the space once we get all the big things in place (like this cute unicorn photo holder). Another idea that I was on the lookout for was a fabric lion bust to add…

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Make Your Own Crystal Soaps

Hello! I’m Mary Helen from Mary Makes Good, and I’m over the moon to be joining the team here on ABM. It’s pretty thrilling to tell you the truth. I’ve been following A Beautiful Mess for nearly as long as I’ve been blogging! (Hint: That’s a very long time.) A little about me—I’m a full-time blogger, freelance writer, and DIY beauty formulator living in Austin, Texas. I’m mama to one…

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DIY Camera Strap

Just sharing a little DIY camera strap I made recently. You can make one in just three easy steps, and you only need to have the ability to sew a straight line. Ha! But my favorite part is that I added my own little camera setting "cheat sheets" to one side. Yes, it’s practical, but I also just thought it kind of spoke to my love of photography. Me and…

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Kitty Rice Heating Pack DIY

Being 7 months pregnant I am allll into the things that make me feel cozy and relaxed at the moment. Every preggo has her list of ailments, so anything that can add a few moments to the "self-care" routine are much appreciated. Sore back and neck muscles are certainly not limited to pregnant ladies though, and I’ve always wanted to have one of those rice heating pads around the house….

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DIY Patch Laptop Case

We’re back with another simple DIY project! We’ve been really into the patch trend lately. They’re showing up everywhere from denim jackets to purses. Patches are an easy way to make something generic into a custom piece that shows your personality. For this project, we decided to jazz up a plain laptop case. There are tons of solid computer cases out there just begging for some flair. The patches we…

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