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$5 DIY Photo Canvas

One of my very favorite things to do is find something in a store that I really really want but there is no way I could afford it. Well, I guess that’s not the fun part. The fun part comes when I go home and figure out a way to make that same thing for way less!

This was such an easy and cheap DIY photo canvas tutorial!  I've been wanting a big canvas of my family but they are so pricey.  This was such a simple DIY photo canvas and I love fun picture crafts!

That’s the case here with creating your own DIY photo canvas. This project is super straight forward and simple. I was able to make this entire project for only $5!

DIY Photo Canvas using cheap engineer prints. Quick and cheap diy to get an expensive Photo Canvas look for less. How to make a photo canvas using engineer prints and mod podge.  Continue Reading →

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Happy New Year… 2016 Sneak Peek!

Isn’t the New Year so inspiring and motivating? There is something special about the beginning of a New Year and all the possibilities of change and improvement!

Have you set any goals for the New Year? Let me know in the comments bellow! Sharing goals makes them a little more real and keeps you a little more accountable. I personally love hearing other people’s goals because their goals motivate me to do better!

Are you feeling like this is the year you want to live frugal AND fabulous?!

This is my favorite website / blog for learning to live frugal and fabulous! Best tips for frugal living and having a fabulous life! Continue Reading →

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Top 10 Posts for Frugal Living in 2015

My first year with Pennies Into Pearls is in the books and it has been SO much fun! Starting this blog has been a lot of work but it has been even more fun than I thought it would be!

I wish I could list every single post I have created for you because I put a lot of thought into every word that I share. I hope that they provide useful information to help you save money and live fabulous at the same time!

Top Frugal Living Posts of 2015. Gourmet recipes made for cheap, beautiful DIY for pennies, and budgeting tips. Continue Reading →

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Where to Get Free Pallets

You can never have enough free pallet wood, in my opinion. If I could have an entire garage or some sort of storage area where I could just fill it with pallets, that would be amazing!

When I very first started working with pallet wood I ran into a question that I think a few of you might be wondering yourself, “where to get free pallets?”

Useful tips on Where to Get Free Pallets. Plus, three rules on what to do when you find free pallets. Where to find free pallets. Continue Reading →

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How to Make Fabric Pumpkins

Where you able to jump in on my LIVE craft party we had last week? It was SO much fun! If you don’t already then you will definitely want to follow me on Periscope so you don’t miss out next time!

You can do that by going here periscope.tv/penniestopearls and clicking the follow button. It is a free app that you can get on your phone, so don’t worry about that! Not only do I do monthly LIVE craft parties on there but I share daily frugal fabulous tips and we all get to chat while I’m doing it. Super fun!

So on last weeks broadcast craft party we I shared with you how to make fabric pumpkins just like these ones. They are super super easy to make and don’t take a lot of time at all!

How to Make Fabric Pumpkins. Step by step tutorial on how to make fabric pumpkins in less than 10 minutes. Continue Reading →

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3 Tips on How to Stain Wood Furniture

Have you every tried staining a piece of furniture before? The entire idea of how to stain wood furniture was very intimidating for me. Painting, not as much. But the idea of using something as permanent as a stain frightened me a bit.

I am here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be scary! It’s a great way to add life to an old piece of furniture and may actually be a lot easier then painting!

After finding this adorable little table for FREE online I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. The decision was made to learn how to stain wood furniture so I could use an outdoor stain and put the cute thing on my teeny tiny front porch.

I am here today to share with you what I learned on how to stain wood furniture. In an effort to help you avoid a few mistakes I made and save you the time.
How to Stain Wood Furniture - penniesintopearls.com - Easy step by step instructions and tips on how to stain wood furniture. Pictures and video tutorial on how to stain wood furniture. Continue Reading →

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LIVE Craft Party! October 7th

Who has heard of Periscope? If you have, then you know how crazy fun it is! If you haven’t then you need to pay close attention now! And even if you already know about it, keep reading so you can learn where to find me!

Periscope is a completely free app that allows anyone in the entire world to do a live video broadcast. It’s not only a broadcast, but anyone tuning in is able to type in the comments and actually chat live with the broadcaster! Trust me, it’s exciting so keep reading!

So think about the possibilities! Do you have a favorite celebrity? Maybe a favorite blogger perhaps… Wink wink. Well you can hop on when you see that this person is live and have a real-time conversation, all while getting their latest tips or just maybe for a quick chat.

So let’s have a craft party on Periscope! Let me explain a little more but at the end of this post I’m going to give you the supplies list for October 7th’s craft party!

October Live Craft Party - penniesintopearls.com - Follow periscope.tv/penniestopearls for monthly LIVE craft parties and daily frugal fabulous tips. Continue Reading →

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Thrift Store Finds – Dainty Side Table

I know I have told you before but I just love going thrift store shopping on Mondays! If I miss a Monday I get a little depressed. Just ask my hubby! Well… this last trip was one of those golden thrift store shopping trips! I found a large set of cooking dishes, some cute books for the kiddos, a couple vintage books for a different project, and this cute little thing!

I didn’t even know I needed it but as soon as I saw it sitting all by itself I knew just where I was going to put it! Our living room has a nice big comfy chair but no end table anywhere nearby but not a lot of space for one. So this cutie was the perfect solution!

Small End Table Makeover -penniesintopearls.com - Tips on how to make over you thrift store find. The easiest way to makeover your thrift store find! Continue Reading →