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5 Money-Saving DIYs

Updated on April 20, 2018

DIY Decorated Frame Board

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Diy Decorated Frame Board

You will need: a picture frame, strings (length depending on the picture frame), hot glue gun, small pictures (Polaroid preferred) and small decorations (beads, buttons etc.)

You can use any item of your choice to decorate but I prefer buttons. Start by gluing your item of choice (in my case, buttons) with a hot glue gun. Make sure to cover the picture frame completely. Then, glue or tape a string (size depending on the picture frame) from one side of the frame to the other. You can attach another string in the place of your choice if you want. Before you begin the next step, let the glue dry and sit for at least 15 minutes. Finally, after the glue has dried, use clips (of your choice) to attach your pictures. Now, you can hang your frame board on your wall or maybe on your dresser!

DIY String/Yarn Pom Pom

DIY String/Yarn Pom Pom

You will need: yarn (color preferred) and scissors

Start by wrapping the string around four fingers as many times as you can. The more you wrap around your fingers, the bigger the pom pom will be. When you think you've wrapped enough yarn, slowly remove it from your fingers. Then, tie a knot in the middle of all of the yarn. It should look like a bow. After that, cut the sides (loops) of the pom pom and shake it into a circle. The pom pom should start to form. Finally, when you are done, you may trim some of the longer pieces that are too long. And now, you're done! (Use the image above as a tutorial). If you want to add extra string, just tie it around the pom pom as best as you can.

DIY Phone Holder/Speaker

You will need: 4 thumbtacks, empty tissue roll, scissors and duck tape

Start by cutting a rectangular hole the size of your phone in the empty tissue roll. Then, use the duck tape of your choice to wrap around the empty tissue roll. Do not cover the hole where your phone is going to be placed in and do not cover the side holes either. I recommend using more than one duck tape with different patterns if you want it to look really nice. Finally, place the four thumb tacks in your desired position as long as it stands upright. The phone holder/ speaker will stand upright if you place the thumb tacks parallel from each other. And now, your done! Place your phone in the rectangle cut out and turn on your music!

If you want the speaker to be more high quality or higher add two plastic cups on the sides. Cut a circle hole the size of the empty toilet role on one side of each of the cups. Slide the phone holder/ speaker into both of the holes, one on each side. Done!

DIY Mini Beach in a Jar

You will need: 1/2 cup of sand, empty jar, mini cactus (must be able to fit in a bottle) and small pebbles.

First, pour the sand in the jar and make sure not to spill any. Add the small pebbles and then place the cactus. You can glue the cactus or place the pebbles around it if it is not staying in place. Close the jar and place it on your shelf or dresser!

You can paint the jar (but make sure you can still see the cactus) and add flowers for more decoration!

DIY Slime

DIY Slime

You will need: shampoo, cornstarch and a bowl. You can add food coloring if you want the slime to be colorful.

First, pour 1/2 a cup of shampoo in the bowl. Then add the 1/4 cup of cornstarch in with the shampoo. Mix it with a spoon or whisk. Add a table spoon of water as you mix. Keep adding more tablespoons until the slime starts to form. (Add the food coloring as you stir). Do not add more than five or the slime will be watery. Mix well and then knead the slime for about five minutes. Done! Have fun!

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