It's time to go back to school.  I had a love hate relationship with Back to School season.  It's filled with so much promise and anticipation and yet so much responsibility and homework.  This week we'll show you simple and really, really inexpensive ways to ease some of the stress - on you and on the budget with simple Back to School DIY tips.  Today we're making Back To School Easy Dry Erase Boards.  Many of the materials you'll need are already around the house so let's get busy. Dry erase boards are a must have for dorm rooms, study desks, and beside the kitchen door.  They're a great way to jot down everything from the empty milk bottle to a quick message to a roommate.  Sure you can buy one like everyone else has from the office supply store.....or you can make a super amazing personalized board for free…

Tassels are all the rage.  From jewelry adornments to key chain and shoes, clothes and handbags - tassels are the it accessory of the moment.  You can easily create your own tassel to jazz up an outfit.  Today we're making DIY Tassel Necklaces that are simple and cost less to make.  Customize your necklace with your favorite colors and you could even add sparkle or bling so all your friends will wonder where did she get that great piece! Materials: Embroidery thread - any quantity Cording 1 Lobster clasp 2 Metal cord ends 2 Jump rings Fabric glue Super glue Scissors Lighter or matches How To: First, choose the length you want your necklace to be. BEFORE cutting, spread fabric glue over all sides of the cord in about a 1" strip. Allow to dry, then cut cord over glued area (prevents cord from unraveling). Place a drop or two…

It's summer, it's hot, and you don't want fussy on your feet....Soooo, we've got super easy DIY Summer Shoes for less than $12!  Craft simple and adorable shoes with discount store materials that are light and cool for the season and very on trend.  Pom pom balls and garnish are the rage of summer and these shoes won't disappoint.  Check out the how-to below!   Materials: Flats with a fabric outer (pictured: Wal Mart $5.87) Spool of poms (pictured: Wal Mart $2.47) Fabric glue Scissors How-To: Trim end of pom garland so there are no frayed edges.   Apply a thin, straight line of glue, starting where shoe hoe upper meets sole on one side, across toe to sole on the other side (striped fabric comes in handy here!). Line up end of pom garland just above sole and gently lay / press it onto the line of glue, ending…

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