That Cheap (DIY) B*tch: A Handmade Gift Guide for Gals

Snag some giftspiration for the groovy gals on your list with my DIY gift guide for the ladies over on That Cheap Bitch:

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A Sensational Sequins Thrifty Thursday

I am obsessed with sequins…but not just a couple here & there for a bit of sparkle, nope I need full coverage glitz that shimmers in shines from all angles!

Yeah Baby Yeah! I am completely in love with my sequin trousers!

I just wish I had more occasions to wear them…

Foxy Sequin Headband (handmade) €0 – Faux Leopard Coat (thrifted) €1 – Sequin Top (thrifted) €2 –  Sequin Trousers (thrifted) €6 – My most fave shoes in the universe (had for years & refashioned) €0

Total outfit cost: €9

Snag some thrifty inspiration (+ join up & share your love of second hand & vintage) over in my Gone Thrifting facebook group!

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My Fancy New DIY Tutorial Index

My groovy upcycled, refashioned tutorials are now even easier to navigate thanks to my fancy schmancy new tutorial index!

Simply click the graphic above to head over to the individually organized tutorial index for each category, hooray!

all the tutes!

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My Quirky Upcycled Sunglasses Storage Solution

Sometimes it takes awhile for a unique little item to make it home with me from the charity shop.

I spied this cross stitched beauty on each of my thrifty visits for nearly 3 months but as I couldn’t think of a use or a place for it I left it for another vintage lover to discover.

Inspiration finally struck during my last thrifting trip and I snapped this big ol’ frame up! (I honestly can’t believe that no one had purchased it – I guess it was destined to be mine)

Any idea what I did with it?

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A Doctored Thrifty Copycat

Long ago in the faraway time of the 80’s I was a latchkey kid who spent too many after school hours parked in front of the TV. One of my absolute fave shows to do homework in front of was that fabulous British import: Dr. Who.

I got my daily dose of interdimensional sci-fi from the fourth Doctor (portrayed by Tom Baker) and thus salute that most favourite of after school programs with a Thrifty Copycat:

Just a couple of kooky Doctors and few evil Daleks!

Vintage Umbrella (inherited) €0 – Hat (thrifted & refashioned) €1 – Scarf (handmade gift) €0 – Cord Coat (thrifted) €3 – Blouse (thrifted & refashioned) €0 – Trousers (had for years) €0 – Vintage Suede Loafers (had for years) €0

Total copycat outfit cost: €4

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My Amazing DIY Travelling Activity Centre (or Laptop Stand)

Head on over to Dream a Little Bigger and score my step by step for creating a fabulous travelling activity centre for your munchkin (or laptop stand for yourself!)

This groovy project would also make a fab last minute gift!

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My DIY Haircut for the Perfect Trim

I’ve been trimming my own locks for the past few years and have perfected a method that combines the home haircut tips of the awesome How To Hair Girl  + some extra little snips of my own to create my perfect DIY trim:

Grab your scissors & let’s get chopping!

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That Cheap (DIY) B*tch: Handmade Gifts for Guys

Grab some groovy handmade holiday inspiration for the dashing dudes in your life with my next festive round-up over on That Cheap Bitch!

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A Folklore Fabulous Thrifty Thursday

For me folklore fashion is all about handmade.

Traditional embroidery, knit and crochet in colours taken from nature create the perfect casual folklore ensemble…

Knit Beanie (handmade gift) €0 – Knit Vest (thrifted) €1 – T-shirt (1982) €3 – Embroidered Tablecloth Circle Skirt (thrifted & refashioned) €1 – Tights (1982) €2 – Boots (thrifted & refashioned) €2.50

Total outfit cost: €9.50

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My usefully unusual upcyced farm bolt DIY

If you follow me on instagram you’ll already have seen my latest creepy attic discovery:

two fantastically old giant farm bolts!

I knew I just had to upcycle them but these heavy beauties had me a bit stumped…

Any idea what I created with them?

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