Five Quick Handmade Gifts Under $2

Eclectically Vintage

I'm boycotting stores this (and every) Black Friday. Instead, I'll be home with my girls, whipping up some quick handmade gifts like these. For the gal that needs some serious pampering, My homemade 3-ingredient lemon salt scrub is just the ticket to paradise. Presentation is everything so pop it in a cute mason jar and tie a vintage … [Read more...]


Dollar Store DIY Monogrammed Gifts – Drinking Glasses

Eclectically Vintage Crafts

By the end of the day, we usually have a dozen dirty glasses lined up on the counter ... but there are only four people in my family. Where are these glasses coming from? They multiply like rabbits when I turn my back to put away the Reese's Puffs. I am rebelling against my dishpan hands and creating a simple solution to this serious … [Read more...]


Make DIY Gift Bags – From any Paper

Eclectically Vintage

    They say it's all about the presentation. After all, isn't half the fun the anticipation of what awaits?   Cast aside that typical gift wrap and give pizazz to your gifts. How to Make Gift Bags from Any Paper * Get a box from the pantry (I used a rice box) * Wrap the paper around the box like you're … [Read more...]


It’s a Cinch – A Wise Old Bookish Owl

book page crafts - owls

There's nothing like the joy of reading a great book. Except maybe making something fabulous from a not so great book. I love all things Halloween - have you seen my Halloween house tour? I mean, whoooo wouldn't love this? How To: * Trace owl silhouette onto a book page (pack of owls from the dollar store - or print your own pattern) * … [Read more...]


It’s a Cinch Party Fabulous Features


Wow - what a turnout!  286 links to our It's a Cinch party! You guys rock! So hard to pick a few favorites but here goes. The Backyard Bungalow showed us how to take an old ceiling tile and turn it into a fabulous magnet board. Gracious Southern Living turned ho-hum baskets into fabulous two toned goodness with a little spray paint. Don't … [Read more...]


It’s a Cinch Link Party!


Let's Get This Link Party Started! I've shared my It's a Cinch projects: Peep Wreath DIY Music Lyric Plate Singing in the Rain Spring Door Now show me your simple, easy, piece of cake projects. … [Read more...]


Singing in the Rain Spring Door Umbrella Wreath


Think outside the round wreath when decorating your doors - why not an umbrella wreath. Spring showers bring flowers so why not combine the two. Snip some bright forsythia and pop it into a bubble umbrella (add some water so they stay perky). Don't judge my outfit in the reflection!  Ok - so I'm in my pj's but I'm blaming my recuperation from … [Read more...]


It’s a Cinch – DIY Music Lyric Plate


To know me is the realize that I will only do an easy craft. If it involves anything requiring the least amount of patience, I'm out. My Music Lyric plate fits the bill - it took me less than 5 minutes! I was inspired by this Halloween plate from Brooklyn Limestone where she wrote the words from The Raven. My plate is for The Hubs who, … [Read more...]