5+ Clever DIYs If You're All About Saving Some Extra Cash

Diply 1 Aug 2018

Unless you're a generally crafty person, I'm sure most people like to do DIYs so that they can save a little bit of money. I mean, who doesn't want to have a little bit of extra cash in their pocket?!

Whether really wanting to change things up (but you're trying to save some money) or you're bored and want a new game to play, you can DIY pretty much anything.

If you're all about saving some cash, this one's for you.

1. Like I was saying, you might want to update your closet but it's just not in the budget.

Enthralling Gumption | Enthralling Gumption

Which I totally get because clothes can get expensive, especially if you're trying to keep up with new styles and trends. Luckily, you can update what you've already got!

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With a little bit of paint and a lot of creativity, you can take a pretty plain pair of shoes to the next level.

Enthralling Gumption | Enthralling Gumption

Enthralling Gumption used some abstract shapes and bright colors to give new life to a pair of white shoes, and they look great!

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2. One way you can save money and be better towards the environment is to create your own beauty products right at home.

Bliss Makes | Bliss Makes

You can create a surprising number of products using things you probably already have at home.

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Things like Epsom salts, citric acid, sugar, and essential oils can be used to create an array of products.

Blissmakes | Blissmakes

Blissmakes shows us how to create a sugar scrub using these products! Now, you'll know exactly what you're putting onto your skin, too.

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3. I love buying games to play at parties and on date night with my boyfriend, but man, can those games add up!

Lovely Indeed | Lovely Indeed

I had never thought of creating my own games before, though.

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So, I am definitely going to take a look at all the DIY games Lovely Indeed has created.

Lovely Indeed | Lovely Indeed

This game of Pick-Up Sticks is super easy to make and can be a lot of fun, too.

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4. I definitely love to showcase my personality through my phone cases and laptop, but custom cases can definitely get pricey.

Club Crafted | Club Crafted

Why not make your own? Grab a cheap laptop skin or case and use stickers or vinyl to give it personality.

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Club Crafted used a fun holographic vinyl to create this amazing case.

Club Crafted | Club Crafted

I definitely think it showcases a funky personality. I'd probably put this on my own laptop!

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5. I think we can all agree that getting contractors and landscapers is out of a lot of people's budgets.

Modern Maizy | Modern Maizy

But, at the same time, we want our backyards and front yards to look nice, right?

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Concrete is definitely becoming more and more popular amongst DIYers, both in hobby crafts and in home renovations.

Modern Maizy | Modern Maizy

Don't be afraid to give it a try and save some money! Modern Maizy shows us how they did it.

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6. By now, you probably know that there are a lot of really cool things you can do with pool noodles.

The Time Bum | The Time Bum

I've seen a bunch of cool DIYs, but nothing quite like this one.

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If you're like The Time Bum and collect a lot of watches, you can totally create your own watch display instead of spending tons of money to buy one.

The Time Bum | The Time Bum

The best part? Pool noodles are super, super cheap to buy.

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7. If you're wondering why someone is squirting a bottle of hair conditioner into what appears to be a bowl of vinegar, I wouldn't blame you for being really confused.

Hometalk | DeeDee

But this is a great way to save money come laundry day!

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DeeDee shows us how to create our very own fabric softener for around $3!

Hometalk | DeeDee

Using vinegar, hair conditioner, and hot water, you can save a ton on each load of laundry. You can ever make them look all nice and pretty and give them as gifts!

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8. I know what you're thinking: I don't even know where I'd get a protractor these days! Do kids still use them in school?!

Hometalk | Rob & Courtney M

But if you've got one on hand, it'll certainly be handy for this next DIY.

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With a little bit of fabric, some cute little dishes, and some découpage, you can make some custom coasters for your house!

Hometalk | Rob & Courtney M

This is a super cheap and easy way to make sure your coasters match your decor, and it comes from Rob & Courtney at Hometalk.

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9. I don't know how this happened, but I seem to have a ton of glass jars and nothing to do with them.

Make And Tell | Make And Tell

With a coat of spray paint and a little creativity, your random glass jars can be used all over the house!

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Make And Tell used their spare jars to create vases for some of their favorite plants.

Make And Tell | Make And Tell

I definitely don't have a shortage of plant babies to fill my assortment of glass jars!

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10. Next time your fave shoes get a little scuffed, don't toss them out!

The Crafted Life | The Crafted Life

There's actually a lot you can do to save them, including giving them a total makeover using some glue and rhinestones.

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I love checking out the scrapbooking section of the craft store to see what I can find for fun embellishments.

The Crafted Life | The Crafted Life

Just like The Crafted Life, I like to add them to shoes and skirts and accessories!

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11. Who else has a bit of an addiction to those fancy mugs at the store with the funny or relatable quotes?

By Dreams Factory | By Dreams Factory

But man, those things can get pricey if your addiction is like mine!

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You can get cute mugs from the dollar store and add the quotes yourself!

By Dreams Factory | By Dreams Factory

Some stores sell the quotes cut into vinyl, or you could make your own! I love this sweet idea by The Dreams Factory.

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12. I love browsing the calendar stores around Christmas time, but man, calendars are expensive.

Damask Love | Damask Love

Still, there's something so sweet about flipping the calendar each month and seeing the next design that is featured.

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Damask Love creates a yearly calendar that's free to print! 

Damask Love | Damask Love

The best part? You can even color it in yourself and show off your own creativity.

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