16 Easy DIYs That Will Definitely Save You Some Cash

Diply 13 Apr 2018

Isn't it the best when making something yourself ends up saving you tons of money in the grand scheme of things? I love finishing a DIY project and knowing I saved money instead of buying the item outright. It's the small victories that count in my world!

With spring weather peeking through the clouds, I'm excited to start more DIY projects and can't wait to be saving that cold, hard cash!

1. Paint Rocks For DIY Cacti

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Friends, plants are expensive. I love them, but things can get out of hand real quick, especially if you can't seem to keep them alive. These rock cacti are adorable, cheap, and won't die on you!

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2. Have A Stay-At-Home Manicure Night

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I love getting my nails done, but it's soooo expensive! You can have a fun night in and just do-it-yourself. Or better yet, invite some pals over and do it together!

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3. Make Your Own Swiffer Pads

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Replacing the pads on your Swiffer broom is going to cost you BIG! You can always make your own, or you can just use a sock to save some money.

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4. Use Your Nearly Spoiled Products Wisely

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If you've got milk that is about to go bad, don't let it — and your money — go to waste! Instead, crush up some Oreos and make milk cubes for coffees and other cool treats!

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5. Use An Elastic Band As A Phone Mount

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If you can't be bothered to pick up a phone mount, this DIY solution might work. Just don't be surprised if your phone goes flying in the middle of your ride, since this doesn't seem like the most trustworthy of hacks, tbh.

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6. Use A Pad To Fix A Bra

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Man, bras are expensive AF! This hack is great if the underwire of your fave bra is poking out and you aren't quite ready to say goodbye.

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7. Make Your Own Dryer Balls

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The best thing about dryer balls is that they can be used over and over again to save you tons of money! Want your clothes to smell amazing? Toss a few drops of essential oil on them before drying.

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8. Grow Vegetables From Your Veggie Scraps

The Gardening Cook | The Gardening Cook

Did you know that those weird things growing from your onion are actually roots and are ready to make a new onion? My mom showed me because she's a total genius! It's such an easy way to save on groceries.

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9. Create DIY Watercolor Bookmarks

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Are you constantly using receipts or pieces of paper in your books because you refuse to buy bookmarks? That's me! These watercolor bookmarks are easy to make and oh-so pretty.

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10. Create Your Own Jewelry

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Okay, so we all like to be pampered with a few pretty things once in a while. But man, jewelry can get expensive! You can make your own and be one of a kind.

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11. Turn An Old Pot Into A Cute Basket

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This DIY is so easy it's almost criminal! Turning an ugly, stained pot into something you'd actually use is pretty darn sweet.

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12. Save On Money & Space With Water Bottle Ice Packs

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When you're heading out on a road trip, go camping, or go on a picnic, the way you pack your cooler is essential. Skip the pricey ice packs and use frozen water bottles instead.

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13. Upcycle A Lampshade With Duct Tape

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I don't know if you've ever gone to buy a lampshade, but those things are not cheap! Especially if you want a funky design on them. You can just do-it-yourself with some duct tape instead.

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14. Make Your Own Tea Cup Candle

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There definitely seems to be a candle craze right now, and buying tons of them gets so expensive! It only makes sense to make your own instead.

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15. Create Your Own Wall Art

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Even art that's not made by famous artists can be expensive. I'm all for supporting small businesses and artisans, but sometimes things are just out of the budget. Try making this pom-pom wall hanging instead!

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16. Make Butter From Scratch

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This tutorial makes making butter a breeze! It's cheap (all you need is cream!), and it's simple to do. Plus who doesn't love the taste of fresh homemade butter? Yum!

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