DIY Easy Paint Chip Beach Art

INSIDE: How to create FREE and easy DIY paint chip beach art in small vintage picture frames.

DIY Easy Paint Chip Beach Art | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comI’m a beach lover. Period. So even though I’ve spent the past dozen years living among all things cactus, year round sunscreen use and lots of fast-moving desert creatures, the sand and sea is my happy place.

If you walked into my family room right now, you’d see that I’m in the process of putting together a beach-inspired gallery wall. It’s only taken me about two years to tackle this home project but here I am. Deep in the throws of finalizing this statement wall.


Lucky for me, my husband went “picking” one day and brought me home a box of random goodies. At the bottom of this box were two small gold, vintage frames. They were perfect for this currently empty wall.

Here’s how I created beach art for these thrift store frames. Using paint chips. For FREE…
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DIY Cactus String Art Pillow

INSIDE: How to make an envelope pillow with a DIY cactus string art pillow craft.

DIY String Art Cactus Pillow | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comI’ve lived in the southwest for a dozen years now. And it’s taken me about 10 of those 12 to accept it! But when I saw and snapped up some cactus fabric recently, I knew that the desert life had become a part of me.

Since I live surrounded by all things cacti, why not add just one more to this southwest print? But I couldn’t just paste a simple cactus on top, could I? No! Learn how to create a trendy string art cactus… on a pillow. Grab your sewing needle instead of a hammer and let’s start stringing… Continue reading


DIY Peter Cottontail Girls Knee High Socks for Easter

INSIDE: How to make DIY Peter Cottontail bunny girls knee high socks for Easter.

DIY Girls Easter Bunny Knee High Socks for Spring | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comThis project is all because of Crazy Sock Day at school. My daughter is typically an enthusiastic participant in these school activities. And I (secretly) share her enthusiasm to help her come up with the most creative idea of them all! Funky socks no exception.

My daughter’s only request for this themed day was that her socks be “pretty and pink”. So tasked with these “2P’s”, I picked up some knee high socks and riffled through my bag of felt pieces to create some fun and cute girls knee high socks that are perfect for Spring.  And Crazy Sock Day. Here’s how to make some for a little girl in your life, or maybe just you…
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Easy Ways to Create a Rad and Retro Kitchen Ideas

INSIDE: Quick and easy decor to create a rad and retro kitchen ideas.

Do you find yourself suddenly loving a decor style you hadn’t previously? Lately, I’ve found myself drawn to all things radically retro and very vintage. (As I type this, I’m looking at a brass table lamp I picked up at a thrift store. Hello, 1980s! Is it because I’m quickly approaching #40?!)

So when I saw this turquoise, totally retro-inspired kitchen stove by Big Chill, it was practically calling my ‘frazzled’ name. How much more fun would it be to cook dinner after a long day on this stove? Let alone how creative you could get to decorate a room around an appliance of all things?! You got it. So fun!
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Updating a Vintage Vanity Chair To Use For Child’s Desk

INSIDE: How to reupholster a vintage vanity stool. And use it as for kids bedroom decor.

How to Update a Vintage Vanity Stool and Use It For a Child's Deck | DazzleWhileFrazzled.com*This DIY home decor project is part of the Thrift Store Challenge. Check out the other creative ideas below!*

My daughter fell off her bike. Total accident on what was otherwise a relaxing, after dinner bike ride around the neighborhood. Many bandages later, we rallied the team together the next morning, filled their little bellies with some donuts and set off to a vintage market.


Because daddy was on duty during the accident prone bike excursion, he had a lot of guilt. So when he found a little vintage stool that was the perfect height for our daughter’s chair-less desk, he didn’t let his otherwise frugality get in the way of passing up this find.

This is how we brought this antique vanity stool into the modern day with spray paint and some vinyl fabric…
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DIY Margarita Day Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Wreath

INSIDE: How to make a bright and colorful DIY Margarita Day Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Wreath.

DIY Margarita Day Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Wreath | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comI don’t know about you but I cannot pass up a Mexican fiesta! Taco Tuesday is probably the best day of the week. And as an Arizonan, burritos, guacamole and margaritas are just part of our southwest way of life. Which is why National Margarita Day (February 22nd) and Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) are great days of celebration!

To celebrate these days of fiesta, I have created a colorful front door wreath. It’s bright, fast and fun! Salt or no salt, let’s celebrate today…
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10 Cute DIY Valentine’s Day Crafts and Ideas

INSIDE: A collection of Valentine’s Day Crafts and Ideas

10 cute and lovely DIY Valentine's Day crafts and ideas | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comDo you enjoy decorating and crafting for all the various holidays like I do? Clearly, by the many boxes packed away in the garage, I enjoy myself a holiday!

So with Valentine’s Day around the corner, I’ve gathered an assortment of fun, cute and easy-to-do heart-shaped and love-filled crafts and projects for you to accomplish before Cupid strikes.


Here are 10 DIY Valentine’s Day crafts and ideas…
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DIY Succulent Valentine’s Day Wreath from Chocolate Box

INSIDE: How to use a chocolate box to create a DIY succulent Valentine’s Day wreath

DIY Succulent Valentine's Day Wreath | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comDon’t ask me why I’ve held onto a satin Valentine’s Day chocolate box. But, stored away in my holiday decorations box, has been this heart-shaped box for the past couple of years. Finally, I’ve thought of something crafty to do with it this Valentine’s Day.

Gathering a few supplies, I quickly — like within 10 minutes — put together a unique DIY succulent Valentine’s Day wreath. Grab your hot glue gun, a sampling of chocolates and here’s how I did it…
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DIY Superhero Boys Bed with Wood Superhero Emblem

Inside: How to turn a Craigslist twin bed into a DIY superhero boys bed with spray paint and DIY wood superhero emblem.

DIY Superhero Boys Bed | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comHave you ever noticed that home projects seem to take on their own life? We recently installed new flooring in our kids bedrooms. Yay! Check the box on that long overdue home To Do. However, the act of moving furniture out of rooms quickly led to several furniture updating projects dotting our backyard landscape.

One such project was completely redoing our 5-year old’s Craigslist bed frame to better fit into his superhero themed bedroom. With all the bed frame pieces laying on old sheets across the backyard, this is how we turned a plain wood bed frame into a DIY superhero boys bed. This is project is also part of a Thrift Store Challenge. Scroll down to the end of this post to see other Thrift Store upcycles by some 30 bloggers…
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Host a Valentine’s Day Card Making Party for Kids

INSIDE: How to host a Valentine’s Day card making party for kids at home.

DIY Valentine's Day Card Making Party | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comTo me, Valentine’s Day is very much like Thanksgiving. It’s a simple holiday that has one main focus. For Valentine’s Day that focus is love …and friendship and kindness and, least but not ever last, chocolate! Teach the kids the gift of friendship with a DIY Valentine’s Day card making party at home.

Set out the Valentine’s Day card making basics: stickers, crayons and blank cards and let their Valentine’s creativity shine!


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