DIY Vintage Linens No Sew 10 Minute Table Runner

INSIDE: How to make a no sew, 10 minute table runner using vintage linens and napkins.

Do you have any vintage cloth napkins hidden away in a sideboard? Or found the desire to dig through a pile of assorted table linens at a thrift store for a few antique gems? Yes and Yes, is what I say.

But when I found myself on the receiving end of a very large stash of antique linens, I just had to give them a purpose outside of sitting neatly folded in a drawer. I wanted to showcase their vintage details and beauty. Plus I needed a table runner for my dining room table!


In 10 “frazzled-free” minutes, here’s how to create a no sew table runner. Vintage table linens or not…

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How To Make An Easy DIY Coffee Mug for Mother’s Day

INSIDE: How to make an easy DIY travel coffee mug for Mother’s Day.

My mother is pretty picky about gifts. Love her very much but she’s so hard to buy for! There’s a lot of brainstorming that goes on come those gift-giving times.

However, you give her anything handmade and you’re golden. Now with a trio of kids of my own, I can give them some paper and colored pencils and let them create away for (grand)mom.


So I was pretty relieved to find DIY travel coffee mugs that I could easily make handmade and special for this Mother’s Day. Using paints and some letter stickers from the kids craft stash, I think I made a gift for mom she’ll happily enjoy…
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Home Run! Printable Baseball Tags For Game Day Snacks

INSIDE: Don’t strike out! Free printable baseball tags for kids game day snacks.

I’m in Year Two of being a Baseball Mom. Do I understand all the rules? Not really. Have I called it “rounds” instead of “innings”? Guilty. Will I ever comprehend why they wear white pants when sliding in dirt? Never.

But there I sit, clapping and waving back to my 5 year old who seems to spend a great portion of the game chatting and dancing on the field…instead of, you know, paying attention.


And when you ask the Baseball Player (as he refers to himself as) what his favorite part of the game was, he has one quick answer: the snacks.

Here’s how to easily get all crafty with it for those baseball game day snacks…and fake that you know what the game is all about!
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How To Make A Thrifty Ethan Allen Dresser Knock Off For $20

INSIDE: How to make a thrifty $20 knock off version of an Ethan Allen girls Wonderland dresser.

How to make a thrifty Ethan Allen girls bedroom dresser knock off for $20 | DazzleWhileFrazzledHave you opened the mailbox to find a catalog you’ve never signed up for? Seems to happen at least once a week. Catalogs for bird lovers (what??), magazines on how to get abs of steel (what??), clothing for someone twice my age (what??). I really should cancel all these and save a few trees, shouldn’t I?

So when an Ethan Allen furniture catalog found its way into my mailbox, I couldn’t help but flip through it. It is Ethan Allen after all. Gorgeous furnishings that are way out of my stay-at-home mom “salary”!


However that’s when I saw this super cute dresser from their Disney furniture line. It only cost $1,899! Could I replicate it for less? Let’s find out…
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DIY Girls Bedroom Decor with a Thrifty Budget

INSIDE: How to DIY girls bedroom decor with a thrifty budget.

DIY Girls Bedroom Decor on a Thrifty Budget | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comA vintage chandelier and a spunky little girl. Those were the two motivators to getting our 7-year old’s bedroom decorated and checked off the (very long) home To Do list.

It all started when this plucky girl announced her desire for a “princess canopy bed”. As with most home projects, one seemingly small project became a giant snowball of multiple projects all going simultaneously! (You should’ve seen the state of our garage.)


The bed led to redoing the dresser which led to re-purposing an old, vintage vanity stool to updating a bookcase. Snowball. And here’s how we did it all for less than $150…
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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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