Ikea Ektorp Tullsta Rocking Chair Hack

Remake an inexpensive Ikea Chair into an upscale rocker! Ektorp Tullsta rocking chair hack! | saynotsweetanne.com

Why is it my favorite things are always the cheapest? Favorite gift? Craft supplies. Diamonds are nice, but craft stuff is more useful. My favorite restaurant? My kitchen. Favorite chair? That cheap $90 number we bought when we first moved out on our own. I suppose I should be grateful I have inexpensive tastes. EspeciallyRead more

DIY White Jeweled Pumpkin

Beautiful Halloween Pumpkin Craft! Make this bespoke jeweled pumpkin with just a few supplies. | saynotsweetanne.com

Do you remember the pumpkin that turned in to Cinderella’s BEAUTIFUL white carriage? Well I do. And a couple weeks ago when I stumbled across a pretty white pumpkin with the words “Happy Halloween” on it, I was instantly transported to a realm of up-scale, chic and modern whimsical Halloween decor. I was snapped outRead more

Easy Iron On Foil Quote Art

Easy Foil Quote Art! Use simple iron on vinyl to create a professional screen printed or foil printed look to quotes and other art! | saynotsweetanne.com

There has been a huge trend for foil/shiny elements in home decor lately. I see tons of beautiful pins of amazing foil art prints that are just too lovely not to want. And believe me, I want them all! When we decided on the theme for baby James’ room hubby and I knew that weRead more

DIY Faux Animal Skin Rug

Easy DIY Faux Animal Skin Rug. Create an awesome accent rug with just a couple of fabric yards and some ingenuity!  | Saynotsweetanne.com

As a part of our nursery, we  wanted to add a few rustic elements, like a plush “fur” rug. The trouble was, as it is with a lot of home decor, those things are expensive. Last I checked, little boys are not exactly known for treating their flooring with the respect a $250 rug deserves,Read more

DIY Tinted Glass

Pinterest Inspired Faux Tinted Glass | saynotsweetanne.com

I’m sure you’ve all seen the beautiful images on Pinterest about making DIY tinted glass, or tinted mason jars. The recipe is simple: a little mod podge, a little food coloring and a jar. Sound easy right? Well, I’m not saying its impossible. And now that I’ve had some time to live with the jarsRead more

20 Amazing and Adorable Uses for Peeps

20 Creative Uses for Peeps! Crafts, recipes, and more. See them all at Saynotsweetanne.com

One of my favorite signs of spring is the sudden appearance of birds. One day there is nothing, not a perfectly formed beak to be found… and the next day they flock around all my favorite neighborhood stores. Of course I’m not talking about real birds. Oh no. I’m talking about squishy, marshmallowy, sugar coated chicks.Read more

DIY Dollar Store Layered Scent Candles

DIY Dollar Store Candles | Easy, fun, and under $5 each! | Saynotsweetanne.com

Candle making for me is right next to soap making. There is artisan level soap and candle making that involves a lot of equipment, investing in scents, colors, space etc. And then there is quick-and-dirty soap and candle making which is far more accessible to people like me. This is a quick and dirty candle.Read more

Frugal Wrapping Tips + Printable Paper & Tags

DIY Printable gift wrap and tags

Anyone who knows me knows that I am particular about my gift wrapping. I like things to match, and I like them to have a distinct flair. I’m the one with the color coordinating bows, paper, ribbon and gift tags on Christmas morning. In fact, I have 5 different sets of Christmas ornaments, because IRead more

DIY Organization for Teens

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I’m shocked and excited to admit that my itty-bitty-baby sister started High School last week. Can you imagine!? This teeny little thing that was always SO YOUNG compared to me is now a freshman. Ya’ll don’t even know how old that makes me feel. But, Kristy is an awesome young teen and she has been diligentlyRead more