Frugal Fun Projects - fun and useful
projects with thrify materials and tools
Our frugal fun projects use simple materials to make something new. They also re-purpose
other materials to inexpensively solve problems.
Several ideas are still under construction. We plan to add them soon.
Lots and lots of ideas! We need time to make the instructional steps, take the digital photos and write the
Here are some of the ideas completed and in progress:
- Frugal Fun Projects: Aluminum Foil Trivet
Protect your kitchen counters and dining table from hot pans and dishes with this easy frugal project for an aluminum foil trivet. Here's how to make cheap trivets that last and are easy to clean.
- Frugal Fun Projects: Easy Napkin Pillow
Two pretty cloth napkins make an easy napkin pillow. With simple, inexpensive materials and a short amount of time, you can have pretty pillows to decorate your home or to sell at bazaars.
- Frugal Fun Projects: Decorate with Color
Take a look at these examples of how you can decorate with color using inexpensive materials.
- Frugal Fun Projects: Doily Pillow
Either hand or machine made doilies, an easy to make doily pillow shows off their intricate designs. Here is how to use doilies to make a pillow with simple, inexpensive materials and a little time.
- Frugal Fun Projects: Easy Canvas Shopping Bag
With today's green movement, here's how to make an easy canvas shopping bag. Make several for yourself for many purposes and as gifts for friends and family.
- Frugal Fun Projects Framed Doily
What can you do with doilies? They're beautiful, but you don't want to use them as they were originally intended. Here's how to make a framed doily with contrasting fabric and frame colors.
- Frugal Fun Projects: Handkerchief Wall Hanging
An interesting and beautiful handkerchief becomes a simple yet elegant wall hanging. Our step-by-step instructions show you how to make your own with a few simple, inexpensive materials and tools.
- How to make a mobius bracelet out of ribbon
Using simple and inexpensive materials, we show you how to make a mobius bracelet with ribbon and a snap fastener.
- How to make an easy beaded bracelet with ribbon
Follow the how-to steps and pictures to learn how to make this easy beaded bracelet with ribbon using three different ribbons and a few beads - fun, easy and unique.
- Frugal Fun Projects: Punched Quilt Fan
Learn how to make this pretty little punched quilt fan with no sewing required. The pictures and steps show you how to make the project.
- Frugal Fun Projects: Punched Quilt Heart
With very little time, materials and tools, you can make this beautiful punched quilt heart. We show you how to make the project outlining the steps with pictures.
- Frugal Fun Projects: Woven Ribbon Pillow
Do you like to add inexpensive but distinctive decorating touches to your home? Here's how to make a woven ribbon pillow that is easy to make and becomes a beautiful conversation piece.
- Frugal Fun Projects: Fred the Snowman Pillow
Here's how to make your own Fred the Snowman Pillow using a small amount of fabric, some grosgrain ribbon and buttons. He's cute, he's fun and he's not cold at all.
- Fun Easy Projects: Woven Ribbon Pillow Plaid
This fun and easy woven ribbon pillow looks plaid, but the ribbons are woven in a simple basket weave pattern with the ribbons alternating over and under each other.
- Fun Easy Projects: Woven Ribbon Pillow Shaker Style Weave
This fun and easy woven ribbon pillow looks difficult but is a simple repeating weave pattern. Take a look at the easy steps on how to make the Shaker style woven ribbon pillow.
- Fun Frugal Projects: Sweatshirt with Battenberg Lace
Sweatshirts are comfortable to wear but can be plain. Here's how you can easily make your own unique, decorative sweatshirt with Battenberg lace.
- Fun Frugal Projects: Wine Charms
Here's how to make your own quick and inexpensive wine charms using simple steps and materials.