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When you think of DIY projects, what comes to mind? Chances are, you think about home improvement projects and seasonal decorations that can be created by hand. It’s true that these kinds of projects can greatly enhance your home, but there are so many other DIY projects that can save you money while impressing your friends and family at the same time.

Here are just a few areas of your life that you can DIY that are fast, easy, and fun.

Food

Love cooking in the kitchen? Take baking and making to the next level by creating foods in the kitchen that you didn’t know you can DIY.

Tater tots, English muffins, and raisins? You don’t have to buy them at the store. You really can make them yourself!

Not only will making more items from scratch provide more nutritional value for your family, they make great gifts too. Just imagine how thankful Great Uncle Bill will be when he receives a homemade jar of spicy mustard.

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Camping

No one knows camping like Outdoorsy, so you can bet that they’ve got a few ideas when it comes to DIY tricks that will make your next outdoor adventure more comfortable and fun.

When it comes to the kids, create mini terracotta pot fires that are perfect for roasting marshmallows.  If you’re more interested in projects that are all about safety, try creating a power cord cover out of a plastic bucket or wrapping pool noodles around awning arms.

Camping shouldn’t be expensive. DIYing as many aspects of your camping experience as you can will help you keep costs down without compromising on the fun.

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Toys

You can spend a fortune at the toy store. And while it’s true that some things, like electronic devices, simply can’t be DIYed, there are plenty of popular toys that you can make yourself.

With the right recipes and materials, you can make:

  • Playdough
  • Magnetic Silly Putty
  • Bubble Makers
  • Lightsabers
  • Slime
  • And more

Get the kids involved and making DIY toys becomes even more fun!

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Bath + Body

It’s not just the kids that can rack up the credit card bills at the toy store, purchasing bath and body products can set you back a pretty penny too.

Don’t skip out on the rest and relaxation you so desperately deserve just because that fancy lotion is a bit overpriced. You can pamper yourself by creating a wide variety of bath and body products at home.

From fizzing bath bombs to lotions, soap, and even cosmetics, there are tons of luxurious DIY ideas that will help you relax and make your skin as radiant as ever.

Don’t think you have to spend a ton of money on the good things in life. Many times, the best things are homemade. That’s because they’re fun to make and they’ll save you money. Not to mention, homemade items are a great way to entertain guests, and they can make great gifts too!

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is a 30-something work-at-home mum who blogs in between home chores + child-minding. i love coffee, books + reading, collecting lovely postcards, + spending loads of time outdoors with my little man.