Entries by Jaime Costiglio

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How to: Build a Wall Chalkboard with a Chalk Ledge

Chalkboards are popping up everywhere (like Brittany’s DIY chalkboard calendar from last week) and you can easily make one, but how about upping the usefulness by making a chalkboard WITH a chalk ledge?  Jaime here from That’s My Letter to show you how easy it is to add a chalk ledge to your chalkboard. You definitely need […]

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How to: Hand Painted Monogrammed Ornaments

Jaime from That’s My Letter here to share a handmade ornament as part of the Très Frugal gift ideas series running all through November. Today I’m sharing how to make a simple circular handpainted monogrammed ornament with a metal frame. You can choose nearly any font for the monogram, the thicker the letters the easier […]

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DIY Industrial Cupcake Stands

Make these DIY industrial cupcake stands now and you’ll be ready for all the upcoming holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas are fast approaching!  The cool black steel plumbing parts base combined with the natural wood slice platform lends itself to an unexpected industrial feel. Each cupcake stand costs $5.50 in parts (not including the birch log), […]