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The easiest way to create a last-minute or inexpensive Halloween costume is to start with things you already have. I do it every year, because I get so frustrated with how expensive yet poorly-made most Halloween costumes are. I'd rather use what is already in my closet, or spend a little extra on accessories or a new dress that I can wear anytime of the year. A little black dress is the easiest way to use what you have to create a Halloween costume with a few inexpensive accessories and other accessories you probably already have in your closet.Pictured Above: Halloween Black Mesh Dress


1. Black Cat - This is the easiest way to use your little black dress on Halloween. I know it's pretty much the most generic costume in history, but for good reason - it's just so easy and affordable. It's the perfect last-minute costume for women, because you could really use any black outfit even if you don't have a little black dress. Pair it with your black flats or heels and a…

DIY Fashion Print Wall Art for Girl's Room


I often use prints from art books and calendars to create DIY wall art that looks expensive but is actually very affordable. I've been redoing my daughters' room this summer from shabby chic to something a little more modern. As my oldest daughter inches towards her tween years, she is becoming more and more obsessed with fashion. When I saw this Barbie calendar at a home decor shop, I snatched it right up to turn it into matching fashion prints for her walk-in closet. The project took less than an hour and cost me a total of $15.00. To make your own prints simply follow the instructions below and refer to the supply list.

Supplies Needed:
  • four 8" by 10" picture frames
  • one art or photo print calendar
  • scissors and a pencil


Tip: Pick inexpensive frames. I got mine for a few dollars a piece. Sometimes it's best to invest in something that will last a long time. However, whenever you're purchasing something that isn't going to get daily wear (other than hanging on a wall), it isn't necessary to pay more for durability.

Instructions:

Start by taking the insert or mat out of the frame. Use that as a quick guide to trace over the images you've picked then cut each one out.






Clean the inside glass on the picture frame before placing the print inside the frame. Pick a frame in which the back rest lays flat behind the outer frame so the picture will hang perfectly flat against the wall.


You can use many different prints to achieve this low-cost artwork in other rooms of your home. Browse the clearance books at Barnes & Noble for large art books. I turned a $15.00 Gustav Klimt book into professional, expensive-looking framed prints, and in my bedroom I hung prints from an Alexander McQueen calendar I got at the Savage Beauty exhibit at the Met in New York. With this simple DIY project, you can add beautiful art prints to your home decor for under $20.00.



*Stay tuned this month for the reveal of their room and a guide on how I organized my girls' walk-in closet and how I finally managed to organize all of their books, toys, and craft supplies.

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