I'm a total sucker for a good DIY project, especially one that is both budget-friendly and a cinch to complete. So needless to say, I always have a few on my long-term to-do list, including everything from little home decor items that I can use in my current apartment to bigger projects I'm planning for when we eventually buy a house.

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Check out the slideshow below for my top five affordable home projects, most of which can be created with found objects and a quick trip to the craft or hardware store.

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No-Sew Shade

All you need for this family-friendly project is a yard of pretty fabric a tube of fabric glue and a few household items to create this no-sew window treatment. Curtains are expensive--even at big box stores--and as long as you are capable of glueing and hanging this project will save you tons.

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Shayne Rodriguez Thompson is a full-time wife, full-time mom, and freelance journalist trying to balance it all and looking forward to exploring the world with her son and husband. In her rare spare moments, she's a pop culture junkie and kitchen devotee who makes a mean cupcake!

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Jeann...

Picture framing and hanging!

Poodles

I love this stuff.  Most of our things have been DIY. 

karla...

I like the mason jar and the pillow idea. Right now we have some framing to do.

angie007

oh I like the pillow idea, I am goint to try and do it :)

Cariv...

easy tips, very cool, thanks!!

glamo...

great tips! now I need to off and start some projects :) 

JCTVCBN

 

I wish I could get new counters.

trend...

Great tips 

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