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Easy DIY Scuba Diver Costume

DIY Scuba Diver Costume with instructions

I really love dressing up for Halloween, but I hate spending a lot of money on it. I also try to avoid any costumes that could be offensive, and prefer to stick to famous characters or professions. With that in mind, this year I decided to make my own scuba diver costume for Halloween!

DIY Scuba Diver Costume with instructions

The project is pretty easy and only cost me $11 out of pocket for two adult costumes.

Supplies for scuba diver costume

DIY: Easy 3D Candle Birthday Card

Easy DIY Birthday Candle Greeting Card

Easy DIY Birthday Candle Greeting Card

I am really awful about remembering birthdays. Usually it hits me on the day before, when I see posts on Facebook or I get my calendar reminder. That’s why I always like to have a few extra birthday cards around. I need to be ready to mail a card or bring a nice greeting to an impromptu party. Today’s birthday candle card is super easy and works for men and women of all ages. So it’s the perfect quick craft to have cards at the ready.

Materials for DIY Birthday card craft

DIY: Nail Polish Marbling

Nail polish marbling | a DIY craft on The Thrifty Ginger

Nail polish marbling | a DIY craft on The Thrifty Ginger

I’ll admit that I have a little nail polish collection going. So when I learned that you could easily marble with nail polish, I was all for it. It turns out that it’s a pretty simple process that can get really cool results.

Small paper jewelry boxes

Plain black coffee mugs

Pink Dipped Painted Silverware

Pink paint dipped forks

Pink paint dipped forks

When I moved into my last apartment, the previous tenant had left a half set of small appetizer silverware. Since I had space, I held onto the forks and spoons and figured that someday I would use them for a project. That day has come!

Free forks for paint transformation

Inspired by a project I saw months ago (sorry, I can’t find the original source!), I wanted to do a half-dipped color on the handle of my silverware. My inspiration used spray paint as a coating, but I wanted to try out craft paint to see how it fared.

Rustic Spring Wreath

DIY Rustic Spring Wreath with white peonies // Via The Thrifty Ginger

DIY Rustic Spring Wreath with white peonies // Via The Thrifty Ginger

I recently have taken a liking to wreaths. They are not widespread in New York, but I love the cheery welcome home that a wreath brings. Since my Valentine’s Day wreath was been out of date for weeks now, it was time to create something new. I went with a rustic vine wreath that screams “spring!”

Rustic grapevine wreath