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How To Make A Stuffed Animal Change Purse

Posted by on Sat, February 16th, 2013 at 11:00 am

Do you have some old stuffed animals lying around that nobody plays with anymore?  Why not turn it into an adorable change purse?  I found this awesome tutorial on, and it’s perfect for me, because I have so many stuffed animals from my childhood lying around my house.  You’d think by now I wouldn’t have just thrown them all out or given them away, but I just can’t part with them.  So now, I can recycle them into products I’ll actually use.  Here’s the tutorial:


  • a stuffed animal with a long seam
  • a zipper
  • scissors
  • seam ripper
  • a sock
  • glue gun


Step 1: Use the seam ripper to rip out the seam that you will put the zipper on.

Step 2: Cut the sock a few inches from the toe.

Step 3: Now it’s time to glue the sock in. Glue it to the edge of the animal, but leave room for the zipper.

Step 4: Continue to glue the sock around the edge until you have reached the place where you started.

Step 5: Now for the zipper! When you flue the zipper on, be sure that you don’t glue the part that the zipper runs along, otherwise it would never zip.

Step 6: Now all you need are coins to fill it!

Okay, it’s your turn!  Post a link to a picture of your stuffed animal change purse in the comments section below, and we might hook you up with 100 Swag Bucks!  Have fun!


DIY Sweater Mittens

Posted by on Sat, January 19th, 2013 at 11:00 am
I don’t know about you guys, but it has been freezing here lately!  I moved to California from New York about 3 years ago, because I just couldn’t take the cold anymore.  Ever since, my blood has thinned and 50 degrees feels like 12 degrees to me.  (Although it does make me feel better when ... Read More »

DIY Watermark T-Shirt

Posted by on Sat, January 5th, 2013 at 11:00 am
Happy Saturday, everyone!  This is Ashley and I’m bringing you a super cool DIY project for this weekend.  I’ve been in a phase lately where I alter and make my own clothes.  I cut the top of my hoodies, I cut the sides of my t-shirts and tie them in knots, I sew patches and ... Read More »

13 Unusual Uses For A Hair Dryer

Posted by on Sat, December 29th, 2012 at 11:00 am
In this economy, I love being able to re-purpose items I already have lying around my house.  I just came across this great article on that offers 13 Unusual (yet extremely convenient) Uses for a Hair Dryer.  A hair dryer is now no longer only used for styling your hair.  Oh no, my friends.  There are ... Read More »

Do It Yourself – Cookie Cutter Wreath

Posted by on Sat, December 15th, 2012 at 11:00 am
If you are looking for a fun crafty family activity for the holidays, here’s one of my favorites.   What you need: Approximately 30 metal cookie cutters Tacky wax Small paper clips 3 yards of wide ribbon for bow Scissors Instructions: On a flat surface, arrange the cookie cutters in a circle.  Make sure all ... Read More »

Do It Yourself Crayon Melt Glass Ornaments

Posted by on Sat, December 1st, 2012 at 11:00 am
It’s officially the time of year to pull down all of the holiday decorations from the top of the closet and get to work.  Hang the stockings, put up the lights, build the holiday village, twirl the tinsel, and decorate the tree.  I’m sure many of you recycle your ornaments throughout the years, but it’s ... Read More »

Week in Review – November 11, 2012

Posted by on Sun, November 11th, 2012 at 11:00 am
It’s time for another Week in Review where we discuss the events and fun things that we do On Monday TSG wrote another Tips blog post he told you how to “Like” us on Facebook in order to benefit the most We ran a poll on Monday where you got to vote your way Walmart ... Read More »

Do It Yourself Mummies Nail Art

Posted by on Sat, October 13th, 2012 at 11:00 am
Happy Saturday the 13th!  Okay, maybe that’s not as freaky as Friday the 13th, but I thought I’d give it a shot.  For this weekend’s do-it-yourself project, I thought I would share a tutorial for Mummies Nail Art so that you can ensure that even your fingernails are in the Halloween spirit!  This tutorial comes ... Read More »

DIY Jack-O-Lantern Shade Covers

Posted by on Sat, September 29th, 2012 at 11:00 am
In preparation for the Swagbucks Scream Challenge, it’s important to get into the Halloween spirit.  Practice your scary faces, start a scary movie marathon, stock up on candy, and decorate your home.  Hang those ghosts from your trees, cover your bushes in spooky spiderwebs, tape the skeleton to your door, and light up your Jack-O-Lantern ... Read More »

Do It Yourself Laundry Detergent

Posted by on Tue, September 25th, 2012 at 9:00 am
Laundry is one of those chores that nobody wants to do, but everybody has to do.  The problem is, laundry detergent can be very expensive.  So, why not save some money and make your own?  I found this article on and it has rave reviews.  This will work on all regular washing machines and it ... Read More »