As many moms of girls have experienced, the life of a princess isn’t always cheap. In fact, if you go for all the frilly pink and purple dresses, room decor, toys, and accessories, it can add up pretty fast. My daughter is learning how to be a frugal princess.
…teach your princess the beauty of frugality.
Necessities of a princess~
Jewelry – Check out the clearance area of WalMart or Claires. You can also find strings of beads at the Dollar store or check out your local thrift store’s jewelry counter. There are all sorts of fun pieces of jewelry just waiting to adorn that princess’s fingers and neck.
Clothes – Check out consignment sales and thrift stores. Often you can find princess costumes for a fraction of the price. If you sew or can at least sew a straight line, make your own. I buy fabric double the length of my daughter’s waistline and some elastic and sew some simple seams. Add a pretty or plain t-shirt and she is happy as a clam, er, princess. I have also found several pairs of dress up shoes at sales for $1-$3.
Toys – Consignments sales, thrift stores, Freecycle, CraigsList – the sky is the limit. There are toy treasures to be found everywhere for much cheaper than store prices. I have found so many My Little Pony, Barbie, and Angelina Ballerina toys and DVDs for great prices.
Room Decor – Check out clearance fabric at WalMart or Joann Fabrics. Don’t sew? See if you can trade off what you are good at with another mom who does. Splurge on a few main pieces and DIY the rest. You can also find many great accessories at consignment sales and thrift stores.
As you go, teach your princess the beauty of frugality. Someday she will thank you for raising her to be a frugal princess. Meanwhile, your budget will thank YOU.
As seen above~Necklace – Claire’s clearance – $1
Shirt – Kid’s consignment – $3Princess Skirt – underlay, top fabric, elastic and thread – $10 (Compared to an average princess costume, quite inexpensive plus it will fit her for a LONG time)
The princess – priceless
This week’s Fabulously Frugal Blogger is The Family CEO,
who shared 25 ways to save money.
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