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Randi Dukes

Dukes & Duchesses

Randi Dukes loves sharing easy craft ideas, DIY projects, recipes, and upcycled thrift items.

About Randi Dukes

Randi Dukes is known for her keen ability to upcycle and repurpose thrifted and found items. She’s a mom of five living in Dallas. She loves strong coffee, long lists, bright colors {especially orange}, thrift stores, repurposed junk, and power tools. Join her as she creates and shares easy ideas for craft, DIY projects, recipes, and travel ideas.

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Featured Posts

creative projects

Homemade Fire Starters for Camping

‘Tis the season for camping … and in Texas, that season is short-lived!  We have to sneak in camping trips in the spring or the…

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creative projects

parties::birthday

DIY Color Powder {for a Color Fight}

I shared our active and colorful color fight party and now I want to show you how to make the DIY color powder that we used…

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creative projects

DIY Glitter Hair Spray

This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. I received the Conair Quick Twist™ Double-Stranded Braider for my own personal use. All opinions,…

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in the kitchen

The Best Coffee Punch

This coffee punch recipe contains affiliate links. I’ve had many, many requests for the easy, delicious, and creamy coffee punch recipe served at the shabby vintage style…

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housekeeping

review

Spring Cleaning :: A Homejoy Review

Here’s a little something you should know about me: if I ever have the chance to get my house cleaned for free, I’m jumping on…

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creative projects

thrifty treasures

vintage

12 Ways to Repurpose a Crib

It’s time for some more repurposing inspiration and this month I’m sharing 12 ways to repurpose a crib.  After seeing these unique upcycled ideas, I promise you’ll…

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dogs

in the kitchen

Gingerbread Dog Biscuits

Every Christmas I make homemade dog biscuits for the family dogs.  I often experiment with different recipes and flavors and our dog gets to do the…

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dogs

in the kitchen

Homemade Carrot Dog Biscuits

Homemade dog biscuits and carrots are both on the top ten list of favorite foods for my dog.  Combine the two and I have one…

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Christmas

in the kitchen

A Peppermint Serving Tray

I first saw a peppermint serving tray idea in an old Southern Living magazine and I loved the festive look of it.  What a beautiful…

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in the kitchen

Frosted Coffee

If you love coffee as much as I do, this will be your favorite new recipe!  Just this week, Chick-Fil-A added frosted coffee to their…

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creative projects

Making a Silhouette with Pixlr

In my post about my DIY heirloom necklace, I told you I’d share a simple tutorial for making a silhouette with Pixlr, a free online…

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creative projects

sports

19 DIY Soccer Ideas

I’m living and breathing soccer these days with four practices and three games every week … and I’ve even had to do a little coaching…

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parties::birthday

Silhouette

A Color Fight Party

Last week my twins turned nine and this week we celebrated with an outdoor color fight party that was a little messy and a whole lot…

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creative projects

in the garden

inspiration

thrifty treasures

vintage

10 Ways to Repurpose Old Garden Tools

Do you have old garden tools lying around your garage or yard?  Those rusty old tools can be reinvented into fabulous new projects with just…

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Halloween/Harvest

No-Sew Peter Pan Costume

It’s just a few days till Halloween and if any of you are panicking about not having costumes ready, I have a super simple costume…

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sewing

DIY Mermaid Tail Blanket

The other day I was looking at an online site and came across a picture of a mermaid blanket.  My little one was peering over…

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creative projects

Father's Day

inspiration

17 DIY Leather Projects for Guys

With Father’s Day coming up, I’ve been thinking about creating something fun and manly using leather.  I like the clean, masculine look of light or…

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creative projects

thrifty treasures

vintage

10 Ways to Repurpose Old Umbrellas

I love {almost} nothing more than a good repurposed, upcycled project.  Find some junk, turn it into something else, and I’m sold!  Today I’m sharing…

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creative projects

inspiration

thrifty treasures

vintage

12 Ways to Repurpose Old Suitcases

It’s time for another repurposing post … and this time I have 12 fabulous ways to repurpose old suitcases! Clever Ways to Upcycle Old Suitcases…

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building

creative projects

DIY PVC Pipe Playhouse

For Christmas, we gave Tate a playhouse.  A storebought PVC playhouse.  And it promptly ripped as we assembled it.  While we packed it up to…

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creative projects

21 DIY Projects for American Girl Dolls

We love American Girl dolls in this house.  We’ve had a couple of DIY American Girl birthday parties, Lila has dressed up as an American Girl…

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creative projects

14 DIY Ideas for a Fabulous Pool Area

It’s almost pool season in Texas and we’re repairing some winter damage, sorting out the pool toys, and getting ready for swim season.  We spend…

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in the kitchen

parties/entertaining

Hot Apple Cider Bar

One of my favorite things to drink during the cool fall months is a steaming cup of hot apple cider so what better way to…

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creative projects

thrifty treasures

vintage

11 Ways to Repurpose Old Doors

I love a good repurposed project and today I’ve got a pile of amazing projects that all repurpose old doors!  You’ll never pass by a…

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creative projects

parties::birthday

Silhouette

A Shooting Range Birthday Party

This shooting range birthday party is a sponsored post for Eagle Gun Range. My twins just had their eighth birthday and Luke celebrated with his…

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creative projects

inspiration

thrifty treasures

vintage

10 Ways to Repurpose Old Chairs

It’s time for another monthly repurposing post. This month I dug up 10 ways to repurpose old chairs!  Chairs are easy to come by {I…

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creative projects

How to Make a Shrimp Slurp Gun

Have you ever wondered how to make a shrimp slurp gun?  If you’ve ever spent an afternoon at the beach watching kids slurp ghost shrimp…

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creative projects

thrifty treasures

vintage

10 Ways to Repurpose Cabinet Doors

Repurposing is all the rage these days, isn’t it?  A few weeks ago I shared a post about repurposing old drawers and it was so popular…

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travel

Magnolia Market Fixer Upper Tour of Waco

Are you a huge Fixer Upper fan?  Do you love Chip and Joanna Gaines and know every home they’ve ever updated?  If so, I have…

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creative projects

How to Make a Shrimp Slurp Gun

Have you ever wondered how to make a shrimp slurp gun?  If you’ve ever spent an afternoon at the beach watching kids slurp ghost shrimp…

Randi Dukes

creative projects

thrifty treasures

vintage

12 Ways to Repurpose an Old Soda Crate

I love a good repurposed or upcycled project and today I’m sharing some ideas for something I love: old soda crates.  I’m always on the lookout…

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creative projects

painting

Mason Jar Piggy Bank

This mason jar piggy bank post contains affiliate links. Today’s project is so easy but so cute … and you just can’t go wrong with…

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creative projects

Making a Silhouette with Pixlr

In my post about my DIY heirloom necklace, I told you I’d share a simple tutorial for making a silhouette with Pixlr, a free online…

Randi Dukes

creative projects

thrifty treasures

vintage

10 Ways to Repurpose Old Wagons

Each month I’m sharing a themed collection of repurposed projects and this month I have a fun round-up of ideas for repurposing old wagons.   …

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creative projects

inspiration

10 Amazing Ways to Repurpose a Gumball Machine

I have a slight obsession with gumball machines.  I found one at a thrift store a few years ago and gave it a bit of…

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creative projects

school

How to Make a DIY Homecoming Mum

This DIY Homecoming mum tutorial was created as part of a sponsored post for OZARKA Brand.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. It’s Homecoming…

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creative projects

painting

Mason Jar Piggy Bank

This mason jar piggy bank post contains affiliate links. Today’s project is so easy but so cute … and you just can’t go wrong with…

Randi Dukes

creative projects

painting

parties::birthday

Silhouette

A Bowling Party :: Bowling Ball Goody Bags

I love all the DIY details we had at our recent birthday party but today I’m sharing my favorite DIY project from Luke and Lila’s…

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creative projects

inspiration

11 Ways to Repurpose a Tennis Racquet

Years ago {long before this blog ever started}, my oldest son had a sports-themed room with a vintage tennis racquet used as a memo board.…

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creative projects

duct tape

Duct Tape Pocket

I’ve been inspired by the beautiful new line of Duck Brand Duck Tape to come up with some fun projects and this simple, colorful duct…

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Christmas

creative projects

Advent Readings for Children

Today’s project is one that evolved out of a conversation on facebook yesterday and I couldn’t resist copying the idea for my family.  My friend,…

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in the kitchen

parties/entertaining

sports

Soccer Cupcake Cake Tutorial

This soccer cupcake cake was a big hit at our soccer party last weekend and it was really easy to make.  It’s made out of individual cupcakes…

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in the kitchen

parties::birthday

How to Make Metallic Macarons

We’re busy planning for a sweet sixteen party this weekend and everything that moves is getting glittered and spray painted in metallic tones!  Even the…

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creative projects

inspiration

17 Ways to Repurpose Old Silverware

I’m always drawn to a repurposed project.  I love the idea of taking something old and turning it into something fabulous.  The thrift stores are full of…

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creative projects

Halloween/Harvest

DIY Paint Brush Homemade Halloween Costume

This DIY paint brush costume post contains affiliate links. It’s that time of year when I go crazy trying to come up with a fun…

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Christmas

creative projects

duct tape

in the kitchen

parties/entertaining

school

Snowman on a Stick {Donut Snowman}

Yesterday I took these adorable snowman on a stick treats for the kindergarten class party and they were a big hit!  The snowmen on a…

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creative projects

inspiration

15 Ways to Repurpose a Necktie

I love a good repurposed craft and repurposing ties seems like the perfect idea for this time of year.  After all, what Dad hasn’t received…

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creative projects

Halloween/Harvest

A Simple Candy Corn Costume

If you love Halloween, then it’s an exciting day today!  I’ve joined with 80+ other bloggers to bring you a whole pile of DIY Halloween…

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creative projects

inspiration

thrifty treasures

vintage

10 Ways to Repurpose Old Drawers

I’ve been doing a fun project with another old dresser {you can see my last trash to treasure dresser here} and it got me thinking…

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creative projects

Silhouette

How to Stain Wood with Kool-Aid Fruit Drink

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective…

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