Have you noticed how many blogs have custom headers and cute little coordinating buttons? I checked into getting some for myself and discovered that for a fee of around $35 (and up) I could get that, too.
Or I could just look into some elements of blog design myself and incorporate what I know FOR FREE!
That's what I did. Plus, I begged my 13 yr. old to change my background 8 or 9 times and come up with those adorable little hearts over there. But, I did the photo in the header*, made a column on the left, and the blue polkadots around the posts all by myself!
It did take quite a bit of investigating and trial and error to figure it all out, and I have forgotten how I even did most of it, but I think I have a nice custom look for
no charge at all only $5. (I just remembered I paid MaddieLynn for all of her hard work.)
Here are some great links for learning how to customize your blog:
There are all sorts of ways to spruce up your blog without paying anything at all. You can't get much more frugal than free!
Check out Biblical Womanhood for more great frugal tips.
*Shannon did the header title and description for me as a special favor.