Today we’re focusing on Frugal Craft & DIY Ideas.
When you decide to start a craft or DIY project, do you try to use what you already have? Or do you head to the store? Sometimes I do both. I had to get rid of a lot of my craft supplies when I moved here. There simply wasn’t enough space without a dedicated craft room.
I try to look and see what I have, then if I have to buy the rest, I sometimes do. But when I buy these things, I go to Hobby Lobby and get it half price. In fact I will wait around because I just hate to pay full price for anything!
But if I have what I need or can make do with what I already have, all the better!
If you have a room set aside for crafting, you might be able to store a lot more than I can in a one bedroom apartment. Shop the sales and stock up.
I used to have lots of fabric and scrapbook paper and there was a place for everything. That’s hard to do without a separate room, I’ve learned.
I like to keep old calendars and use them in my paper crafts. And you can make many things out of cereal boxes too. As well as magazine pages.
You’d be amazed at what you can make with scraps of fabric. Aside from quilts. You can make cute pin cushions for instance.
You can use small objects and create magnets for your fridge or wherever you need something magnetic to hold things.
I have a box of ribbon and laces I’ve collected over the years. Sometimes I need a bit of ribbon or lace in whatever I’m creating. Or jute.
There are projects you can do using pine cones. And many of them you can find free your yard or out taking a nature walk.
Yarn is popular these days in many craft projects I’ve seen lately.
You can turn coffee filters into handmade flowers.
I especially like the idea of using what I have, or making do with what I can find free.
Now what tips would you like to add to the discussion?