Crafting can be a great way to relax, have fun, and spend quality time together as a family. If you like to experiment with different craft supplies and techniques or if you prefer to buy pre-assembled craft kits
or try the newest crafting fad, it can be expensive. Here are some ways you can save money on your crafting without stifling your creativity. After you read my money saving tips, take a moment to share your money saving craft tips
Saving Money at the Craft Store
Inevitably, you will have to go buy some craft supplies. Even if you mainly craft with recyclables and founf items, you will need to basics such as glue and paint. While shopping for craft supplies can't always be avoided, you can avoid paying full price on the items you need... Read More
Think Outside the Craft StoreSometimes, the best way to save on craft supplies is to go to stores other than craft stores. Some products can be found elsewhere for a fraction of the price. Depending on the craft supplies you need, consider looking at a home improvement store, office supply store, or large discount department stores. Another great place to look for items you can use in your craft projects is the dollar store.
Second Hand Craft Supplies
When you are in the mood to go shopping for craft supplies, consider hitting some thrift stores and garage sales. Besides the possibility of coming across some basic craft supplies, you can find several other treasures you can craft with such as old sweaters, costume jewelry, and books...Read More
Talk to Businesses
When you are thinking about ways to save money on your crafting, start making a list of local businesses. You won't believe the treasures you can come across...Read More
Finding Craft Deals Online
Sometimes it is hard to find great deals online, especially when you have to figure in the cost of shipping, but these resources can sometimes surprise you...Read More
Swapping Craft Supplies
If you find yourself with a collection of craft supplies that you bought with the best intentions but they have somehow never made their way out of the cupboard; then, perhaps, it is time to see if you can trade them for something you may actually use...Read More
Sharing Craft Supplies
Besides swapping craft supplies with everyone you know, you can also share craft supplies with them. Find several places where you can get your hands on larger quantities of certain supplies and share the costs...Read More
Using Trash as Craft Supplies
You can use several items you would normally throw away or recycle to make crafts out of. Besides a garbage can and a recycling bin, I also have a craft box I use to collect items such as tin cans, milk cartons, and toilet paper rolls...Read More
Use What You HaveWhile you might think using what you have should be included with the recycling crafts above, this is a little different. If you find a craft project you want to make, but don’t have all of the supplies you need simply change the project to work with the supplies you have on hand. For example, if a craft project calls for wiggle eyes and you don’t have any, you can draw or paint on eyes or use something else like beads or buttons. If a project calls for using craft foam, you can substitute felt or card stock. Be creative with your substitutions!
Make Your Own Supplies
Sometimes, instead of buying certain supplies, you can simply make them at home. Not only will this save you money, it will provide you with another creative opportunity. You can make clay, paint, glue, and much more...Read More
Staying Organized Can Save You Money
Believe it or not, staying organized is a good way to save money. If you know what you have, you will not waste money on buying things you don’t need. I try to keep a list of everything I have and everything I need. When I go shopping, I stick to my list. I also keep a list of all the books and patterns I have so I don’t end up with doubles...Read More
How Do You Save Money on Crafting?
Finally, take a minute to vote in this poll about how you prefer to save money on crafting. See how your answer stacks up against everyone else's... Vote Now