Hello! Today I will be sharing with you some tips and ideas for crafting on a budget! This post is a collab with the amazing Tabi from Busy Bee. Tabi makes the most amazing crafty posts, so follow her and read her half of the post if you haven’t already. 💗
We picked a topic and wrote our own take on it, so it won’t be the same post on both blogs!
Tabi’s post 💗
Buy multipack supplies
When crafting on a budget, you should always try to get the most for your money. For example, if you want to buy pink, blue and purple paint for one project, go into your nearest craft store or look online and instead of buying a big bottle of each, buy smaller bottles in a multipack. This often works out cheaper!
For any supplies you need, trust me, Amazon is your best friend! Cheap supplies with good delivery cost and speed, you can’t really go wrong!
Set a few limits
When you we in the craft shop, gazing at the brushes of your dreams, be a little more realistic with yourself. Do you really need that set of 24 brushes that cost £30? Or could you just settle for a couple of single brushes at £1.50 each? Be reasonable and think of how much you will use them. If you are really getting into painting and want a big set, you don’t necessarily need the ‘best’ brand.
Use what you have at home
Don’t waste your money buying lovely looking mason jars at a few pounds each when you have some perfectly good jam jars at home. If you are going to decorate them, does it really matter that the brand engraving is perfect?
Use the supermarket
If you need something simple like a glue stick or scissors, then Tesco own brand is just as good and half the price!
A few budget friendly crafts
Jam Jar Pen Pot
This is such a easy craft, simply soak the jar in warm water to remove the labels and paint with acrylic paints and once it is dry you can add on words such as ‘pens’ or ‘Fleur’s Pencils’ or I did on where I stuck on a Harry Potter potion label saying ‘magic wands’ which I love! I also once made a ombré pink make up brush holder with eyelashes drawn on with a sharpie!
Simply write out your favourite quotes on A5 or smaller pieces of paper, hole punch them in the corner and tie together with pretty coloured wool. Whenever you deed cheering up or inspiration, flick through it! You could write the quotes in different colours/fonts and add little doodles to make it note interesting!
I made this jewellery hanger a few years ago and you will need supplies like wood, screws and a drill, but it was just using old things around he house so I suppose it counts?!
I drilled 9 evenly spaced holes on two rows into the wood and attached old cupboard handles from the kitchen which are all in different colours with either spots (in the top row) or stripes (on the bottom row). I then attached string and hung it onto my wall! I love it for displaying all of my necklaces!
Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed my tips and ideas and hope you are inspired to try some out! Don’t forget to read Tabi’s post!