Colouring Book Fun and Crafting: Not everyone has a big budget when they start crafting or working through a colouring book. In fact, most people will want to be able to make their crafts affordable so they don’t want to overspend on materials and create a bigger carbon footprint. That said, here are a few excellent ideas for crafting on a budget.
Save What You Can
Rule number one when you are crafting on a budget is don’t throw anything away. Each little scrap of cloth, ribbon or felt might come in handy for the next project. If you’ve got a little box where you can keep all your odds and ends, you’ll be surprised how much you’ll use for future crafts.
Recycle and Upcycle
Crafters are a resourceful bunch. They can take things that otherwise might be thrown out with the trash and make something new and beautiful out of them. Milk cartons and even torn old clothing can be squirreled away for future use. Not only are you saving money by upcycling, you are also lessening your carbon footprint. It’s a win-win situation from both angles, just like old standards like a colouring book.
Shop at the dollar store
This is a great place to get a wonderful assortment of glue, glitter and even markers. Most cities and towns have a few different dollar stores you can shop at for your craft supplies. Here’s another helpful tip. Don’t make the mistake of thinking they’re all the same and only shop in one.
Use the Internet to Your Advantage
There are a variety of wonderful stencils that you can get on the Internet. If you can’t find what you’re looking for on specific websites, don’t worry. Carefully select some keywords, search them and then click on images to get some patterns.
One of the best things to remember when you’re crafting on a budget is the final product doesn’t need to be expensive to be great. Carefully fashioned and put together odds and ends can look exquisite and expensive even when they’re not.
Spend Some Time at the Library
Getting inspired can be a lot more relaxing than you might have imagined. Your local library is a great resource. Spending some time flipping through books can give you ideas for patterns and different types of crafts in a quiet setting.
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