Crafting on a Budget: 39 Inexpensive Craft Ideas
These inexpensive craft ideas will inspire you to take up a new hobby.
These inexpensive craft ideas are some of the loveliest projects to make, and they often involve repurposing items you already have at home. Use scrap yarn to make any of the crochet or knittng projects below, and consult our list of recycled crafts to look at glass jars and newspaper in an entirely new way. If you're crafting on a budget, have a look at this collection of low-cost craft projects.
This collection of cheap craft ideas is sorted into categories such as recycled crafts, home decor, crafts for kids, and more. We want you to know you can still enjoy your favorite hobbies without spending a lot of cash! With a few craft projects, you will have thrifty projects for every occasion.
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Low-Cost DIY Home Decor
Here you'll find some of our favorite low-cost painting projects and home decor ideas with found objects like seashells and other natural materials!
Low-Cost Crochet Patterns
Your new favorite crochet patterns might be made from leftover scrap yarn, or you might finally find use for that single skein left over from an old project.
Some of the least expensive crochet patterns are one skein wonders! If you have extra yarn in your stash and want to make something gorgeous, check out our roundup:25 Crochet One Skein Wonders
Low-Cost Knitting Patterns
Knitting doesn't have to be expensive! Whether you use up yarn from your stash or simply make a small project, we have ideas below to inspire you.
Recycled crafts are perhaps the most inexpensive crafts out there! Explore the array of beautiful items you can pluck from your recycle bin to make these projects.
Here you're also find papier mache crafts, made with recycled newspaper! It's amazing what you can make with newspaper! These beautiful projects are done almost entirely using recycled materials, and the results are so awesome. Great for kids and adults alike!
Got furniture, sweaters, cookie tins, and other household items that could use a facelift? Try any of these lovely repurposing ideas for a great low-cost craft.
Explore our complete collection of recycled crafts:1000+ Recycled Crafts
Soap and Candle Making Ideas
Fun Cheap Crafts for Kids
Crafting with kids is wonderful, but you sure don't want them using your Prismacolor Pencils or Copic Markers! These low-cost crafts will keep the kids entertained without breaking the bank.
Have an endless amount of inspiration at the ready for kids crafts. You won't need to break the bank when you make any of these54 Recycled Crafts for Kids
Keeping organized doesn't have to mean investing in expensive furniture and the latest new storage products. Instead, you can make your own organizers with products you might already have on-hand! Use fabric from your stash, a cereal box, and other household items to make some of the organizers below.
Low-Cost Sewing Projects
Whether you're using products from your stash, scrap fabric, or an old shirt that needs an upgrade, these materials will be wonderfully handy when it comes to your crafting.
Accessorize with some of these super inexpensive projects! It's easy to make an outfit glam and cute when you use items you already have.
What is your favorite inexpensive craft to make?