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Crafting on a Budget: Low Cost Craft Projects

By: The Editors of

If you are on a craft budget (and who isn't in the current economy?), have a look at this collection of 60 low-cost craft projects, sorted into categories such as needle craft, 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 gifts for every occasion.

Low-Cost Craft Projects Table of Contents


Candles and Soap Crafting with Kids Crochet Patterns
Craft Gifts Recycled Craft Home Decor
Papier Mache Holiday Crafts Halloween Crafts
Knitting Patterns Painting Projects Organization
Scrapbooking Sewing Projects Thanksgiving Crafts
Unexpected Ideas Valentine's Day Wearable Crafts
Wedding Crafts Woodcrafts  



Low-Cost Candles and Soap

How to Make Floating Candles

Low-Cost Crafting with Kids

Clear Easter Egg Mobile

Recycled Crayons Tutorial

How to Make Silly Putty

Low-Cost Crochet Patterns

Scrap Yarn Crochet Slippers Pattern

Arrow Stitch Crochet Afghan Pattern

Low-Cost Craft Gifts

CD Letter Holder for Mom (Great Mother's Day Gift!)

Cheap Christmas Gift: Quilted Treat Jar

Recycled Crafts

Homemade Cork Board

10 Things to Do with Old Wine Bottles

10 Ways to Reuse and Recycle Trash for Crafting

Recycled Newspaper Beads

Recycled Tin Can Luminaries

Repurpose an Old Spice Rack

Turn Old Jeans into Pot Holders 

Low-Cost Home Décor

How to Re-Cover a Lamp

Top 20 Craft Ideas for Found Seashells

Cheap and Easy Wall Art

Papier Mache Crafts (Made with Recycled Newspaper)

Painted Easter Egg Chick

Thanksgiving Turkey Piñata

Low-Cost Holiday Crafts

Bunny Shirt for Kids

A Card for Dad  (A great Father's Day gift!)

Papercrafted Blossoms Easter Eggs

Easter Bunny Sacks with Tissue Paper Ears

Celebrate Star Ornament

Recycled Christmas Ornaments

Recycled Greeting Card Ornaments

Low-Cost Halloween Crafts

Fall Pumpkin Decoration

Bat Puppet Foam Project

Beaded Boo Bag

Low-Cost Knitting Patterns

Cotton Stripes Knit Dishcloth

2 Hour Potholders

Double Knit Hat with Earflaps

Easy Kid’s Knit Poncho

Low-Cost Painting Projects

Black and White Wall Art

Handy Cookie Jar

Summer Fun Painted Visor

Be Merry Frame

Low-Cost Organization

Beaded Button Box

Trendy Magazine Holder

Low-Cost Scrapbook Pages

Our Family Scrapbook Page

Honey Hearts Scrapbook Page

Things We Love About Your Scrapbook Page

Textured Scrapbook Layout

Mr. and Mrs. Wedding Scrapbook Layout

Lost-Cost Sewing Projects

Ric-Rac Infant Shirt

Low-Cost Thanksgiving Crafts

Swirled Painted Thanksgiving Pumpkin

Homemade Thanksgiving Cornucopia

Tom The Turkey Pumpkin

Low-Cost Unexpected Craft Ideas (Great Gift Ideas!)

Beaded Barbeque Skewers

Beaded Belly Chain

Low-Cost Valentine’s Day Crafts

Be My Love Boxers for Him

Foam LOVE Painted Letters

Puppy Love Card (Kids can make)

Low-Cost Wearable Crafts

Bead Paint Jeans

Fabulous Summer Flip Flops

Low-Cost Wedding Crafts

Flowered Wallpaper Tag Book

White Taper Candles

Low-Cost Woodcrafts

Elegant Wood Wall Monogram

Rock Star Wood Bangle Bracelets


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From candles and soaps to wearable items you can find a low cost craft. I am really partial to the Silly Putty project. I am a kid at heart and I love to play with my grandkids and this is a perfect project to spend time with them the next time they visit.

Where to start! There are so many project ideas here and as the title states, crafting on a budget how can you not afford to make a few of these. Thanks for all of the project ideas collected into one post.

We are having our Craft & Bake sale in Katy, TX in Oct. I am making some trivets. What can I cover wood with to stand the heat but let my design show through? Leo


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