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Crafting on a Budget: Low Cost Craft Projects

These inexpensive craft ideas will inspire you to take up a new hobby.

By: Dana Byerwalter, Editor, FaveCrafts.com
Updated June 26, 2018
Crafting on a Budget Low Cost Craft Projects

If you're on a budget, have a look at this collection of low-cost craft projects. 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Cheap Soap Recipes

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.

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!

Low-Cost Organization

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.

Low-Cost Wearable Crafts

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.

Repurposing Ideas

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.

What is your favorite inexpensive craft to make?

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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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