6 DIY Craft Ideas that will save you money!

Let’s face it, sometimes craft supplies can be expensive.  But I do have a few DIY ideas that can save you money.  You can get the same or similar look at a fraction of the price, and have a lot of fun in the process!

6 diy craft ideas to save you money

I’m a cheapskate at heart.  Especially since we sold our home and began traveling in our RV.  It helps to stretch the dollar a bit, but still be able to create beautiful projects anytime I want to.  Here are some of my most favorite money saving tips and craft ideas!

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1. Faux Stained Glass

One of the most popular projects on the Sitcom uses Faux Stained Glass Paint.  This DIY craft supply is easy to create, with fabulous results.  It gives the look of stained glass, but doesn’t have the higher cost of actual stained glass paint.

And it is kid friendly too!  Just check out some of my readers submitted projects!  And also these beautiful projects here!  You can even make faux tiffany!

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2. How to make your own stencils

A great way to save a bit of money and create duplicate images is to make your own stencils.  You can purchase blank stencil material at your local craft store and create your own!  Here are two fun tutorials which even include a free flower stencil pattern for you!

DIY Wall Art Stencils

DIY Stenciled Flower Pillows

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  • Donna @ Modern on Monticello August 7, 2017, 9:58 pm

    These are all great tips and projects. I didn’t know the one about the crackle paint. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

  • Nicole December 2, 2016, 11:18 am

    I was wondering, the glue and the acrylic paint: was it flexible or was it rock hard when it dried?

    • Susan Myers December 2, 2016, 4:29 pm

      Hi Nicole!
      The glue and paint mix dries hard when applied to glass. However, if applied to a flexible substance such as plexiglass, it would adhere and move with the plastic.
      Hope that helps!

  • Joelle September 19, 2016, 4:11 pm

    Just thought I’d mention that salt dough clay can be mixed with Elmer’s white glue to have a make-at-home polymer clay you can bake up like the store bought version.

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