Low-cost crafts that won’t break the bank

Looking for a new craft to enjoy during the colder months? Winter is a great time to take up a new craft, but many of the supplies involved can be expensive. These are all ideas for low-cost crafts that won’t break the bank.

Furniture upcycling

With furniture upcycling you can give new life to old furniture with basic materials such as paint and fabrics. Here is a simple project that allows you to use fabrics to upgrade a lamp by making a fresh lampshade.

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Mason jar crafts

Go onto Pinterest and you’ll find endless pins devoted to the wonder of Mason jar crafts! You can use different types of glass jars and then decorate them with paints, spray, sharpies and any other kind of dye that works with glass. You can then make them into tealight holders, vases, drinking glasses or whatever your creativity leads you to.

Knitting and crochet

Knitting and crochet are very affordable projects that anyone can do. Even better, you can get knitting and crochet kits from specialists such as Wool Couture to give you access to the materials you need, without any waste. This can save you a lot of money when compared to buying everything from scratch.

Painting and drawing

One of the first crafts we tend to learn as children, the art of painting and drawing only requires paper and pens or pencils. These can be very affordable, and this craft is suitable for all ages. You can take your projects on the go with you as well.

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With sewing, you can save money by repurposing old fabrics into new projects. Patchwork is a great example of a craft that was borne out of necessity. Simply use small fabric scraps to make something new and beautiful for your home.

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