There’s a satisfying feeling that comes from building something — even more so if it’s something that you enjoy. Crafting can be a fun and healthy way to express creativity and relieve stress. Some crafts can be expensive, however, and tend to cost you more than they’re worth. If you need a new craft to get you started, get inspired with these craft ideas that will satisfy the itch to create, but also protect your wallet.
1. Head bands
All you need for this craft is some hemp twine or other kind of durable string, which you can braid and make into adjustable headbands. With the help of a hot glue gun, you could even decorate your headbands with fake flowers, butterflies, or beads.
2. Clay Vases
The cost of clay depends on the kind you buy, but polymer clay is fairly cheap. After sculpting whatever shape you want for your vase, all you need is an oven to bake your clay and some paint if you want to design it. This is an easy, fun way to make homes for your plants or to make gifts for other plant lovers.
There are countless fun ways to make coasters, but one of the simplest and most affordable ways to do it is by buying some blank coasters and decorating them with the pictures or design of your choice. After finishing the design process, you’ll need to seal them, but the coolest part about making coasters is that they’re so usable. Your friends and family will even have a chance to enjoy them when you serve drinks.
4. Sharpie Tye-Dye Shirts
This is a great idea if you love tye-dye or if you need gifts for your kids. By making a design on a white T-shirt with a sharpie and then using alcohol, you can create beautiful and unique tye-dye pattern with less hassle than regular tye-dye material.
5. Paper Plate Dream Catchers
For this craft, you’ll need paper plates, scissors to cut out the middle of the plates, and string. Beyond that, it’s up to your imagination. You can use paint, markers, feathers, or even beads to decorate your dream catcher. It’s a simple and relatively cheap project, and if you have friends or kids who like to craft, they can join in on the fun, too!
If you’re on a tight budget, you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on your craft. There are plenty of fun projects you can delve into by simply using objects around your house. With a little creativity, you can stick to your budget while still having a chance to enjoy that one-of-a-kind satisfying feeling.