Be Crafty and Save Money
have never seen the point of paying big store prices for something
that can be had so readily for a lot less. When it comes to
pastimes, be it sketching, painting or scrap booking, the smart
money is on dollar stores for providing many of the basics needed
for your favorite hobby.
you’re into scrap booking, dollar stores have everything you
need to complete a project, from paper to plastic protector sheets
that fit into a standard 12” x 12” binder.
of six pieces of themed scrapbook paper, $1.00
envelope for storage, $1.00
paper punches, $1.00 per package
of 3-D stickers, $1.00
multi-purpose pouch for storing smaller items, $1.00
of 12 plastic scrapbook binder sheets, $1.00
can also get cutting tools, ribbon, varying sizes of stickers,
hand-made tags and so much more.
If you like
drawing, you can get a good quality sketchpad and a package of 12
sketch pencils for a dollar each. Artist brushes can be bought as
singles, which I assume is the best quality, or in sets of 5, 10
or 12 for a dollar per package. The craft paint comes in
generously sized bottles of 4 oz. for a dollar each and you can
get varying sizes of blank artist’s canvas, from packages of 3-
4”x 6” to a 9”x 12” for a dollar each.
card kit is a cool idea that appeals even to the likes of myself,
decidedly craft-impaired, and it only costs a dollar. There are
four openings that can be punched out where you then insert
pictures, framing the openings with the paper trim provided. Then
you embellish the card with the stickers included.
craft aisle at your local dollar store has yarn, buttons, beads,
sewing necessities, craft foam, wooden objects for painting,
grapevine wreaths to decorate and so much more. In short, if
you’re in the mood to create, try the dollar store before
heading to a large craft store. You’ll be surprised at how much
money you can save.
Easy to Make Crafts