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Budget crafts are all the rage now, using recycled, repurposed, and reused materials whenever possible. Crafts don't have to be expensive to enrich your life and the lives of those around you. Great tips, great ideas, great fun, great cheapness.

 

 

 

 

 

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Budget-Minded Crafts Using Free, Recycled, or Inexpensive Materials | Directory

 

Budget-minded, homemade crafts are all the rage now, using recycled, repurposed, or reused materials whenever possible – free is even better. Craft items don't have to be expensive to enrich your life and the lives of those around you, plus save you money. | Photo credit: MS Office

 

Budget-minded, homemade crafts are all the rage now, using recycled, repurposed, and reused materials whenever possible—free is even better. Craft items don't have to be expensive to enrich your life and the lives of those around you, plus save you money. | Photo credit: MS Office

Make Inexpensive Floating Apple Votives, à la Martha Stewart

Make an Adorable, Cost-minded Baby Shower Diaper 'Cake' Centerpiece

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Halloween Frugality & Fun: Pumpkin Buying & Carving Tips for Longer-Lasting, Spooky Jack-O’-Lanterns, Plus Awesome Jack-O’-Lantern Photos

Budget Crafts: Origami & Kirigami Christmas Ornaments

Pine Cone Panache for the Holidays: Easy, Frugal Home Decor, Craft, and Gift Ideas Using Pine Cones

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Holiday DIY: How-To Ideas for Frugal Homemade Christmas Ornaments & Decorations (video)

Crafts of Christmas Past... Ripped from the Glossy Pages of Old Magazines — Directory

Christmas Past: Homemade Christmas Dough Gingerbread Boy Ornaments

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Christmas Frugality: Duchess Kate Making Homemade Jams for Queen Elizabeth for Christmas Gift

The Rap on Wrap: Get Creative, Get Thrifty with DIY Wrapping Paper from Recycled Materials

Chic 'n Cheap: Unique Kitchen Crafts Made with Legos

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Frugal Japanese-Inspired, Eco-Friendly Christmas Candy Gift Wrap & More "Cheap but Chic" Christmas Ideas (video)

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Christmas on a Shoestring: Frugal Origami Christmas Ornaments, Using Old Phonebooks (video)

Recycle & Reuse Holiday Cards

Homemade Car Freshener

DIY T-Shirt Transformations: Save Big Bucks with Adorable Fashion Makeovers Using Old T-Shirts"

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Ocean Trash to Art: Couple Creates Art from Tons of Plastic Pollution Found on California Beach (video)

DIY Fashion: ThreadBanger | Video Demo: How to Crochet a Hat

DIY Fashion & Recycling: ThreadBanger | Video Demo: How to Crochet Flower Appliqués with Old Yarn & Making Recycled Sleeping Bags

The Great Frugal "Shoe Down": 36 Unique Ways to Lace a Shoe

DIY Recycling & Fashion: ThreadBanger | Video Demo: Recycling/Repurposing Plastic Bags & Making Shopping Tote Bags from Old Clothes

DIY Fashion: HowCast & eVillage | Video Demos: Several Tie-Dye Techniques, How to Tie-Dye a T-Shirt

DIY Recycled Fashion: ThreadBanger | Video Demo: Back-2-Skool Special: Frugal DIY Ideas for Making Your Own School Backpacks, Book Bags, Laptop Covers, Pencil Cases, Book Covers, & Messenger Bags

DIY Fashion: ThreadBanger | Video Demo: How to Make a Cute Bikini from Old T-Shirts & the Renegade Craft Fair

DIY Fashion: ThreadBanger | Video Demo: How to Tailor and Fit Dress Shirts & Make Your Own Thrifty Body Form

DIY Recycled Fashion: ThreadBanger | Video Demo: Sweater Dress by Rebecca Turbow, Safe Studio, New York

DIY Fashion: ThreadBanger | Video Demo: Stain Old Blue Jeans with Coffee Grounds for Vintage Look & Open Source Sewing Patterns

Threadbanger to the Rescue... Cheap Blue Jeans Makeover: DIY Zippered Legs

Frugal & Unique Valentine's Day Gifts & Decor for the Shoestring Budget

DIY Recycled Fashion: ThreadBanger | Video Demo: Valentine's Day Special – How to Make Recycled Flannel Lingerie

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Halloween Goes Hollywood: Awesome DIY Halloween Make-up Tutorials — "Corpse Bride," "Nightmare Before Christmas," "Breakfast at Tiffany's," & "Terminator"

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Halloween DIY Tiaras & Crowns… How to Save Money by Making Beautiful, Thrifty Costume Headpieces for the Frugal Prince or Princess (video)

DIY Fashion: ThreadBanger | Video Demo: Frugal Halloween Costumes | Pirate Costume

DIY Fashion: ThreadBanger | Video Demo: Frugal Halloween Costumes | Fabulous Wicked Witch Costume

DIY Fashion: ThreadBanger Video Demo | Frugal Halloween Costumes | How to Make a Michael Jackson Costume

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Frugal DIY Halloween Costumes, Politically/Socially Inspired: Balloon Boy, Illegal Alien, Bernie Madoff, Octomom, & More

Frugal Café Blog Zone: Chic to Be Cheap… Halloween Fashion DIY: Make Your Own Fairy Wings (video)

DIY Fashion: ThreadBanger | Video Demo: How to Beat Road-trip Boredom by Making Macramé Jewelry

Budget Kid Fashion Craft – Video Demo: Embroidery Floss Bracelets

 

Wow! Spotlight—Craft Sites with the "Wow Factor"

November/December 2008: Cheap & Thoughtful Christmas Ideas, from HappyBird's Crafting Haven

 

Budget crafts... keeping it chic and cheap | Photo credit: jeltovski, morgueFile
Budget crafts... keeping it chic and cheap | Photo credit: jeltovski, morgueFile