Craft projects that don’t require you to go out to the craft store and purchase a lot of supplies can be difficult to find, which puts a crimp in crafting plans when you don’t have a lot of money to spend. Although most of these projects do require you have materials on hand, most are things the average person has around the house (scraps from previous projects, old clothing, salt, soda bottles) or are things you can easily obtain for free (leaves, rocks, twigs, shells).
Interested? Read on to discover some cool crafting projects you can make without spending a dime.
Wood Scrap Earrings
Use wood scraps to make awesome earrings!
Grow Your Own Crystals
If you have some Alum salt in your cupboard, you can grow your own crystals!
Plastic Bag Place Mats
Reuse your old plastic grocery bags by making them into placemats!
Instead of buying air fresheners, use herbs and fruits from your kitchen to make your own air fresheners.
Mason Jar Pictures
Use black and white pictures and mason jars to create awesome jar pictures.
Autumn Leaf Collage
A great fall project for kids, use colorful leaves to create artwork.
Make a solar box cooker with a cardboard box, aluminum foil, and some other found materials.
Use leaves and twigs to make a fairy!
Distress Your Boots
A hammer or rock (or even your car) can be used to give your boots a distressed look, for free!
Reforest Your Yard
Grow trees and plants in your yard without buying a thing!
Soda Bottle Candy Dish
Dress up the bottom of an empty soda bottle with ribbon and create a charming candy dish.
T-shirt Shag Rug
Tired of cleaning those old candle wax stains from your carpet. Why not cover it up with a little homemade rug. Cut up old t-shirts to make a shag rug.