Make Shift Hobby Supplies

Posted on March 31st, 2015 by Discount Debbie


There are a lot of items around the house that can have dual purposes and save us money. This was never more true than when it comes to the hobbies we enjoy. Taking advantage of every frugal avenue of our art or crafting doesn’t just save us money. It stretches our creativity further, allowing us to come up with ideas we wouldn’t have otherwise.

Old Make Up

Old make up is fabulous to have around if you are an artist. It doesn’t just paint your face. It can also be used to paint a canvas. Use old liquid foundation to create skin tones for painting. Use old eye shadow and blush for shadowing or for a hazy look to your art work. Lipstick and liquid eye shadows/eyeliners can be used for outlining or drawing attention to a focal point in your work, the same way it is used on your face.

Sandwich Bags

Rather than getting a set of piping bags for baking, consider using plastic sandwich bags instead. Just fill the bag with you frosting, cut a hole in the corner of the bag in relation to the size you want your piping to b,e and decorate your baked goods. This does mean that the piping will be simple, but it will save you a few dollars and your frosting needs will be met.

Baby Food Jars

Baby food jars are great for crafting. They can hold paint, glitter, or water to clean paintbrushes in. They can be used to make little Christmas or Easter snow globes. First remove the label and label glue completely from the jar. Then super glue a little sculpture or toy to the lid and let it dry. Fill the jar with water and glitter the glue the lid in place. Super glue or hot glue will work best to seal your snow globe.

What everyday items do you use in your crafts?

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