COOL CRAFT IDEAS – Love crafting but think you can’t afford to make all the awesome DIY ideas you really want to? Crafting on a budget is not only possible, but you can make some of the coolest things we’ve seen for less than $5. Hit the dollar store for some of these supplies, but many of them will be things you already have at home.
From creative DIY gifts to tiny table accessories that only look expensive, you are going to find more crafts than you can make in the list of 50 cheap DIY projects.
Fun for teens, kids and adults alike, these easy step by step tutorials show you exactly how to make these crafty wonders. Which one is your favorite? (It is going to be hard to decide!)
Marbled Clay Ring Dish
Start by rolling out small bits of oven bake clay into one big piece. Once all the colors are mixed, roll the clay flat, and cut out a circle using a round item as a template. Then, place it in a bowl, allowing the middle to sink into the deep part of the dish. Once you’re happy with the shape, bake the clay in the oven for 15 minutes. Let the bowl cool, and paint the rim of the bowl with a metallic gold color.
Faux Leather Bow Keychains
Don’t forget to use strong glue for these leather bow keychains. You’ll need it to hold the bow together and to attach the centerpiece to the bow.
The secret to nailing this knot pillow is to think of it as a pretzel. Take note of the weaves and the knots of a pretzel for you to be able to make this DIY easily.
These faux crystals are so gorgeous, you might even want to make a few for yourself! Start by looking for jagged rocks. The more obscure the shape, the better.
Do your kids message in full emoji sometimes? Then, I bet they’ll like this DIY. This tutorial only features one emoji, but feel free to create the other emoji faces as well. You can get your kids to help you out with this one.
This is my little DIY project for all the wine corks I have lying around. Simply hollow out the cork, stick a magnetont the back, place a pinch of dirt in the hollowed-out cork, and fit a succulent inside. That’s all it takes!
Duct Tape Flowers
Start by cutting strips of duct tape longer than the width of the tape. Then, fold the corners to make a triangle on one end. Once you’re done, attach the remaining sticky part of the duct tape onto a pencil. Keep repeating this until you’re happy with your duct tape blossom.
Ship In A Bottle
Give your ship’s sails an old textured look by soaking typing paper in coffee and letting them dry overnight. Once it’s dry, you can place light pencil marks of parallel lines. This can also be one of the coolest crafts for teens to sell.
Custom Book Covers
Give your books a new cover by sticking on sheets of patterned paper with some Mod Podge. Just be sure to remove all air bubbles trapped inside. If you’d prefer, you can also sand some of the edges and surfaces for a more vintage look.