5 Ways to Save Money on Crafts

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5 ways to save money on crafts

5 Ways to Save Money on Crafts

If you are creative and enjoy doing crafts, you may be looking for ways to save money on the supplies needed. Supplies like yarn, needles, or even entire craft sets do not have to be expensive if you know where to look and how to make sure you get the best price.

Check the Ads

The best way to save money on crafts is to check the ads and find coupons. If you don’t find any in your newspaper, then go to your local craft stores website, where they may offer online-only deals and advertise specials that are not seen in print.

Buy in Bulk

If there is a certain item you use a lot of or if you have a group of friends that enjoy crafting, then consider ordering in bulk. The great thing about crafting supplies is that many of them don’t have an expiration date!

Stores Going Out of Business

It is unfortunate that the economy has caused many businesses to close their doors. However, this can be a great way to get a lot of crafting supplies for very cheap prices. Even if you have drive a bit to reach a store that is going out of business, the cost in gas may be worth it if you get a trunk full of craft items.

Dollar & Discount Stores

Dollar stores and discount stores like Big Lots are another great way to find awesome deals on crafts. These types of stores can offer you crafting supplies at an inexpensive price, but you just have to be sure they are not cheaply made. Look over the item carefully and make sure there are no cracks or other breakage.

Yard Sales & Online Garage Sales

Many people will sell their unwanted crafts at yard sales. Some cities even have online garage sales, usually listed as a group on Facebook. Online garage sales work very simply; contact the person who has an item you are interested in, agree on a price, then meet in a public place and do the exchange. As a bonus, you could also sell your completed crafts this way.

Crafting is a lot of fun for many people and buying the supplies can be inexpensive if you look in the right places.


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