The most prevalent misconception about crafters is that we are a bunch of grey-haired women in rockers who make the same crochet pattern over and over. All you need to do is take a glance through Heidi’s blog, Hands Occupied, to prove that mindset wrong. Heidi is one of many master-of-all-trades types of crafters who both appreciate the craftsmanship of traditional crafting and the hip sensibilities of current style.
Name: Heidi Gustad
Blog: Hands Occupied
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Best Cheap Crafts:
Favorite source for cheap craft materials:
Thrift stores, garage sales, and craft stores (particularly when I have a good coupon)
Why she makes cheap crafts:
Well, I make crafts because I love the creative outlet, but I also don't like paying a lot for something I could make cheaper than I can buy it. Not to toot my own horn, but I often like the kind of thing I DIY more than what I can buy too.
Tips for cheap crafters:
I recommend saving items you think could be used for a craft project some day in a stash if you've got the room in your home. Don't become a craft hoarder, though! Every few months, go through your stash and get rid of things you haven't yet found a use for - donate them or attend a craft supply swap to see if you can get your hands on something for a project you've got in mind! That's my big secret for crafting on the cheap.
TERRIFIC TAKEAWAY: Don’t be a hoarder. Cheap crafters rely on a stash of saved materials to keep us out of the store, but too much of a good thing is not a good thing. I love Heidi’s idea of hosting craft swaps to get rid of items you don’t need and find some fun new materials!
Thanks, Heidi, for sharing your best tips with us!