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5 Frugal Crafts For Frugal People


Most thrifty individuals engage in some form of crafting. In today's hectic world, creating not only allows us to express our creativity, but also allows us to unwind in a productive way - a way to make the most of our free time.

However, if we're not careful, any activity might become a financial burden rather than a benefit!

Finding a craft that is naturally inexpensive is the greatest way to avoid this from happening; one that makes the most of what you already have or recycled items that might otherwise be discarded. This being said, below are some frugal crafts that you can do.

Wine Cork Boards

Collected wine corks
Collected wine corks

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Making a cork board out of discarded wine corks is a terrific way to save money while still looking great. Gluing used corks together will give you a sturdy cork board, which will usually last just like the regular one.

Note that you’ll need a separate frame in order to make your frugal craft more organized. You can still complete the project without one, but we recommend this since it will basically tie the corks together.

Paper Clay

A pair of hands molding a clay
A pair of hands molding a clay

It's an excellent idea for manufacturing inexpensive clay for craft projects or simply having fun with the kids.

Here is a recipe that you can follow inspired by Dalhart Lane, a blogger:

  • 2 toilet paper cups
  • 1 cup ordinary joint compound (the ready-to-use sort).
  • 3/4 cup Elmers glue or paper mache paste
  • 3/4 cup of flour

You can also look for similar cheaper alternatives if you want to save more money.

Dollar Scarves As Leg Warmers

Folded scarves on top of each other
Folded scarves on top of each other

Leg warmers for babies are really popular right now, but they are not necessarily inexpensive. Making these out of dollar store scarves is a great way to keep your infant trendy while without breaking the wallet.

This is a fun and frugal task for those who like sewing. With a few snips and stitches, you can definitely enjoy making scarves into mini leg warmers.

Rag Quilt

Sewing tools on top of a rag quilt
Sewing tools on top of a rag quilt

Another stitching-based frugal craft points to rag quilts. This will give you a unique and ready-to-use quilt for your bed or couch just by using unused and clean rags. This is as simple as measuring how large you want your blanket to be to stitching the rags together until you reach your target.

What makes this better is you can use various rags so you’ll end up with an evident patchwork.

Popsicle Bird Feeder

A bird feeder made out of colored popsicles
A bird feeder made out of colored popsicles

Get those dusty popsicle sticks, some markers, string, and glue out. Color the sticks anyway they like, then put up a base by laying two sticks a few inches apart and creating a floor on top of that.

After that, glue each layer in an alternating manner to make sides. Tie the rope to all four corners, allowing enough to wrap around a tree limb at the top. After that, fill it with bird seeds and watch as the sparrows fly to your tree.


Learning to adjust designs to match the resources you have on hand may make any craft more economical.

Always be on the lookout for supplies, even if they're not in the most obvious areas. Train yourself to look at a thing and see what else it may be used for other than what it was intended for.

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