Monday, August 25, 2014

6 Tips on How to Save Money on Crafting Supplies

I have been crafting since I was 15 years old. Over the past 30 years I have dabbled in all kinds of different crafts. I love to do scrapbooking, cardmaking, beading, weaving, plastic canvas, crochet, cross stitching and of course...quilting.

One thing I can personally tell you is that crafting can get really expensive. However, there are ways you can cut down those expenses and today, I am going to tell you how you can save money on all of your crafting supplies.

1. Every Sunday pick up the newspaper and go through all of the store's circular ads. You will often find great deals like 10 for $10.00 deals, 2 for $5.00 deals and so forth. These deals are for a limited time only.

2. Look for online coupons that you can use. A lot of these coupons will get you free shipping, a certain percentage off, buy 1 get 1 free deals, etc. You can find great coupons for Hancock Fabrics, A.C. Moore, Joann, Michael's, Hobby Lobby and more!

3. If you are shopping in a physical retail craft store look in the back of the store for a clearance section. You will often find clearance deals for up to 80% off regular price!

4. When shopping in the store look at the end of the aisles for clearance deals and sales specials. These are often at the end of the aisle and can really save you some money.

5. Buy in bulk whenever you can! If you are a paper crafter, buy your paper in large bundles. If you go through a lot of glue...purchase a multiple pack. Often times the larger the pack, the more money you will save.

6. Box up and bag up your leftover craft supplies that you no longer need and trade them with another person who crafts. These days you can find all kinds of people online who would be willing to trade supplies with you.

Sitting down and creating some with your own hands is a lot of fun. Plus, you get a lot of satisfaction in making that item yourself. With that said, you can save a lot of money on your crafting supplies by following the 6 tips listed above.

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