Crafting can be both an budget-saving and expensive hobby. While many DIY projects tout themselves as being cheap ways to make expensive projects, they can also often require buying expensive tools or materials. Through exploring and attempting many projects, we have found how to best save money while still making unique, beautiful pieces.
Almost all the crafting materials we buy are from Michael's, where we look for sales and coupons. Retailmenot is a great place to find coupons. Michael's almost always has 40% off one item coupons, and sometimes 20% off entire purchase. You can also stack coupons as long as they are different types of coupons. Look out for biyearly sales as well, where you can get 70-80% off some items. We'll list the regular prices of the items below, but keep in mind that you can get them for almost half the price.
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