If you enjoy making things yourself, you know the value of developing good sources for your materials.
Two words: THRIFT. STORES.
While you may not find exactly what you’re looking for every time, you can certainly pick up items you know you’ll use at some point and develop a nice sized stash!
I’m always on the lookout for yarn, buttons, material and sewing notions. My hubby looks for them, too! 🙂 Over time, I have amassed a very nice “inventory” of items that are ready to use for whatever project I may want to undertake. From time to time, I divide my stash and share it with my daughter!
Buttons and fun things
Rickrack, bias tape, ribbons, lace, etc.
More yarn 😉
I probably have more than I can use, but darn it, I’m gonna try my best to work my way through it!
Looking at the photos above, my mind boggles at the amount of money I would have had to spend, buying these items new. The truth is, I couldn’t have afforded it.
By buying a little at a time, in thrift stores, I have accumulated a nice variety of supplies that are on hand and ready to use, at a small fraction of the cost of new.
- Low cost crafting supplies
- Unique, vintage and hard to find supplies
- Supplies for gifts at your fingertips
- Enough extra to share
I have to give my best educated guess at the cost and savings, since this was an accumulation over time. I didn’t take pictures of everything, but an estimate of my available supplies is around $900.00 and an estimate of my actual cost is around $250.00.
MONEY SAVED: $650.00!!