Cheap Eats and Thrifty Crafts

9 Essential Potato Chip Scarf Patterns

Sure, you could head to the mall or shop at a fancy boutique for a light and lacy scarf. But why would you spend money on something you can easily make at home? If you want to save some money and look great at the same time, your best option is crocheting or knitting a potato chip scarf. If you've never seen a potato chip scarf pattern, don't worry. This phrase may be a bit unfamiliar, but that doesn't mean you won't recognize a potato chip scarf upon first glance. When you see the spiral … [Continue reading...]

5 Crazy Wacky Cakes that Will Change Your Life

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Let's get crazy for a minute. Crazy about cake. I'm not talking about elaborate cakes with ten layers, a filling, and decorations. I actually mean the opposite of all that. A crazy wacky cake is "crazy" because of what it lacks: eggs, butter, and milk. This type of cake came out of the Great Depression, when money was scarce and so were ingredients. People figured out to make cake with what that had. Because we always need cake. How to Make a Crazy Wacky Cake: Step 1: Put away the eggs, milk, … [Continue reading...]

Reader Favorite Projects Fall

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Fall is one of our favorite seasons, and it would seem that the readers of Cheap Eats and Thrifty Crafts agree. Below we have brought you all of your favorite projects and recipes for autumn. These reader favorites include cute crafts for Halloween, comforting recipes that can also take you into winter, and more. Reader […]

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15 Ways to Use Leftover Halloween Candy

If you’re like us, you buy the big bag of Halloween candy in hopes that you’ll have leftovers. Buying candy for kids is a pretty great excuse for binging on candy. But this year, instead of snacking on what’s in the candy bowl, make something new with your leftover Halloween candy! There’s nothing more thrifty […]

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18 Scrap Fabric Projects for Resourceful Sewists

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When you fall in love with a gorgeous fabric, you want to make sure that you use every inch of it in the best possible way, especially if you’re on a budget. Even if you have just a little bit left, you just have to save it. You probably have a huge collection of fabric […]

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14 DIY Wedding Gifts for the Bride on a Budget

If you are a bride on a budget, never fear! Our collection of DIY wedding gifts is the perfect guide to help you make the most amazing presents for your bridal party and your guests. You will be surprised by how easy DIY wedding favors are to make. Your bridesmaids will not believe that their […]

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Homemade for the Holidays: Thrifty Ornaments

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Get in the spirit of the holiday season by making handmade ornaments that will make your spirits bright! Below you will find all of our favorite thrifty homemade ornaments, many of which are made with materials that you probably already have on hand. Thrifty Handmade Ornaments 1. Upcycled Light Bulb Angel Ornament – This elegant […]

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Crowd-Pleasing Chili: Cheap, Easy, and Delicious!

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Refusing to break the bank, does not mean your dishes need to suffer. One of the heartiest, hassle-free, and budget-friendly recipes you can make is chili. It’s also incredibly easy to transform and easily feeds a crowd. You can tweak your dish from the traditional ground beef version, to substituting shredded chicken, or even omitting […]

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Church-Approved Projects & Recipes

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Crafting isn’t just a hobby; it’s a way of life! One of the best things about being a crafter is finding ways to express the different sides of yourself in the projects you make. If you have a strong connection to your faith, you will be pleased to find some wonderful religious craft projects below. […]

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8 Homemade Ingredients That Will Change Your Life

Baking homemade sweets and treats can get pricey when you add up all the ingredients you have to use. Some of the baking ingredients commonly used are actually incredibly easy to make at home. By making the ingredients, instead of buying them processed, you will save money and truly be cooking “from scratch”. On AllFreeCopycatRecipes.com, […]

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