Saving your money doesn’t have to be a sacrifice. You can easily stay on budget while still wowing friends and family with both your crafting and cooking skills. These never-before-seen projects will not only help you save money, but they will take some of those old, worn-out articles of clothing and household items and help you revamp them into something exciting. Also, be sure to check out the recipes below to find out how you can make quick, easy, and affordable meals.
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These Thrifty Button Trees are the perfect thing to make to celebrate the upcoming holiday season. You can easily knit up these button trees using scrap yarn leftover from last year’s festivities.
Trendy clothes don’t have to break the bank. You can make this Chic Lacy Top yourself for less than twenty dollars. This pattern will teach you the basics of creating your own sewn top so that pretty soon you won’t have to rely on expensive clothing stores.
It’s easy to upcycle your clothes into something new with patterns like this one for an Upcycled Ruffle Shirt. This project will show you how easy it is to repurpose old t-shirts into new fashion creations that will stretch your wardrobe and your budget.
It’s quick, easy, and inexpensive to make this Brown Bag Halloween Wreath. Your kids will love helping you make the cutouts that go on the homemade raffia wreath. Halloween is quickly approaching, so give this cheap and cheerful project a try.
Jewelry that is inexpensive, beautiful, and unique is not just a fantasy. With this Vintage Pendulum Necklace, it’s a dream come true. Simple household items can help you make gorgeous pieces of jewelry easily and quickly.
This Decorative Fall Frame is the perfect way to take advantage of dollar store deals and miscellaneous craft supplies. For only a few dollars, you can make a seasonal frame that will enhance and complement your decorations for fall. You can also customize this project for any season or holiday.
If you are looking for a cheap meal that is easy to prepare and extremely flavorful, try this Budget Potato Soup. You can make this comforting and filling soup for less than $6!
This kid-friendly meal is affordable, tasty, and simple. 5 Ingredient Pasta Casserole is the perfect dish to make on nights when you want something easy to prepare that won’t break the bank.
Grandma’s Magic Apple Coffee Cake is moist and delicious. Sour cream, apple filling, and apple cinnamon muffin mix contribute to this flavorful and cheap cake that is perfect for an autumn breakfast or dessert.
This dessert is impressive but affordable, making it the perfect thing to make for a dinner party. This recipe for Hot Chocolate Cake can be made in mug and features layers of tasty chocolate cake, chocolate whipped cream, and plain whipped topping.
If you are looking for a new way to enjoy budget-friendly tacos, try this recipe for Taco Puffs. A simple taco filling made from ground beef and salsa gets stuffed into store-bought pizza dough for a fun and festive weeknight meal.
What thrifty crafts and cheap eats wow your family and friends?