Dollar Store Crafting - Crafts to Make and Save Money
One of the best kept secrets for creating crafts and watching your bottom line is the Dollar Store. Most towns and cities will have one and they have many different names, everything from the Dollarama to the Dollar Tree and more.
These stores can be a wealth of craft supplies. Yes you want to create quality work and crafts to sell and make money but there is nothing wrong with including supplies from these discount stores. They not only help you to create original and unique crafts, they will keep you competitive in the tough market of selling crafts for cash and actually making a profit.
This has got to be one of the cutest ideas. Using a dollar store colourful tea towel and a few other supplies you can also get in the store, you can create a stack of these cute aprons on the cheap but not on quality. There is a cute video on this page to show you how to make them. These will be a hit.
This is simply made from nylon body scrubs. You can get these in bunches at the dollar store, and it takes about 4 to make a cute tutu. These could be displayed on a large teddy bear for fun. If you make them very colourful then people will be drawn to them at your craft show. Display is very important so come up with a way to display them and you will find customers!
Most dollar stores have shelves of these. Why just paint them when you can add embellishments of all kinds and create beautiful keepsake boxes from something as simple as that plane jane wood box from the discount store. These come in many shapes and sizes and are an affordable craft to make and sell.
Even if all you do is purchase necklaces at the dollar store to get the cord and clasp it will still save you money. I have seen these glass stones in these stores and you could even add a copy of your own painting or drawing in miniature or head to the scrapbooking section of the discount store and find some beautiful paper. You can even get the jewelry wire is some of these stores for making the bale as they mention in the video. You could end up with a beautiful pendant with very little money invested.
This is an awesome craft that is quick and affordable. Everyone has keys, they actually seem to multiply! Creating a piece of usable art sells. You could make this bigger or add different words or different techniques to the Dollar Tree frame. Video shows step by step.
Dollar Store Crafts
You can have the same craft made by two different people. One will have spent hours on it and bought their supplies from expensive craft stores and the other will have done it creatively with leftover supplies and the dollar store. Both crafts will fetch the same price. So which category do you want to be in?
I find many customers do not realize the work involved in some crafts and are not willing to pay the price. So if crafts are your business then you need to get creative and have a business sense, not just a creative sense to make money at this, especially at craft fairs and shows.
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