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Where I Get Inexpensive Craft Supplies

Robin Weston

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Wood/Lumber

I try to use reclaimed wood in my projects whenever I can, not only because they are cheap (free) but I also like to be kind to the environment. In my neighborhood they are building A LOT of new houses. The builders will often discard perfect 2 x 4s and 2 x 8s that I can use to make my signs, so you can often find me dumpster diving to find these "treasures". I also stalk Craiglist for any fence pickets or pallets that people might be trying to get rid of, in the Free section. When I cannot find lumber or wood to reuse, I often get my fence pickets at the Home Depot. Currently, I can get a wide 6 foot tall fence picket for $1.55 and a narrow one for $1.10.  I make my front porch signs out of the wide fence pickets and my signs and frames out of the narrow ones.

Paint

I buy the “oops” paints at either Lowes or Home Depot. You will often find them behind the paint counter and they are often marked 50% off the original price. Sometimes I can find stain on these shelves too. If I need a specific color, I will ask the counter to mix up a sample, which I can get at Lowes for $3.48.

Wine Bottles

I use a lot of recycled wine bottles in my crafts. Luckily I have a large family that loves wine, so anytime I ask them to collect bottles for me, they gladly oblige. I have been told by other crafters that they can often get wine bottles from restaurants, who are more than happy to have someone take them off their hands.

Paint Brushes

I really like the paint brushes that I get at Dollar Tree.   They come in packages of 2 or 3 for $1.   Sometimes I need to use a sponge brush, so I watch for sales on sponge brushes and stock up. They will often have sales at Michaels where you can get 15 for $1.  When they are running a sale, I will buy 5 or 6 packages and then I am set for a very long time. 

Sand Paper

I buy my sand paper on Amazon.com. I have a Prime membership, so it ships for free.  I have both a palm sander and a belt sander. 

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