Saturday, January 30, 2016

8 Low Or No Cost Projects

I thought it would be fun to post some of my favorite no cost projects. Sometimes you just want to do something creative, but want to use what you have and spend little or no money, especially at the beginning of a new year.

If you're like me, you have leftover supplies from other projects you've done in the past few months years just laying around your house. That's what most of these projects are.

First up is the Painted Primitive Stool Mr. DIY made me with some leftover wood from another project. We already had the the paint, as well.  You can see how we made it HERE.

I still love Mason Jars. I use them to store food, supplies and they're great to put candles in for any occasion. Here's one I made with recycled supplies I keep in my craft room. You can find out more HERE.

I've had these metal urns forever. I bought some foam 1/2 circles and harvested some green moss from our backyard.  They moss eventually turned a beautiful bronze color. You can find out how I made put together the moss on the urns HERE.

We brought home a piece of reclaimed wood from our Mountain Cottage and bought some inexpensive hooks at Lowes to make this Reclaimed Wood Coat Rack. If you don't have a piece of reclaimed wood, you can always age a new piece of wood you might already have. You can find this project HERE

Here's another one of my favorite  no cost projects. I used repainted a tall flower bucket I already had with leftover paint and printed a free graphic on wax paper. It's one of my most pinned projects on Pinterest. You can find the Wax Paper Transfer post HERE.

Anyone can do this no cost project. Anyone... It's just a leftover piece of wood, painted and distressed, with a word written with a Sharpie marker. So simple! No link needed for this one!

Here's another project printed with my computer and laserjet printer. The graphic was put on a piece of drop cloth and sewed a into a pillow. Of course, the drop cloth was leftover from another project. You can the Paris Market Pillow HERE.

I saved my favorite no cost sewing project for last.  You could do this as a no sew project, as well, with a little fusing tape. These little Vintage Valentine Hearts are special to me because they're made with some fabric leftover from a dress my grandmother made me when I was a little girl. You can find that post, with a photo of me wearing that dress, HERE.
The moral of the story is, look around your house and see what supplies you have to make something fun!

Hope you're having a good day.


  1. Too neat! You are so creative and a great inspiration!


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