Get Your Craft on with Factory Direct Craft! – Frugal Novice

Get Your Craft on with Factory Direct Craft!

I’ve always loved crafting. From painting pottery to decoupaging to paper crafts and more, I’ve discovered how FUN it is to create something that I can give to family or friends, or enjoy for myself! I’ve learned how to mimic expensive products for a fraction of the cost, plus I really just like the idea of adding a personal touch to things.

I mentioned that I love creating things for a fraction of the cost of retail prices, but the key to being able to do that is finding craft supplies at affordable prices to keep the cost down. It’s great ordering online because it makes it easy to hunt down the best prices.

Speaking of crafts, I thought I’d share some of the fun ideas I found on the Factory Direct Craft blog. Both of the ideas are simple and would be great to do with your kids!

The first craft I came across was the idea of making your own stamps with a hot glue gun.

Of course, be sure to have an adult around for using a hot glue gun, but seriously – how cute (and frugal) of an idea is this? You could even print out a design template and use a sharpie to trace it until it bleeds onto the surface for the stamp. You could do names (don’t forget to do them backward) or a special symbol. This is a great way to personalize a project, and uses mostly items you’d already have around the house!

The next idea I found is SO easy and I’m smacking myself for not already thinking of it. I love baking goodies for friends, but always end up putting them on bland disposable plates so I don’t have to worry about getting my plate back.  Why not dress up disposable plates with ribbon?

Just think – it’d be easy to use ribbon specific to the occasion! Christmas, Valentine’s Day, birthdays and more can all be easily recognized by picking the right ribbon. I’ll definitely be using this idea!

What’s your favorite craft? I’m always looking for something new to try!


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  • Janalyn January 25, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    I LOVE the paper plate idea! Lately I’ve been doing a lot with scrapbook paper; I made and decorated photo mats for a Christmas present, covered a cut up 2×4 to spell out block words for each holiday, covered picture frames, and decoupaged a giant wall initial. Mod Podge and I have become close friends!

  • Brandy Anderson January 26, 2012 at 6:40 am

    I’ve done the ribbon through the paper plate before and it does make it just a bit more special. Looking forward to making a glue gun stamp with my little boy.