How do I find something creative and inexpensive to do?


I am homebound but would like to find some thing creative and cheap to do. What would someone suggest? I'm also on a fixed income!

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  • Maura White Maura White on Jan 02, 2019

    Here is a fun wall hanging idea repurposed from a dollar tree oven cover:

  • Annie Doherty Annie Doherty on Jan 02, 2019

    Hi Sheila how about a craft using magazines, you can very easily and quickly fold roll and shape pages from any magazines you may have. Creating picture frames mirror frames, jewellery etc. I ask my friends, family & neighbours for any old ones which they have read, then make them something as a thank you. You don't need to spend much money and it's very enjoyable. Or decoupage using paper napkins on trays, old furniture? Just as a suggestion. I would love to see what you make, good luck. Happy New Year.

  • Kac32568501 Kac32568501 on Jan 02, 2019

    Hometalk (as well as other sites) are filled with great ideas. Look at the explore projects tab and then click on upcycle. That's where I get most of my ideas and since I'm using things I used to throw away (except for glue which I usually have on hand) it's free. I'm sure you will find plenty of projects to keep you occupied and once you start, you'll come up with ideas of your own. Happy Crafting!

  • Gk Gk on Jan 02, 2019

    There are so many things you could do! Come up with a specific use for a project to get started. Do you like to sew? Crochet? Knit? Paint? DId you want to freshen up your wall decor? Did you want to make a gift for someone else? Do you have anything in your home that needs repurposing or refinishing? Your choices are endless once you focus in on a need for a project.

  • Zard Pocleeb Zard Pocleeb on Jan 03, 2019

    You can always try your hand at photography if you have a cell phone. The newer ones take excellent photos (if you have a cell phone). Pinterest has an endless number of tutorials for photography. When you get a photo you like print it off at Walmart and buy a cheap frame to hang it and start a ‘photography wall).