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Craft round-up: Thrifty Craft For Kids And Grown-ups

Crafts On SeaLast month Thinly Spread rounded up all your rainy day craft ideas; this month we’re handing over to the lovely Kate from Crafts On Sea who is asking for your posts on thrifty craft – for kids and grown-ups.

Kate has been blogging for just over a year and posts about a wide range of crafty delights including sewing, printing, baking and her newest venture - silversmithing. We leave you in her dexterous hands…


I’ve had a great time reading through all the entries for the Thrifty Crafts round up, I had been a bit concerned that no one would join in but instead the entries came so thick and fast I had trouble keeping up! All the ideas were brilliant though so it’s been well worth my time and I’ve found some great new blogs to follow too. Here are ten of my favourites:


Craft Next to nothing makes 

These DIY flower wall hangings from GingerLillyTea are beautiful, who would have thought they only cost a couple of quid? They’ll certainly be appearing in my house soon!


Footprint cards


With a baby on the way myself these New Baby Footprint Cards from Hodge Podge Crafts are another idea I’ll be stealing! These are a great way to get older kids to join in the preparations and celebrations, and of course they keep the costs down too.


Stone owl


Maggy at Red Ted Art never seems short of cheap ways to keep kids occupied, I love these stone owls that she’s shared.




Toilet roll lionToilet roll crownObviously no round up of thrifty crafts that you can do with children would be complete withoutsomething using a toilet roll! I think these toilet roll lions from A Patchwork Life are amazingly cute while this toilet roll crown from Treading on Lego looks like something anyfuture prince or princess would adore.



Upcycled delights

Upcycled lunch bagUpcycled broochesI love sewing so anything that saves me from spending too much in fabric shops is a very good thing! This upcycled tshirt lunch-bag from Elizabeth’s Kitchen would be great for children or adults to use while these scrap fabric brooches from Sew Jolly in Sheffield have firmly planted themselves on my to-do list, hurray for the tutorial! 


Upcycled bedding
Having just had a sniffle as loads of my son’s old items were thrown away, this upcycled bedding from Mrs Blythin Makes seems like lovely idea to upcycle something your child once loved into something new. Ok, something you loved, they’re probably obsessed with Horrible Histories now, but you get my point.



Doctor Who outfit

Timeless and priceless  

Surely there isn’t a woman alive that wouldn’t want to dress her child up as one of the Dr Who’s?! This gorgeous dressing up outfit was done on the cheap by The Honey Badger of West London and would be sure to make any sci-fi loving parent proud! 

Junk modelling


Finally, with the theme of this linky being thrifty crafts, I couldn’t resist this post from In The Playroomabout junk modelling with your kids surely a craft idea that everyone can afford?!




You can still share your thrifty craft posts on the Linky below, and remember – we can’t feature you in future round-ups if you’re not a network member, so do sign up if you haven’t already!

Last updated: 29-Jun-2013 at 10:50 PM