5 thrifty craft ideas #5frugalthings

today – thrifty craft ideas

I do lots of thrifty crafting with my kids and I am so excited to share some of our best thrifty craft ideas with you  We love to get outside into the fresh air, get a bit mucky and create. We love to use natural and free materials and adore the idea of recycling rather than adding to landfill.


Thrifty craft ideas

Let me show you 5 projects we have completed using just totally natural materials

A nature craft book mark

thrifty craft ideas


Gorgeous stick projects

Flower fairies

thrifty craft ideas

Making herb planter markers

thrifty craft ideas

We also adore making rainbow salads from the fresh lettuce we pick from our garden – there is nothing like growing your own for understanding where food comes from and it is so relaxing for kids to spend time gardening. Oh and of course it is healthy too!

Keeping kids busy and entertained really does not need to cost very much  at all and it is wonderful for them to have an unplugged childhood, use their imagination and get outside. long live thrifty creativity!

Do you like my thrifty craft ideas?

Do you have any thrifty craft ideas to share too?


As always, we’d love you to join in with us by sharing what frugal and thrifty things you’ve been up to this week – whether it’s an Instagram picture (#5frugalthings), a blog post or even a video.  Just add your link to the linky at the bottom of this post.

You don’t have to share five things you’ve done, anything thrifty or frugal that you’ve been doing is perfect.

You’re more than welcome to copy and paste the badge above but it would be even better if you could let your readers know that you’re linking up with us by adding a little line to the bottom of your post like this one:

I’m linking up with this Cass Emma and Becky in this week’s ‘Five Fabulously Frugal things I’ve done this week’ linky.




Over to you

Don’t forget leave me a commet  with any  thrifty craft ideas you may have! And you might also like a peek at my post on arts and crafts on a budget for more inspiration



  1. June 9, 2017 / 18:40

    Oooh love your plant labels using stones, I must try that!

  2. June 9, 2017 / 22:18

    You’re right, it is good to have an unplugged childhood. Good ideas 🙂

  3. June 10, 2017 / 12:29

    That rainbow salad looks so appetising. I love your craft ideas!

  4. Maria
    July 6, 2017 / 12:29

    Great ideas, specially rainbow salad and herb planter markers are very interesting.

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