Best Craft That Won’t Break the Bank

Spruce up your stash for the summer with this selection of top crafting picks. We love a bargain too which is why all of these budget-friendly kits patterns and products will have you getting creative in no time. So go on treat yourself this payday to some new craft goodies!

1 Shrink Film

Design the out and bake with Grafix Shrink Film! Your creations will shrink to 20% of their original size and become 9 times thicker. Great for making jewellery papercrafts kids crafts magnets tag art and much more! Grafix Shrink Film is offered in a variety of colors and styles in packs under £10.

2 Mandala Magic

Unwind with the Mindful Makes Mandala Kit from Gina-B Silkworks. Perfect for beginners or seasoned crafters alike. Kit includes Mandala frames DMC threads bobbins and full step-by-step instructions.

3 Soap Central

Learn to make natural soap using plant-based ingredients with an award-winning soap maker Ruth Romano. Palm oil free and vegan friendly. Course rated Excellent by over 200 students. Also taught online with starter kit sent in post you can learn from the comfort of your own home!

4 Makerist

You may find thousands of patterns – at a low price. All of them are made by creative independent designers all over the world. On Makerist you’ll find regularly $2 promotions with hundreds of patterns at a super low price to invite you to discover the DIY world of each designer!

5 Mindful Crafts

Macramé has had a revival and our new affordable kits give the opportunity for everyone from complete beginners to have a go and be successful. The retro plant hangers add a touch of nostalgia and our wall hanging kits offer a modern twist on the craft. Our kits all contain all you need to spend a few hours mindfully crafting.

6 Resin Creations

Need some inspiration for your next creative project. Then look no further than Resin8’s new Fab Florals Resin Jewellery Kit – an all-in-one starter set for making 10 pieces of wonderful jewellery – ideal as a gift for a friend or as a treat for yourself and the perfect way to create your own fabulous floral jewellery!

7 Shimmer & Shine

Now you can change the look or feel of any WOW! Embossing Powder with their new Changers additives. The lightening kit will lighten the colour and change the finished sheen texture or just make it glisten. The kit consists of three Changers Effect Additives (Texture, Glisten and Sheen) three empty jars to mix in and a handy storage case.

Mind’s Virtual Crafternoon

This Good Friday afternoon on 10th April households up and down the country are invited to come together online for the nation’s craftiest fundraiser Crafternoon. With everyone spending a lot more time at home to help keep safe Mind is hosting a virtual spin-off of their popular crafting event to encourage people to do something creative and for their own well being whilst raising money for better.

Virtual Crafternoon will take place, and anyone can take part. All that is needed is some basic supplies to make the rainbow origami stars – coloured paper a ruler or something with a straight edge and thread – and a tablet computer or smartphone. Mind will provide the template tips and online guidance for creating the crafty masterpiece.

This is the perfect time to get creative and see what materials are lying around the house; a great opportunity to recycle those cardboard toilet roll tubes or finished cereal boxes. Virtual Crafter noon is free with a suggested donation to Mind to help fund vital services in England and Wales for those experiencing a problem, at a time when it is needed more than ever. Don’t worry if you can’t make this event, as Mind will be hosting more Virtual Crafternoons during this period.

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