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26 Clever And Inexpensive Crafting Hacks

You don't need to spend a fortune on fancy supplies to fulfill all your DIY-loving heart's desires.

1. Turn wine corks into point protectors for knitting needles.

2. Knit in a dimly-lit room or in a car at night with light-up needles.

3. Don't get jellz, crocheters.

4. Yarn bowls are lovely and keep your yarn from getting tangled/roaming across the land, but they can be wicked expensive.

5. Or use a teapot.

6. Or the net bag from produce.

7. Or a colander.

8. Prevent tangled ribbon or twine (and make it look pretty) with a paper towel dispenser.

9. Want to try printing but don't have stamps or linoleum? Check your lunch.


11. Use a fork to make a perfect little bow.

12. Forks are also great for making tiny pom-poms.

13. Make larger pom-poms with your fingers.

14. Make the biggest pom-pom you've ever imagined with an entire skein of yarn.

Why would you *need* a giant pom-pom, you ask?

15. Get creases out of ribbon with a lightbulb.

16. Clean up beads and glitter with a lint roller.

17. Use a dollar store pool noodle instead of buying a wreath form.

18. Relax curled circular knitting needle cords with warm water.

19. Make crochet hooks more comfortable to use with pencil grips.

20. Bend the bottom of a crochet hook so you can keep it on your keychain.

21. Keep bobbins from unthreading with foam pedicure pads.

22. Store sequins, beads and other small things in an ice tray.

23. Sharpen dull scissors by cutting tin foil or sandpaper.

24. Use sponges to easily move fabric when machine-quilting.

25. Learn to wind a center-pull ball by hand.

26. Or with a toilet paper roll.

Do you have a secret-weapon tip or a trick that you love to use when making stuff? Tell the world in the comments!