As a craft supply hoarder, I can attest that buying supplies can get expensive, especially if you need specific items for a project and don’t have time to shop around for the best price.  Birgit from Birgit’s Daily Bytes decided to experiment with a few different DIY methods for making supplies to cut her crafty costs, particularly projects that she could use for art journaling.  Her discoveries include a novel way to make your own spray inks!  Paper crafters rejoice!  [how to make your own alcohol inks]

Project estimate:

  • Kool-aid, on hand or about $0.10 and up
  • Rubbing alcohol, on hand or $1
  • Spray bottle, on hand or $1

Total:  Free and up

Note:  The post also includes several other projects, including a recipe for making your own Mod Podge.  We strongly suggest that you do not make your own Mod Podge; here is why.