DIY and Crafts - All Natural, Budget Friendly and Simple Crafts and DIY

DIY and crafts are a great way to save money or a fantastic way to blow off steam as a hobby and they're one of my favorite ways to relax. If you are looking to improve your family budget these practical DIY and Crafts, brought to you by Stacy Ott, author of Six Dollar Family, can help you save money, make money and live a more natural lifestyle. Here you'll find everything from practical DIY projects such as homemade cleaner recipes and DIY beauty products to the more modern DIY home decor projects, kids crafts and more. The budget friendly projects are perfect for anyone who just wants to get their hands dirty and a make beautiful products for their own home, office or as homemade gift ideas.

DIY and Crafts

Because Six Dollar Family focuses on saving you and teaching you how to save money, most of our DIY and Craft projects are budget friendly too! Replace them with products you stop buying and make homemade, decorate your home on a budget or just give a great gift. Use them to save money, start a business and make money from home, selling your finished project and more!We are sure you're going to love them! Once you start making our awesome DIY and craft tutorials, you'll never stop!

Easy Patriotic Paper Wand 4th of July Kids Craft

I absolutely adore Independence Day celebrations. I feel that there is no better time to teach my Emma how our forefathers fought for freedom and the sacrifices that have been made to keep that freedom since then. Aside from all of that though, it's a great "excuse" to just kick … [Read more...]

Emergency Preparation – Homemade Emergency Candles from Orange Peels

Storm season is upon us which means that learning how to prepare for summer storms is one of the most important things you could do for your emergency preparation right now. If you do any sort of emergency preparation for your family, you'll know how important it is to have good … [Read more...]

4th of July Craft – DIY Stars & Stripes Flower Planter

I absolutely love celebrating Independence Day with my family. I also happen to adore patriotic decorations too which means I love a good 4th of July craft. Military service runs very deep in my family and I love the ability to make things and create things that help celebrate … [Read more...]

Homemade Coconut Shampoo

I have been on a mission for years to toss out as many chemicals as I can from the house for more than one reason. Early in 2015, we realized that part of the chronic pain that I had suffered from for years was a result of a home filled with chemicals that I am overly sensitive … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Soap – 33 Homemade Soap Recipes

A couple of years ago, I discovered the joy of learning how to make homemade soap. Not only does it save you significantly, but it's also pretty relaxing. As far as savings, learning how to make homemade soap was pretty high on the list of things to stop buying and make that we … [Read more...]

4th of July Crafts – Easy Kids Button Flag

Here at our home, the 4th of July is a special time of year that we love celebrating. Our family has a rich military history going back hundreds of years so celebrating the independence that our ancestors fought for is something that is close to our hearts. One of our favorite … [Read more...]

Homemade Dog Treats – Homemade Chicken & Parsley Dog Treats

It can be quite scary to me the number of pet owners who pay no attention to what they are feeding their pets; dogs especially. There can be so many fillers and Lord knows what else in dog foods or dog treats. It wasn't too long ago that a particular dog food company had to pull … [Read more...]

Upcycled Home Decor – DIY Photo Frame Key Holder for Walls

Home decor can be so wasteful. Often it ends up gracing the shelves at your favorite secondhand store becoming a testament of wasted time, wasted resources and of course, wasted money. It might sit there, unused and unloved, until someone like me - or you! - comes along ready to … [Read more...]

Thrift Store Upcycle – How to Reupholster a Chair

Do you love to go thrift store shopping? I do and can do some real damage to my budget in a thrift store if I don't watch myself. One of my favorite things to grab at thrift stores is chairs and other furniture that simply need reupholstered. Learning how to reupholster a chair … [Read more...]

No Waste Home – How to Make Recycled Crayons at Home

I hate waste. I realize that hate is a strong word, but I hate waste. There are a lot of reasons behind it, but the truth is that wasted food or other items amount to wasted money, wasted time and wasted effort. Instead, I prefer to reuse things to save money in anyway that I … [Read more...]