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!

21 Must Have Items for Homemade Beauty + Cleaning

Making homemade beauty items and homemade cleaning products can be confusing if you're first getting started. The supplies alone can confuse you since for a lot of homemade beauty recipes the products needed can cross easily. The same can be said for homemade cleaning recipes. … [Read more...]

25 Kids Rainbow Crafts & Activities for Rainy Day Boredom Busters

My Emma is a tomboy to her core, but sometimes? She goes all girly on me. That's totally fine with me, but it can take me by surprise if I'm not paying attention. One of the ways that she does it is that she goes all girly when it comes to rainbows. She loves them and I love the … [Read more...]

25 Delightful Bath Salt Recipes

Do you love a good soak in a hot bath? I do! Give me a good book, warm water and some quiet time and I'm in Heaven! What I don't love though is paying through the roof for the relaxing bath salts that I want to use to help me relax and nourish my skin. Finding a good homemade … [Read more...]

Homemade Muscle Pain Relief Cream

Ask anyone who suffers from chronic pain and they'll tell you that they have tried "everything...literally everything" under the sun to get some relief. Usually "everything" means medications and over the counter creams and who knows what else. Needless to say, a lot of the time, … [Read more...]

Homemade Body Wash Recipe

When I posted about my homemade healing lotion a few months ago, I told you that I have horribly dry skin. I had seriously tried everything under the sun to keep it from drying out including every commercially made lotion I could find, but nothing worked. It wasn't until I … [Read more...]

Homemade Lavender Lemon All Purpose Cleaning Spray

Last year, our family went on a cleaning spree and I don't mean the kind that had us waging war against the dust bunnies with a duster sword. When we realized that cleaners and foods that are full of chemicals that made my chronic pain issues worse, we waged war on those products … [Read more...]

DIY Liquid Hand Soap

I don't know if I've ever told you, but I have this burning, never ending love for a household product. I absolutely adore Castile soap. I use it every single day in our home in everything from my homemade shave cream, my homemade dishwasher detergent, to my DIY Coconut Shampoo … [Read more...]

DIY Stress Relief Bath Soak

I adore my family, but Lord Almighty, some days. I don't think I even need to finish that because I'm pretty positive that most of you could finish it for me. For days where its a "some day," there's nothing more that I love than to climb in a hot bath with a relaxing soak to … [Read more...]

Homemade Antibacterial Ointment

Once upon a Saturday, just a couple of months ago, my Emma grabbed her spiffy new 10 speed (that she bought herself I might add...yay!) and started riding on the street in front of our house. As she was riding, she came across a small/medium cardboard box in the middle of the … [Read more...]

Homemade Natural Cold Remedy Shower Tablets

My family suffers from severe allergies several times a year. Add to that the yearly seasonal colds and such, life can be pretty miserable at our house during certain seasons. When I realized how much we were spending on allergy relief and cold remedies, I knew I had to come up … [Read more...]