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« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2009 08:05:54 PM »

Oh!  and I almost forgot...

30. Have a father-in-law who is the rural rubbish pickup man.  I made him a beaded hanger for his St. Christopher's medal that hangs in his work truck, and one of his clients saw and gave him a shoebox of beads and findings for me.  He has also come by with a box of fabric (musty and stale smelling, but in perfect shape inside plastic in a box covered in an inch of dust), jars of buttons, and a set of hobby knives, unopened.
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« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2009 07:29:39 PM »

31. Save the tags that come on clothing and recycle them into new tags for your crafting.  I snipped off the tags on a new sweater and realized they were pretty sturdy and neat shapes.
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« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2009 07:39:42 PM »

32. Plan a swap party and invite all of your friends and their friends. Tell them to bring anything crafty, recyclable, thrifty, and anything that could be neat to reuse. You can get some new materials and have a fun night with your friends!
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« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2010 03:12:36 AM »

These are the very great and unique tips, which are really too frugal and inexpensive as well.

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« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2010 09:05:41 AM »

Swap party sound like an awesome idea. I wish more craftsters lived near me.
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« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2010 02:27:20 PM »

33. This maybe an English thing (forgive me) go to your local tip... who love recycling and pick up odds for next to nothing and often nothing

34. (this is such a hoarder thing) KEEP everything... starbucks coffee cups, ribena bottles.. kids throwouts... EVERYTHING

35. When you throw out clothing cut off all zippers buttons and embellishments first.

36. Tights... I cannot excel the virtues of old tights enough.. multi functional, multi purpose... just plain old multi

37. If your not as sentimental as me... keep all your old cards from birthday, christmas, other occasion you can probably pick out elements from them to re use

38. I believe theres a saying that goes along the lines of it aint broke dont fix it... well if it is broke... work out what you can remake from it Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2010 07:40:27 AM »

39: EBAY, you have to look and be willing to hang around waiting for bids to end but I managed to score a rather nifty bag of buttons for around 4 including postage and they will keep me going for a LONG time!

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« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2010 03:51:16 PM »

40:: Find out when junk day is in your neighborhood-it's 3-4 times a year here.  Keeps walking/driving around, people put out stuff well before the day, and you can score neat stuff. I've found beeswax and wicks, (new-guess someone quit candlemaking), beautiful frames, ect.

41: Go to the library, and check out the craft books. You'll get lots of ideas on how to use stuff you never thought of before.
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« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2010 02:56:31 PM »

42.  Go through all of those boxes in your garage.  You'll be amazed at what you'll unearth; 'Aw, I remember this. . . I thought this was gone for good. . . Hey, I can use this for that picture frame I'm making. . .'
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« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2010 03:57:09 PM »

And another I thought of:  43. Keep an eye out for sales at your favorite stores, sometimes you can get really good deals! 
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