DIY projects are all fun and games before you put all your expenses on paper and realize you spent much more money than you intended. If you want to pull off a DIY project that costs no money at all, these three steps will get you there.
Use What You Have
Most people start their DIY journey by stumbling upon a cool tutorial and then try to recreate it. If you want to save some money, do it the other way around—pick an item that you already have and think of creative ways to utilize it in your project.
Think Outside the Box
There are probably many items in your daily life that you regularly throw away that could be put to some good use. Use your DIY projects to upcycle these items instead of discarding them, and you’ll end up saving some money and the environment at the same time.
Even if you get all the materials you need for your DIY projects for free, you’ll still need to spend some money on the tools. You can make this step free of charge, as well, by putting them on your birthday wish list, or checking if your friends and family members have any extra tools they no longer need.