Thrifty Craft Projects

Whether you’re setting up a variety of craft stations or looking for a project to take on a mission trip, these thrifty craft projects require minimal materials and minimal prep.

I just love this idea for Washer Jewelry.

washer jewelry

Drop by your local hardware store to purchase the washers, spray paint them (I’d do that in advance in a variety of colors), and let your ladies choose their rub-ons and cord. In addition to purchasing the rub-ons (often in the scrapbook/stamp section) at your local craft store, you might be able to find them at your local dollar store. Adding a few crystals could be fun to! Spray with clear sealer to protect.

Update: We made these with our Youth girls at Camp. They were a HUGE hit!

Years ago I made Marble Magnets like these during a moms group meeting.

marble magnets(source)

Start by gathering some scrapbook paper, cards, magazines, or wrapping paper from the women in your group (crafters will have plenty of paper they’d be happy to bring). All you’ll need to purchase are the round magnets and the glue (use E6000). One thing we did not do, that Coconut Love suggests, is to use a 3/4 inch circle punch. That will make things MUCH easier! It is hard to cut a good circle. The glue is not super cheap, but you’ll only need two SMALL drops for each magnet. Make good use of those 40% off craft store coupons. 😉

You may want to have each woman make six coordinating magnets and put them in an Altoids tin (you can now find plain tins in a similar size on several craft sites).

You can even do these as a Christmas craft by using Christmas cards or Christmas wrapping paper to make Christmas themed magnets.

Consider making a craft project a missions/ministry project (gifts for women at the local shelter, etc.) and you’ll attract more than just the “crafty” women at your church.

You may also want to read:
Mission Project: Pillowcase Dresses
No-sew Fleece Blankets
How to Host a Bible Journaling Event