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Save money - use your craft skills

Customising and making from scratch means you can create unique pieces - and spend less too

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If your budget is a little stretched, you can put your creativity to good use by making things from scratch, or reworking items you already own. You can create enviably unique, individual pieces without paying a fortune, so why not try our budget craft ideas for what's in your wardrobe and your home?

For your wardrobe

Quick tips for transforming sales bargains

Get customising: four quick embellishment ideas for a whole new look

Rejuvenate a jumper: make fashion (and home) accessories from worn woollies

Simple sewing repairs: make clothes good as new

Dressmaking tips: sew more efficiently and avoid waste


For your home

Ways to transform old furniture From a lick of paint to simple reupholstering

Reduce your recycling load Turn cans, bottles and jars into stunning items

Take an old coat-hanger... and turn it into something gorgeous

New ways with old crockery Make beautiful ornaments from old or broken plates and cups

Give new life to an old tea-towel From the kitchen to all around the house

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