Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Frugal Crafting Tip

How many of you buy paint for your children?
...hmm, not as many as I thought.

But if you do, have you thought of checking out the "oops" paint (mixed paint that was the wrong color or possibly customer-abandoned) at Home Depot?
They sell
quarts for $1 each and gallons for $5 each.
Not too shabby considering a 2.5 oz tube of acrylic paint will run you $2.50 at a craft store!

If you're worried about making a big (and permanent) mess, here are a couple ways to avoid that:
  1. Paint outside and wear clothes that you don't care about.
  2. Divide the large quantity of paint into small tubes or other containers, so if there is a spill it's minimal.
And I strongly recommend laying down a drop cloth if the potential for a large mess is on the high side. Yes, it will take a few extra minutes to set up, but it's certainly worth it come clean up time!


For more helpful tips, head on over to We Are That Family for Works for Me Wednesday!

1 comment:

  1. This is a great tip. I actually saved all leftover paint from painting here and put them in containers just for this purpose. Thanks for letting us know about purchasing the mess ups and such!


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