Expensive Items You Can Make at Home

You love spending money, right? There is just something about picking out the items you like and then charging them. You decorate your home, please your palate, and buy amazing gifts all with a simple little credit card. However, with the economy in turmoil it is more important than ever to save money and learn to do without the expensive items you have learned to love. That doesn’t mean you have to do without them completely, though, but rather make them yourself. There are many items that are very expensive that you can actually make at home for ¼ of the price and they will still look as great.

Pillows

If you have ever purchased any throw pillows you know how expensive they can be. In fact, it’s not uncommon for them to cost $25 – $40 each. That’s a lot of money to be spending on a pillow, but if you enjoy decorating your home and making it look its best then you have likely done so. It’s amazing, but you can actually make pillows for a fraction of the cost and they will still look just as gorgeous. What’s important is that you buy a pillow, some fabric and even some trim or tassels. All you need to do is sew the fabric, stuff in the pillow or stuffing, and you are done. It takes little time and saves a lot of money. The great thing is you can make the pillows that will look best with your home.

Wreaths

Wreaths look beautiful hanging on the door, but they are almost always very expensive. There are many craft stores, however, that sell all the supplies you would need to create a beautiful wreath at a very affordable price. You get the joy of creating a piece of art and then you hang it on your door. You’ll save a lot of money and still have a beautiful wreath.

Food

If you love expensive foods and desserts you don’t have to give them up completely since the economy is a little shaky. Instead, learn to cook your favorites! Instead of paying $8 for a slice of cheesecake at a restaurant you can easily bake your own cheesecake for the same price. This is a great way to celebrate with friends, or even store the pieces in the freezer so you can have a little something sweet every time you crave it.


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