ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Crafty Yard Sale Shopping

Updated on June 17, 2013

Are you a crafty person who can figure out how to use someone else's cast offs to make something good for themselves or others? If you are than you know the high price of some crafts, have you ever considered yard sales as a place to pick up your craft materials? A yard sale is one of the best places to continue adding to your collection of useable items. Most often the craft supplies that you find at yard sales can be 75 percent less than those you buy at the craft stores that is a huge savings that can be used elsewhere in your budget.

Depending on where you live you may be able to find some great deals such as beading supplies for as little as a quarter or how about quilting supplies for a dollar or less. There is such an amazing quantity of crafting supplies that can be had for next to nothing. If someone is cleaning out their supplies or have decided they no longer want to do a certain craft, this is where you score! I was once able to snatch up three bags of jewelry beads, wire, charms, pendants, clasps and leftover polymer clay for $5 dollars! You can also find crafting machines at yard sales and end up paying far less than you would at a retail outlet.

Jewelry making supplies are one of the easiest to find at yard sales, and sometimes you can get them for free, you are not the only one that has lost just one earring out of a set! Many times you can get one earring for next to nothing and sometimes just out right free. Costume jewelry is a great buy and the individual parts can be re-used to create new and interesting jewelry pieces.

There are always items at yard sales that can be used in crafting. Whether it is needle working supplies or old flannel shirts that can be used in your next quilt, there is always something to be found at a yard sale. If you confine most of your crafting supply searching to yard sales you should be able to save at least 50 percent on supplies and in some cases even more. With a creative eye you can find amazing deals at yard sales and always walk away with a smile on your face and a new idea for a craft, Happy Hunting!


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • JesadaB profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Home!

      I know I am going to have to have a massive yard sale this coming summer, I have a large amount of fabrics I need to get rid of to make space for probably more lol...I do love hitting the yard sales you never know what you will find. Thanks for sharing!

    • Sharkye11 profile image

      Jayme Kinsey 

      6 years ago from Oklahoma

      Great advice. There always some awesome finds at yardsales. I like looking for knick knacks and decorative items that can be "re-vamped", as well as for craft supplies. I target the .10 clothing racks for fabric options. In return, if I have cloth or supplies I don't use, I put them in yard sales for others to enjoy.

      Voting and sharing!

    • JesadaB profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Home!

      Thanks for visiting ThelmaC and Marellen. I am a devote yard saler and cannot wait until the weather gets warm enough for people to have them every year. In the winter months I like to hit flea markets,auctions and estate sales, you can get some very good crafting items there to!

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      I will have to start going again. Thanks for the tips...

    • ThelmaC profile image

      Thelma Raker Coffone 

      7 years ago from Blue Ridge Mountains, USA

      Love yard sales! Good hub!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)