Creativity, Crafting, and Cash
I'm fairly artistic and I like crafts. But I have a low success rate for crafting. One reason is because I am much better at duplication than creation. Someone shows me how to do something and I can pick it up pretty quickly. But coming up with creative solutions from scratch...not my forte. I don't necessarily have an eye for seeing the end product either. I have friends that can spend $15 at a yard sale and redecorate an entire room (and it looks amazing!). I try to do that and I end up with pieces that don't quite fit or too much money spent.
And that's the other side of it. Crafting in theory is a great way to save some cash in areas like decorating, party planning, or gift making. Crafting has always seemed to be an expensive hobby for me. Maybe I just don't have the knack for it. When I get a project in my head, I immediately go out and end up spending $40 on supplies to execute the craft.
Is it a matter of just slowly building up your supplies/tools? Or am I just getting it all wrong?
And how do you organize/store all of these accumulating crafting supplies? Mine have a tendency to come in and out of storage because I don't have a great space to keep them out.
Now I'm not a total failure. I did my own invitations and flowers for my wedding and loved how they turned out (and saved a ton of cash!). I'm pretty creative in general. I've designed t-shirts as gifts. I can write a cheesy poem for your birthday card in about 2 minutes. I can execute a recipe off pinterest with ease. I just can't seem to get out of the cycle of..."Ooo! I could do this...let me run to Michael's and buy $40 worth of supplies" followed by a new box labelled "art supplies" in my basement.
How do you creative ladies do it so well?!