Bear Budget Crafts
Last Updated 1/18/23
Inexpensive Fun Crafts
Budget Conscious Craft Ideas, Tips and Tutorials for Parties, Home Decor, Gifts OR just for the FUN of making them. Crafts for both Kids and Adults. Party Decorations, Games and Prize Ideas. Treats BOTH Real and Fake, No Sew Gnomes, SVG Files and Clipart. Holidays, Special Occasions and Themed Crafts and Party Ideas.
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CraftyFunParties.com Is Now BEARBUDGETCRAFTS.com
The name has changed but you will still find all the fun crafts, ideas, instructions that you have come to love and MORE on the way.
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What's New ?
Why "Bear" Budget Crafts ?
I started this website in February of 2020. The intent was to feature crafts that could be used as party decorations. Hence the Crafty Fun Parties. However COVID hit and no one was having parties, so the site (AND I) turned our attention to various crafts. Stuck at home, I started playing with the things I had around the house, (pop bottles, milk jugs, pipe cleaners, paint, felt, mod podge, GLUE GUN etc.) Walmart and Dollar Tree were a couple of the few stores open in those first few months, both had inexpensive craft supplies that I could add to my crafts. Then I found a tutorial on how to make a simple sock gnome and I was obsessed. I still love coming up with different variations and keeping the materials affordable. Apparently the rest of the world was obsessed with gnomes too, because they were selling them EVERYWHERE but they were expensive. I realized I could show people how to make them at a fraction of the price. The Gnome Section is still one of our most popular sections. Yes I said "Our". It was at this point that my sister introduced me to the Cricut. I knew that the Cricut projects, sharing SVGs and ideas had to be a part of this site so I recruited her to help. Yes the initial investment for the Cricut itself is expensive but the projects themselves are not. AND there are several projects in that section that can be cut out with a scissors.
We were going full speed ahead with the site and our crafting when last year we both had some health issues and crafting took a back seat. We are both doing well now and are ready to jump back in (maybe at a slower pace). I wanted to change the name/url of the site to better reflect what it is actually about or at least what it has grown into.
"Bear" Budget Crafts are crafts that are affordable to make, things you have around your house or can easily pick up at Dollar Tree, Walmart or Amazon. I think that almost every crafter has gone out and bought a small fortune in craft supplies only to end up with something you are not particularly fond of. I've seen several people post on social media groups that they want to make something but are afraid to try ??? Everything I use is either stuff I have around the house or fairly inexpensive. So what's the worse that can happen ? Crafting is FUN. Even if your gnome turns out to be totally laughable (yep I've made those !) Isn't a good laugh worth some rice. stuffing and a sock ?
Pattern and Instructions can be found on our
Sock Gnome Page.
(It's towards the Bottom of the page)
Just Click on the Download Link and it's Yours
FREE Pattern and/or SVG
Faux Fur Pom Pom Gnomes
Making Gnomes just got easier
See Our Gnome Page for more info
MAKE YOUR OWN TENNIS SHOES
Use Faux Leather for cute work shoes
Bear Budget Cuts is a page that offers Free Fun Scalable Vector Graphics (SVGs) for your cutting machines. Step by Step Cricut Tutorials. Tips and Ideas for Cardstock, Vinyl, Iron On Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) etc. Wood, Glass, Canvas, Chalkboard, Card Projects and so much more.
Downloadable ZIP Files
All of our Graphic Files (SVG/PNG/JPG) are in ZIP Files. It's the only way our server will let us share them
Simply click on the clipart you want and it will automatically download a ZIP File.
ALL pages now have this feature !!
PNG and JPG Files
and Clipart News
These are the comic like pictures scattered throughout the pages that are decorative
We've broken the pages down by the Base Materials
Vinyl - If your a beginner this is where you want to start.
Cardstock - This is where you want to practice
Other Materials - This is where you want to play
Easy Comprehensible Tutorials
Fake Bakes News
Looks Good Enough To Eat, Right ?
What are Fake Bakes ?
Fake Bakes are Craft Items that look like food, that will last permanently AND No Calories.
What's the Point ? These are decorative. Wouldn't that pie be cute on a Coffee Bar ? It's FELT !! The "Filling" is Potpourri so it smells good. Or the milk shake on a shelf in the kitchen or use it for a party decoration that won't melt all over. (It's made with Wall Spackle) There are lots of Halloween and Christmas items in the works to add to your seasonal decor. Christmas Gingerbread themed items are so popular and expensive. They can be made easily and a whole lot less expensive. Cakes, Ice Cream Treats, Candies, Cookies. Wouldn't a cute display of Christmas Cookies be cute on your table for more then the 5 minutes they last til the kids get a hold of them ? (Yea the real ones are in the cupboard waiting for when YOU decide they should be eaten :) )
THANK YOU !!! To our Facebook Page Followers This is a place where you can give your feedback AND see what is new or maybe something not so new that you didn't notice. We are in the process of renaming and changing over our Social Media too. Crafty Fun Parties will soon be "Bear" Budget Crafts.
Social Media News
THANK YOU AGAIN !!! Our Pinterest Followers have been growing in leaps and bounds too. All of our projects and clipart can be found here, both new and old. Our boards are broken down by categories so it's easy to see the topics you're interested in. FOLLOW US
Instagram. We now have an Instagram Account that is actually worth visiting. I am still not real familiar with Instagram but I'm learning. Follow Us and watch me try to figure it out :D
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