Daiso is a popular franchise that sells products for only $2 under its own house brand. Its product range includes beauty products, stationery, cooking utensils and even snacks! Since everything is just $2, it is heaven for the budget-conscious such as students. But Daiso is an amazing place for DIY crafters on a tight budget too. The low prices allow crafters to try out new crafts and materials before purchasing better quality (and more expensive) materials.
In this post, I will be sharing 5 popular DIY materials from Daiso and 15 examples of what you can create with them.
1. Medium Density Fibreboards
Medium Density Fibreboards, commonly known as MDF, is a type of hard board made from glued wood fibres. Thus MDFs are more cost-effective than natural wood. This makes MDFs suitable to be used for small simple DIY home projects.
2. Kraft Paper
Hipsters love to use Kraft Paper as vintage wrapping paper. Traditionally used for shopping bags due to its sturdy nature, Kraft Paper remains popular as it can be used for various other applications too.
3. Mason Jars
Oh how I love mason jars. Other than being really Tumblr/Pinterest-worthy, they are useful for storing (preserved) food. Best of all, they can be used to store literally anything. Mason jars are relatively common in storage shops. But why spend $10 on an empty jar when you can get something similar for only $2?
4. Washi Tape
If you haven’t heard or tried them before, Washi Tape is Japanese sticky tape with cutesy designs. They can easily be used as labels, page markers and even decoration for plain objects to add some color on the cheap!
5. Cork Board
Plan and organise your life with style and functionality. Many friends of mine also use cork boards to create huge personalised boards as gifts. Definitely more unique than a card.
To conclude, DIY and crafting being expensive hobbies is a myth! If you know the right places to get materials from, it can be cost-friendly as well.
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