I’ve always been of the mind that crafting & DIY are about creative expression, but also, I’m not too proud to say, saving money. Don’t get me wrong – I wouldn’t be doing things like making a clutch out of a box of pencils if I didn’t love the process, but if I bought a clutch like the one I shared on Monday, you can bet it would cost a heck of a lot more than the ~$7 I paid to make it. That being said, craft supplies can add up when you’re as addicted as I am to DIY, particularly if you go through yarn like there’s no tomorrow. That’s why today I’m going to talk to you about Blitsy, a website that offers really great deals on craft supplies.
How it works
Their easy-to-navigate site features supplies for a range of crafts: papercrafts, fine arts, sewing & needle, jewelry, knitting & crochet, kids crafts, and general craft supplies, like adhesives and craft storage items. To get in on the deals, you have to sign up for an account, which takes just a few minutes. New sales start Monday through Saturday at 10 a.m. CST, and sales of a given item last for 4 days or until they sell out.
PS: When you refer someone to Blitsy who completes an order with them, you earn $10 to use toward your own next purchase.
My latest Blitsy haul
You can see my latest Blitsy haul in the photos – that’s 10 skeins of yarn (enough for an afghan), a set of yarn bobbins, 4 crochet hooks, two sets of needle point protectors, and a needle and stitch gauge tool. And I got it all for $33.07 plus shipping. Normally when you knit an afghan, you’re investing a chunk of change in just the yarn, even if you’re getting budget yarn. Keeping my eyes peeled for yarn deals on Blitsy is basically my new hobby. In the past month, they’ve had Red Heart Classic, Red Heart Super Saver, Bernat Handicrafter Cotton, Sugar ‘N Cream and more yarns on sale. For real – even if you’re just doing a baby blanket, you can save a bunch of money with Blitsy.
Thank you to Blitsy for sponsoring this post! Sponsors like Blitsy help keep Hands Occupied going. Check out Blitsy on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest & Instagram. You can aslo enter to win $20 in Blitsy credit right now on their blog. All opinions shared are my own.
Jennifer Patricia Priest
I’ve always wanted to know how todo this – I started a few granny squares but I suck at those LOL Thanks for this post!!!