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Top 5 Projects for Creatives on a Budget

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If you are looking for new hobbies, you have come to the right place. We seek something that lets us express creativity. Ideally, we are looking for hobbies that don’t cost a fortune. So, join us as we look at the top five hobbies for creatives on a budget.

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Multimedia Art Installations

Multimedia art installations are great projects for creatives on a budget. What exactly is multimedia art? It sounds very fancy, the sort of thing reserved for professional artists. However, multimedia means what the name suggests. It is the process of creating visual art using different media. It is inexpensive and very flexible.

You could print out a picture you like, transfer it to a woodcut, and stain it with leftover coffee grains. Or you could take a manikin and paste torn-up photos of various cartoon faces on its face and dress it in a frock made of discarded photo frames. There are no limits when you don’t restrict yourself to one form of media.

Dressing Up Decor

Another great project for creatives on a budget is to ‘up-cycle’ old, uninspired decor items. For example, you could shop for inexpensive secondhand furniture, scour garage sales, or look for things around your home.

Whichever you choose, there is no limit to creative opportunities. A coffee table with a hand-drawn mandala? Why not? An old rocking chair covered in print transfers of 80s neon pop culture? Go for it. If you find that it’s something you enjoy, you could even make some money selling your creations.


Writing is a great project for creatives on a budget! If writers only called themselves writers after they were professionally published, they’d be few and far between. Instead, writing is the perfect hobby for anyone who wants an outlet that costs nearly enough to do nothing and doesn’t involve manual labor.

And best of all, you can write about whatever you please. Do you have philosophical musings you want to share? Start a blog. Or maybe you like the idea of writing fanfiction for your favorite shows. Go right ahead.

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Make Your Own Wardrobe

Bespoke designer fashion is great, but if you are creative, the chances are high that you have your ideas about what looks good. So why limit your style to other people’s vision? You don’t need any sewing skills to pull it off, either.

You will be surprised what you can do with a hot glue gun, some Sew-Simple, and extra fabric. What’s more, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Instead, use old clothes as a base for your designs, and add to– and alter them however you please.

Or you could buy a domestic sewing machine and learn how to start sewing professional creations as a hobby.

Become An iPhone Photographer

Another project for creatives on a budget is to become an iPhone photographer. Well, any smartphone will do. Smartphone camera tech has come a long way but still feels restrictive in many ways. But is it really, or do we restrict the medium’s potential by thinking inside the metaphorical box?

Thousands of smartphone lens kits can broaden your options, and they are pretty inexpensive. In addition, the app store has various apps that offer every kind of filter and effect imaginable.

Find the right combination of lenses and apps, and you can develop your recognizable style of photographic art.

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