A craft budget would help me avoid piles of unused supplies, like those felt sheets I bought two years ago to make felt critters for the kids, or the canvas and paints I bought more than five years ago to create paintings for the living room. If I had a budget, I might be more discerning about the things I buy and thus make every purchase count.
What is a reasonable amount of money for a craft budget? Technically, crafting is an entertainment and shouldn’t be given a high priority if money is tight, but you can’t belittle the value creativity has in your life, so it should be given at least some consideration.
Perhaps instead of a budget made in dollars, a budget made in projects would be more reasonable. I know that realistically I cannot complete all the projects I want to, so if I limit myself on the number and size of projects, I will be able to complete each one and not have supplies going unused for years.
What do you think? Do you have a craft budget? Do you think one is necessary?