35 Things You Should Be Making, Not Buying!


A huge list of things you should be making rather than buying, including art and craft materials, food and drink products, cleaning products and health and beauty products.

There are some materials and foods that are easier and cheaper to make than to buy from the store. When it comes to food products, it always tastes better and is always healthier and free from artificial colors, flavorings and preservatives.

How much money could you save with this list?

Arts & Crafts:

Homemade Clay

DIY Crayons

Super Fun Playdough

Easy To Make Paints

Food & Drink:

Tasty Energy Bars

Scrumptious Peanut Butter

Homemade Heinz Ketchup Recipe

Super Simple Yogurt

DIY Nutella

Homemade Mayonnaise 

Crispy Croutons

Delicious Steak Sauce

Tasty Taco Seasoning Mix

Sparkling Lemonade

Homemade Coffee Creamer

Super Easy Pesto

Delicious Mustard

DIY Brown Sugar

Apple Cider Vinegar

Cleaning & Laundry Products:

DIY Disinfectant Spray

Screen Cleaner

Homemade Magic Eraser

Simple Homemade Bleach

DIY Fabric Softener

Homemade Laundry Detergent

Glass Cleaner

Dryer Sheets

Health & Beauty Products:

Easy Shaving Cream

Homemade Cough Syrup

DIY Vick’s Vapor Rub

Minty Mouthwash Recipe

Recipe For Toothpaste

Natural Shampoo

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm

Natural Mascara

How many of these items will you now stop buying and start making?