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How to Submit Craft Articles and Get Paid

Frugal Crafts, DIY Holiday Decorations, and Homemade Gifts

Do you like to make frugal crafts at home? Do you decorate your home on a budget? Are you good at recycling ordinary household items into creative gifts? Would you like to earn some money by sharing your craft ideas with our readers?

If you answered YES to any or all of the above questions please read our submission guidelines below...


Original Crafts, Decorations and Homemade Gifts that Families Can Make on a Budget

You do not have to be a professional writer to submit a craft article, however, please review our submission guidelines to help ensure your article is ready for publication. (Please note: Articles previously published on the Internet cannot be accepted for this feature. We're looking for fresh ideas with first time publishing rights. :o)


We offer $25.00 (USD) payment per published article for first time publishing rights. Submission must include a good quality original photo (or photos) of the craft along with the article. Please send photo submissions in .jpg format. All submissions will be considered for publication.


Submit articles in plain text by copy and pasting them into the body of an email, along with a photo of the craft. Do not send your article as an attachment, we do not open them for security reasons. Proof-read and spell-check your work one more time before submitting (we will edit your article for spelling, grammar and punctuation if needed).

Please include the following information with your submission...

* Title of Craft or Gift Project

* Your First and Last Name

* Photo of Finished Project (at least 1 photo required, you can include up to 4-5)

* Introduction/Description of Project (first paragraph) 

* A List of Items Needed to Make Project

* Detailed Steps for Making Project

All article submissions will be reviewed by the editor and considered for publication in an upcoming issue of Living a Better Life, and on the Web site, Writers will be notified by e-mail if selected for publication. If you need more information regarding your submission please contact the editor at any time.


Published articles will include the writer's name under the title along with the copyright date and repeated name at the bottom of the article.  Although we do not provide a link to Web sites a contact e-mail address can be included if requested.


As the original author of your article you will retain the copyrights and are free to offer it as a reprint in other publishing venues. However, please allow some time before offering your article as a reprint and include a note "First published by" when possible. This will help other craft writers learn about our submission opportunity!

By submitting an article to, you are verifying it is your work and you are the legal copyright owner of such work, and will hold us harmless of any and all copyright disputes or actions which may result because of any copyright infringement issues.  (In other words, PLEASE do NOT submit craft and gift ideas copied from another source.)

SUBMIT your frugal craft or homemade gift article to the editor at:

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