This post is a little random, but it shows how sometimes you don't need to spend extra money to by crafting supplies
I needed a way to dry my cray projects without leaving a flat imprint of the surface it was driving on. I decided that my shoving a skewer through it I could than spike it through a Styrofoam board to keep it up. But that costs money and I didn't have one on hand immediately.
Was able to makeshift a great replacement.
Fill up a paper shopping bag with something fluffy, like plastic grocery bags. Than start puncturing holes through it with the skewers and used it to prop up my sticks. :)