We don't own an easel and I've debated about getting one many times. But, honestly, we haven't really needed one. So, if you're like me, you tend to be creative with the places in your home that you choose to do art.
For example, if you don't have an easel, you can use the fridge!
I just taped paper from a package I received in the mail onto the fridge. An excellent way of reusing!
I found this great idea on The Artful Parent.