National Craft Month

Crafts To Try This Year

March is National Craft Month! For the entire month, crafters all around the world are celebrating their skills just a little more than usual. But you don’t need to be a skilled crafts person to enjoy National Craft Month.

Crafting is a fun way to bring people together we have 5 of our favourite ideas from our favourite ranges to keep you busy this month.

Feel free to share your ideas with us in the comments. We would love to hear them!

 

Pottery

Why try it: Pottery is a diverse practice. It is very hands on (literally) and can be very relaxing. You can zone out and find yourself in a meditative state and come out with a beautiful piece of art to call your own.

How to get started: An inexpensive option for the moment is to purchase some clay you can bake in your oven and start molding. Pottery equipment can be pricey to start at home, so when possible start by taking a beginner's class to see if it is for you.

 

Bead working

Why try it: Bead working requires precision to get right, so if you find knitting or untangling a knot can be frustrating bead working might be difficult to start with.

However, this craft is also very fulfilling once you get into the hang of things.

How to get started: The great thing about bead working is it is perfect for beginners. All you need to start is some thread, some beads, needles, and a YouTube guide!

You can make some beautiful pieces and daisy chains for hanging room decor.

 

Macrame

Why try it: It’s the art of knotting string or chord into decorative or useful items. There are lots of different knots to learn that will give you a different look and feel. Like any skill, macrame takes time, patience and practice. Once you get the hang of things you’ll be creating all sorts of artistic pieces for your decor.

How to get started: To learn Macrame, you need to master some key knots. These will help you place your string and create patterns. You will need to get your hands on some very inexpensive Macrame Yarn or Cord, a pair of scissors, a measuring tape and a brush or comb for some designs.

 

Candle & Soap Making

Why try it: Not only will you enjoy aromatherapy benefits with this hobby, coming up with new combinations and recipes for soaps and candles is creative and fun. This is also a great hobby to start if you love giving little handmade gifts.

How to get started: Easily purchase a kit online and start with simple recipes that only require two or three ingredients. Some soaps and candles might even use ingredients you already have in your house.

 

Paper Crafting

Why Try it: There are dozens of paper crafts just about anyone can complete. Start this hobby if you're looking for an activity to do with your kids or you are looking for some vibrant new items for your home.

How to get started: All you need is some old magazines or newspapers, some glue, clear tape, and a paintbrush. Don't forget to check out our recycled newspaper range for some great ideas on what can be done with paper crafting.


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