Getting into crafts can be a lot of fun. But, you don’t necessarily have to try out one craft and decide that’s the one for you. More often than not, if you enjoy one kind of craft, you’re going to enjoy them all. To make sure that you’re not missing out on another creative activity to love, you owe it to yourself to play around with a couple and see if they suit you. If you’re new to crafting or you’d like to branch out a bit, here are the top five crafts to try this year.
First of all, you may think of writing as sort of a bore. But, you don’t have to be a budding J.K.Rowling to be able to enjoy calligraphy. Calligraphy is such a beautiful craft. It’s slow and peaceful and makes such a lovely result. If you’ve never taken to writing before, you will benefit from finding a starters tutorial first and having a go at faux calligraphy. That way, you can get a feel for the craft and then think about picking up some calligraphy pens.
Sewing is often one of the first crafts we all tryout. Whether it’s with our family members when we are young, or at school, most of us have tried our hand at sewing. But, you might want to think about taking this craft to the next step and creating something fun. Whether you have a go at making something small like an eye mask first or attempting to design your own clothing, there is a lot to achieve when you take up sewing.
It can often be a tonne of fun to play around with crafting tools. Whether you choose a starter glue gun or a more robust version from somewhere like Glue Guns Direct, there are a wealth of different creations you can make with glue. From decorating household items to making hair clips and even embellishing your clothing, glueing can be a versatile and intricate craft that allows you to make a variety of different things.
Lots of people like knitting, but other prefer crocheting. More often than not, you’re in one camp or the other. Of the two, crocheting can be a little easier to get the hang of. You can even teach it yourself to get you started. You can make many of the same items when you crochet as you can when you knit. So whether you’re thinking of knocking up a blanket or creating a little cardigan, crochet can make that happen.
Jewellery making is often dubbed as something children do, but it can be a perfect craft for someone that loves accessories or even wants to start a little business. You can often find gorgeous and unusual beads to buy online and in craft shops, as well as in second hand or charity shops. Then, all that’s left to do is design, thread and secure your gorgeous jewellery.
This post is written by Fat Joe Publishing for Creative Pink Butterfly.