Since mid-1990’s we have been celebrating crafting month each year in March. The originator of this idea was Craft & Hobby Association in the US, but since then it really spread around the world.
This is the time of the year when we should all get encouraged to try something new or pick up a new hobby. Even if you don’t believe you are a ‘crafty’ type of person don’t worry, it’s not the goal here. The goal is for you to get unplugged from your phone, computer and Internet and spend some time enjoying the art of creation. This is also a great opportunity to bond with family and friends and spend some quality time together.
Even though I deal with craft every day, I still treat this celebration month as a chance to pick up something new. My goal for 2021 is to learn basics in oil pastel drawing. Keep your fingers crossed! 🙂 I already stuffed up with sandpaper and a basic box of Rembrandts and can’t wait to try it out!
Don’t know what to make?
Here are some other ideas you can use:
- Handmade cards or scrapbooking,
- Cooking or baking – yes! Homemade food is also a craft :),
- Knitting or crocheting,
- Drawing or painting,
- Pottery and clay sculpture,
- Home décor from recycled home materials and so on.
Just note that you don’t really need to invest a lot of money into supplies to do something creative. It really doesn’t take much to cook something nice or learn how to draw in pencil (YouTube is full of super tutorials). And remember, getting someone a handmade gift shows way more love and affection than purchasing one!
One of the great ideas which I usually utilize it ‘crafternoon with friends and family’. We gather together to create something fun. This year I am going to have funny muffin baking afternoon with my nieces. We are going to decorate them ‘Among Us’ style, which I think will be sooo cool 🙂
Of course, for gathering with friends we’ll have something more ‘grownup’. We plan to make a framed collage of our crazy photos (and just to clarify – developed ones, not a google album!), sipping wine and listening to some rock music.
Try to do similar stuff on your own or with your loved ones. And don’t tell me you’re not creative enough! You are. Creativity is a skill that you can practice in a similar way that you practice jogging or crossword puzzles. If you don’t believe me – read ‘Myths of innovation’ by Scott Berkun!
Check out #craftmonth to look for inspiration. If you fancy crocheting some fun and adorable toys then have a look at my Amigurumi Patterns. If you’d like to read more – here’s an interesting article.
Get your creative juices flowing and share your ideas with us! Have fun creating 🙂