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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 🙂

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3 thoughts on “Crafting Month celebration | Off the Hook”

  1.  During National Craft Month, crafters around all the world get creative with their supplies. Artisans set to work on a design and different craftspeople put their skills together to bring their ideas to life.

    There is a broad range of crafts to choose from, National Craft Month inspires all kinds of mediums. From paper and wood to fabrics, paint, and metal craft. Wood particularly reminds me of my dad. 🙂

  2. Thank you for this post.

    I didn’t know that there was such a thing as crafting month.  But it is a great opportunity to promote crafts and to encourage people to try something new, or to pick up an old one again.

    I love your idea of having a family event, that us such a wonderful idea.  It is just so unfortunate that we are still in lockdown, so that is not possible.  I may just bake muffins on my own.  But sure it will give me more to eat!

    Thanks for your list of ideas.

  3. I love being creative. Right now, in life I prefer to use cooking and baking as my creative outlet. There are so many ways to be creative with food alone. As I was growing up clay and sculpturing use to be something I loved. Along with calligraphy writing, and drawing. 

    It sounds pretty cool that you, your family, and friends gather together to create crafts. I guess you can say I do this a lot with my children. Last year we learned how to utilize the entire pumpkin for the first time. We craved it made pumpkin seeds, and pumpkin pie. 

    We were supposed to do rock art as well but, we ended up getting really busy and had to stall it for this year. This year we will make our rock art and place it in our flowerbed and throughout the neighborhood where we will put motivating words on the rock. 


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