- 1) Potting around with pottery
- 2) Crafting is incomplete without crocheting
- 3) Put the ‘punch’ in punch needling
- 4) Crushing hard on resin crafting
- 5) Sew what if you don’t know anything about sewing?
- 6) Crafting made cool with furniture upcycling
This year has seen a few exciting trends for home design and décor but none as unique as crafting.
Arts and crafts are making a comeback and people are shifting their focus on DIY projects that they can complete at home.
You might have already seen popular users on social media showing off their crochet, sewing, and painting skills, and their followers are walking in their footsteps.
It is the perfect way to create bespoke decorative items and display them in your home.
Plus, you will have the satisfaction of saying, “I did it myself” whenever someone compliments it!
Here are a few crafting trends to try and display in your home.
1) Potting around with pottery
Pottery pieces are so versatile and you can make almost anything out of clay.
You don’t need a fancy workspace or expensive tools to create amazing pottery.
You also don’t need to worry too much about it being perfect. The more handmade it looks, the more unique it is going to be.
Polymer clay is an easy material to use if you are a beginner and air-dry clay is great for quick projects.
You can make jewellery dishes, kitchen utensil holders, pots and vases for plants, and even plates and bowls.
2) Crafting is incomplete without crocheting
Crocheting is making a huge comeback with more and more young people dusting off their grandmother’s needles.
Crochet is a versatile craft to learn because you can make almost anything with a needle and a ball of wool.
Create cool pillow covers for your couches or take it way back to the 70s and make doilies for your end tables.
The great thing about crochet is that you can pull rows apart without making a mess of it.
This makes it the perfect craft to learn if you are a beginner.
3) Put the ‘punch’ in punch needling
Punch needling is aimed at self-expression and creating cool things without a set pattern.
The only rule here is that there are no rules.
Punch needling is done by putting wool through a punch needle and looping it around a piece of fabric.
You draw a pattern on the fabric and all you do is follow the lines to make art that is sure to stand out.
You can create your own picture doormats, artwork, coasters, and pillow covers.
The possibilities are endless!
4) Crushing hard on resin crafting
Epoxy resin products can be quite expensive but you can easily make your own items at home.
Many people have started experimenting with epoxy and the results are amazing.
When working with epoxy, be sure to do it in a well-ventilated area and keep it away from children.
You can make a myriad of things such as ashtrays, bowls, trinkets, and boxes for storage.
A really popular epoxy trend is to mix it with dried flowers.
It creates beautiful artwork that you can put up for display.
5) Sew what if you don’t know anything about sewing?
It really isn’t that difficult!
Many people took up sewing during COVID when we were forced to wear face masks.
It is an easy hobby to pick up and there are many tutorials online if you are a beginner.
Working by machine can help in producing gorgeous pillowcases, duvet covers, and curtains for your home.
If you prefer working with your hands, you can embroider beautiful designs onto your existing pillowcases or duvet covers.
It is a great way to personalise the decorative items in your home.
6) Crafting made cool with furniture upcycling
Last but certainly not least, you can try your hand at furniture upcycling.
If you have an old chair or dresser standing out like a sore thumb, don’t get rid of it. Rather put your own spin on it.
A chair can easily be repainted and the seat recovered to make it look brand new again.
Dressers and tables can be sanded down and repainted to lend a pop of colour to the room.
There is no limit on what you can do when you upcycle furniture.
It is sustainable and you don’t have to spend millions of bucks buying new items.
You don’t have to be an expert crafter to try your hand at DIY décor. All you have to do is be willing to learn. Crafting is a great way to make your mark in your home and to own the decorative space you put on display.
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