Saturday, June 26, 2021

3 Creative Crafting Ideas

Happy Saturday friends! Since you know for sure I am not a crafter, enjoy this post from Maggie Hammond, who is the proud mama to two little people and has one too many furry friends. She is passionate about alternative medicine, education, the great outdoors, and animal welfare.

Many people consider themselves creative people and just have a way of approaching things in a really special way. They say creativity is something that comes naturally but, for some people, it seems a little easier to tap into. If you’re the type that would love to try crafting but aren’t sure you’ve got the creative chops to give it a go, it’s time to think again. Sometimes it’s just a matter of finding the right craft that suits your skills, interests and natural talents. Here are three creative crafting ideas that could be perfect for beginners.

Start Painting with Acrylic

Painting is among one of the most creative hobbies and outlets a person can embrace. Not only can it be relaxing and allow you to create your masterpieces, but there is no right or wrong way to do things. The whole point of painting is that you call the shots - you decide the subject matter, the colours, the composition, texture and the size and scale. There’s no need to feel nervous about your skills or wonder how you get started, as anything you paint will be fabulous.

If you want to put together an acrylic painting starter kit, the essentials you'll need to include are:

  • Paintbrushes

  • Acrylic paints

  • An artist palette

  • Painting surface (paper, canvas, wood, or any other material you choose)

  • A small jar of clean water

  • Paper towels or rags

  • Varnish

Once you become more comfortable with painting, you can start to expand your kit and add more advanced essentials.

Learn Embroidery

Here’s a wonderful and creative craft that you can use in many ways. Embroidery simply involves adding decoration to an existing fabric by using a needle and special embroidery thread. You can embroider anything you want and get as creative as you like. It allows you to customise the d├ęcor in the home, add unique touches to your clothing and show off your personality and style. You can work with a pattern or embroider free-hand, whatever you feel most comfortable with.

To get started, be sure to check out an embroidery shop London for the essentials and you can refer to online tutorials or pick up an introductory embroidery book.

Become an Amateur Photographer

Another creative outlet that you can embrace is photography. While not exactly a craft, it is still a creative hobby that can be transformed into a craft through such things as photo walls, photo albums/books, customised calendars and so forth. It’s all about getting comfortable with your camera and stepping outside the box when it comes to framing your photos. Even the most seemingly mundane subject matter can look beautiful and interesting when photographed in the right way. Photography is an art form and can be a wonderful craft to embrace.

Tapping Into Your Creative Side

Each of these ideas gives you a way to tap into your creative side and allows you to explore what you’re capable of. Besides the satisfaction that it gives you, you’ll also be able to come up with some really beautiful pieces that are perfect for your needs, your home and even for gifting.

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