Have you been aching to try some new things while stuck at home? Are you keen on making something from scratch, but you just don’t know where to start? Well, making small crafts at home is not only a lovely time-passer, but it can become a full-time hobby as well. There are about a million crafts you can pour all your creativity into, taking random items and turning them into something beautiful. That said, here are four craft ideas you can try at home and get those creative juices flowing.Continue reading “4 Easy Crafts to Try at Home”
If you want to work on your craft skills and improve them, you might be struggling with the right approach to take. There are so many different ways to upgrade your craft skills and take them to a new level. Doing so might help you from a business perspective if you make a living from your craft skills or it might be more about improving your skills for the enjoyment it brings you. Either way, read on to find out more.Continue reading “How to Improve Your Craft Skills”
It doesn’t matter if it is you or the kids who love to craft. Everyone deserves a well-equipped craft box. Something that you know is jam-packed and ready to go for any occasion. There are some things that just make sense to have. From making Christmas cards to cross-stitching.
April 5, 2019
From vision boards and wedding stationery to birthday cards and Christmas decorations, there is always something that needs crafting. It is always a good idea to have a dedicated space set up to hold all your crafts – make sure you have plenty of space because we guarantee it won’t be long until the drawers are overspilling with lengths of beautiful ribbon, sparkling sequins and all the washi tape that you could ever dream of.
Whether you are a seasoned crafter or new to the hobby, we are sure you know the essentials that you need to make quirky and unique creations, so here, we are looking at some of the things that you might not have thought of.
The power of a laminator should never be underestimated. It is an incredibly useful piece of equipment in general – you can laminate kids certificates and drawings to keep forever, schedules and various other household uses, but when it comes to crafts, a laminator really comes into its own.
You can laminate handmade bookmarks or homemade organisers, and if you print off templates and patterns, you can encase them in plastic and use them time and time again – saving your resources, time and money.
A Vinyl Cutting Machine
Vinyl is a really versatile material when it comes to crafting, but it is not the easiest to cut by hand, especially if the design is intricate.
A vinyl cutting machine, such as the ones recommended by www.vinylcuttingmachineguide.com will make life an awful lot easier for you and free up lots of time to do the more exciting bits.
A Glue Gun
For many creations, white glue or a glue stick just is not going to cut it when it comes to binding things together, and this is where a glue gun is incredibly useful.
You simply plug it in, pop the stick of glue in and wait for it to melt. There are newer ones on the market that do not get quite as hot, so if you want to use them with kids, they may be worth looking out for.
A Heat Resistant Mat
If you do use a hot glue gun as we mentioned above, or other tools that involve heat, such as a fusing tool or an embossing tool, you will always need somewhere safe to put it down.
Don’t risk damaging your work surface, or worse, causing a fire hazard, and use a heat resistant mat. They are usually inexpensive to buy and should be one of your crafting essentials.
Finally, a good pair of pointed tweezers will be invaluable. These are a really cheap addition to your stock of equipment, but one that you will use time and time again, regardless of what craft you are doing.
From picking it up and placing tiny embellishments such as sequins and gems, to unpicking threads – you will soon find that you are lost without them!
What are your must-have additions to your crafting stash?