The Incredible Benefits Of Being Creative

Benefits Of Being Creative

Do you enjoy painting, drawing, writing or arts and crafts? Are you a talented baker or songwriter, or do you have designs on mastering new creative skills in the future? Whether creative activities form part of your job, or they’re just a hobby, there are several benefits to letting your creative juices flow. 

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Could You Be Selling Your Crafts?

Being able to craft and make things of your own is one of the best things that you can do with your time. After all, in a modern era where most of us spend our lives sitting in front of screens with our brains turned off, being able to make something with your own two hands that you can actually be proud of is a wonderful alternative.

That being said, what if you want to take things a little further with your crafts and actually start to earn some extra cash from it? More and more people are trying this out as an option but it’s not always easy. With that in mind, here are some things that you need to do in order to start making money from your crafts.

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Calling All Crafters: You Need These Things In 2019


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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.



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A Laminator

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

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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

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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.

Tweezers


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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?

Fall To-Do List

Fall To-Do List

Fall is in full swing and it’s time to get this party started! Here is a fall to-do list of activities for you to try. Let’s see if you can do them all!

___ Apple picking

___ Drink apple cider

___ Go through a corn maze/haunted house/hayride

___ Jump in a pile of leaves

___ Eat a caramel apple

___ Eat candy

___ Watch Halloween movies

___ Carve a pumpkin

___ Make fall recipes

___ Go to a winery

___ Go to a fair

___ Have an apple cider donut

Yum! As a New Englander, this makes my heart happy.

___ Have a cup of hot chocolate

___ Have a PSL

___ Fall themed arrangement

___ Go for a run

___ Dress up for Halloween

___ Go pumpkin picking

___ Bake cookies

___ Fall themed craft project

___ Check out a new coffee shop

___ Paint a pumpkin

What are your Favorite Fall Activities? Help me add to my list!

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Valentine’s Day Box With My Little Sister

I helped my little sister decorate a shoebox for Valentine’s Day. She and her classmates are making dropboxes so their other classmates can put their Valentines inside. We used foam stickers in pink, purple, red, and white. There were various shapes like cupcakes, hearts, stars, and lips. My little sister also cut felt hearts and ribbons for us to glue onto the shoebox. She also twisted a red and pink pipe cleaner into a heart and we pasted it on the top. As a final touch, we added a bow on top. Make your own Valentine’s Day box.

We used stuff we already had around the house. The ribbon we used was a candycane striped one from Christmas. You don’t have to break the bank to make one of these, but you can buy more Valentine’s Day decorations if you want.

Overall, this is a simple straight-forward craft for little ones. Most importantly, you get spend quality time together to make something beautiful. Also, it is a great way to reuse and repurpose an empty shoebox. After Valentine’s Day my sister showed me all the cards and treats she got fir her classmates.

Show us how your Valentine’s Day box came out! Check out my Pinterest for more Artsy Stuff! If you have any more crafty ideas for me email me at honeybunnytwee@gmail.com and maybe we can collaborate on a project together!