I have done crafts projects nearly my entire life. But I know that is not the case for everyone. Crafts can be such great hobby, stress reliever, and bonding experience for many of us. I believe everyone should have some sort of creative outlet. In this post, I have gathered together 10 great projects for the beginning crafter.
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I grew up in a crafty family. Both of my grandmothers were quilters, my mother sewed most of our clothes when we were small and decorated cakes as a side business, and my three older sisters were the ones who first taught me how to cross stitch. I even took ceramics classes with my mom during the first year of my marriage while my husband was deployed.
Having lots of unfinished craft project laying around the house was just the norm for us.
Right now I can easily grab 15 or 20 minutes at any time to work on a project, to clear my head, or just to pass the time while I am waiting.
If you would like to find a creative outlet in crafting but have no idea what to try out or where to even start with supplies, then the list below may be a great choice of where to start.
The secret is to just start somewhere and see where it takes you.
10 Great Projects for Beginning Crafters
Learning how to make jewelry is always a fun place to start.
Pallets signs are all the craze these days and can be made to match any home or decor. You can paint a large size pallet to sit in your garden or at the entrance to your home. Small pallet signs can be purchased in so many sizes and shapes. The possibilities of sayings or styles are endless. I have included three different ideas in this roundup.
Are you looking for a first time project that doesn’t cost much. Well if you have some cardboard boxes around the house, the next two projects are just for you.
Wreaths! A quick search on Pinterest for wreaths will bring up hundreds upon hundreds of ideas, styles, and options. One of my favorite wreaths to make is a clothes pin wreath. It is great for a beginning crafter.
Painted and decorative mason jar crafts are another popular and easy project.
Crafting or learning a new skill or hobby is great stress relief.
I don’t know how to sew and have yet to take a class to learn how to sew. It has been on my bucket list for some time. However, a couple of years ago I tried a version of new sew pillows and even though I had some hiccups along the way, the project was very easy and fun.
And finally, if you want to just be creative and throw some paint on a canvas, then this easy project of painted sunflowers shows you just how to relax and enjoy the process.
Whatever you decide to try out, just enjoy the process of trying out some new things. Another great way to get started for a beginning crafter is to sign up for a monthly craft kit to be delivered straight to your mailbox each month.
Completely lost and not sure where you want to start? Right now the crafting site Bluprint Site (which used to be Craftsy) is offering free classes for a limited time so you can easily watch videos to learn more about what type of craft project interests you but you have no idea how to get started.
“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” Isaiah 40:29