Craft Ideas & Crafting Month Challenge with Ginger and Nuts
In the second feature of ‘Crafting Ideas with Creative Fabrica’ on Ginger and Nuts, we dive deeper into the world of crafting and discuss all the different types of crafting techniques there are.
Image from article ‘How to make a Valentine’s Day Shadow Box‘
The art of paper crafting is to use paper or cards to create artistic two-dimensional or three-dimensional objects.
Paper crafting is an inexpensive, and fun way to craft! There are a wide variety of projects you can do with paper crafts; basic cards, 3D shaped cards and boxes, decoration (paper florals, paper cut-outs), lightboxes and much more.
You can yourself choose the complexity of your paper crafting by advancing with more complicated paper crafting templates, and by picking different materials and quality of paper.
With cut files from Creative Fabrica, you can get the template you need to get the right dimensions for your paper crafting projects.
Image from article ‘Making an Acrylic Project with a Laser’
Lasers are a fast evolving tool in the crafting world. They are multi-functional with their ability to cut, engrave and score a wide range of materials, such as wood, glass, leather, tile, metal, paper, felt and many more.
Lasers have really become user-friendly over the past years. This machine which previously had a hefty price tag, and filled up a whole room, can now be bought for an affordable price and they can fit your desk.
Read our Laser Craft category here on The Artistry for tips & tricks on crafting with a laser.
Image from article ‘Building A Simple Wooden Birdhouse’
Wood crafting is an old crafting style which involves carving, engraving, shaping and constructing materials of wood into objects and artwork. The techniques have evolved over the years and today there are so many fun projects you can craft with wood.
With the right tooling and supplies, fonts and designs from Creative Fabrica can be used for your wood crafting projects! Find out more about crafting with wood in our Wood Crafts category here on The Artistry. You can among all learn how to make your own birdhouse, or create a wooden welcome sign with your cutting machine.
Crafting Trends for 2021
We also talk about some of the upcoming crafting trends for the year:
- Embroidery – Needle crafting grew in 2020, and the interest for Embroidery will increase in 2021. The fun with embroidery lies in the freedom of the craft: it can be applied to garments and accessories, home decor and much more.
- Polymer clay & Pottery – Working with clay allows us to really work with our hands and disconnect from the digital every-day life we’re living. Clay crafting can be used to make jewelry, home decor (candle sticks) and much more. Check out our article on ‘How to Make Leather Look Clay Earrings’.
- Resin Crafts – Resin used for crafting is a synthetic material that starts as a viscous substance and is then cured into a rigid form. It can be used to create stunning art pieces for home decor, key rings and jewelry. Learn the basics of resin and how to make a cool resin keychain in our article ‘Making a Resin Keychain for Beginners’.
- Candle making – Use of molds and colorful wax, more and more people are making their own candles. It’s a fun way to get creative and create nice gifts.
- Crochet – Popular among the younger generation on platforms such as TikTok and Instagram. This boomed last year and will for sure continue during 2021. Read more about fun Crochet projects in our Crochet category.
Easter craft: Easter Bunny Gnome Egg Holder
We also sat down with Ginger and Nuts to craft for Easter! In the video we are crafting the Easter Gnome – Chocolate Egg Holder SVG. Check it out below and craft along with us!
The next feature with Creative Fabrica will be aired on the Ginger and Nuts radio show on the 26th of March.
Challenge for National Crafting Month March: Try out a new craft
For National Crafting Month March we also challenge our entire community and the listeners of Ginger and Nuts to test out a new craft!
The National Crafting Month was first created by the Craft & Hobby Association, an organization that helps and supports those in the creative arts industries, in 1994.
Today it is celebrated by crafters all around the world, to embrace and explore the fun of crafting.
We’d like to challenge you to pick up a new old craft again, or to test out a new craft! Here on The Artistry, our talented community of crafters can guide you through fun projects and teach you new techniques.
Comment below which craft you are interested in trying out!