If you adore crafts as much as I do, and you’d like to see some of the crafty things I’ve created or want some ideas to get you started with a new craft, then you’ve come to the right place.
For all my favorite crafts, I’ve curated some lists of the best equipment available, favored by artists and fellow craft enthusiasts to get the most they can out of their own work.
It really does make a world of difference. The right equipment means you’re able to truly express yourself to the fullest. And the satisfaction you get when everything just goes right is second to none.
I’ve also made a Big Bumper List of Creative Hobbies and Craft Ideas for you to check out. This is my absolute favorite, super-easy, old-fashioned honey, and oatmeal soap. It’s a delicately scented moisturizing soap – it’s long-lasting with a good lather, so it’s perfect for a bath or shower. Read more…
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- Yarn Crafts
- Paper Crafts
- Candle and Soap Making
- The Craft Room (Organizers, Storage)
- Vintage Furniture Makeovers
- Popular New Crafts
For yarn crafts, or if you’re a fiber artist, I’m sure you’ll want to take a look at these:
- Best Macrame Kits (for Easy Chic Projects You’ll Love)
- 5 (Beautiful) Best Looms for Beginners
- The Best Rigid Heddle Loom
- The Best Spinning Wheel
The enduring popularity of paper crafts lies in their simplicity. Have a look at the posts below for more info on what you might need, depending on what you want to make.
Also, if you’re wondering if you need a heat gun for your papercrafts, I go into why a hairdryer wouldn’t work, in the post about heat guns:
Candle and Soap Making
Crafts that you can actually use after you’re done making something exquisite. I think you can see why these therapeutic crafts are so especially popular.
There’s simply no better way to bring a bit of the spa into your home than using your own handmade soap, relaxing in the gentle candlelight coming from your own homemade scented candles.
Here are my guides to what you’ll need for candle making or soap making:
Also, I thought I’d throw in my post about beeswax candles here too:
The Craft Room (Organizers, Storage)
Then comes the craft room itself. Keeping things stored away neatly really does wonders for keeping your materials pristine. Not to mention, how much easier it makes tidying everything away!
Not only that, but a craft organizer can actually be a really pretty feature of your craft room.
A craft table is a lifesaver too. It keeps everything in one place for you within reach, while also doubling as your dream craft workspace. No more making do with your dining room table!
Here are the posts I wrote about these parts of your craft room that you won’t want to do without:
Vintage Furniture Makeovers
Take vintage furniture from a thrift or antique store and turn it into a stunning piece that would cost a small fortune to buy. Sound good? Here’s all you need:
Popular New Crafts
Diamond painting is an up-and-coming new craft that’s become extremely popular in the last few years. The reason? It’s like painting by numbers.
That’s right. Anyone can do it. Have a look at my full post about diamond painting kits for more info: