Creative projects, crafting, and home décor have become an integral part of life and lifestyle. Whether you’re looking to make something unique as gifts or looking to hone your crafting ability, there are plenty of gorgeous crafts to choose from.
Crafting can be an art and crafts shop, some specialized skills, a bit of knowledge and the right materials. In this article, we will explore the hottest selling crafts available right now and the range that is available.
1. Polymer Clay Projects
Polymer Clay projects are some of the most popular crafts available right now. Polymer Clay is an extensively versatile material, as it can be hard and crunchy upon baking in an oven (at recommended heat) but it can also be very soft and pliable whilst wet. People use it to create incredible jewelry, figurines, and more.
Oven-baking clay is already pre-mixed and evenly mixed, so it is very simple and easy to manage, although preparation is required to make sure the clay is worked to the right ‘consistency’. The most popular polymer clay projects tend to be jewelry, sculptures, and beads.
2. Soap Making and Bath Bombs
Soap Making and Bath bombs offer a relatively low cost way to make something both fun and beautiful. Starting with a base of melt and pour soap, people can make a range of soaps and bath bombs of, any size and shape. People can play around with the colors, fragrances, and texture of their products to come up with something that is totally bespoke and personal.
This is a great craft for kids, as the materials are easy to handle, and the end results are beautiful. People can also use a base of Hot Process Soap, which is a little more involved, but just as rewarding.
3. Knitting and Crocheting
Knitting and Crocheting are amazing craft forms, with multiple options, styles and techniques to learn. Knitting needles and crotchet hooks can be used to make anything from jumpers to accessories, like hats, gloves and scarves.
Many knitters and crocheters now use different textures and patterns to create something unique. The best part of this craft is that the basis of this technique is simple, with decades of knowledge and complex techniques available to up-skill as your skill increases.
Woodworking is one of the oldest crafts, and it is still highly popular. With a good saw, a few chisels, and some clamps, a basic woodworker can make almost anything out of wood.
Some woodworking projects can be made with a few simple tools and some basic equipment whereas more complex projects use specialised tools. Woodworking is great for those who like to work with their hands and who have a keen eye for detail.
5. Sewing and Embroidery
Sewing and embroidery are very popular crafts, with a wide range of materials to choose from. Fabric and thread come in a variety of designs, colors, and textures and one can sew and embroider almost anything, from clothing to accessories. Sewing and embroidery require dexterity and the skills involved in cutting, stitching, and the like.
They also involve an eye for accuracy and detail. Many people use sewing and embroidery machines to create unique, artistic pieces.
6. Jewelry Making
Jewelry making is a creative craft that requires a skilled hand. Jewelry makers use a variety of materials, from beads to wires, to create intricate pieces that have been treasured for centuries. Jewelry makers can make pieces for both personal use, or for sale.
Jewelry making uses tools such as saws, files, clippers and specialised pliers, as well as many materials, from precious metals like gold and silver to semi-precious stones, glass and leather.
Papercrafts are one of the oldest and most popular craft forms. Papercrafts involve folding, cutting, and shaping paper into a variety of fascinating creations.
Papercrafts can range from simple beginner pieces like greeting cards, scrapbooks and origami, to complex 3D models of everything from paper mache castles to scale model cars. The possibilities are endless with papercrafts.
8. Candle Making
Candle Making is a popular craft with many simple techniques, such as pouring and dipping, as well as more complex methods, such as beeswax embossing. Making fragrant, beautiful candles often requires melting wax, pouring into a mould and then cooling.
There are many waxes to choose from and many types of molds, so the resulting candles can be truly one of a kind.
Leathercrafting is an exciting art form, and a popular craft. Leatherwork, like woodwork, requires some practice and precision, as you’ll have to design, cut and assemble the leather pieces.
Although leatherproduce have been used for centuries, the introduction of artificial leathers has enabled people to learn and master this craft form quickly and easily. From bags and wallets to belts, leatherwork has been favoured in fashion and home decor for a long time.
10. Pottery and Ceramics
Pottery and ceramics are ancient craft forms and still popular today. Whether you want to make a clay pot or a ceramic plate, this craft requires skill, practice and dedication.
Pottery requires knowledge in hand-building, wheel-throwing, glazing and firing. While ceramics involve working with porcelain and other materials that require a kiln for firing. Both pottery and ceramics are great crafts and offer a range of possibility for art and functional items.
11. Stained Glass
Stained glass work is a very attractive craft form, involving cutting and piecing together colored glass to form designs or patterns. Stained glass is traditionally used to make items of beauty, such as windows, lamps, suncatchers, etc. with the right materials and patience, it is possible to create gorgeous stained glass items right at home.
Macrame is an incredible craft that requires very few tools, mostly just some string and some sticks. With this simple material combination, you can make wall hangings, plant hangers, jewelry and more.
Macrame is a method of knotting, looping and braiding strands of yarn in order to create patterns and shapes. Macrame is both beautiful and satisfying, and the finished products have timeless appeal.
Calligraphy is the art of beautiful handwriting which has been around since ancient times. Once used for writing official court documents, it is now widely used for artistic expression. There are a range of calligraphy tools to choose from, including pens, brushes and inks.
It takes time and practice to perfect the craft of calligraphy, but once mastered, the results can be breathtaking.
No matter what craft you’re into, there is something to suit every taste. Many of these crafts are simple enough to master relatively quickly, while others require more skill. No matter what your skill level, however, there is much satisfaction to be had from mastering these crafts!
Crafting can be a great way to create something unique or give a special and personal gift to someone. With the right materials, a bit of knowledge and creativity, the possibilities are endless!