Did you know that the month of March is Craft Month?
IKR!? A whole month when we are positively encouraged to get crafty!
The whole point of Craft Month is to promote the idea of crafting & to inspire people to give new things a go and get involved in crafts.
If you have ever fancied taking up a new hobby, then Craft Month is the perfect time to do so!
Check your local area for classes, groups or workshops.
Buy or borrow a book from your local library.
Check out online tutorials or videos.
You could even organise a get together with a few like minded friends and have your own like crafternoon.
If you have kids (your own, extended family; even neighbours or friends) there are thousands of ideas for creative and/or messy time and Craft Month is the perfect excuse to encourage them to indulge in a spot of makery.
Many of us look on the chance of season as a time for redecorating or updating our home décor, so how about creating something special?
There are lots of things you can try:
Cushions, curtains, and other soft furnishings
Decorative art pieces; such as sculpture
Do you have a crafty talent?
You could offer to share your knowledge with others:
Teach a friend or relative how to knit.
Attend a local group and give a cardmaking demonstration.
Do you specialize in something traditional? I bet a school or youth group in your area would love to organise a visit.
You could even donate your March makes to a good cause. Charities often have auctions and raffles, whilst community groups always appreciate items for their fun days & coffee mornings etc.
These layered cookie ingredients jars make a lovely gift. I put together this particular one for a recent charity auction.
No matter your age or ability; Making things is FUN; so why not try something new for Craft Month? Of course, if getting hands-on really isn’t your thing, you could always visit a nearby craft fair or makers gallery and lend your support to some local crafters instead!
A Crafty Challenge
Alternatively, you could join me in a little crafty challenge.
I’ve set myself a challenge to craft something every day this month.
My plan is to attempt to create something different each day, but you might prefer to finish a larger project over the month; perhaps sewing a quilt, completing a large painting or knitting a baby shawl. What would YOU craft?
If you decide to join in, please share your projects using the hash tag #CraftysCraftMonthChallenge and feel free to tag me on social media or post your links below.
I do hope you find yourself inspired to create this Craft Month!