7 Ideas to Commemorate National Craft Month

Last updated: March 12, 2021, at 8:47 a.m. PT

Originally published: March 12, 2021, at 8:46 a.m. PT

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March Is National Craft Month

In 1994, the Craft & Hobby Associated created National Craft Month to help people discover and learn about the benefits of crafting. Some benefits include lowering blood pressure and providing stress relief, learning new skills, developing fine motor skills, and promoting creativity.

Enjoy this list of unique crafting experiences for you to try as a family:
 

  1. Try Candle Making and start simple by upcycling those old crayon pieces so make beautifully colorful candle creations. Get your self acquainted with this glowing craft with some beginner instructions and as you become more confident in your skills try out one of these creative ideas.
     
  2. Give Crochet a whirl and start by learning the simple steps and progressing to some basic stitches. Before you know it you’ll be on your way to a simple scarf or hat!
     
  3. Dabble in Decoupage. “Decoupage” actually comes from the French word “decouper,” which means to cut out or cut from something else. Decoupage can range in complexity from simple stained glass art using tissue paper to more complex collage creations using the painted paper style on items as large as furniture. The materials and items needed for decoupage are simple but the impact is incredible!
     
  4. Get outside and try some Nature Crafts. Go on a nature walk to create a beautiful mobile, build your own terrariums from items you find in your neighborhood, or assemble a gorgeous wreath from fallen branches.
     
  5. Learn how Quill paper. Paper Quilling is an amazing art form that takes place from rolling paper. Start simple with a cute quilled paper turtle and as you gain confidence try some of these more advanced techniques.
     
  6. Take a shot at Scrapbooking. Have your old photos and mementos started to collect dust? Take some time to give your memories new life by including them in a scrapbook. Here’s some ideas to get you started with materials from home.
     
  7. Upcycling crafts not only makes treasures from trash, it also helps reduce waste. Try your hand at a new sew Tote Bag from an old shirt, turn empty glass jars into beautiful vases, or turn your stash of plastic grocery bags into an amazing creation.