Did you know March is National Craft Month? No? (Me either.) But since it is, let’s take advantage of it! One of the nice things about the world we live in is our access to EVERYTHING. Want to learn to crochet? Sew? Paint? Decoupage? All easily available to you! Whether you choose to take a class online or at community center, you can easily develop a new hobby! A few suggestions to get you started:
1. A free calligraphy class
I follow Scarlet & Gold on Instagram and happened to catch their announcement of offering a free calligraphy class this month! As a kid I wanted to learn calligraphy but didn’t learn much (as I was teaching myself out of a book). This seems like a much better way to try! Plus, I ordered my suggested supplies (nib, pen holder and ink) for about $12 (with shipping!). All I need to do is pick up some paper from Hobby Lobby or Michaels and I’m set! They’ve still got spots left so sign up here!
2. An online sewing class
Have a sewing machine or serger collecting dust in the corner? This might be a great time to learn how to actually use it! With classes from sewing techniques to quilting to handbag design, you’re bound to learn a thing or two! Plus, Craftsy has some free classes too!
3. Learn to draw
Can’t draw a picture to save your life? There are tons of drawing classes available to you! Whether you find one at your local community center, vo-tech, or online, you’ll find something that fits your needs, whether you’re a beginner or more advanced!
4. Frost a cake or make a sugar flower
You don’t have to be planning a career move as a wedding cake baker to enjoy knowing how to decorate a better cake! From classes on Craftsy or Wilton to classes at your local Michaels, grab some icing and go! Plus, any time you can craft and taste at the same time is a win-win, right?
5. Throw a craft party
Grab some friends (even the ones who say they aren’t crafty) and plan a night in. Either have each person bring their own supplies for the craft of their choice or take turns letting someone choose the craft for the night. Even if you don’t create a masterpiece you’ll still have a lot of fun!
Need some more ideas? A few sites to check out:
Now, what are you going to make?