Let me first thank you for taking the time to visit my site. My goal is to provide my visitors with great ideas for home crafts. One of my inspirations is this site right here. I would also very grateful to those who can add to or enhance the ideas that I will post. I am hoping that we can all learn together, and improve our skills.
I’ve been making homemade crafts or a few years now. I like to think that I have an eye for design. For the longest time I was pretty much only working with wood and paint. The first few months of starting up were definitely a learning experience, but I eventually got pretty good at it (if I do say so myself). Since then I’ve been working to branch out crafting from other materials as well. In the past couple of weeks I recently purchased a Cricut Expressions machine to cut vinyl. I am now working to include these vinyl design and lettering in my project
Types of Projects
So what type of crafting project will I be posting about on this blog?
This is more so my area of expertise. I like taking pre-cut pieces of wood and finishing them or painting over them. In the default image of this post, you can see the wall art I created for my baby’s nursery. I found these pieces of wood a discount price, then painted them with paint matching my nursery color scheme. Finally with my new Cricut, I used the Noah’s Art font, and cut the vinyl into animal shapes and stuck them on. I got this idea from Pinterest from very similar decorations that normally cost $50 to buy. Instead I figured it out and made my own for about $25. What a bargain!
Even though you only get to use it once a year, seasonal decorations are probably my favorite types of crafts to work on. I get to be creative and it’s somewhat surprising to myself that I keep coming up with newer and better ideas each year. Just give me some ribbon, paint, glitter, and a few other odds and ends and I’ll be busy all year long! The sled to the left was my most recent idea. I’ve already sold a few of these in my neighborhood. Some read and metallic paint, and ribbon with a pre-made sled from a local craft shop and I turned it around for a profit of about $15 a pop.
This is an area that I’ve been wanting to delve into for a while now. Most of my homemade crafts are there purely for aesthetic pleasure. While many of them are beautiful they have no real function other than that. I’ve recently found a number of different DIY decoration ideas that are for crafts that actually have functional purpose in the home. I will post about these as well as I attempt to make them and will give my first hand opinion of which projects are more worthwhile than others.