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5 New Years' Resolutions for the Crafter at Heart

5 New Years' Resolutions for the Crafter at Heart

With 2023 just around the corner many of us are taking stock of this past year and what we accomplished. When it comes to creative projects, however, many of us felt like we let this year fly by without spending enough time on those passions.

Building something with your own hands can be a great source of pride and accomplishment, and a great way to stay present. When you focus on the task at hand, you can let go of your worries and be present in the moment which can help you feel more relaxed and grounded.

So, if you're looking for new years resolutions to help your creativity stay front and centre next year, keep reading to see what we recommend.

Learn something new

Crafting can feel a little boring if you're always doing the same thing. Learning a new technique can give you back that feeling of excitement you experienced when you first started your hobby. Plus, it can also help you grow as a crafter as you challenge yourself and expand your abilities. 

On top of that, it can help you discover new areas of interest that you never knew existed. This can open up a whole world of new projects for you to explore. Try picking up macrame, beading, or even woodworking.

Get your supplies organized

Getting your supplies organized is a great way to help with efficiency, expenses, and productivity. Not only will you know exactly where everything is, but seeing your tools organized will make it easier to take stock of what you have. 

Because there’s nothing worse than spending hundreds of dollars at the supply store only to find out you already had that exact item - twice.  

Take yourself on an artist date

An artist date is a set time when you get to discover something new related to art - and you treat it like a date with yourself! From once a week to once every few weeks, it’s a great way to nurture your creativity and cultivate a deeper connection with your passions. 

It can be something as simple as watching a YouTube video or taking yourself to see that new art exhibit in town. If you enjoy crafting, taking yourself on an artist's date can also be a great way to explore new ideas, relax, and connect with your inner creativity.

Try a new craft with a friend

Passions are even more enjoyable when shared. Doing a new craft with a friend can make the experience so much more fun. Share ideas, tips & tricks, and support each other as you learn - it’s the perfect bonding activity. 

Plus, you can keep each other accountable and cheer each other on as you learn and create together. Try taking an in-person class, an online class, or try borrowing a library book and working through it together.

Document your creative process

Documenting your creative process is a great way to help you reflect on your progress. It allows you to reflect on your projects and see how far you've come in developing your new skills. 

It’s also a great way to help you identify areas for improvement. Looking back at your past projects can help you see what worked well and what didn't. Then, you can use that information to guide your future projects.

Feeling Inspired?

These Solid Oak Inc projects are the perfect way to get a jump start on those resolutions. Do them during your next creative session and invite a friend over too!

 

Macrame Palm Tree Wall Hanging Kit - Bring the beach to you with this easy and fun palm tree macrame project. Perfect for those looking for a bit of a challenge while still enjoying an exhilarating activity.

Make-Rame™ Beaded Chandelier - Add texture and a touch of nature to any space with this rope and wood bead chandelier. Designed for the boho home and the vintage home too. 

Himmeli Basket Ornament Kit - This take on the traditional Finnish ornament is a wonderful way to display your air plants. Have a black thumb? Use them to showcase dry flowers or simply hang them on their own.

 


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