I’m always on the hunt for new craft ideas. Check out some of these amazing craft ideas and craft projects that are on my crafting radar right now!
You’re going to want to give these new craft ideas a try…
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What are some new crafts to try?
Are you in a crafting rut? Maybe you’re looking for a new craft or hobby to try. Here’s a run through of some of the most popular crafts right now. PLUS – I’m sharing helpful links to FREE tutorials and affordable craft kits to get you started… without spending a small fortune!
What crafts are trending right now?
OK, OK. Hear me out on this one. Because I can almost see the eye rolls on the other side of this screen right now. Embroidery? Really? How original… sigh!
This isn’t your grandma’s embroidery anymore! There are a TON of modern embroidery patterns out there…. beautiful floral arrangements, modern and minimalist designs, and even some pretty funny sayings that you can take a stab at.
Why try embroidery?
Unlike say, knitting, embroidery is a pretty low-cost and low-skill hobby to take up. I mean, if I can do it (and I’m pretty sewing and knitting-challenged) than anyone can!
Plus, with all of the patterns and kits out there, you’re bound to find a design that suits your personal style.
Links to patterns I LOVE:
2. Paint by Number – Make Your own Beautiful Wall Art
These kits aren’t just for the kids! There are a TON of Paint by Number kits and patterns for grown-up crafters. And bonus: you’ll have a beautiful piece of artwork to display when you’re finished.
Links to patterns I LOVE:
Why try paint by number?
It’s been a heck of a year, and I know we could all use a little time to zone out and unplug. I love Paint by Number, because you can almost treat it as a form of meditation.
So, grab a pattern or kit, and get painting. With these easy-to-follow patterns, anyone can be an artist!
Pro Tip: Be careful when shopping online and read the product descriptions carefully. Some kits are just a piece of canvas fabric, some are stretched canvas (on a wooden frame), yet others are canvas on a cardboard backer. I prefer the stretched canvas, because your art is ready to hang as-is. But it’s ultimately a matter of personal preference.
3. Acrylic Paint Pour Art
I haven’t dabbled in the pour art trend, but my kids LOVE it. They recently got a kids pour art kit. To say they’re obsessed would be an understatement. And boy is it relaxing to watch:
I recently took a beginner pottery class at a local studio, and I had an absolute blast. I was even able to spin a few little bowls that we actually use in our kitchen. I can’t even begin to tell you how satisfying it is to use dishes that you made yourself.
Why try pottery?
Pottery is huge right now. Just take a quick scroll through Etsy or Instagram, and you’ll find so many gorgeous and inspiring handmade pieces.
While pottery may seem intimidating to start – with wheels, and kilns, and glaze, and tools. Even if you don’t have access to a full pottery studio, you can still make some beautiful pieces at home. The secret? air dry clay!
5. The Macrame Trend
With just knots and string, the possibilities are endless!
Start out with a simple plant holder.
(Easy DIY Macrame Plant Holder via Dwell Beautiful)
Or try your hand at a wall hanging.
6. Yarn Weaving
While we’re talking about the macrame trend, we can’t leave yarn weaving out of the equation.
Why try yarn weaving?
Yarn weaving is by no means a new craft, but it’s been re-created and re-imagined in recent years. Combine different fibers and textures to make unique weaved pieces that will add an extra element of cozy to your home.
Here are a few ideas from Pinterest to get you started:
7. Put coloring pages to use and let your creativity shine!
Adult coloring books are nothing new. But what should you do with your creations after they are colored?
Check out these Genius ideas from Hello Little Home!
P.S. – Don’t forget to grab this FREE Printable Coloring Page Calendar for 2022 🙂
8. Punch Needle
If you’re already comfortable with needlework, why not up your game with punch needle. Punch Needling has slowly been getting popular over the last few years, and I can see why. Some of these pieces are absolutely beautiful!
Why try punch needle?
There are so many beautiful home decor projects to make. I always enjoy making something that is both beautiful and useful.
Here are some project ideas to get you started:
- wall hangings, and more
9. Reverse Canvas DIY Wall Decor
This craft trend has been especially popular among Cricut crafters. The idea is simple: buy a stretched canvas from an art supply store. Remove the canvas fabric from the wooden frame, and re-attach it to the back – leaving the wooden frame exposed.
Need a visual? Watch this video tutorial that I made with a Christmas Tree Reverse Canvas:
Why try making a reverse canvas?
This craft is so versatile and totally customizable. The possibilities are truly endless!
Here are a couple of customizing options:
- Wood Frame – paint or strain. Whatever you choose, the color possibilities are only limited by the selection in the paint aisle at the craft store.
- Canvas Size – stretches canvases come in a TON of different sizes at the craft store. Make one reverse canvas, or a whole gallery wall of various sizes.
- The Canvas Itself – what goes inside the frame is really only limited by your imagination. Many Cricut crafters like to cut heat transfer vinyl to apply to the canvas. But you can paint a picture. Mod Podge a printed images onto the canvas. Add yarn or other embellishments. Go wild!
Reverse Canvas Craft Examples
Here are four reverse canvas crafts I’ve made:
- Reverse Canvas Christmas Tree Ornaments
- Fall Reverse Canvas
- Reverse Canvas Tassel Tree
- Reverse Canvas Winter Window
10. Go Green with your Crafting and Upcycle
Upcycle. Recycle. Repurpose. Whatever you call it, upcycling is a fun way to be a little more green with your crafting. Plus – the results are stunning!
11. Hand Lettering – Perfect for Beginners
Ok, this trend has been around for quite a few years now, but it’s still making the cut. I just can’t bring myself to remove it from the list.
Why try hand lettering?
Hand lettering is one of the easiest new hobbies to take up. Startup costs are low, since it requires no fancy equipment.
You just need a basic set of brush pens and lined paper to get going.
Here are some basic hand lettering supplies I recommend:
- Brush Pens – these brush pens are a great budget-friendly option. If you’re looking for a quality splurge item, then Tombow Dual Brush Pens are definitely the way to go.
- Start with these FREE practice sheets from Here Comes the Sun. I mean, they’re FREE. That’s a total no-brainer!
12. Wood Beads – Easy Crafts for all Styles
If farmhouse style decor if your thing, then you are no stranger to the wood bead trend.
But these little wooden beauties are SO versatile. Paint them, stain them, or leave them natural. One thing is for certain – you’ll find yourself using them in all sorts of projects!
And don’t think for a second that you’re limited to crafts and decor projects with wood beads…
DIY Jewelry and Other Wearable Art
Bonus: Craft Kits I’m LOVING
If you’re ready to dive in and give a new hobby a try, get started with a fun craft kit. I love craft kits, because they take all of the guess work out of your shopping. There’s nothing more stressful than going down a rabbit hole of reading online reviews or second-guessing yourself while standing in an aisle of the craft store.
What New Craft Project Ideas did I Miss?
What’s on your crafting “to-do list” that I didn’t mention here? I would love to hear about your crafting plans!