National Craft Month
Since you were a child, you know that making things is a lot of fun. You can make paper mache monsters and fluffy wool pompoms from wool, knitted jumpers and your own decoupage boxes. Who said fun had to end because you’ve grown up? National Craft Month celebrates crafty hobbies that keep you busy on dark days.
No matter what your chosen craft may be – there are plenty – celebrate it this month. Get ready to let your imagination run wild and show off your creative side.
The Craft and Hobby Association created Craft Month in 1994. It was created to help people rediscover the joy and craft of crafting. This month is all about learning new skills, discovering a new hobby, or revisiting a hobby that you loved back in the day.
This month is when crafters come together to get their hands dirty and stick, sew, knit, cut, paste, color, and paint. They will tell you that there are few better ways to express your creativity than just letting go and doing what your heart desires.
This is a great time to get started in a new hobby or to share your existing one with your family.
If you have children, let them play with glue, glitter and pipe cleaners.
You don’t have to be an artist, even if it’s not your forte. You might consider making your own cards this month instead of buying birthday or anniversary cards. It’s a great idea to make your own gifts for family and friends. They are always appreciated. It’s the thought that matters!
You can always go to your local craft market and buy beautiful handmade items made by local vendors even if you don’t want to be crafty. There are many options for jewelry, knitting, cards, decorations and scrapbooking equipment. You can also find handmade baked goods, custom shoes, knitwear and hand-stitched clothing.
Make sure you share your crafts on social media and use #craftmonth hashtag to let craft lovers know about your creations!