Did you know that March is National Craft Month?? I didn’t know until this year either and I’m super excited about it. I mean, who WOULDN’T want one more reason to do some really awesome crafts? In honor of National Craft Month, I’ve put together 8 great ways to celebrates! Some of these are to do with your children, but some are just for you!
1. Celebrate National Craft Month with a Craftithon:
Yes…I did just say craftithon. It’s like a marathon…only with crafts. Pull out all your unfinished projects, pop in a good movie (or three) and craft away. Make it a mini-vacation and craft all weekend long! You’d better believe I have enough unfinished projects to last the whole weekend!
2. Celebrate with Treasure Trash:
What’s treasure trash? I’m glad you asked! It’s…well…whatever you want it to be! Growing up, my mom had a box of treasure trash she’d pull out on rainy days. Inside, we could find things like broken crayons (that we could then melt!), milk jug lids, ribbons, pipe cleaners, magazines, paper plates, coffee filters… and whatever else she’d stuck in over time. It was SO much fun! It was true crafting for a child. Nothing was directed or dictated. There were no examples or rules to follow. It was just time to be creative.
3. Celebrate by taking a Class:
Many craft stores have craft classes you and/or your kids can take. Sign up for one or if your schedule is already crammed full, sign up for an online class with Craftsy. They’re all on sale right now for National Craft Month! Craftsy online classes are available for a wide variety of subjects from crocheting to cake decorating to gardening. Pretty much any craft you can think of! Right now, Craftsy classes are discounted up to 50% off and even more importantly, they have a money back guarantee! Take time to do more of what you love this month and take a crafting class! This sale ends Monday, so shop Craftsy online classes now!
4. Celebrate by Giving:
Do you love to crochet, sew, or cook? Whatever your craft, you can celebrate National Craft Month by using your gift to bless others. Make something new and give it away. A crocheted hat for a new baby, a batch of cookies for an older couple in your neighborhood, or a framed photo for a friend at church can really be a blessing and is a great way to celebrate National Craft Month.
5. Craft with your Kids:
If you’ve followed this blog long, you know I’m a big fan of crafting with your kids. At 31 Days of Easy Crafts for Kids, you can find a wide variety of crafts you and your kids will love! Pick your favorites and do one a week (or one a day if you’re feeling ambitious!) and do them together.
6. Celebrate by Stocking Up:
My husband would die if he knew I was listing this as an option, but I just can’t leave it out. You need an excuse to buy a few yards of that cute fabric you’ve been eyeing? How about that super soft yarn you “need” but don’t have a project for just yet. Do you love beads, but just have soooooo many already? It’s National Craft Month! Things are on sale! Get out there and shop…just a bit!
7. Celebrate by Passing it On:
This idea makes up for the last one…right? Do you have some craft supplies that have been sitting in a box for over a year? Two years? Five? Take this opportunity to pass them on. Someone else would LOVE to craft with those supplies! Don’t just take them to a thrift store where they’ll get thrown out. Post them on Facebook as “Free Supplies in Honor of National Craft Month” and encourage them to pass it on! Make it a new “National Craft Month Thing”.
8. Celebrate by Organizing:
What better time to make your craft room beautiful than during National Craft Month? Pick up a couple of shelves at a thrift store, give them a coat of spray paint, and get busy! Get your craft room (or area) organized so that you’ll WANT to spend time in it for the rest of the year.