Category Archives: Craft Trends

Fabric Dyeing Techniques

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Summer weather is the perfect time to head outside and try out some large scale projects. Lots of fabric dyeing techniques require tons of space and fresh air to help dry your creation. So take advantage of the lovely summer weather and try a new technique!

Glue Batik Technique

Glue Batik Technique

Though you’re painting the fabric rather than dyeing with this technique, the result is still super fun and you can definitely do this project outside. This is a great family project because every age group can enjoy it. It could also be really fun on a pillowcase for a slumber party.

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Alcohol Ink Obsession

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I haven’t really made it a secret that my newest crafty obsession is definitely alcohol ink. Ever since I discovered it, I have tried out so many techniques using it and I absolutely love the results. Here are some of my favorite techniques that I can’t wait to try.

Alcohol Ink Mirror

Watercolor Mirror

This is one of my favorite crafts I’ve made with alcohol inks. I love the sort of imperfect frame around the mirror that the inks created and the colors kind of remind me of a globe. You could definitely give this more of a watercolor feel with more blending solution and less ink.

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Summer Wreaths

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Now that the 4th of July has passed and it’s time to take down all those red, white and blue decorations, you’re gonna need something to replace them. We’ve gotcha covered at CreateForLess with some super cute summer-ey wreaths! Here are my favorites from this weeks craft trends.

Pool Noodle Summer Wreath

Stripes, polka dots, AND chevron? I love mixing patterns and colors, so I am totally obsessed with this fun summer wreath. Get directions on how to make it from the link above.

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Stripes for July 4th

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As promised, I’m back with week 2 of 4th of July crafts! This time, I’m looking at some fun patriotic stripes to celebrate.

Summery Stick Sailboat

Summery Stick Sailboat

I love the stripey sails on this patriotic sailboat. It’s cute enough to leave up all summer. You can use this guy as a centerpiece or to decorate your mantle.

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Stars for July 4th

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I’m sharing 2 weeks of patriotic crafts to help decorate, dress up, and celebrate for the 4th of July. This week, it’s all about stars. Next week, I’ll be sharing the stripes!

Mark Montano's Fourth of July Home Decor

Seeing Stars Tabletop Decor

Make some star spangled dishware to serve your snacks. This is a fun and easy tutorial for a sunny day!

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Owl Crafts are a Hoot!

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My mom absolutely adores owls, and I can definitely see why. They are the perfect craft project for anyone at any age – and any season! Here are some of my favorites.

Bottle Cap Owl

Bottle Cap Owl

This is a great recycled craft for kids and adults. Kids can try to recreate their own favorite type of owl and make their own collection!

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Jellyfish Crafts

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At the aquarium, I have always been mesmerized by the jellyfish tank. They float around as if they’re made of paper and seem so beautiful. With summer right around the corner, a lot of us will be heading to the beach. Instead of worrying about jellyfish stings, why not make these colorful jellyfish crafts instead?

Colorful Jellyfish Shirt

Colorful Jellyfish Shirt

This fun shirt DIY is easy enough for a child and they’ll love wearing this brightly colored shirt on their next beach or aquarium trip. This would also be a great activity for an underwater themed party!

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