It’s a new year and with it comes new trends in the world of crafting. Working at CreateForLess, we see brand new products come through the site and watch for crafting trends on blogs, Pinterest, and through other media outlets. We’ve seen brand new ideas for all sorts of crafting types, old techniques re-emerging, and products and crafts that all skill levels can enjoy. Keeping on that trend, we’ve got a few predictions for crafting in 2015.
Hand Painted/Watercolor Projects
We’ve seen a lot of bold design lately, from geometric shapes to color blocking. I believe that in 2015, we’ll see prints and patterns begin to soften up a little bit. The look of 2015 is going to be all about brush strokes! I absolutely adore the soft look of an object painted with watercolors, light pastels and undefined shapes are a real breath of fresh air after seeing so many bold chevron and geometric patterns. I also think we’ll see a lot more hand painted objects this year, brush strokes galore!
Though we all envy those of you who can sit down and create a beautiful scrapbook page full of embellishments, many of us simply don’t have the time or artistic ability to create lovely page after page. These past few years, we’ve seen many new products emerge that can help anyone create a scrapbook they can be proud of. Photo Pocket Pages help us slide our images into place straight from the printer. Pretty cards add design elements to these pages without the need to cut out embellishments or create pretty drawings. You can even use your Instagram photos to make an entire scrapbook without the need to crop or adapt any of your images! I predict that this new wave of scrapbooking is just the beginning. I see more layouts, cards, and accessories just around the corner. I predict 2015 will be full of novice crafters learning to scrapbook and loving it.
2014 showed no shortage of mug crafts and I don’t see this trend ending anytime soon. Who doesn’t have use for a cute mug? It makes a great homemade gift, and can be personalized in so many ways. The brand new Diswasher Safe Mod Podge has opened up many new opportunities for mug crafting, and I can only see more products to take our ceramics to the next level.
One of the best things about being crafty is the opportunity to create a useful or beautiful object out of something that would otherwise be thrown away. We’ve seen projects made from plastic bottles, toilet paper rolls, paper scraps, and even more unexpected supplies. I believe that this trend will not only continue into 2015, but we’ll see the quality of these projects rise to impressive heights, so everyone will ask, “it’s made out of what?”
Macrame and Weaving
Weaving and macrame are starting to make a big comeback. We’ve been seeing a lot of creative uses for macrame objects, from plant hangers, to fish bowl holders. I’m predicting the same will soon be true for woven objects as well. I’m also picturing some interesting materials used to create woven wall hangings. Each of these crafts have seen very modern upgrades that I fully expect to continue in new and exciting ways.
Happy 2015 and happy crafting!