There’s no better way to de-stress than with some yarn, a glue gun, and a craft table full of embellishments. But when your mind is tangled in a web of housework, grocery shopping, and a work crisis, it’s almost impossible for inspiration to take root. And when no inspiration means no crafting, and therefore no unwinding, it becomes a dire situation! But never fear, CutRateCrafts is here! We’ve compiled 3 smart tips to find craft inspiration, even when you’re feeling overwhelmed and overworked.
#3 Declutter Your Craft Room
Ever notice how you can wake up a little stressed, and by bedtime you’re about to boil over? That’s because stress easily snowballs out of control. Once you have one tiny stressor weighing on your mind (like whether you’ll have time to cook that huge meal you had planned), suddenly, every little thing that goes wrong during the day will pile up. So you rush to your craft sanctuary, take a deep breath, and … oh no. How can inspiration possibly strike when your yarn is in a tangled pile, scissors are nowhere to be found, and the floor is as dangerous as a minefield with stray crochet hooks and knitting needles? The solution… be proactive and get organized! Organize your yarn with the ArtBin Yarn Drum, and your sewing tools and fabric with the Handy Caddy. These affordable organizers keep your supplies neat, allowing you to concentrate on relaxing and welcoming inspiration (instead of feeling more stress).
#2 Craft With Purple
Did you know that each color has a special meaning that can represent or affect your mood? Purple is the color of imagination, so stock up on this year’s Pantone color of the year so you never have a creativity blockage. CutRateCrafts has a variety of discounted craft supplies in different shades of lavender, plum, violet, mauve, and more. Looking at this pretty, calming color can help you get inspired and allow your creativity to flow. We suggest crocheting a baby afghan with a skein of Anne Geddes Baby Yarn in Jam, or decorating a tote or tee-shirt with Scribbles Dimensional Fabric Paint in Orchid Summer.
#1 Get Trendy
Like with most things in life, it’s easy to fall into a rut. Crafting is no different. Do you find yourself crocheting the same patterns over and over, doodling identical pictures, or sewing skirts that have quintuplets? If this describes your crafting habits, then you need to shake things up. Inspiration can’t cultivate when you’re using the same mundane tools, materials and patterns. It’s time to get trendy and experiment with the latest fads in crafting. By opening yourself up to something new, whether it’s Reflective Yarn from Red Heart, or light-up crochet tools like Crochet Lite Crochet Hooks, you’ll think about crafting from a fresh perspective and with a new sense of wonder and enthusiasm.
What’s your best tip for finding craft inspiration?