There are very little things that don’t have their analogues somewhere around there. So, when it comes to getting something special as a gift or for your personal use, you have to give it your best shot. However, if you are a crafty person who enjoys creating stuff, your options become limitless. Indeed, what can bring more joy and tell more about your personality than a thing that was produced or designed by you?
At the same time, creating new workpieces is not your only chance to surprise your friends or significant others. You can also personalize stuff you have bought or got as a gift sometime before by refreshing its look adding a new unique detail. So, if you have something you’d like to transform beyond recognition, we have a few tricks that may help you out.
Use your old clothes to create new home decorations
Did you know that you can use your old T-shirts to make a rug for your bathroom or any other room? It’s very simple and looks fantastic. All you need to do is take your old T-shirts, cut them into long and narrow stripes, twist them up, and knit them in a circle. You don’t even need to match colours, the more diverse they will be, the better. Quilting is also a good way to create something special for your kids or to decorate your bedroom bringing a little of warmth and cosiness to the room.
Keeping up with the fashion is simple
It’s been for several years now that embroidery has taken its stand on the catwalks of famous couture houses. Wearing clothes or accessories with unique embroidery is more in fashion than ever. So don’t be afraid of experiments and giving a new look to your old jeans, dress, skirt, or even bag. If you have skills and all the necessary equipment, you can do it by yourself with minimal efforts, just think up your design. If you are new to needlework, it’s not a problem either, since you can always turn to a tailor shop where such a service is available.
Engraving is not only about wood
If you wish to give a new look to your smartphone cover, a key tag, or even your notebook and have no ideas how to do it, think about engraving your favourite phrase or image on it. If neither you nor your friends have a desktop laser engraver that you could use at home, you can turn to a craftsman who will use your designed image or offer you their sketches. It also doesn’t matter what material to engrave on either, since modern laser engravers can imprint almost anything you’d like even on a piece of paper.
Create your masterpiece with only a few pieces of paper
Quilling is a very interesting type of handiwork that lets craftsmen produce fantastic masterpieces with a little investment. The technique involves rolling and shaping of the strips of paper together to create a decorative design. Suchwise, using tinted cardboard, coloured paper, scissors, and glue, creating flat or 3D compositions is very simple even for a novice.
Decoupage is another great technique that allows you to decorate almost anything from garden pots and caskets to furniture and other large items. This art of decorating also involves paper and some paint effects, the main difference with the quilling is that you glue a piece of paper with an image on it onto an object to get the desired effect. Frankly speaking, when it comes to decoupage, you have plenty of options on both decorations and elements to decorate.