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Celebrate National Craft Month

Updated on January 2, 2015
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Let your craft flag fly

March is National Craft Month in the United States, but you can celebrate it no matter where you live. It's not one of the better-known March holidays, but that doesn't mean we should let it pass unobserved!

Here are some fun ideas for celebrating National Craft Month, whether you're a dedicated crafter, a dabbler, or just love any excuse for a party!

#1. Make A Craft

It's National Craft Month, after all

The best way to celebrate National Craft Month is by doing crafts, of course! Contrary to popular belief, you don't need any special talents to be a crafter -- you just need to make a craft. Any craft. Then make another one.

Unsure where to start? Not to worry. Just browse through some crafting hubs for a host of craft ideas. Or check out the sites below.

#2. Give Crafty Gifts

Show your love with a handcrafted gift

All the best holidays involve presents. Why not celebrate National Craft Month by giving gifts you've made yourself? Or if time presses, present your loved ones with some new craft supplies so they can make you a gift! ;) Here are a few ideas that will come in handy for any crafter.

Gifts For Crafters

Xacto X3311 N0. 1 Precision Knife With 5 No. 11 Blades
Xacto X3311 N0. 1 Precision Knife With 5 No. 11 Blades

A sharp craft knife is useful for all kinds of activities, from scrapbooking to model building.

 
Fiskars No.8 Premier Easy Action Bent Scissors
Fiskars No.8 Premier Easy Action Bent Scissors

When a knife is too tiny to do the job on paper, cloth, or cardboard, you need quality scissors.

 
Prang Thick Core Colored Pencil Set, 3.3 Millimeter Cores, 7 Inch Length, 50 Pencils, Assorted Colors (22480)
Prang Thick Core Colored Pencil Set, 3.3 Millimeter Cores, 7 Inch Length, 50 Pencils, Assorted Colors (22480)

These colored pencils are a bargain for kids or adults; they're inexpensive, yet smooth and vibrant.

 
Bucket Boss 83100 13-pocket SuperWaist Apron
Bucket Boss 83100 13-pocket SuperWaist Apron

A highly fashionable accessory for any crafter.

 
Goo Gone All Purpose Cleaner, 24 fl oz
Goo Gone All Purpose Cleaner, 24 fl oz

When the going gets messy, the mess gets sprayed with this stuff. No more sticky fingers.

 

#3. Attend a Craft Show

Connect with fellow crafters

If you're a social butterfly, what better way to celebrate National Craft Month than to hang out with crafters and artists at a craft fair? You can chat with crafters, find inspiration for your own projects, buy handmade gifts and even sell your own crafts. These events tend to peak around November, but there are sure to be some in March as well. Check out 69 Places to Find a Craft Show and locate one near you.

#4. Buy Crafts

Support fair trade, buy local, or just indulge yourself

Let's be honest -- spending money is always a popular way to celebrate an American holiday. You could splurge on that fancy new pattern book you've had your eye on, or a stack of new scrapbook supplies -- hey! You're just showing your holiday spirit, right?

If you're more socially conscious, National Craft Month is a perfect opportunity to buy local at craft fairs and independent businesses, and to support fair trade by purchasing ethically-sourced, handcrafted gifts.

More Ways To Celebrate

National Craft Month is all about creativity, so why not come up with your own unique ways to celebrate? Here are a few more ideas.

  1. Learn a new craft. If you've always wanted to know how to knit, go for it! If you're bored with knitting, take up scrapbooking or carpentry.
  2. Crafting classes. Share your craft knowledge with others, or take a class from someone else during National Craft Month.
  3. Finish a project. All crafters have UFOs: UnFinished Objects. Dedicate March to completing that quilt, painting that chair, or putting the finishing touches on that collage.
  4. Have a craft party. Throw a National Craft Month party for your crafty friends -- one person brings the homemade cake, another the artisan beer, you provide the handcrafted place cards, and everyone has a crafty time!

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      Jules Corriere 5 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      Fun lens. Congratulations on being one of the top lenses for Silly Celebrations in March. Blessed!