FUN WAYS TO GET CRAFTY FOR NATIONAL CRAFT MONTH!
Did you know that March is officially National Craft Month? If you wanted to do something exciting with those photos on your phone, Custom is here to help you unleash your inner artist! For more than 20 years, Custom has inspired clients around the world to get creative with their images through photo books, canvas prints, home decor, and more. Don't worry if you are not a seasoned craftsman, this month is your chance to try something new and have fun with it. To get started, we've rounded up a few DIY projects that we know you will enjoy.
Have fun with photo books
Looking for a great start-up project that doesn't require a lot of labor? In fact, we have a photo book that you can customize now and color later. Choose our Social Distancing Coloring Book layout and add your favorite photos + custom captions. Once it arrives in the mail, you can begin coloring with markers, crayons, or colored pencils. It's a great stress-relieving activity that the whole family can contribute to.
Another creative photo book project that we kept seeing popping up online was accordion photo books. You can find many different tutorials, but this October afternoon looked impressive with great step-by-step instructions. The basic supplies you will need are cardstock, photographic prints, scissors, adhesive, and a pencil. However, if you want to take this idea to the next level, you'll want to add washi tape, fabric, patterned papers, ribbons, and other embellishments.
Surprise them with wood
If you want to create stunning art for your home, you will love these next two ideas! The first is a simple photo montage project.
6 ″ x 6 ″ wood art panel
Acrylic paint for crafts
Mod Podge (matte finish)
If you are a little more advanced, you can also try this DIY Photo Triangle project that we found.
Triangle or wooden panel
If you can't find a pre-made triangle at the craft store, you can create your own from a wood panel. Using your ruler and pencil, draw a simple triangle shape on your wooden board and cut when you get the desired shape. Next, paint the sides of the triangle and let it dry. While it dries, crop the printed photo to fit the size of your triangle. Adhere your photo with Mod Podge and let it dry. Once it's set up, apply a final coat of Mod Podge to the entire triangle and admire your artwork.
Produce picture-perfect puzzles
Don't forget to let the kids participate in craft projects too! Making your own photo puzzles is a fun way to get creative and spend quality time together. A really easy one of the little ones is this Lego DIY puzzle!
Lego Duplo blocks
Double sided tape
4 × 6 photographic prints
Looking for even more DIY ideas? Look on our blog to see what other projects we have featured!