3 Ways to Spend a #Crafternoon

March 25, 2020


When staying in is better than going out, hobbies can help keep you busy and productive when it’s easy to do nothing. We put together three perfect ways to turn a dreary day into a fun crafternoon.

Explore New Mediums
Stuck on an idea for your next project? When it comes to your favorite crafting hobbies, sometimes you only need to test out a new medium to feel the inspiration start to flow. Why not grab a cup of coffee and surf the internet for new inspiration?

There are many opportunities to get your hands working and creative juices flowing. If your favorite thing is drawing or painting, try putting down a paintbrush and picking up a knitting needle!

Independent stores often build more of a community than the big box craft stores. Smaller stores often have access to more unique options, like antique ribbons or special merino wools from Italy. Plus, places like Wasatch & Wool, a local Park City knitting store, give you a warm and welcoming atmosphere to have your questions answered in person by people even craftier than yourself. Recently the store offers curbside pick-up and advice, as well as local delivery to Park City residents for orders of $30 or more.

Take an Online Class

New hobbies can often be daunting, and most fail before they fly. With modern technology, it’s never been easier to master a new skill! Find basic tutorials and community groups virtually through social platforms. With a virtual community of like-minded people, you’ll find tons of tips and new friends in no time!

Local opportunities include taking an online course with Kimball Art Center. KAC has hundreds of classes available in everything from abstract painting to glass fusion. Whether you’re looking for basic training or expert tips and tricks, there’s something for everyone.

If you’re looking for a class a little closer to Happy Hour, Park City has you covered. Stores like The Paint Mixer are known for hosting afternoon lessons for you and your friends, complete with a glass of wine. The Paint Mixer offers “creativity to go” with craft kits and experiences available to order – providing you with an opportunity to take the tradition home and paint with friends via video chat!

DIY Your Home Décor
When was the last time you changed things up? Taking the time to DIY a few new décor pieces, like colorful throw pillows or new wall art, is a fun and easy way to incorporate new trends without breaking the bank.

Think about adding a statement wall into the mix if you’re looking to take your crafting skills up another notch. Just don’t assume that only means breaking out the paint! Statement walls today bring excitement to a room by going beyond just an accent color. Consider creating a gallery wall of framed family pictures or mixing it up with unique mirrors. Try to stick to a specific color palette or theme, like black and white photography or ornate gold frames, to keep your wall cohesive. Find a frame you like that doesn’t quite match? Break out the spray paint!

Shoreline homes are the perfect foundation for expressing your style. Reach out to a representative today to learn why this award-winning community is ready to be customized just for you.

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