Arts and crafts are
a beautiful way to make a gift for a loved one, upgrade a piece of old
furniture, or spend some quality time with the kids. But, have you ever been
rummaging through your bins and found something you made that once looked
pretty and new, now looks shabby and is falling to bits?
It’s happened to us
all. Instead of all that hard work going to waste we want to let you know some
of the best ways to preserve your creations so that they last forever!
Whether it be a
picture, something you’ve woven, or a collection of coins, you can put them in
a frame. Visitors will love seeing all the artwork up on the wall, and the
glass will protect it from almost any damage. And what 4 year old wouldn’t want
to see their masterpiece framed and hung in pride of place at home? Turn your
house into an art museum and show off your work.
Chemicals That Preserve
How do you make
that gorgeous chair you painted or that metal sculpture your husband spent days
creating last for years to come? Simple. For a chair or other painted piece of
furniture you can varnish. Not only does it make it look shiny, it will make
them last a lot longer.
For metals, the
best technique out there is pickling and passivation. Now, you may need a
professional for the latter, but the people at astropak.com know what they’re doing and we
highly recommend them.
Use an Art App
I’m sure you all
have a smartphone full of apps. Some you may not even use. So make use of the
technology and download an art app. There are some great apps for saving all your
kids’ artwork in one place. And let’s face it, they bring a lot of it home.
Turn it Into a Book
How does it sound
having all your art in one place instead of hundreds of pieces of paper all
over the place? Much tidier we hear you say! You can create a scrapbook, a
photo album or even a portfolio of all your drawings, creations, and designs.
It saves a lot of space and is easy to store meaning pieces won’t get lost, as
they tend to.
Pass Them on Through the Family
We’re pretty sure
you’ve received a garment of clothing knitted by granny. Or perhaps you love to
sew and have some fashionable creations of your own. Instead of throwing it out
once you’ve got bored of it, hand it off to a cousin, sister, or another family
member. Don’t throw it out. Recycle!
Make the Most of Your
There are so many
ways to save and preserve all of your arts and crafts that you will no longer
need to throw them away. Create pieces and memories that will last a lifetime
using our top tips or come up with some of your own.