Craft Projects from Amateur To Professional
- Marta Griffin | October 11, 2018
When it comes to arts and crafts projects, there is a range of options that you have going from amateur to professional, depending on your intent and your budget. If you’re trying to make money, you’ll approach it from one direction. If you’re trying to learn something or do something with your family, you can have a different set of things that you can try out.
For some ideas of projects, consider the following categories as places to start. You could work with some DIY kids projects. You could take on a screen printing project. If you want to do any interior design, there are a wide range of craft projects that you can use to customize a house or room. And for a very professional project, you can try out some fine woodworking, assuming you have the time, the budget, and the tools.
DIY Kids’ Projects
For small projects that you can do with your family, try out DIY kids’ projects. These are usually low cost, high energy and high entertainment activities that you can do. If you plan them out well enough, your kids will not lose their attention span on the details, and instead, you can use it as a bonding experience that will also have a positive output as a result. Plus, you can use the projects as Christmas presents!
For a more professional project, you can do some screen printing. This is going to be another case where it will make a difference if you’re doing it for yourself for promotional reasons or if you’re trying to sell things others. There are entire business models that entirely depend on creating great graphics for people and then being able to custom print them on shirts. You don’t necessarily need to do the printing, but you do have to be in charge of the process of getting the design on the shirts and then getting them shipped to you or to your customer (if you are selling them). These custom shirts are high in demand on online sites like Amazon, eBay, or Etsy. So, it is a great business opportunity as well, if you want to earn money through your hobbies. You can join and establish your shop on Etsy to sell custom products and utilize tools such as Etsy transaction fees and profit calculator to grow your business exponentially.
If you’re trying to adjust the look or feel of a room, you can use arts and crafts projects to help you out. Find some interior design templates that you like, and then figure out what you can add to your environment to look more like your desired project goal. A lot of times you can break this up into small steps, and then each level can be considered a project of its own.
Another professional arts and crafts project would be if you decided to get into fine woodworking. There are often specialized tools that you have to use to get outstanding quality output, and it can be a year’s long experience learning how to use them, but the benefits, in the end, are that you have a skill set that you can use for the rest of your life for more of these craft projects.