For Christmas, Ryan bought me a crafts subscription that has changed my life. At first, when I opened the little cardboard box and saw it was filled with threads and beads, I thought it looked cute – but man, did I underestimate it. And now that I’ve cracked the box open properly, I’m addicted.
He signed me up to For The Makers; each month, they send you a box of materials for four projects that you can make at home. It saves you traipsing around the city looking for various fabrics or decorations that you’ll use once for a single project and then never use again.
To help you create your goodies, the website has tutorials. I grabbed the glass cups, glitter, glue and tea lights from my box and got to work.This was incredibly simple but still very therapeutic – and I think they’d be great for gifts if I got inventive with the glass cups, the colors and designs. And I was glad to see that some of the other items – the necklace and the letters – were a little harder to make.
I hadn’t been convinced that I was going to like the necklace, but I love it. It can be worn with smart or casual clothes – and if anyone asks me about it, I can say I made it. Plus, manipulating the metal and threading the chains together definitely gave me some new skills.