Hacks You Need To Make Your Crafting Projects Easier
There are many different types of crafting projects you could get into, but we’re here with a few hacks to help your project run smoothly.
08:33 12 April 2022
Crafting is a great hobby to take on, whether you’re into making stuffed animals, embroidery, or even quilting. There are many different types of crafting projects you could get into, but we’re here with a few hacks to help your project run smoothly.
Help Yourself See Better
There’s nothing worse than trying to thread a needle in dim light. That’s why it is highly recommended that you find yourself the best craft lights money can buy. Not only will you have a well-lit workspace, you won’t be straining your eyes to see what you’re doing. Consequently, you’ll be able to do more detailed and intricate work.
Keep A Waste Basket Nearby
A clean workspace is bound to be a more productive workspace. If you keep everything in a cluttered mess, you’ll spend more time looking for things, and less time actually crafting.
Because most crafts involve cutting up fabrics, thread, and paper, you’ll need a waste basket nearby at all times. Make sure to clean up regularly as you work, to avoid accumulating cleaning up.
A Sharp Scissor Is A Safe Scissor
You’ve probably also heard this about kitchen knives. Dull blades (in knives or scissors) are more dangerous and also troublesome to work with. How do you sharpen your crafting scissors?
Simple. Get yourself a roll of sandpaper and start cutting. Once you’ve cut the sandpaper a few times, you’ll find that your scissors are sharper.
BONUS TIP: If you want to sharpen the blade of your hole punch, there’s a simple trick for that too. Use the hole punch one a sheet of aluminum foil, and you’ll find it’s good as new.
Stop Losing All Your Pins
Many crafting projects require using an impossibly large amount of pins. You’re probably trying to keep yourself from losing them, only to find them by stepping on them or pricking your finger on them.
The best way is to keep a small magnet handy to collect them all off of your workbench and store them away in a container.
Wrinkles Show In Your Ribbons Too
Ever pulled out ribbons from the box, only to be disappointed because they’re all wrinkled up? You’re not alone
To get the perfect ribbons with no wrinkles, it would be difficult to break out an iron. However, a regular old light bulb (not the modern energy-saving type) can do the trick. Just run the ribbon on the bulb, and the heat should be enough to iron out any wrinkles.
PRO TIP: turn off the light bulb before you attempt this. The residual heat is more than enough, and with the light switched off, you won’t feel blinded by staring directly into it.
Cleaning Up Glitter Doesn’t Need To Be A Pain
Glitter gets a lot of controversy because it is bad for the environment, but there are eco-friendly alternatives nowadays. Still, no matter what kind of glitter you use, cleaning up can be difficult.
Some people try a hand-held vacuum, but the particles are so small and sticky that even that can be difficult. Don’t worry, because there’s a simple solution: a lint roller. A quick swipe can handle it all.
If you don’t own a lint roller, roll some masking tape around your hand (or any other cylindrical object) with the sticky side facing outwards. In a pinch, this will work. But, getting a lint roller would be more convenient.
Conclusion: Crafting Hacks
There you have it, the hacks we’ve mentioned in this article should make your projects run much smoother, and you can focus on your creativity.