Behold, the Benefits of Crafting!

In a world with Etsy and Pinterest, crafting has regained some popularity. There’s something particularly quaint about taking dull, lackluster objects and combining them to make something adorably one-of-a-kind. Now, all over the internet, you can find all sorts of creative projects for any occasion – wedding, halloween, birthday parties, home decor, etc. One of the benefits of crafting is obvious – you have the chance to create something new, whether it be to decorate your home with or a gift for someone else. Crafting has that obvious benefit of creating something new. However, there are many other benefits to crafting as well, ones that you initially may not think about when considering the endeavor. The following are a list of benefits of crafting that should convince you to become a crafter if you aren’t already.

  1. You are learning a new skill. Regardless of what you are crafting, you are inevitably learning something new. What you’re learning can be as simple as what type of glue to use with a particular type of material, or it can range to learning a completely new hobby, such as knitting or sewing. Either way, it is nearly impossible to not acquire some sort of knowledge when you are crafting.                          pottery clay   
  2. Crafting can allow you to recycle old things. Whether it’s taking an old mason jar and turning it into a snow globe, using extra fabrics to make handbags, or using leftover paint to monogram items, crafting gives you the ability to reimage old things as new projects. As such, you can put to use things that have been lying around and gathering dust and turn it into something new and beautiful.                         
  3. Crafting helps with hand-eye coordination. By using your hands more frequently, especially with any task that requires attention to detail, you are inevitably improving your hand-eye coordination. This is especially true with activities such as knitting or crocheting. It can also apply to origami as well, considering all the intricate folding that is involved.                                                                
  4. Crafting can help boost your mood. Taking part in a project from start to finish and having a set goal has been proven to boost your mood. Therefore, by taking part in crafting projects, not only are you reaping the reward of your hard-earned work, you are also boosting your mood as well. There’s much to be said about the satisfaction of completing something you set out to do.                                                           bonding   
  5. Crafting provides mental stimulation. This ties in closely with craftings ability to help boost your mood. Human beings need mental stimulation. We may enjoy our lazy, relaxation time, but we inevitably have the need to be mentally stimulated in order to be fulfilled. Crafting can provide that mental stimulation.                                            
  6. Crafting makes you smarter. This may sound like a myth, but it isn’t. In order to successfully partake in crafting, you have to be able to imagine something in its component parts and how those parts will eventually make a whole, complete project. Doing so repeatedly boosts your brainpower and makes you smarter.

Here’s Why You Should DIY

DIY projects have become more popular in recent years and many people feel the desire to partake in them. These types of projects can range from big household projects such as a paint job, refinishing kitchen cabinets, installing your own sink, building furniture or they can be smaller in scale, such as crafting throw pillows out of extra bedding and sheets, recycling old household objects into Christmas ornaments, or turning a cardboard box  into a cat playhouse. The possibilities are endless. There are many benefits behind DIY projects. Some of the more obvious reasons people choose to do DIY projects, especially the ones that deal with home renovation, are for the purposes of saving money. However, the rewards behind that work are more than just a new, redone kitchen. You gain self-satisfaction and much more. The following are a list of reasons for why you should consider starting (or doing more) DIY projects.

  1. It boosts brain power. DIY projects are, in many ways, like problem solving. You know what you are starting with and you know what you would like as a finished project. It is then up to you to learn how to get from point A to point B. Doing this repeatedly will boost your brain power and make you smarter. Even if you are not conjuring up the project yourself and opt to follow instructions laid out by a previous creator, you are still using your brain to follow step-by-step instructions and boosting your brainpower that way.                                                                             brain essential oil  
  2. It helps you better understand yourself. Doing a variety of projects will help you better understand what your strengths and weaknesses are. And based on the projects you choose, you will also learn a little something about yourself and the types of projects and work you find most self-fulfilling. For example, it may be possible that creating small beautiful, but ultimately useless, items may give you no satisfaction, but redoing your kitchen gives you immense satisfaction. This could help you to understand the practicality of your own personality.                               
  3. It provides mental stimulation. This is similar to how DIY projects boost your brain power. DIY projects are like problem solving and provide you with mental stimulation that humans generally find very satisfying and fulfilling. There are an infinite number of projects you can partake in, which means there is an endless amount of mental stimulation you can also provide for yourself.                                            
  4. It helps you socially. DIY projects are great to share with the community. This community may be an in-person gathering of friends or family that enjoy doing the same types of DIY projects, or the community may even be online. Creating and sharing also provides one with endless social possibilities and ultimately, more satisfaction.                                                                                                                            handraising    
  5. It gives you confidence. Partaking in the creation of things can help build your confidence. You get to watch yourself creating something unique out of various components, and, in doing so, you slowly build confidence. The more you do, the greater confidence you will build in yourself. Humans gain satisfaction in the completion of tasks. DIY projects are an excellent way to feed this satisfaction.