March is National Craft Month. It’s no secret that I believe more people should craft. Without crafters I’d be out of a job, and that’s the last thing I need, given all the debt Dead Louse of a Spouse dumped on me when he cashed in his chips at that roulette wheel in Las Vegas. But crafting has other benefits aside from helping me pay my bills.
Crafting reduces stress, builds self-esteem, and increases physical dexterity. Studies have shown that activities ranging from scrapbooking to knitting can actually improve concentration, while enhancing health and mental wellness.
There is nothing more satisfying than creating something on your own. The activity is not only engaging, it’s fulfilling on so many different levels. Plus, there are so many ways to approach crafting that there’s literally something for everyone, whether you enjoy needlework or woodworking, painting or pottery, jewelry making or scrapbooking.
Along with helping people relax and de-stress, crafting brings families together and creates lasting memories. Crafting allows you to recycle, reuse, and repurpose old or damaged items into works of art and give new life to older clothing and jewelry rather than adding to the landfills.
If you’ve never crafted before, March is the perfect time to explore the world of crafts. Check out your local craft shop. Many will be celebrating National Craft Month with a variety of activities and workshops for crafters of all ages and skill levels. Sign up to spend an hour or two learning a new craft. You might just discover a new passion.