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Great DIY crafts tips to make the process easier

(Last Updated On: May 24, 2021)

Hello, everyone, and welcome to another post. Since I started doing one post per week, it feels like it’s been forever since I posted something haha. I think it’s because I’m not used to it but it will be for a little white. So I’m sure will get used to it. Today I got an awesome post for you guys. I’m going to share with you DIY crafts tips to make the process easier. These are Great DIY crafts tips to make the process easier.

This week, DIY tips will take over haha. It supposed to be blogging tips for this week but I haven’t done DIY tips for a while and I think it’s time to dedicate a blog post for them. I only have one day and many ideas to share with you guys haha.

As much as I like to help other people with blogging tips and improving skills. I also want to share good DIY tips that I learn and do to help me with my projects. I talked about things that help to make life easier for bloggers if you want to check it out. And for this post, I’m going to share DIY crafts tips to make the process easier.

I started doing DIY crafts because it’s fun and easy to do but then later, I found out that there is a lot to it than I expected. Sometimes I would say a project would take me about 10 minutes to finish and 30 minutes pass, still trying to finish it haha. But I enjoy and that helps me to keep going until I’m done with the project. I shared more tips on this blog if you want to learn more. I will link them at the end of this post.

DIY crafts tips to make the process easier

DIY crafts tips to make the process easier

I’m talking about the process of making any DIY crafts. However, these tips below will be for all projects with any materials. And some might need it. But, almost all of the DIY craft projects will need at least two or more of these DIY crafts tips to make the process easier.

I’m going to talk about my perspective of making DIY crafts using cardboard and paper. Because that’s what I use for my projects for now. However, I can imagine doing crafts with wood, plastic or any other material will need at least some of these DIY crafts tips to make the process easier.

1-Prepare a trash can for leftovers and trash

One of the best things that I do that make the process so much easy is to keep the place clean. Sometimes we get caught up with the process and just throw things all over the place. And I have been doing it for a long time until I tried to do a DIY project doing this. Let me tell you, it was so much easier for me to continue working on it perfectly without any struggle.

No matter what type of DIY craft, following this will 100% help you to work on it so much easier than keep throwing pieces all over the place. Sometimes I would say “I will clean it after” but what if the project long or take more work and you make your workplace messy to point that you can’t work anymore haha. That’s what happened to me when I did it.

I’ve said this one in my previous posts and I say it more. not having a clean environment is going to confuse you and will make you struggle organizing pieces of the project. So this why it’s important and why I included this tip to my DIY crafts tips to make the process easier.

You don’t need an actual trash can to make this happen. Because some people would get that as an excuse. It depends on how big the project but if you can’t afford to get one, you can use bags as replacement to put the trash in it and keep the place clean. You can also put them in a specific place away from your work area if you don’t have a bag or trash can. And later, just it put inside something and throw it away.

2-Choose a start point that suits your mood

Sometimes doing DIY crafts doesn’t seem as we imagine it. When we start doing them, so many things can happen and change the process. There are a lot of start points to a DIY craft project, but they can be divide into two “Easy” and “difficult”. Sometimes “Long” and “Short” but the long can also be referred to as difficult and short can be referred to as easy.

For me, sometimes I like to start with the most difficult because I have great energy and vibing. I can spend some time on it to finish difficult steps first and then start easy steps. It might take time and effort but I feel good that I can do that, you know.

However, sometimes, I feel lazy and can’t take too much work at the beginning. So I go with easy steps to warm up and then begin with difficult or long steps. If I’m lazy or not feeling it yet, difficult steps can sometimes get complicated and ruin my mood if I can’t get it hahaha. So, it’s best to warm up first and then finish difficult steps. If you are not feeling it. This will help to make the process easier for you!

3-Plan without expectation

You might ask how this could help to make the process easier for DIY crafts? Well, if you are not mentally good, you will not function well when it comes to DIY crafts. And planning with expectation that things will work perfectly and then it don’t work. That will lead to disappointment and then you will struggle finishing your DIY project.

The best way to avoid this and keep things going is not to expect anything when planning DIY crafts. Trust me, things will change no matter how you plan them. And you don’t want to make that ruin your mood when you start working on the project.

This is why I included this in the list of DIY crafts tips to make the process easier. It can be a little depressing not seeing the result you expect and that won’t make it easy for you to continue working. I did this several times before and it wasn’t even easy to change. I was just locked in trying to achieve my expectation and forgot to take a breath and focus more on how to fix it if it doesn’t turn out as I planned.

Conclusion of DIY crafts tips to make the process easier post

This is for this post and the DIY crafts tips to make the process easier. I hope you find it helpful to you and don’t forget to share your opinion on these. Also, share if you have other things that make the process easier for you if you have something different.

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More DIY tips on the blog:

  1. Why DIY crafting is a great thing to consider in your life part 2
  2. 3 awesome reasons why paper important for cardboard crafts
  3. How to make sure a DIY project lasts long
  4. How to get nice and new DIY project ideas

16 thoughts on “Great DIY crafts tips to make the process easier”

  1. Great post! I especially love the tip about not having any expectations – I think this is a really useful mindset to have, and can also be applied to day to day life! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Having a bin bag handy before you start is the lesson you learn the hard way, I think! And I love your tip about not having any expectation, and keeping an open mind – you never know, your final piece may be better than you thought πŸ™‚

  3. These are great tips for keeping your craft space under control when you are in the throws of the creative process, haha! Another nice benefit of DIY crafts are the focus involved, which ends up being a great stress reliever. Plus, you can save money by making something yourself instead of purchasing a finished craft item. Saving money by completing more DIY projects can help you find money to add to your retirement savings – which is something I’m always thinking about as a late saver!

  4. These are great tips. As well as a trashcan nearby, I always try to keep a little tray or basket that I can put things that can be reused in another project.

  5. Love these tips, I don’t do many crafts at the moment but will be in the future with my son when he’s old enough. Preparing a trash can ahead of time sounds like a great tip to stop there being mess everywhere!

    Corinne x

  6. I 100% agree with this! Cleaning up your workspace as you go makes DIY so much easier and I personally find this really helpful with things like baking or cooking as well. It saves so much time and effort at the end. Great tips!

  7. Really useful tips here – thanks! I like the plan without expectation side of it – why frustrate yourself before you even start? It’s amazing what tips you can pick up once you start on a project, isn’t it? Thanks for sharing.

  8. Love these tips! Honestly, having a trash can nearby can save so much up and down, and most times I used to abandon some of my projects for that. Also a great point is starting where it suits your mood, can’t agree more with that! Sometimes it depends so much on the mood to start easy or not x

  9. These are great tips Fransic, I agree with planning without expectations! If I get annoyed at something, I need to be able to walk away and get back to it when I am a little better! x

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