“I’m just not very creative…”. It’s a phrase that is thrown out there too often. So you’re not a dancer, singer, painter or musician, but this doesn’t mean you don’t have a innovative mind!
March is National Craft Month! Whether you are whipping up a delicious soufflé or simply helping your little one build a popsicle stick house, it’s all about open-mindedness. Experts have shown clear connections between creativity and happiness. There’s really no step-by-step instructions on how to “be creative”, but there are certain things you can do to stimulate your mind! Whatever you do, don’t compare yourself to others, don’t criticize or doubt yourself! Try to rid that negative juju from your mind to make more room for the creative flow.
Set goals to start to challenge your creativity. Cook something different for dinner, start a household project, write in a journal or create your own jewelry! With Pinterest and the internet the possibilities are endless and the DIY network has never been stronger.
So channel your inner child, celebrate National Craft Month and get the creative juices flowin’! Remember to stay positive and keep your mind open to all possibilities….you will notice your happiness level increase
Grandpa Dave is at it again! Two new products will be introduced at the International Toy Fair in New York next week, adding even more amazing craft kits to the Choose Friendship product line. Kids are engaged with crafting now more than ever and are looking for new ways to showcase their talents. The Choose […]
This week is Random Acts of Kindness week! Make a conscious effort to be more proactive and kind. Take a look at the video below to get inspired! Looking for ideas? There are so many ways to show kindness throughout the day! Here is a list of some of our favorite random acts of kindness: […]
We are always looking for new ways to spice things up and what better way than to bling out your friendship bracelets with chains, clasps and charms! We’ve seen so many creative ways to add some pizzazz to your DIY crafts and wanted to share them with you! Click on the photos below to take […]
Create your Christmas Tree Friendship Bracelet for day 25 of the Christmas Craft Challenge! How to: For this craft challenge you will need your My Friendship Bracelet Maker. Find video and written instructions here! Merry Christmas!!! For a chance to win: 1. Post your own Christmas Tree Friendship Bracelet: Facebook.com/ChooseFriendship Twitter #myfbm #craftchallenge Instagram #myfbm #craftchallenge […]
Create the Reversible Stripe Pattern Bracelet for day 24 of the Christmas Craft Challenge! How to: For this craft challenge you will need My Friendship Bracelet Maker 2 black, 2 white, 2 dark blue and 2 light blue threads. Set up your strings like the picture below. Note that the black strings will always stay […]
Create your Christmas Picture Bracelet for day 23 of the Christmas Craft Challenge! How to: For this craft challenge you will need My Image Bracelet Maker, beads (found at your local craft store) and the pre-made Christmas image card. Follow instructions here to cut out the images below! Once you’ve glued your selected pictures on […]
Create your Corkscrew Christmas Bracelet for day 22 of the Christmas Craft Challenge! How to: For this craft challenge you will need My Lanyard Maker, green and silver plastic lace and two red pony beads. You can find silver plastic lace at your local craft store. Follow instructions to create the corkscrew pattern and […]
Create your Best Friend Holiday Barrettes for day 21 of the Christmas Craft Challenge! How to: For this craft challenge you will need your My Ribbon Barrette Maker, red and green ribbon and small jingle bells (found at your local craft store). Follow instructions here to create your ribbon barrette. Or click here to watch […]
Create your Snowflake Friendship Bracelet for day 20 of the Christmas Craft Challenge! How to: For this craft challenge you will need My Friendship Bracelet Maker and your favorite shades of blue and grey embroidery thread. Follow instructions to create the arrow pattern. Once your bracelet gets about half way done, take a snowflake charm […]
Create your Candy Cane Keychain for day 19 of the Christmas Craft Challenge! How To: For this craft challenge you will need your My Lanyard Maker, white & red flat plastic lace and a metal key chain–you can find all supplies within your kit :). Create the round knot pattern with your lace and watch […]
Create your Fishtail Lanyard Bracelet for day 18 of the Christmas Craft Challenge! How To: For this craft challenge you will need your My Lanyard Maker and red, green and white round lace. Fold lace in half and tie a knot. Slide knot onto “S” hook. Begin creating a fishtail braid. Take the left […]
Create your To The Moon & Back Bracelet for day 17 of the Christmas Craft Challenge! Show someone how much you love them with a heartfelt message and different phases of the moon! For this craft challenge you will need your My Image Bracelet Maker and this pre-made photo card! Print from […]