It’s that time of year again — time to commit to a New Year’s resolution and decide how you can make 2014 even better than the last.
This time, pick a resolution you’ll actually keep with these fun, easy ideas from Craftsy.
1. Resolution: Learn something new
We love this New Year’s resolution because as far as self-improvement goals go, this one tends to be the most fun! Whether you want to learn how to decorate a cake, pick up basic knitting skills or even make a simple quilt, learning something new is a great way to tap into undiscovered talents and new creative projects.
Not sure what you want to learn?
2. Resolution: Save money
Okay, so maybe your crafting budget has its own line in your household expenditures (is that so bad?), but there are some easy ways to save money on hobbies, whether you’re into quilting, sewing, knitting or another craft. Take advantage of free patterns in the Craftsy Pattern Gallery, or learn something new by watching a free mini-class. You can even put those leftover fabric or yarn scraps to good use with a handy stash-buster project.
3. Resolution: Get more exercise or lose weight
A common New Year’s resolution is to lose weight or get in shape (if only knitting burned more calories!), but you can keep your resolution with a little help from your crafting. While watching TV, keep hands busy with knitting or crocheting instead of snacking, or bring your mobile device to the gym so you can watch your Craftsy classes while blasting calories on the treadmill.
4. Resolution: Spend more time with family
Spending more time with family is a common New Year’s resolution, but it can be challenging to come up with family activity ideas that everyone will enjoy. What about planning a fun movie and pizza night, where everyone can make his or her own personalized pizzas from scratch? Learn how to pull it off with the free online mini-class, Perfect Pizza at Home. Or get your family together for a night of baking and decorating beautiful cookies with the help of the online class, Decorating Essentials: Designer Cookies.
5. Resolution: Make more meals at home
Whether you want to brush up on your cooking skills or just want to get the family together for dinner more often, cooking at home is a great New Year’s resolution for a number of reasons. Pick up some new cooking skills with an online class, where you can learn homespun favorites like making soup or professional skills like classic French cooking techniques.
Join us in making a crafty New Year’s resolution!
Take the pledge! How? It’s simple:
1. Tell us your resolution in our comments section below.
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3. Upload your resolution project to show it off once it’s done!