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I’ve been making arts and crafts for as long as I can remember. It’s a great time to relax, and it can be just about anything you want it to be. There’s something about exploring new ways to be more creative while having fun.

And with technology and the internet you can take classes right at home! Whether you want to learn how to knit, crochet, paint or even wood-burn.

There are also classes in your community that will teach how to make your own pottery or have paint parties with your friends.

Think about the one craft you wanted to learn and either thought you’re not good enough or have time for. Just about everything is learnable if you want to, especially when it comes to the world of arts and crafts.

A drawing I did in 2008

Over the years I found that spending time on a craft project helps me to relax, destress, meditate, and just take time for myself.

Arts and crafts are a great way to sneak away for a while and make something you will want to treasure at the same time. When choosing what you want to do, be sure that whatever arts or crafts you choose sounds relaxing and not stressful to you.

And let’s not forget that you could spend quality time with the people that mean the most to you, friends and family included! Consider starting an arts and crafts group in your home once a week and inviting the people you want to see more of. You will be surprised by how great an arts and crafts night is for reconnecting. I think this is why painting parties are popping up all over the place.

Crochet Spa Set

Think about an upcoming event or holiday and think about what kind of gift you could make yourself. And if you don’t know how to, maybe learn to create the perfect gift! There is never a better gift than one that was made with love.

Take some time to check out the some of the classes available and enroll in a craft that interests you. And let the exploring, learning and creativity begin. Because once you start, you will never go back to what your life was like before.

Petra Monaco

Petra Monaco

The Rebels Den

Author + Artist, a Goal Coach + Business Strategist. Petra helps freedom-seeking Rebels + Creatives to follow their intuition, embrace who they are while they taking action towards their dreams + goals - whether it’s writing a book, starting a business or just focusing on personal goals. Petra uses her personal story to inspire and motivate people into doing the work they need to do to create change because she believes that your excuses are just avoidance. You can have the cake and eat it too if you're willing to show up for it!

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