2012 is coming to an end, which usually means that we think about New Year’s resolutions and make plans for the coming year. What does this have to do with crafting?
If you’re anything like me you usually find the cutest crafting and decoration ideas AFTER the holiday or season is already over; and you promise yourself to remember to do that particularly cute one next year ahead of time – and then you forget. Again.
One great way to avoid that is to create a crafting calendar for the new year.
A few things to consider:
How early do you start decorating for a specific event, holiday or season?
Which crafts would you like to make?
How much time do you need to complete the crafts?
Does the craft require a longer prep time?
Do you need to go shopping for this craft?
Can this craft be made at any time during the year?
Once you thought about these questions, it is time to take out the calendar. If you don’t have one on hand, you can find printouts online or check your word processor program on your computer.
Or, if you have paper, a pen and a ruler, you can simply draw up your own.
Now mark the time you need for decorating for each event on your calendar. Then, counting backwards, add the days you think you will need to complete your crafts.
There you go! You now have the dates when you need to start with your crafting projects in order to finish on time to decorate for the holidays or your favorite season.
To make sure that you really won’t miss it this time, go ahead and add a shopping trip to your calendar in case you still need to purchase a few items for your crafts.
If you want to be even better prepared, attach a folder to your calendar and start collecting ideas, and turn your crafting calendar into a crafting organizer. Remember those cute crafts you found too late last time? Go ahead, print them out and put them into your folder. Or you can simply add a note to remind yourself, where to find that craft when the time comes.
You can even add shopping lists or supply lists to your folder and when the date comes up on your calendar, all you need to do is check your folder and you are ready to go.
Maybe you can even add a few crafts that can be made at any time during the year. These might be perfect for rainy days at home with the kids.
Now you are ready for 2013 and all the holidays, special events and seasons you always wanted to make crafts for.
Extra Tip: Let your child help to decorate your calendar and turn this into a crafting project as well.