10 Handmade craft ideas you’ll want to try

Discover some of the crafts, hobbies and arts you’ll want to try this season with Hochanda. As the home of crafts hobbies and arts they have plenty of fresh inspiration, exclusive tutorials and great products to fuel your creativity and keep you busy. Happy crafting everyone.

The Art of Papercraft

From cardmaking, scrapbooking and journaling, there is something instantly satisfying when it comes to designing and decorating something you’ve handmade. So whether you are making a card for a loved one or simply expressing your feelings in a journal, Explore the world of papercraft products here and find everything you need to start your next project.

Adding Embellishments

A popular way to make your papercraft designs really stand out is by using embellishments. By adding embellishments such as beads, ribbons, toppers or glitter, you’ll be able to enhance all your papercraft designs. Click here to explore the beautiful collections available.

Upcycling clothes and fabrics

Upcycling is a great way to repurpose some of your old clothing and fabrics as not only is it good for the environment, but it can also turn into a fun project. Not only can you use fabrics to upcycle clothes but you can also give a new lease of life to an old piece of furniture. Explore the range of fabrics and patterns here.

Embroidered in embroidery

The craft of decorating fabrics or material using thread or yarn is one the easiest of needlecraft techniques to master. As you may know, there are over 60 different types of hand embroidery techniques, ranging from 1 open work and cross stich embroidery to punched embroidery and applique. You can take inspiration from several embroidery kits and essentials by browsing them here.

So far sew good

Another very popular type of crafting is sewing. With so many sewing patterns designed for all levels of experience it means you’ll never be short of easy-to-follow guides. At Hochanda, you will also find new project demonstrations that will inspire sewing experts and novices. The range available here. are perfect to turn fabrics and material into a fun project.

Must-stitch designs

Whatever the style or level of complexity, Cross stich kits will give you a beautiful texture and 3D depth. Cross stitch consists of only several different types of stitches and is perfect for beginners. With patterns and a little bit of creative flair you can soon create picture perfect designs. Check out the charming designs available here.

A different dimension to painting

For anyone who is looking to start a painting project but is unsure where to begin, painting by numbers and paint your own kits are a wonderful way for to get started. Budding artists and crafters will find that the canvas textured boards are printed with the design meaning you can paint along to create your own masterpiece. Explore their range Hochanda have here.

Quilting kits and fabrics

The spectrum of quilting kits and fabrics you can find on Hochanda are an ideal way to add colourful cheer to your home. From patterned designs, floral blocks, tropical piecing, hypnotic circles and much more, the traditional use of quilting for bedding and blankets has evolved with fresh designs that can be stitched and hung as wall designs.  Browse the abundance of quilting essentials here for some exciting style ideas.


If you’re looking for a handmade dress for yourself or a loved one, choosing a fantastic pattern is the best place to start. Dress making can seem a little intimidating, especially if there’s zips or buttons, but you can find a range of designs that focus on the basics and help develop your skills for more substantial techniques. Check out of wide range of dresses, tops and skirts here!

Handmade garden projects

From log burners, wall plant brackets, wheelbarrow planters, hanging gardens, trellis or even a wine glass and bottle holders, now is a perfect time to consider some handmade garden projects you can turn your eye to during these sunnier days. With just a pull of a lever the use of a range of hand powered metalcraft tools will soon have you bending, shaping and joining steel strips and bars to create a range of outdoor items suitable in the garden. Visit here for some great handmade garden project ideas using metalcraft.

Ready to learn a new craft? At Hochanda you will find everything you need to help you get you crafting and inspired to try something new. Click here to learn more.


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