Sometimes it can be hard to sell your homemade arts and crafts at shows or online, especially if it is something that basically hangs on the wall or sits on a shelf. As many people watch their budgets they want the art to do something else for them, such as make them look wonderful or hot!
This is where art and function meet. There are a few ways to create art that can be worn and that is to put it on items of clothing, or jewelry or scarves or anything that they can make work double time. Art as well as function. Below are a few ways to do that and hopefully they inspire you to try.
You can use everything from spray fabric paints, to drawing with bleach, there are a few techniques that might inspire you to try your hand at t-shirt painting. This is not tye dye anymore, you can doodle with a bleach pen or spray with colorful specialty fabric sprays. Supplies are safer and there are more to choose from.
You can get specialized photo paper or you can do it yourself with some freezer paper or other supplies. Here is you see different techniques to get that design off your computer and onto a piece of fabric. If you work with fabrics this can save a lot of time and trouble. Check out the video for guidance.
Scarves are in, they are worn all through the year and many women have a closet full of them to compliment their wardrobe, but you can never have too many. On this page learn how to tie dye a scarf to look awesome, and using different effects for an awesome display of scarves at your next craft show. They are perfect for gift giving and are a functional piece of art as each one is original.
Feathers provide an interesting surface to paint on and some of the images can be extremely detailed. You can then frame them in a shadow box, or go more for the wearable art such as feather earrings. Check out the video on this page to see how easy it is to get started with feather painting. Something a little different for your next craft show.
Jewelry has been around for centuries and most people cannot resist adorning themselves in something a little different to reflect their personality. When making and selling crafts keep in mind that jewelry does sell. Lots of crafters make it so yours will have to be something a bit more unique to stand out from the crowd. Check out this page to see some different types of jewelry art, such as nail polish pendants, or resin necklaces, there is so much to see and hopefully get you inspired!
Using colorful clean t-shirts and cut just the right way, you can create some really awesome and unique infinity scarves. Make them individual by adding a piece of leather or fabric and beads to the joined area and this brings it up a notch. Display them by hanging them and wear one yourself at your next craft show.
Take the t-shirt infinity scarf a step further and embellish it with bling and beads. There are so many ways to really create unique pieces of jewelry by adding the right bling. Upcycling is hot these days, and if you display them or wear one yourself they are sure to sell at craft shows. You can get most of the bling on line for a good price.
These are another super cool idea for wearable art using felted wool. You can personalize each and every one of them and if you make quite a few and display them right they will likely be purchased as gifts or for themselves. You can show some creativity with these once you get the basics figured.
This is an awesome way to turn old sweaters into cash. Watch the video on this page to see just how the crafter creates really unique bracelets out of old clean sweaters and then adds different bling and embellishments to the piece to make it unique. Display them on a bracelet display and they will be noticed!
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