• Nilni Kamburugamuwa

How To Become A Pro At Crafting

Updated: Jun 16



Do you feel like you are really bad at crafting because your end product looks messy and dull? Well, then you've come to the perfect spot to learn a couple of simple tips to become a pro at crafting (or at least pretend to be one!). Without further ado, let's get started.


Clean yourself

One of the many reasons why your work doesn't look as appealing or as professional as you want it to be is that you started off with dirty hands (literally). This becomes evident especially when you're working on more intricate designs that require fine detailing and also minimal designs that leave a lot of bare space where even the most minuscule patch of dirt will look like that tiny drop of dung in a pot of milk (kudos to Sinhala idioms).




De-clutter

Working in an untidy place can be very annoying especially when you can find what you want amidst the mess. So get rid of the unnecessary things that clutter your workspace. This not only gives you more room to move your arms around but also helps avoid any mishaps like spills and scribbles.




Material quality matters

Usually, better quality material can make shabby crafts look much better than they actually are. And even though good quality material can be a bit expensive, you can always find cheaper substitutes if you're smart enough to know where to look.





Plan ahead

If you start working on a project without planning ahead, there's a chance that you might miss a step or have to stop because you don't have have the material need. So always make sure to go through the process of creation in your mind and make note of what you will need. That way, you will be reducing wastage of time and resources.




Minimalistic designs

If you're a newbie, it's always best to stick to minimalistic designs rather than trying extravagant crafts that require a lot of time technique. Doing so will let you easily achieve a better looking end product with lesser crinkles and crooks. But once you've gained more experience, you can step up your game!




Bright colors

Bright colors is the way to go! If you've decided to follow the previous tip, then you might want to follow this one as well. Using pale colors with minimalistic designs can sometimes make your work look sad and unenthusiastic. Hence, it's better if you go for vibrant colors to make your piece of craft look more eye-catching.




Don't hold back

Cutting back on stuff thinking that it would seem a bit 'out there' or too much is one of the biggest problems I had when producing anything. But you know what? Sometimes, you should just go all the way! Once I freed myself from that box of textbook art, I started creating loads of more impressive crafts. BUT, keep in mind not to over-do it!




Give it time

Don't work in a rush. Unless you've got a good level of experience and practice, you'll find yourself making a lot of mistakes if you try to get things done as fast as possible. So try to work on any craft only when you're in a calm and focused state. Of course, this wouldn't be practical if your friends birthday is tomorrow and you had forgotten all about it until just now!




No one's actually BAD at craft; you're just not on the right track. So if you give yourself some practice and follow a couple of pro tips, you can surely become a pro at crafting!

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