What’s Your Crafty New Year’s Resolution?

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Did you take the handmade pledge this holiday season? We love a handmade holiday around here, but what about the rest of the year? Your New Year’s resolution is a great time to reflect on what handmade means to you and set your crafty intentions for the new year.

Why do you craft and buy handmade? Do you do it because it’s eco-friendly? Because you choose to avoid those big box stores? If you’re reading here, chances are part of the reason you craft is because you care about the planet.

Whatever your reason, the new year is the perfect time to think about what crafting means to you and how you want to grow as a crafter next year.

My crafty New Year’s resolution is to find DIY opportunities in unexpected places. It’s become second nature for me to think handmade when it comes to gifts, decor, clothing and paper products, and I want to try to get crafty in ways that are out of my comfort zone, using reclaimed, organic and other eco-friendly materials.

Have you decided to get crafty for something you needed, even though your first instinct was to hit the store? Do you have a crafty New Year’s resolution you’d like to share? Spill it in the comments!

[Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by jesscross]

Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .


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