Creating Your Own Decoration: Become an Artisan

21 November, 2020
Instead of always going to the store and buying things made by others, why not create your own projects to add to your home?

Normally, we go shopping and buy things for our home from big brands. Why not change this? It’s time to try something new! Become an artisan and create your own decoration.

Many people prefer to go to stores for everything they need. While it’s a way to save time and energy, it ends up costing you more. It’s easy to break out of this routine.

It’s possible that your home can take on another aesthetic. Your personality is better reflected in the elements you create yourself. Everything is a matter of deciding to do it and dedicating a little time.

Creating your own decoration made of clay

Creating your own decoration can be fun.

In the world of crafts, clay products stand out. It’s a malleable material that is easy to work with and allows you to create what you want, ending up with a solid, durable product. There’s no doubt that it offers a lot for a natural style.

Basically, you get a strong element that can withstand the passage of time without losing its color or shape. The goal is that you create something that actually functions well, whether for decoration, cooking, or something else.

With clay, you can make flowerpots, bowls, pots, plates, glasses, plates, or pendants. One recommendation: Don’t overcomplicate the design. The goal should be to create something interesting that enhances your home and shows off your creative side.

Since ancient times, clay has been used in homes.

Using your imagination to create your own decoration

Imagination plays a fundamental role. To make your own decoration, you need to pay attention to different types of techniques. Then, the next step is to apply your skills to create something interesting.

  1. Plaster is a material that has lots of potential. It’s easy to work with and great for making figurines, candleholders, frames, or bowls. In fact, you can make almost anything you can think of!
  2. Fimo, also called modeling clay, exists in many homes, attracting even the youngest artisans. Firstly, it’s very easy to work with and is a great option for the little ones. They can make anything they want!
  3. Another idea is to bake potter’s clay at home. Basically, you shape the material when it’s soft and turn it into whatever you want. Then, you place it in the oven at the highest temperature. Over time, it’ll gain strength and harden.

Any of these options requires skill and creativity. It’s not a question of just starting a project without thinking about it first. In fact, it’s best to watch a few videos to have a better idea of what results you’re looking for and how to work with the material.

Your own wood decorations

A DIY wood decoration.

Don’t forget about this material that offers so many possibilities. Also, if you want to work with specific machinery, you can get more sophisticated results. However, you can also just work with the tools you have at home and do some domestic carpentry.

Ultimately, all you need are different types of chisels and sandpaper. However, how you make undertake the project will depend on your tastes and what you want to make, from bowls, boxes, plates, or figurines.

You can also polish the surface and leave it smooth to the touch. Furthermore, the process doesn’t have to be complex as long as you want a basic, simple result. However, if you’re looking for a more complicated piece, then you need to be ready to undertake a more difficult project.

Paper – another way to decorate

Using paper as decoration may not have crossed your mind. However, there is a wide field of work in this material. It’s also something the whole family can do!

Creativity is the most important factor. There are many ways to make unique items. The idea is to place them on walls, on the surface of books, or combine them with decorative resources. In short, there are many ways to create something exciting for your home.

 

 

  • Bona, Alessandra; Stello, Viviana: Crear con arcilla, Vecchi, 2020.