How to Get Started Crafting – #ImBornTo

This blog post was written as part of my collaboration with Ebay.

I have been crafting my whole life, but that is mostly due to a mom who was a big crafter herself. Ironically, she is big into sewing and quilt making, and I don’t know how to use a sewing machine to save my life. I do a wide range of crafts, but really love DIY decor. It came as a shock to me a while ago when I learned that not everyone grew up doing crafts, and that some people just have no idea where to start when it comes to crafting. So, I put together an #ImBornTo craft Ebay collection as part of their Curate for a Cause campaign to help the March of Dimes, and thought I would share some tips on how to get started crafting.

Take a Class


If you are new to crafting, sometimes the best thing you can do is take a class on a type of craft you are interested in creating. Craft stores and community centers often offer free craft classes on everything from Pinterest inspired crafts, to crocheting and even sewing.

Form a Group of Crafting Friends

A while back, scrapping groups and parties were all the rage. If you get a group of crafty friends together, everyone can share tips and help each other on their way to learning different types of crafts. Maybe you like DIY decor and your friend is a pro at knitting, you can get together and swap secrets to learn something new.

Get Inspired!

Even I am not crafty enough to just magically come up with ideas all by myself most of the time. I will spend hours on Pinterest or riffling through copies of old magazines to get inspired and come up with a new craft idea. Find a few ideas, start with the one that looks easiest, and go from there.

Purchase Good Quality Supplies

Really, crafting comes down to having the right supplies. I have spent years amassing a great collection of supplies that I can go to whenever I feel the urge to craft. In fact, I just got done reorganizing them in a dresser I redid with chalk paint. Check it out!

Right now, Ebay has a campaign going to help the March of Dimes. Each time an Ebay collection is created using the hashtag #ImBornTo in the title, Ebay will donate $1 to the March of Dimes. The March of Dimes is an organization dedicated to helping women have full term pregnancies, and is a cause close to my heart. That’s why, I took the opportunity to create an #ImBornTo craft board so that I could share all of my favorite craft products with you, and help out a great cause.

Check out my #ImBornTo craft board below, just give the image a click.

With the products inside that collection, you can create great DIY decor craft projects like these that I have shared on my blog in the past.

You may think you don’t have a crafty bone in your body, but with the simple tips above and some good quality supplies, you will find yourself crafting adorable decor in no time! Stop by Ebay to create a collection on crafting or anything else you are passionate about. It will help the March of Dimes, and you could even win a $5,000 Ebay shopping spree! Not sure how to make one? Check out this tutorial on Ebay, just be sure to use the #ImBornTo hashtag in you title!

49 Comments

  1. I used to scrapbook a lot, but I just don't have the time to keep up with it anymore. It's a shame because I have LOTS of supplies still.

  2. I desperately need to get organized w my crafting supplies.. I love all crafts but am not good at all of them. I have so much stuff that is scattered and wish I had the desire to get it organized. God Bless, Pinterest!

  3. WOW that is an awesome way to score craft goodies!! I am looking into something like that, and now I have an even better idea on what to buy!!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I so needed to read this post! I have the hardest time starting a project even though in my mind everything's laid out.

  5. I have so much high quality craft stuff. Sadly, I don't even use it! I should probably list them on ebay for other people that are looking for them!

  6. Crafts are not in me but my mom was the crafty person she had a craft room and did everything under the sun my patience is not here for craft but I love looking at them.

  7. i have crafting supplies all over my home, they need to be organized and put into their places!! Maybe then I would craft more with my kids!

  8. I have a lot of craft supplies but always want to by more. Maybe I should start my own collection on eBay for that — I have one for baking and Nintendo games at the moment!

  9. I like to do crafts, but I usually do simple crafts. Before I had kids I did major restoration projects. I don't have time to do them now!

  10. These are such great tips! I have really wanted to start crafting more and I know I need to stock up on supplies.

  11. Good quality supplies are SO important! I completely agree. I love to craft and I used to skimp on buying the good stuff so I could get more for my money. It definitely did not pay off and now I spend the extra dollar to get high quality materials for projects.

  12. I love organizing my craft stuff, that is so weird! This is a great cause, thank you for sharing!

  13. Wow! I am so impressed. I want to be crafty, but I am just not. Great tips for inspiration. I need to do better at organizing the supplies I do have.

  14. My big problem is finding ways to store all the stuff! I have a few drawers and organizers filled to the brim with paper and ribbon!

  15. You're inspiring me! Your craft collection is covet-worthy. I have that kind of scrapbooking supply collection, but no time to do it.

  16. That chalk paint vanity redo is gorgous! My daughter helps me craft and spend money at the craft store! lol

  17. I'm not a crafty person but really wish I was so I could start making my own stuff instead of purchasing it from stores.

  18. I'm not a crafter but enjoy doing pottery-painting it mainly. Aside from that I admire seeing the cool crafts that DIYers like you produce.

  19. I love crafting! I just don't have as much time to do it anymore! I love that Chalk Paint Vanity Redo!

  20. I'm really itching to try some chalk paint. It will probably be a good long while before I do, but i like the way it looks. The vanity looks great!

  21. I used to craft all the time, but really haven't done it in years, except for tiny projects here and there. I would love to organize my life to make more time for it!

  22. Your craft collection is so neat and orderly! I have a yarn collection that I need to organize and look through.

  23. I'm not very crafty and usually just buy whatever I need for the craft I'm doing at the time. 🙂 You inspire me, though.

  24. I really need to organize all my craft supplies. If I put them all in one place, it would make crafts so much easier and quicker.

  25. That dresser that you repainted with chalkboard paint looks fabulous! I would love that.

  26. I am not at all naturally crafty, but I think an instructional how-to or a class or two could really help.

  27. I have always got into crafting. Unfortunately, I don't always have time for it these days. One thing I need to learn is sew. 🙂

  28. You are so talented, Kathleen. I need to take some classes when our daughter starts college in fall and I am no longer busy schooling all day. I'm so uncrafty!

  29. Group crafting can definitely help! I am still not great at crafting but what little I do know I learned from our sorority craft nights.

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