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The pandemic has greatly impacted but small, local businesses have been thriving this year, thanks to the presence of social media and the increasing number of people switching to local and handmade products.
I have browsed Instagram with the help of hashtags like #handmadePH and #craftph to check out some popular crafts this 2020. If you want to find out more, I suggest that you browse through Instagram…you’ll be in for a treat.
Macramé is a textile art that uses cords (usually jute, hemp, or twine) to do knotting to form an intricate shape or pattern. With more people interested in their own home’s interior design and with the rise of #plantitas, macramé designs are in high demand. From wall decorations to potholders, they have become one of the most popular craft this pandemic.
Cool find: Macrame Boutique‘s Monstera and round leaves with different shades of green that complements a plant-themed home interior!
Planters and Pottery
Another craft that has risen due to the high demand for plants and decorating is pottery. Pots, made with different clay or non-clay materials, make plants extra posh and gorgeous! Pots are sometimes hand-painted, molded into different shapes, or even made with unusual materials like fiber. Some businesses even step up their game by creating unique concepts!
Unique find: ENNOBLE’sbest-selling and original Chibi Shitzu basket is made with abaca fiber that can be great as a planter or room display!
Surprisingly, there is a huge trend of #babyinfluencers on Instagram. A lot of these adorable “baby influencers” can be seen in cute hair bows! Hair bows can be made of various materials such as leatherette, tulle, jelly sheets, and fabric and they are topped with embellishments like clay, gems, flowers and so much more! Hair bows are in high demand for mommies who love to doll up their children. Some shops can even make bow accessories for planners and I have shopped from some of them myself!
Cute find: adoraBowsPH‘s Disney Princess bow clips can surely make your baby princess adorable!
With resin, your creativity can go as high as the sky. There are several kinds of resins but most artists either go for epoxy or UV resin for their craft. Some popular items being sold are jewelry, keychains, combs, and bookmarks. Resin art is one of the most popular yet risky art. Before going into resin art, please wear protective equipment and do it in a well-ventilated place.
Cute find: izabella.resin‘s preserved flowers in resin are such a beauty to stare at!
Made with either oven-baked or air dry clay, this versatile hobby can venture into various businesses by turning clay into figurines, jewelry, centerpieces, charms, and a lot more!
Cute find: Artificum‘s Sailor Moon Cosmic Heart Compact is so kawaii for a keychain!
The pandemic may keep people from going out but it did not stop people from being fashionable. Local jewelry shops still maintained their social media presence, and the craft is getting more creative day by day!
Leather goods, especially genuine leather, are a great investment if you want to own something in the long run. They are durable, timeless, and elegant. Basic leather materials are not as expensive as you think but it takes a lot of love and effort to be able to craft a beautiful piece!
Cool find: Mariñas Leather Goods is 100% local, hand-cut, and handstitched. Check out this elegant biker wallet!
Crochet is a needlecraft that uses a crochet hook to loop yarn or thread together to create a textile. This all-around craft that can be made into apparel, blankets, accessories, dolls to home decor!
Face masks have become a staple because of the pandemic. As time passed by, people have innovated combining self-protection with fashion. Masks can be made out of materials like silk, patterned fabrics, leather, and neoprene with intricate decorations like embroidery to create a fashion piece that can protect you from the elements!
Great find: Oopsy Dainty Masks‘s 2-ply neoprene embroidered masks with filter pocket is fashionable yet breathable and comfortable!
What makes soap making so appealing is how they are handmade and organic in nature, how fragrant they can be and how creative artists can be to create art with soaps. They are perfect as gifts, bathroom displays and even for own use!
Pretty Find: Dainty Lush‘s beach theme cold processed soap with seashell embeds on top and scented with sweet ocean laze is an eye-candy!
A Nursing graduate in the so-called mid-life crisis, currently pursing her dreams of becoming a pilot. Exploring her creativity through creative planning, painting, calligraphy and other crafts.
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