Bond Through Crafting This National DIY Day 2022

It’s time for anybody who appreciates custom things to celebrate this year's National DIY Day! Let your love for handcrafting and card making shine on April 07, 2022. Take notes to create for your loved ones as you go along the 7 easy DIY paper crafting supplies and ideas we are sharing in this blog! 

What Is National DIY Day?

National DIY DAY is all about celebrating creativity and the art of making. Thanks to a crafty group called the Craft Box Girls who launched the first-ever National DIY DAY on April 2, 2016. They wanted the movement to bring people together for a day of making. Since then, there have been celebrations from Atlanta to New York to the UK and Australia! Since it's do-it-yourself day, it's a special day for you to create handmade projects to share the joy! And what are paper crafting and card making all about, if not Doing-it-Yourself?

Simple DIY gift wrapper made with florals designs, twine, and brown paper

Simple DIY gift wrapper made with florals designs, twine, and brown paper

In this day and age, DIY-ing has never been more essential. An example of this is the onslaught of do-it-yourself information all over the internet. DIY haircutting, furniture repair, and DIY tech to DIY scrapbooking, DIY journals, and DIY paper crafting! There are just not enough hours to go around for the amount of DIY crafts for adults and children to try

Lucky for you, we’ve picked out some of the best DIY crafting projects you can try with your family and friends.

When Is National DIY Day 2022?

National DIY Day is on the 7th of April, 2022. Altenew carries on this new tradition through paper crafting, scrapbooking, journaling, and card making.

White DIY gift bags with floral designs and accompanying DIY gift tag

White DIY gift bags with floral designs and accompanying DIY gift tag

Did You Know? The first-ever National DIY Day movement was back on April 02, 2016!

How to Celebrate National DIY Day 2022

Join us in celebrating this awesome movement with our bundled stamp and die sets, stencil deals, and free classes— all geared at enhancing your DIY skills. Celebrating this day can be as simple as painting a flower on a card or bringing to life adult coloring books. Most importantly, don’t forget to share your handmade creations with your children, partner, friends, and family!

Friendly Reminder: “If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.” -Napoleon Bonaparte.

7 DIY Papercraft Projects to Bond Over This National DIY Day

Start with these 7 simple yet elegant DIY craft ideas we’ve listed below to celebrate this day. You can do this by yourself, with a friend, or with the whole family.

 1- Effortless Coloring with Woodless Watercolor Pencils

Mix other media with your stamps when making cards. Create DIY cards with just cardstock and woodless coloring pencils!

Black DIY thank you card with floral details using Altenew Rosy Blooms Stamp Set and “thanks” sentiment in colors yellow and blue

 Black DIY thank you card with floral details using Altenew Rosy Blooms Stamp Set and “thanks” sentiment in colors yellow and blue


2- Quick and Easy Tone-on-Tone Stamping and Ink Blending

Spring cleaning season is here and what better way to declutter and re-organize with DIY tags? Using simple ink blended designs on tags, you can add color codes and item names to help you keep track of your household items.

 Floral patterned DIY tags made with dies, ink, cardstock, and Altenew Terrific Tags Die Set

Floral patterned DIY tags made with dies, ink, cardstock, and Altenew Terrific Tags Die Set

3- Easy Die-Cut Floral Card with Spring Feel

Remind someone you love them, miss them, and remember them with a beautiful layered DIY card. Hand them a quirky card made with layered gradient cardstocks just like our example below. It can be the recipient’s favorite thing— a toy, an animal, or even food!

 Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Orion Geranium Layering Die Set Layered floral dies arranged in front of DIY sentiment card

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Orion Geranium Layering Die Set Layered floral dies arranged in front of DIY sentiment card

4- Three Simple Watercolor Cards Inspired by Blueprints

There’s a design for everyone— even minimalists. The washed-out blue background looks like a dream you can literally DIY! Here, the designer mimics a photography technique called “cyanotype” by layering blue watercolors to achieve a hazy background effect.

Three minimalist DIY cards made with cardstock and Altenew Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set; white and blue floral and plant patterns

Three minimalist DIY cards made with cardstock and Altenew Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set; white and blue floral and plant patterns 

5- DIY Notes: The Fun and Easy Way

Upgrade your post-it notes with DIY envelope notes! Secretly leave them inside your kid's bag to give them a taste of home while they’re away.

 

DIY envelope notes with lace and leaf designs tied with striped strings; made with Altenew Note For You Stamp and Die Bundle
DIY envelope notes with lace and leaf designs tied with striped strings; made with Altenew Note For You Stamp and Die Bundle

6- Easy Shape Cards That You Can Make in Minutes!

How about DIY cards shaped other than a rectangle? Sounds fun! Children will love this particular idea and will have some really creative shapes to share! The example below was made with a stamp and die set. The design is first stamped and cut out with a die-cutting machine (you can use scissors too), and then colored with pigment inks.

DIY mini cards made from Altenew Home Sweet Home stamp and die bundle

DIY mini cards made from Altenew Home Sweet Home stamp and die bundle

Washi tapes are for both the young and younger! Play with tapes the creative way and add some fun DIY patterns using stamped animal prints! Add some enamel dots for more depth and sophistication.

Minimalist DIY cards made with colorful Altenew Washi Tapes and beautiful floral and animal patterns

Minimalist DIY cards made with colorful Altenew Washi Tapes and beautiful floral and animal patterns

 

Celebrate National DIY Day with Us

Open your crafting journal, list down DIY and craft to-dos, and gather your Altenew craft supplies! Prepare for the awesome National DIY Day 2022 with all of us. Head on over to our weekly deals and special offers page to cross off some (or all) of the supplies you'll need to make fun DIY projects.


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