The demand for hand crafted home decor items is greater than ever.  Recently the New York Times featured several artists, all who sell their products online through shops like Etsy, Artfire, 1000 Markets and Artfire.
The variety of hand crafted items is endless and I find the quality of what you can find is simply amazing.  The spectrum of hand crafted décor encompasses every decorating style and often includes creations that are recycled, repurposed or made from eco-friendly materials.

Making things for your home with your own two hands is gratifying, relaxing, often inexpensive, and lets you create something unique and  personal.  Whether you love to quilt, sew, knit, paint, or weld, everyone has some hidden talent! 


Using recycled  or organic fabrics and supplies will ensure that  your hand crafted décor item is also kind on the environment.   Coats, scarves, blankets and sweaters can that are still in good condition can be re-fashioned into pillows and throws.  Similarly, tablecloths, curtains, bed covers and sheets can by re-purposed into 
napkins, table runners, and even slipcovers.

I hope this trend is here to stay, because with all the high-tech innovations, we need to keep ourselves grounded by surrounding ourselves with items that can be cherished for a long time.  Maybe our generation can be known for “preserving” instead of “disposing”!