Crafting For Beginners

Having hobbies is beneficial no matter what age you are or what you do for a living. Hobbies can take you away from your hectic life and allow you to destress and unwind. Whether you decide to start yoga or work on your painting skills, adding a hobby to your life is a great way to spend your free time, step away from the screen, and be present in the moment.

One type of hobby that offers a huge variety of different activities is crafting! Crafting allows you to exercise your creative side and provides you with a ton of different benefits. In a previous blog, we discussed a few of the many benefits that doing crafts offers and why they make such great hobbies.

At Midwest Design Imports, Inc., we love crafts! We are a wholesale craft supplier and we are passionate about what we do. We want other people to be just as passionate about crafts as we are! Whether you are looking for crafting ideas for yourself or you want to stock up on new craft supplies for your local arts and craft store, we can help. For those looking to pick up a craft as their new hobby, this blog is for you! We are going to discuss some of the best types of crafting for beginners. If you own a craft store, be sure to stock up on some of these craft types so that your customers who are new to crafting can find just what they need. Read on to learn more!

Paint By Numbers

Painting is a fun and simple craft that anyone can do, however, it can be challenging to come up with ideas of what to paint. If you are new to painting, you may find yourself staring at the canvas waiting for the inspiration to hit. What are you supposed to paint? Where do you start? While painting can be a simple task, it can be a huge challenge for many people to know what to paint.

That is where painting by numbers comes in. Painting by numbers crafts allows you to create a beautiful masterpiece without having to come up with an idea for what to paint. Painting by numbers takes an image and divides it up into small free-form shapes. Each of these shapes is labeled with a number and each number corresponds with a certain color. As you work through a painting by numbers project, you will simply paint the shapes the color that their numbers represent. At the end, you will have a beautiful masterpiece that you can show off to friends and family.

Crochet and Knitting

While crocheting and knitting can seem intimidating, they are actually quite simple once you get the hang of these crafts. Both crafts use yarn to create your projects and crocheting uses one crochet hook while knitting uses two needles.

Beginners can pick up on crocheting fairly quickly. In this craft, you use one active yarn loop and mistakes can easily be fixed without having to start from scratch. If you want to learn how to crochet, be sure to pick up some yarn and a crochet hook. You can follow along with these directions from an instructables article and being your crochet project! Once you get the hang of it, you can begin doing more advanced projects.

Knitting is another craft that is simple once you get the hang of it. Using yarn and two knitting needles, you will use multiple loops to create your masterpiece. This may be a bit more challenging to learn than crocheting but once you get the hang of it, it is an easy and beneficial craft.

Both knitting and crocheting are great crafts to pick up and learn. You will be able to make a huge variety of things with either of these skills! Just make sure your family knows they will all be getting homemade gifts for a while, you will surely want to show off your new skills.


Macrame is an old craft that is believed to have been around since the 13th century. While this craft has a long history, it has recently regained popularity. While some people simply buy macrame from the store to hang in their home, others are mastering the craft and you can too! Macrame uses knotted fabric, such as hemp cord, to create decorative pieces.

The popular option nowadays is to make macrame wall art. You can make beautiful wall hangings that give your home a boho style and they are simple to make! The more you practice the more intricate you can make your macrame projects.

If you want to add macrame supplies to your local craft store, be sure to shop Midwest Design Imports, Inc! We can supply you with a huge variety of supplies for this craft. From cord and beads to purse handles and bamboo sticks, we have what you need!

Bracelet Making

Another craft that is super simple to pick up as a hobby is bracelet making. All you need is some hemp twine or another type of string. Whether you make uniquely braided friendship bracelets or bracelets with beads, this is an easy craft than anyone can enjoy! You can find a bunch of different bracelet patterns and directions on how to make them in this Nifty on BuzzFeed article!

Making bracelets is simple and can be a fun way to spend some of your free time. They don’t take a long time and they can give you a simple break from your busy schedule. Midwest Design Imports, Inc. offers a ton of different bracelet charms that can be the perfect addition to your craft store. Be sure to shop through our collections of beads to find the ones that your customers will love!


Miniatures are a unique and fun craft that can allow you to be creative and tap into your whimsical side. There are many ways that you can craft with miniatures, but at Midwest Design Imports, Inc. we have a love for collectible miniatures.

With our huge collection of miniatures, you can stock your local craft store with the best items for your customers. We are always adding new miniatures to our collections, allowing you to find the perfect items for each season.

Crafting with miniatures is one of the easiest crafts to pick up. Collect a bunch of different miniatures and create a little town or scene. This is a fun way to use your creative side and can help you be present in the moment for a while. These are a fun and unique way to craft and can easily become a hobby!

Hopefully, these ideas inspired you and gave you some ideas on what crafts you would want to try. Or better yet, try them all! Crafting is a great hobby that can help you escape the stresses of your everyday life and allow you to relax, be present, and do something you enjoy.

If you own a local craft store and want to stock up on craft supplies that everyone can enjoy, be sure to shop Midwest Design Imports, Inc! We carry a huge collection of unique and hard to find craft items and supplies. We also offer additional services that could benefit your store as well! Shop our collections and contact us if you have any questions! We are always happy to help.