What: DIY Projects and Patterns
Why: The internet is a wonderful resource for finding fun and creative patterns and DIY projects. The only problem is that it is easy to print them off (or maybe not even print them at all) and then just throw them in a drawer, a folder, or have them sit loosely in a pile somewhere. This is a way you can keep all of your patterns and DIY craft ideas in one location so that when you feel inspired, all you have to do is pull out “the binder.”
1. Find an unused binder in your house.
2. Find ALL of the patterns and ideas you have printed or have loosely sitting around the house. This is also a time to maybe PRINT all of the patterns or ideas you have saved on your computer or have on your Pinterest boards.
3. Use a hole punch (3-hold punch works best) to punch holes into paper.
4. Organize patterns/ideas by category (ex. crochet, knit, crafts, sewing, paper crafting, etc. or by type: hats, gloves, blankets, etc.).
5. If you have a lot of patterns, consider using dividers to divide them into categories.
6. Start a project you have been waiting and wanting to do!
Confession of the Day: I was losing patterns. I would go back onto my computer and print it again. Then I would lose it again. It wasn’t until I created this binder that I finally stopped losing my patterns. It is also helpful when doing a project, to just pull out the binder. Also, if I am in a creative mood, all I have to do is grab the binder, turn to the tab that has the specific project type I am looking to do (typically it is crocheting…), and decide what project I want to attempt. When you keep them all in one binder, it is a guarantee you won’t be rummaging through all of your drawers trying to find that ONE idea or pattern you’ve been wanting to make.