Top 12 Crafting Trends to try in 2021 | DIY INSPO

Are you looking for a new craft to learn this year? 
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Then check out these 12 Crafts that are blowing up this year!

Top 12 Crafting Trends to Learn in 2021

In this post, you will find the Top 12 On-Trend Crafts of the Year and find inspiration from some talented artists. This list will inspire you to make your own versions and follow some new cool creators on Instagram and Tik Tok.

1. Handmade Pottery

DIY Pottery is huge, like HUGE at the moment. The best thing about this trend is that the more handmade and unique the pieces are, the better it is. You do not need to be a Potter to create your own homeware piece in 2021.

This means you do not have to be an expert to make your own creations and due to the affordable air dry & polymer clay on the market, you do not need a kiln or any fancy expensive tools to get started.

What cool pottery ideas can you make?

  • Jewellery dishes
  • Jewellery holders
  • Incense holders
  • Candleholders
  • Kitchen utensil holders
  • Bathroom soap holders
  • Cups, plates & bowls

What edgy pottery artists to follow?

female.alchemy makes some of the coolest dishes, pots and homewares you will ever see. She is consistently inspiring DIYers around the world with her cutting edge design and eye cult pieces.
soft heart club co makes the cutest handmade Pottery pieces which will bring a smile to your face and make you wonder why you have never thought of making an egg dish before. It is now on my to-do list!

Who to watch on Pottery Tik Tok?

Jade Groves who is better known as ponkywots gives a fresh look to pottery and is one to watch. Her Tik Tok is fairly new, so go and follow her to see how she makes her unique vibrant pieces.

Valentine Heart Dishes!!! ❤️๐ŸŒธ❤️๐ŸŒธ❤️๐ŸŒธ❤️

♬ Say So - Doja Cat

2. Punch Needle

Punch Needling has slowly been getting popular over the last few years and is only getting more popular. The use of yarn that is looped through fabric to create any design, makes this craft a creative way to show your own style and bring art to life.

What fun creations can you make with Needle Punch?

  • Picture Door Mats
  • Novelty Homewares
  • Artwork
  • Cushion Covers
  • Coasters & Placemats

What cool fibre artists to follow?

TuftGal makes the most fun punch needle designs and I am positive you will fall in love with her fibre worms as much as I have.
korntreadqueen use of symbols, colour and technique make her one to follow, admire and create.

Who to watch on Punch Needle Tik Tok?

Groovy Cat Garms is exactly like her name suggests, she is GROOVY. Her designs have a retro vibe with a modern twist. Her Tik Tok will show you a behind the scene look at how she makes her pieces.

Silly Smiley Flowers ๐Ÿคฉ ♬ Babooshka - Kate Bush

3. Crochet Clothing

Crochet is back with a vengeance and I mean right back to the 1960s with traditional granny squares mixed with modern-day style trends and colours.

Making clothing out of granny squares is not new but the techniques and the symbols added by some designers within the squares make these fashion crochet pieces cutting edge and a standout.

What Clothing can you make with Crochet?

  • Tops
  • Dresses
  • Flared Pants
  • Skirts
  • Hats, Bags & Earrings

What funky Crochet artists to follow?

Gimme Kaya has a great eye for detail. By mixing cult symbols and different colour tones into her pieces she creates wearable fibre art that is pure magic. Lizzie's patchwork crochet clothing has vibes from every era, yet is fashion-forward for the youth of today.

If summer festivals were actually happening then this is what you should be wearing.
Electric Threadz designs are sure to inspire you to get out your crochet needles and start making those Granny Squares in bulk. Nicole's use of colour brightens up your mood and makes you dream of having more colour in your life. 

Make sure you check out her crocheted cardigan with the cow print panel, it will blow your mind.

Who to watch on Crochet Tik Tok?


I basically just make hats now. Here’s cute custom of the cowgrl hat ##fyp ##FeelingGood ##strawberrycow ##crochethat

♬ Buttercup - Clay K Slider

 Have you ever seen a hooked Pink Cowgirl Hat? Well then check out UWU.Crochet on Tik Tok. Madelin creates fun and fashionable crocheted hats and clothing that will make you smile and want to make your own piece.

Madelin started her crochet adventure while in lockdown and has evolved her style and techniques to be her own. She proves that you can put your mind to any new craft and see success in a short time.

4. Yarn  Weaving

Weaving with different textures and fibres to create an art piece is making a huge surge in crafters trying this latest trend. Although this is not a new craft, it is making a comeback amongst the youth and beginner crafters because it is easy, affordable and the result will always be beautiful. 

What craft pieces can you make by weaving with yarn?

  • Wall Hangings
  • Homewares
  • Baskets
  • Textiles

What Weaving artist to follow?

Clementine Pepper makes custom Fibre Art wall hangings that are bright, fresh and delightful. Her designs will make your current walls look boring and inspire you to make your own or buy one of her custom pieces.
Fifteen Fibers shows you how you can mix different fibres and textures to make unique woven pieces that would sit proudly on your wall.

Who to watch on Weaving Tik Tok?


##weavingyourdreams ##weavingtextiles ##tapices ##textile ##weavingwallhanging ##arttextil ##fiberart ##weavingloom ##deco ##diyfun ##wallart ##soyunagargola

♬ sonido original - saandraflor
Paula from Elgatobola will inspire you to use different colours, techniques and textiles in all her weaved pieces. Follow her before she gets TikTok famous because she will blow up and be huge.

5. Fashion Upcycling

Fashion Upcycling took off in 2020 while everyone was in lockdown and creatives were trying to keep busy by upcycling their own clothing. If you remember how big tie-dying and bleaching jeans were on Tik Tok in 2020, then you will remember everyone doing it and people who would not normally be upcycling their clothing were trying new things and giving it a go.

What on-trend fashion items can you make by upcycling clothing?

  • Current on-trend clothing
  • Accessories like bags, hats & jewellery
  • Homewares - Cushion covers, quilts, placemats etc

What Fashion upcycling artists to follow?

Blueprint DIY revamps secondhand clothing into urban wear. She is a conscious Fashion Designer sharing how to remake clothing to be as unique as you are.     
OH PLEASE makes one-of-a-kind clothing and sweatshirts from secondhand finds. Oh Please mixes colour and prints that will inspire you to be more adventurous with your wardrobe and maybe even upcycle some old clothing you were going to toss.

Who to watch on Fashion Upcycle Tik Tok?


Something simple✨ someone asked how I make that lettuce hem so here it is. ##sewing ##fyp ##foryou ##diy ##thriftflip

♬ Figure It Out - Blu DeTiger
Kamilarobles makes fashionable outfits from outdated clothing. She shows you how to sew some of her pieces with her behind the scene look at her sewing and life.

6. Tufting

If you have not seen an artist using a Tufting Gun then be prepared to be hooked. Start saving your pennies for your own gun because this trend isn't going away. This is on my wish list this year!

What can you make with a Tufting Gun?

  • Picture Door Mats
  • Novelty Homewares
  • Artwork & Wall Hangings
  • Rugs
  • Mirror Frames
  • What Tufting artists to follow?

    Madeformonday psychedelic designs are crazy good and will inspire you to add some colour back into your home.
    Cassracha has a retro feel to her Tufting Gun designs and her mood board will get your creative side kicking and ready to show the world that anything is possible.

    Who to watch on Tufting Tik Tok?

    @euphoricsupply What 8bit character should I make next?!๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ #iMakeRugs #art ♬ original sound - I Make Rugs | Julian
    Euphoricsupply has handmade Tufting Gun rugs to die for, no more needs to be said. The designs and work speak for themselves.

    7. Flower Art

    Dried Flowers that are either whole or pressed are suddenly everywhere at the moment and I am obsessing over it. Flowers are popping up in all genres of craft, whether it be Boho style crafts, indie or high-end fashion, you will see flowers being used.

    What Flower Crafts can you make?

    Dried BouquetsPressed Flower Framed Art

  • Wreaths
  • Dried Flower 
  • WallArt
  • Flower embedded Resin pieces 
  • Party & Event Decor
  • What Flower artists to follow?

    Estilhome has the most gorgeous dried and preserved floral displays that will sure to make you swoon. I love their use of white which makes their bouquets so bright and fresh.
    Reednavarro Art mixes floral art & resin to create spectacular pieces that you need in your life. She shares in her F&Qs stories of products, moulds and tips on what to use. Thank me later ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Who to watch on Flower Art Tik Tok?


    So cute ๐Ÿฅบ๐ŸŒธ thank you @carlss_mifflin ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’— ##gift ##flowers

    ♬ Perfect Harmony - Julie and the Phantoms Cast
    Mini Petal Prints shares how she makes her Pressed Flower Frames and shows you how she mixes photos into the design. Her Tik Tok videos are mesmerizing. 

    8. Sewing

    Sewing is always popular, but the lack of face masks last year and people learning to sew their own, it has encouraged a huge amount of new sewers into the world who would never have thought of sewing before Covid.

    This brings me so much joy to see people create their own clothing and accessories that they have imagined and worked hard on. So if you couldn't purchase a sewing machine last year because of them being sold out, then now is the time to grab one and start your sewing journey.

    What on-trend clothing can you Sew?

    What modern Sewing Inspo accounts to follow?

    Historias Hiladas Madrid is a Sewing Club located in Madrid that teaches you how to sew with their in house classes. But you do not need to be in Spain to find inspiration and sewing guides from them, as they regularly share their current projects.
    Sirena Patterns have a great range of Sewing Patterns for all levels of sewers and also has some free patterns for you to try.

    Who to watch on Sewing Tik Tok?


    Que tal fazer roupa de roupa? Era uma saia que fiz em 2013. ♻️ ##sewing ##tiktokfashion ##tiktokfashion ##seamstress ##costura ##dress ##fy ##fyp ##outfits

    ♬ Boss Bitch - Doja Cat

    I love Costureireaavntureira fresh take on sewing and that she is not afraid to try to sew her own versions of designer clothing and puts her own little spin on it. She nails it every time.

    9. Beaded Jewellery Making

    Beaded Jewellery is a great craft for beginners to learn and create personalised pieces that suit their individual taste and style. Today's beaders bring a fresh approach to beading and create modern designs using old-school techniques.

    What Jewellery can you make with Beads?

    • Bracelets
    • Necklaces
    • Chockers
    • Hair Accessories
    • Pins
    • Keyrings
    • Phone Charms

    What Beading artists to follow?

    Figgodesign by Anaotuoc is an up and coming Beading artist who makes youthful, detailed and very cool jewellery.
    Ruizmacrina uses traditional beading techniques but brings a new look and modern feel to her beaded jewellery. She makes me want to get out my beading book and find where I have stored the beads to try something new.

    Who to watch on Beading Tik Tok?


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    ♬ original sound - flighthouse
    If you love iconic people, symbols and the latest trends in pop culture then you will adore Katsitsyahawi on Tik Tok. Check her out.

    10. Furniture Upcycling

    Upcycling Furniture is not new but like Upcycling Fashion, it also took off while we were all in lockdown. Home improvements were popular but with a small budget due to not being able to work, people really started to recycle their old furniture and give it a new lease of life. Some creatives have since created online careers doing this and make lots of money selling their refurbished pieces.

    What furniture can you upcycle?

    • Chairs
    • Sofas
    • Buffets
    • Desks
    • Coffee Tables
    • Really any furniture that's solid and has a lot of life left in it

    What inspiring Furniture Makeover designers to follow?

    Ivy Burton Interiors will inject some quirkiness into your home or inspire you to get creative and try to upcycle your own furniture pieces. upcycles solid old furniture and brings it back to life with their unique sense of style.

    Who to watch on Furniture Makeover Tik Tok?


    Adding my voice to my sofa video! Hope you like it. ##upholstery ##reupholstery ##reupholstered ##furnituremakeover ##tuition ##creative ##diy ##crafty ##fyp

    ♬ Space Girl - Frances Forever
    Hepzabeth furniture makeovers will make you want to rip the fabric of an old chair that's hidden in your garage and revamp it into something magical and now. You will watch these videos on repeat, they are addictive.

    11. Resin Crafts

    Resin crafts have come a long way in recent years and a lot more people are experimenting at home on how they can use it in their own craft projects. 

    Epoxy Resin crafts can get expensive and is not recommended for children. But if you have a well-ventilated area, some moulds and time on your hands, I recommend giving it a go. You will be amazed by the results.

    What fun creations can you make with Resin?

    • Trays
    • Novelty Homewares
    • Art
    • Bowls
    • Trinkets
    • Accessories
    • Boxes

    What Resin artists to follow?

    The Crocheting Raven shares her stunning resin pieces and behind the scene videos. She also has exclusive coupon codes in her featured stories which is a bonus as she regularly sells the cool molds that she uses.
    Resonate Resin likes to experiment with using different mediums in her resin pieces which makes her creations stand out. Her Tarot Card resin holders and Moon phase designs are a cut above.

    Who to watch on Resin Tik Tok?


    Moon phase tray ✨๐ŸŒ›๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒœ✨ ##resin ##valentinesDIY ##superbowlLV ##fyp ##roxymoxyepoxy ##resinpour ##ghostsquadd๐Ÿ‘ป

    ♬ Best Ever - Polo Frost
    Alijaque shares behind the scenes videos on how she makes her Resin pieces. Her quote 'Just a chick who makes resin art' makes me smile every time I read it, she's more than just a chick, she's an inspiration.

    12. Glass Painting

    Glass Painting is my favourite on-trend craft this year and by 2022 will be everywhere. The method of reverse painting is fascinating and you will want to try this craft soon.

    What fun creations can you make with Glass Painting?

    • Wall Hanging
    • Picture Frames
    • Clear Phone Covers
    • Glass Homeware

    What Glass Painters to Follow?

    Barbie Long Fox is a Tattoo Artist who also shares her awesome Glass Paintings. Each artwork is based on her tattoo style and is drop-dead gorgeous.
    Sarah.xtine is also a Tattoo Artist who shares her tattoo flash Glass painting art. If you love new school tattoos then you will crave her art and style.

    Who to watch on Glass Painting Tik Tok?


    Glass painting hall of fame! ๐Ÿคฉ ##anime ##art ##animeart ##glasspainting

    ♬ Bubblegum K.K. - ♡ caughtincandyy ♡
    Totadooles Tik Tok has a large range of tips and tutorials on how to be successful when painting on glass. Jonathan's focus is on Manga art but his Tik Tok instruction videos show you how to master the art in any style of picture you decide to paint.


    Which Craft will you try, buy or have been inspired by?

    Overview of the Top 12 Crafting trends  to try in 2021

    1. Handmade Pottery
    2. Punch Needle
    3. Crochet Clothing
    4. Weaving with Yarn & Textile 
    5. Fashion Upcycling
    6. Tufting
    7. Flower Crafts
    8. Sewing
    9. Beaded Jewellery Making
    10. Furniture Upcycling
    11. Resin Crafts
    12. Glass Painting

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