Darice loves #indieretail and we are thrilled to support Independent Retailer Month every July. This month is designed to encourage shoppers to support local businesses and to help celebrate indie retailers. Consumers who shop local will help create more sustainable towns and communities. There are so many great reasons to celebrate independent retailers! What Is Independent Retailer Month … [Read more...] about July is Independent Retailer Month!
Summer break might be in full swing, but teachers are still busy making plans to make this school year the best one ever. One of the hot trends for classroom decorating this year will be the cactus theme. Yes, southwestern decor is back in a big way, and cactuses a fun part of that trend. I had a blast decorating a classroom and creating a classroom door theme with lots of different cacti to give … [Read more...] about Cactus Themed Classroom Decor
It's a known fact that humans are too wasteful. Luckily, thifting and repurposing are beginning to emerge as a hot trend and favorite past time again. Everyday is a great opportunity to use recycled and thrifted items to craft with. Exercise your creativity while being resourceful with these fun crafty upcycling ideas! Here are 20 DIY upcycling ideas: Upcycled Window Chalkboard Use black … [Read more...] about 20 Fun & Crafty Upcycling Ideas
We all have to grow up, so we are told. Kidulting, instead, tells us that we can hold onto our childhoods. Maybe it's a backlash against "adulting," the idea that one has to act a certain way when they reach a certain age. Maybe it's a way of responding to the demands of everyday work life. Or maybe it was born from simple nostalgia. Whatever the origins, kidulting is a booming trend that is also … [Read more...] about Breakout Design Trend 2019: Kidulting
Maybe it's a desire to escape from our current world, or perhaps the trend is inspired by the many hit superhero movies in space that have dominated the big screens. Whatever the reason, consumers are drawn to galaxy and space inspired designs in a big way this year. Expect to see lots of purple/pink/black combinations on designs, and stars galore in 2019. The obsession with space is also turning … [Read more...] about Breakout Design Trend 2019: Galaxy & Astrology
"Craftivism is a way of looking at life where voicing opinions through creativity makes your voice stronger, your compassion deeper & your quest for justice more infinite." - Betsy Greer While the term "craftivism" was coined in 2003, the act of using craft as a subversive tactic can be found throughout history. Craftivists use their skills as a way to take action, express themselves, … [Read more...] about Breakout Design Trend 2019: Craftivism