Staying at home during a pandemic means finding creative ways to occupy your time, even just to break up the monotony of being in the same space constantly for extended periods. DIY projects have become popular because they are a great way to use this time without breaking social distancing protocols. With DIY projects, you can still experience a sense of community and they are a great way to tap into your creative side. You can decide just how big of a DIY project you want to take on. They can range from the garden variety, superfluous creative indulgences like candle making, knitting, and DIY nail polish to more ambitious undertakings like turning one of these creative DIY projects into a business or doing home renovation and home improvement projects.
Regardless of what you choose, be sure to enjoy it and it can even benefit local businesses. Fabric stores and hardware stores are actually seeing a boost in sales since people are taking on more projects that they can do at home. Alice Setter, owner of Continental Sewing Center in Jackson, Mississippi has seen a huge boost in the sale of sewing machines. She says “people are interested in sewing again.” She finds that customers are interested in making fabric masks so they tend to search for fabrics and elastic that they can use to make it.
Sewing is not the only activity seeing an uptick in interest. Benjamin Moore, a store manager of Revell Ace Hardware in Jackson says they have seen a similar increase in sales and interest. “People have been taking this opportunity to do some home renovation since we have taken on the line.”
If sewing or renovation projects are not for you and you are not sure where to start,
Phoenix Art Studios is offering a variety of different classes for persons of all ages and creative persuasions.
For those with an interest in beauty and DIY, Kyle Lippincott of DIY Kit Creations has created the perfect kit to indulge both passions with his DIY nail polish kits. Customers get the essential tools and pigment powder to create the colors they want. The beauty of it is that the ingredients are professional quality. Artists and entrepreneurs alike will find its application and variety interesting.
If you are not about to become a small business owner by making crafts at home, a good way to guarantee that your quarantine DIY project lasts beyond the pandemic is to work on home improvement projects that make an actual difference in your household.
To get started, you might want to find out the most essential tools you might be needing and also the selection of tools available for purchase. If you feel like you want to take on a bigger project while making your small touches, there is nothing wrong with involving the professionals. For instance, you might want to take on sprucing up your decor with some fresh plants but it might be best to leave a kitchen overhaul to the professionals like those at Creative Cabinets and Fine Finishes.
Regardless of the DIY project you choose, you are sure to have momentos of the pandemic for time to come. Just be sure they are ones you want to live with.