As you start getting more confident with calligraphy, you might want to find some craft projects that are perfect for your new skills. Practising calligraphy is fun on its own, but you also want to put your skills to use and make some things that have a purpose. There are a lot of ways you can apply your calligraphy ability to different types of crafts if you’re looking for some projects. Whether you want to make things for yourself, gifts for friends and family, or even things to sell, beautiful calligraphy only improves your projects. You can even try out different media to experiment with various canvases and different inks and paints. Try these craft ideas that are perfect for calligraphy enthusiasts.
Cards are the perfect choice if you’re looking for a way to flex your calligraphy skills. You can make them for all kinds of occasions, and people love to see beautiful lettering on the cards that they receive. You can use calligraphy on birthday cards, anniversary cards, Christmas cards or any other special occasion cards. The great thing about making your own cards is that you can make them say whatever you want. You don’t have to stick with the sappy Hallmark words that are found in stock cards, and you can really personalise what you write. Make unique cards that no one else can copy.
Making your own wedding stationery is one great way to save money if you’re getting married. Of course, it takes time and effort, but it’s worth it if you like crafts and you’re trying to stick to a budget. Calligraphy is ideal for your wedding stationery, giving it a touch of something special. It’s more personal and interesting than simply printing stationery in a certain font. However, calligraphy on your wedding stationery is probably best for a smaller wedding. You probably don’t want to have to do it for 200 guests, so make sure you know what you’re taking on before starting a project!
Home accessories are excellent for calligraphy too, and making something to hand on your wall is another way to make use of your skills. You might make a poster with an inspirational quote or some words that are meaningful to you. Once you’ve made your art, framing it can elevate it further. If you’re going to make some wall art, you might benefit from other materials. Using craft glue guns can allow you to put things together, from making your own frame to adding some embellishments to your calligraphy. You can hang your wall art wherever you want to so that you and anyone else can admire your handiwork.
Keeping a bullet journal is a popular choice for a lot of people who do calligraphy. Calligraphy is a lovely way to brighten up your pages and make your journaling more visual. You can use pens to add calligraphy to your bullet journal or add some watercolour calligraphy to your pages. Some pretty lettering could also be excellent for decorating the front of your journal. You can write directly on the cover of your journal or you could wrap it in paper or another material to give you a different canvas to work with.
Calligraphy on fabric and textiles can be a challenge, but it’s a brilliant way to do some interesting craft projects. You can get calligraphy pens that are designed for fabric or fabric paint pens with calligraphy tips. For a more challenging option, you could use fabric paint to paint your calligraphy design onto your chosen fabric. Some textiles might be easier than others, such as faux leather. When you can do calligraphy on fabric, you could make all kinds of things, from clothes to bags or home accessories.
Glass (or Ceramic) Painting
Another way to try out a new medium for your calligraphy is to try painting some home accessories. Painting on glass or perhaps ceramic could enable you to create some beautiful things, from mirrors and vases to mugs and plates. You can paint onto your chosen item or use pens that are suitable for the canvas you’ve chosen. Make yourself some unique items for your home or some lovely gifts for other people that are personalised for them. You could also paint on labels and add them to items like storage jars or candle holders.
Use your calligraphy to enhance your other craft projects. You can use your imagination to add to anything that you want to make with beautiful lettering.
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