Get Clear and Get Crafting

Get Clear and Get Crafting

5 Steps to jumpstart your craft projects this year

This is your key to making more stuff. You can choose to do all these steps in one day, or spread it out over a week, doing one step every day or two.

Step 1 – Clean Off Your Desk / Work Surface

Clear off all your working surfaces: desk, scrapbook table, workbench, painting table. Get them looking spic and span. I promise you will feel so much more prepared to tackle to rest of this week’s tasks once that is done.

Step 2 – Do a Brain Dump

Find 30 minutes to an hour, grab a sheet a paper or your favourite notebook and a pen. Now empty that long list of craft projects you want to tackle out of your head.

Step 3 – Prioritize

Go through and assign each item to a different category. Choose whatever makes sense for you.

Now choose a different colour highlighter or pen for each category, and go through and highlight or underline each item as you see fit.

Step 4 – Plan your attack

Now that everything is categorized, you can make a plan to get things done. I like to go through category by category. Have your planner, bullet journal or other planning system on hand. As you go through the list decide when you will make/finish the project. Also decide if you will continue, or abandon any projects.

And that’s it! Now your brain should be relatively clear, and you can proceed calmly. Now you can take the first step to moving forward with your actual craft projects.

Step 5 – Organise and Gather Supplies

Hurray, you did it!

Now that you have a plan it’s time to get crafting! But first, take some time to organise and gather the supplies you need for the projects you’ll be working on in the short and medium term.

To help plan out bigger projects here’s a printable craft project planning sheet. It’s sized to print out letter size, but you can also print it at A4 or A5. Or use the project pages in your craft notebook or Craft Planner. You can also get the printable 365 Days of Making Planner.

If you feel a bit daunted by having to sort out your supplies, this blog post might help!

Need more help?

Sign up for the e-mail class to work on this step by step over 10 days.

You can also get help and support throughout this process in the Multipassionate Crafters’ Planning Circle as a member of The Stoop, The Couch or The Kitchen Table. This includes worksheets and video support from me.

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