Benetta Strydom


Benetta Strydom

Benetta Strydom

Benetta Strydom is from Pretoria, South Africa. By day, she is a remedial therapist at a local high school, and by night she is an avid crafter. She enjoys experimenting with different craft media and has also taken art classes for a few years. Apart from FaveCrafts, her work has been featured on ThriftyFun, Better Budgeting, AllFreeCrafts, SWRI magazine and Hearts of the Country magazine.

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Craft Projects for Fall

A Kiss of Fall Topiary

It's no wonder so many crafters fall head over heels for autumn. With warm colors, crinkly leaves, and pumpkin spice galore, fall is every best part of crafting put into one. That's why Benetta has created this stellar collection of fall-friendly DIY crafts just for you!

Learn how to deck your home in autumn flair with such delightful decorations as the A Kiss of Fall Topiary (shown). You can display this piece and more on your mantle, using rustic materials like real tree twigs and acorns.

Whether you're hosting Thanksgiving and want to do up your table or you want to celebrate changing leaf colors with a festive cinnamon-scented wreath, these fall crafts are for you. Find a piece to make for every week of the season with this red-, orange-, and yellow-colored collection!

Springtime Crafts

Hoppy Easter Clay Pot Centerpiece

Spring into spring with the most colorful, joyful, and adorable projects around! Incorporate bright pinks, soft yellows, and sky blues into your home decor with these spring-themed pieces. Your guests won't be able to resist a smile when they see these crafts decorating your home.

Make this Easter extra springy with bunny-friendly crafts like the Hoppy Easter Clay Pot Centerpiece (shown). This tableside masterpiece—made with a terra cotta pot, speckled chocolate eggs, and rosy painted twine—is just what you need to display your Easter Bunny treats.

This collection isn't just for Easter, though. Celebrate your blossoming garden with floral wreaths, trays, and even clothing. Everyone will be impressed by your colorful home decor, but they'll have no idea that it's all homemade.

Whether you're decorating for spring's brightest holiday or just for the season, this springtime craft collection has a piece for you. Ring in your blooms the right way with Benetta's spring projects.

Summertime Crafts

By the Sea Potpourri Jar

Seashell lovers agree: summer is the best season for crafting. Benetta knows this to be true and channels her beachside zen in this sunny collection of summertime crafts.

Make your home feel like a beach house with nautical marvels like picture frames, decorative cubes, and even centerpieces. This list even includes a By the Sea Potpourri Jar (shown) that is decorated with seashells and a soft glitter finish.

Bring your whole family into the decorative fun by collecting seashells together. Your kids will have a blast on beach days with their own excavating buckets. They'll feel extra proud to see their neat finds decorating the house.

From cute bugs to sunny vibes to fresh summer fruit, this craft collection is inspired by the best parts of the season. Kick back and relax with these summery pieces.

Wedding Crafts

Romantic Vintage Wedding Favor

Who doesn't love weddings? Full of love, happiness, and glitz, this special day should make the newlyweds' dreams come true! Benetta has assembled her favorite wedding crafts, from centerpieces to party favors, so that your wedding day can be something you'll remember forever.

Customize your party favors to match your wedding theme with projects like the Romantic Vintage Wedding Favor (shown). This project is made with an easily attached printable image and has a rustic feel that every couple wants on their wedding day. Fill the jar with honey or homemade jam, and you won't have to break the bank giving your guests a good time.

You can even add your personal flair to each party table using only upcycled materials, like old wine bottles. The budgeting bride can make any wedding dream her reality with these simple projects. The best part? They'll save hundreds that you can spend on your honeymoon!

Free Paper Crafts

3D Garden Card

Paper is so many crafters' favorite medium for a reason. Inexpensive, colorful, and easy to manipulate, paper crafting is the perfect way to destress and to make something you can send to your loved ones.

Bring your card-making skill to the next level by adding new depth to your paper projects. Designs like the 3D Garden Card (shown) uses 3-D self-adhesive foam squares to make a pansy literally blooming off the page. Pieces like this will look store-bought, but they'll have the personalized touch of your favorite crafts.

No matter the occasion, from Valentine's Day to summer party invitations, this collection of paper crafts has a card you will adore. Whoever receives these handmade beauties will be sure to feel extra love, and they won't be able to resist putting them on display!

DIY Frames and Wall Decor

Curvy Girl Power Frame

The best part about having your own space is that you get to decorate it however you want! Benetta knows the joys of making your home personally yours, so she's assembled her favorite pieces of home decor for you to make and personalize! 

Put your favorite pictures on display the right way with frames you can make yourself. You can even add dimension to your framework masterpieces using tutorials like the Curvy Girl Power Frame (shown). This project upcycles old frames into professional-looking pieces at a fraction of the cost!

Giving your house a facelift doesn't have to cost you a fortune with these crafts. Use vintage, thrifted, and budget materials to make wall art, picture frames, and even clocks your whole family will adore. From sleek, modern styles to floral whimsy, this collection has a piece of home decor for every style.

More Craft Projects from Benetta

Chirp and Tweet Baby Jacket

Thought the list was over? Think again! Benetta has many more free crafting tutorials to share with you. You can make coasters, flower fairies, trinket boxes, and more with these whimsical finds.

Gifting has never been easier than with this adorable list of crafting projects. Make a vintage money box for an aspiring financial whiz or a floral mini gift bag to wrap up your friends' favorite treats in style. You can even add glitz to a popcorn tin so that you can make a gift basket that will have any movie-lover in stitches.

This collection even includes handmade clothes that you can customize to please any fashionista on a budget. Learn how to tie-dye anything from shirts to socks, or even make the cutest baby jacket you've ever seen: the Chirp and Tweet Baby Jacket (shown).

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