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Craft Trends at CHA

The FaveCrafts team was at the Craft and Hobby Association’s Summer Conference and Trade Show last week, and we had a blast! I saw so many new and innovative craft products (some of which we’ll be giving away to you guys this year!) and met some up-and-coming craft designers. My favorite part of the show was checking out the creative booths and decorations that all of the different manufacturers had set up. I noticed a lot of trends among the booths as well.

The first trend I noticed was the prevalence of the Ikea Ung Drill frame (which I also have in my room at home!). Somehow I didn’t manage to take a picture of it at the show, but I saw it at 3 or 4 different booths! Here it is at the Hambly Screen Prints booth–I found this photo on their blog:

I saw a lot of faux flowers made from tissue paper…

…coffee filters…


…and cupcake liners! (these are from Martha Stewart. I’m drooling with excitement!)

I also saw a cool wreath from what looked like cupcake liners or maybe coffee filters from Canvas Corp:

And of course lots of pinwheels! These are from Canvas Corp as well. (Psst: you can make pinwheel hair clips with this tutorial):

You can’t write a post on craft trends without including mustaches! Hambly Screen Prints had mustache scrapbooking paper:

Hambly also had washi tape! Can you tell I loved their booth the most?

A lot of the booths had handmade garlands too, which got my wedding gears turning.

Speaking of weddings,wouldn’t these rose pomanders from the Sizzix booth look so elegant at a wedding?

The Martha Stewart set-up at the EK Success booth also had some adorable wedding crafts. I love the escort card with the teeny tiny tissue fringe.

And here’s the whole Martha area:

See those paper rosette decorations in the photo? Those were also all over the show floor! And for good reason–they’re so pretty and whimsical! This is probably my favorite photo of the bunch, from the My Mind’s Eye booth. We stopped over just to check out their awesome booth decorations!

I’ll be posting more about what I saw at the CHA trade show, so stay tuned! In the meantime, which of these is your favorite craft trend? Which are you sick of seeing?