Every year we adore seeing new craft trends at the Creativation show. It’s wonderful to get an insider’s look at what new projects and motifs are up and coming! We love sharing what’s new with our readers. Here are some of the popular trending crafts from Creativation 2018.
Birds of Paradise, especially Toucans
Toucans and other tropical birds were everywhere at Creativation this year! There was a cute toucan make and take, and I saw toucan paper, fabric, and other crafts with toucans at the show.
Flamingos and Pineapples
Speaking of birds of paradise, flamingos are still hip. In fact, flamingo crafts were everywhere at the show! If you’re pairing flamingos and pineapples, you’re especially on trend.
- Flamingo Mobile
- Flashy DIY Flamingo Costume
- Plastic Canvas Flamingo Pin
- Pink Flamingo Knit Dishcloth
See that beautiful “how about them pineapples” photo above? That text is written on a letterboard, and letterboards were everywhere.
At first we thought we were seeing so many cacti because Creativation is held in Arizona, but as it turns out, the humble cactus is trending. Perhaps cactus is the new succulent?
- DIY Clay Cactus Ring Holder
- Cactus Paper Craft Wall Art
- Free Cactus Crochet Pattern
- Cactus Shrinky Dink Pins
- Cute Cactus “Can’t Touch This” Embroidery
- Pretty Painted Cacti
Hygge became hip in 2016 and it continues to be popular! Red Heart released a new line of hygge yarns, and comfy and cozy products were abundant.
Check out our collection of 27 Hygge Crafts.
It’s true: pom poms are here to stay. There was plenty of pom pom rick rack, ribbon, and other pom pom details on knit and crocheted projects. The Craft Yarn Council made pom poms at their booth this year, too.
Explore our eBook of pom pom and tassel ideas: 5 Easy Tassel Crafts and DIY Pom Pom Projects.
Last but not least…
Llamas abounded at the show this year! They were on cards, printed on paper, embroidered for home decor, and sewn into cute little plushies.
- Lil’ Llama DIY Ornament
- Llama Mama Printable Embroidery Patterns
- Fun and Easy to Crochet Llama Hat / Beanie
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