While March might mark the beginning of a new season and spark some serious pre-Easter excitement (particularly for the kids!), it also serves as the official National Make It Month.
To celebrate the crafty event, and the way that craft brings people together, we asked the editors of Take 5 and Woman's Day about their upcoming passion projects and the inspiration behind their creations.
Passion project: Festive bunny ears
Kate Kirsten, Take 5 Deputy Editor
When it comes to passion projects, Kate Kirsten describes herself as 'old-school' and loves to task herself with craft creations she can really sink her teeth into. However, the Take 5 deputy editor is also a mother of two, so despite her ambitions for large-scale projects, her busy role often requires her to take advantage of shortcuts where possible.
With Easter just around the corner, Kate decided to head down to her local Spotlight, grab some festive crafting supplies and create decorative bunny ears for the occasion. The inspiration behind the project was to create something that her children would enjoy making and something they would also enjoy wearing.
"They won't be wearing bunny ears for much longer, so I'm making the most of it while it lasts," she jokes.
Passion project: Sculpey earrings
Kristie Lau, Woman's Day Lifestyle Director
Always on the lookout for new ways to be inspired — scrolling her Instagram feed and strolling through parks are her go to — Kristie Lau is using Make It Month as an excuse to bring her inspirations to life in a passion project she can completely obsess over.
Despite not being the most craft-savvy person, Kristie's role as Lifestyle Director at Woman's Day requires her to look at craft projects all the time. In staying true to her eclectic and of-the-moment style, whilst also taking into consideration her skill-set, she decided on crafting together easy-to-make sculpted earrings that she could gift to her bridesmaids.
"I'm getting married soon, so I wanted to gift my bridesmaids with something that had a personal edge," she said. "I loved the idea of sculpted earrings as I can make them whatever I want them to be!"
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