National Handmade Day lands on April 3 this year. It seems like there’s a day for everything, but this is a truly fun one to celebrate! Here are some of our picks for the best handmade crafts and decor ideas to help you make a truly unique, one-of-a-kind statement in your home. You'll support artisans, craftspeople, artists, and small businesses at the same time.
- Accessorize your home with handmade pottery from Paper & Clay.
- Show your personality before they even walk in the door with these personalized welcome mats.
- Removable wallpaper allows you to express yourself without making a big commitment.
- When you purchase handmade furniture, you’re buying something unique, supporting independent craftspeople, and investing in a family heirloom you can pass down to the next generation.
- Handmade quilts are always a good choice because there are limitless styles and options, whatever your taste and budget.
- Handmade pottery is a way to add personality and depth to your home decor.
- No list of handmade home decor would be complete without mentioning original artwork. Art is no longer just for museums and the wealthy; custom art is now available to the masses in every style and price point. Artfinder and Saatchiart are great places to start shopping for original artwork, where prices start at just $25.
- Why not add some handcrafted flair when you host your next gathering? From personalized cocktail napkins and handmade cutting boards, to handmade recipe cards and even mongrammed ice buckets, you’re sure to find the perfect finishing touch to make a statement at your next party. (These items also make thoughtful wedding and anniversary gifts, too!)
- Personalized stationery is always a nice touch that any recipient would enjoy and appreciate.
This is just a small sampling of the handmade offerings available online, and there’s a world of possibilities on the web when shopping for handcrafted home decor. Get inspired by visiting popular destinations like Etsy, Novica, which helps provide livable wages to artisans around the world, or Minted, where art is crowdsourced to help emerging artists reach a broader audience. Even Crate & Barrel has jumped on the handmade decor bandwagon these days.
But don’t just shop online: there are local artisans in every community who sell one-of-a-kind items you won’t find in the big box stores, and the thrill of the hunt is part of the fun. We’re spoiled for choice when it comes to handcrafted items for the home, so all you need to do is bring is your imagination when shopping for handmade items.
Our homes reflect our personalities and lifestyles – full of memories and treasured items from the past, as well as new pieces that can become future heirlooms. As a homeowner, you know that if there’s one thing you can expect, it’s the unexpected. That’s why American Home Shield exists. We’re here for you. As a member, you know your budget, your time, and let’s be honest, your sanity, are covered.
Our plans can help you get ahead of household problems before they ever occur so you can enjoy your home and create new memories. We help protect your budget against breakdowns of home systems and appliances. A home warranty protects our homes and memories for peace of mind, which leaves you with more time to discover your favorite handmade items!