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11 Stages Every New Crafter Goes Through

See it. Like it. Make it already!

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1. Curiosity

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Seeing something in a magazine, book or on a website that you want to recreate.

2. Confidence

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Deciding you can totally make this yourself! This will be a cakewalk.

3. Excitement

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Time to go shopping for all the things!!! Michael's won't know what hit it.

4. Anxiety

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Getting everything home and realizing you may be in over your head.

5. Confusion

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Finding a tutorial and having no idea where to even start, even though it is numbered.

6. Pain and/or Despair

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Because nothing hurts like a hot glue gun burn, except for the 10 more that will inevitably follow.

7. Disdain

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Usually directed at anyone who asks you how the project is going.

8. Surrender

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Okay this is hard and the worst! Just give up.

But then your inner Martha chimes in

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Ugh, why is she always right?

9. Rejuvenation

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You get your second wind! All the pieces start to fit together and actually look like something.

10. Utter Jubilation

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Oh snap! This totally looks like the picture!

11. Victory

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You did it - whether it's a painting, something to wear, or a gift, you have officially created something! Be proud!

Check out some other crafters and makers who stuck with it and were awarded for their efforts. Maybe one day this will be you!
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Check out some other crafters and makers who stuck with it and were awarded for their efforts. Maybe one day this will be you!

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