The Perfect Gift for the Crafter on Your List: Crafty E-Courses

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I’m one of those crafters who likes a little bit of everything. One day I might be baking, the next I am crocheting, and all the while my paint is drying on something else. I’m not alone. What do you get a person like me on your holiday list? Might I suggest online craft classes? Yyou can get them for anyone, anywhere -- as long as they have an internet connection they are good to go.

 

 

 

I’m one of those crafters who likes a little bit of everything. One day I might be baking, the next I am crocheting, and all the while my paint is drying on something else. I’m not alone. What do you get a person like me on your holiday list? Might I suggest online craft classes? Yyou can get them for anyone, anywhere -- as long as they have an internet connection they are good to go.

There is a class out there for just about anyone with any creative interest. Digital scrapbooking, sewing, cooking, art journaling -- whatever medium the crafter on your list is interested in exploring, there is a class for it.

Sites With All Kinds of Crafts

 

Craftsy

Craftsy

Let’s say you are not exactly sure what kind of class said crafter would like: A gift certificate to somewhere like Craftsy or Creative Bug is a safe bet. On Craftsy, you can learn to crochet with Vickie Howell, make jewelry with Kate Richbourg or have fun felting with Betz White. They even have food crafting and gardening classes. You buy each class individually. A dream come true for an ADD crafter like myself.

Creative Bug

Creative Bug

Creative Bug, much like Craftsy, is busting at the seams with creative classes. They even have classes that will teach you how to repair said busted seam. With Creative Bug you buy various levels of monthly membership plans and from there you can take as many classes as you want. Pattern Making with Cal Patch, Wood Rings with Rad Megan and Photo Booth backdrops with the gals from Hello Lucky all sound amazing -- with so many choices, you could be a regular Martha Stewart after a few months of taking classes.

A Beautiful Mess

A Beautiful Mess

A Beautiful Mess has several different fabulous-looking classes. If you have not heard of Elsie and Emma, pop over and join the cult. They cook, craft, and are beyond cute. Their blog is wildly successful, and in their e-course Blog Love, they share a few tricks about how to make your own blog more successful. The sisters not only have a successful blog they also have a clothing line and store front. In their class Dream Job, you can learn how to take your hobby to the next level -- and maybe get to eventually tell your boss and pantyhose to take this job and shove it.

Next page: Photography and Scrapbooking

Photography and Scrapbooking

Let’s say last Christmas you got the crafter/blogger/Etsy store owner in your life a new camera. Did you leave them high and dry with the manual and a pipe dream of how their photographs were going to be instantly re-pinned everywhere? Having lush photographs takes work. Might I recommend a photography class from Nicole’s Classes? There are several to choose from, including those that specialize in photographing food and children. Once your pictures are taken a photographer’s work is not done yet. Pop over to the Texas Chicks blog and select a class about how to edit your photographs in Photoshop or Lightroom. They also have classes that help shed some light on photo actions.

Now that you have made a gorgeous craft and photographed it -- what next? Why not make it into a fun digital scrapbook page? Jessica Sprague has everything you need to get started in the world of digital scrap booking. She sells some of my favorite digital downloads and the online classes to learn how to use them. A gift certificate here is a complete gift that can take your crafter from start to finish of a project. Depending on your style Two Peas in a Bucket also has a wide variety of tempting classes.

Next page: Drawing, Painting and Beyond

Drawing and Painting (and Beyond)

I always envy the creative freedom art journalers seem to have. I see the messy yet beautiful pages they create with layer upon layer of pens, paints and stamps and think to myself if I tried that it would look like a kids craft project. My creative doodle guru Traci Buatista has oodles of online classes to choose from. Many of these classes are self guided and include a downloadable workbook. Learn how to draw Traci’s distinct stylized faces in her Fashionista class, the Graffiti Bouquet class teaches how to draw flowers with a funky edge and then there are of course various courses to get you started on your journey art journaling.

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