Making your own country crafts can be a lot simpler than you may think. For example, by having some very basic knowledge of what types of details make something have a country feel, you can turn virtually any craft into a country craft. The first step to turning something into a country craft is to have an understanding of the characteristics that an item has that will characterize that item as belonging to the country style. Of course there are no rules when it comes to craft making and you can judge for yourself what you think would and would not evoke the feelings that are associated with country crafts. Making your own country crafts is really a matter of taking something that you already have or that you can buy from the store, and giving it a new look. Here are some examples of how you can apply this concept:
Garden shovel painting
Take something rustic, like a garden shovel and give it a new life in order to turn it into a country craft. For this country craft, all that you need is an old (or new) garden shovel. Simply paint the metal portion of the shovel with whatever design you like. You can make this a seasonal craft by paining snowmen on the shovel or making you paining coordinate with a certain holiday. You can be creative with how you give your shovel painting the country look that you are going for. Adding a ribbon to the handle of the shovel or including three dimensional objects like pine cones or plants, can also add to the organic feel of the piece.
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