This year’s Christmas craft trends include everything from the trusted traditional colour schemes to the craze for everything Nordic! We’ve looked at some of the key Christmas trends for crafters in 2017:
The colour themes
There will be a selection of colour themes set to influence the Christmas market for 2017. Hobbycraft’s article on a successful Christmas identified the traditional colour scheme to be a strong influence for this year, with Tartan proving a popular pattern of choice. Alongside this is the ever-popular golds and brasses which will be making a strong impact for 2017.
On the opposite side to these traditional schemes, the Nordic trend will drive a wave of neutrals to Christmas 2017. Here’s our mood board for everything Nordic this Christmas:
Christmas Decoration trends
Last year’s Christmas decorations were heavily inspired by the trend for all things Hygge. But this year, the themes seems to be taking on a Nordic trend. The soft tones, straight lines and metallic elements are common amongst Nordic design. This year’s ‘greenery’ obsession is working its way in too, with heavy elements of greenery being included in a lot of Christmas decorations for 2017.
Geometrics are also set to be a popular trend for 2017. Strong lines and geometric shapes, like stars and gems, are set to feature heavily in decoration design. Our latest 3-D die shape the Sizzix Thinlits Plus Die – Star Box has been inspired by this predicated trend for Christmas 2017.
The key cardmaking trends for 2017 are set to include a heavy influence from shimmers, sparkles and metallic elements. Foiling is set to be a key making skill this Christmas alongside strong colour palettes and heaps of Glitter.
The Nordic trend is also going to transfer across to cardmaking for this Christmas. Craft Business’ article on Christmas cardmaking trends stated that natural materials like wood and twine paired with elements of greenery will be a key card design theme.
One of this year’s Christmas craft trends is to take an unusual road, with pom-poms, flamingos and bright pastel colours. The inspiration will be from the tropical craze that became popular this summer with crafters and retailers alike.