Papercrafting has become such a versatile craft. There’s so many different options for makers, whether its quilling, origami, die-cutting, cardmaking or creating unique home décor pieces. We’ve seen the key high street trends from 2017 influencing many of the craft and papercraft trends from this year. It’s set to be the same in 2018, with some of the forecasted retail trends to make a big impact on the papercraft world.
Creative Design Team Leader Debi Potter has been looking at the new trends forecasted for 2018. The trends range from simplistic Scandi style to lots of fun metallic, glittery elements adding a bit of extra glamour to papercrafting.
These key papercraft trends will feature in 2018:
Papercraft flowers have been increasing in popularity over the last few years, especially with brides choosing everlasting bouquets as a memory keep-sake of the big day. The flowers can be achieved through hand or die-cutting, and are every bit as delicate and eye-catching as the real counterparts. Paper Flowers have an added advantage of being an ever-lasting memento of the special day.
Personalisation is going to continue as a key trend across multiple crafts, including papercraft. Home decor pieces and gifts with added personal touches are inexpensive but unique pieces that can be treasured. Whether it’s adding someone’s name or a personal sentiment, it can turn an everyday item into something really special.
Next year’s colour schemes are going to be heavily influenced by the high street trends forecasted for 2018. The key colour trend for 2018 will be combining pastel tones with metallic and glitter elements to create projects. The trend for all things sparkly is set to carry on throughout 2018 which will heavily influence the hard craft industry. There’s also been a notable shift in colours as the seasons have changed. Colour schemes are becoming much more neutral and muted as we come into the Winter Season, which has been heavily influenced by the latest trend for Scandi home décor.
Scandinavian style has had a bit of a revival in home décor trends recently with its stylish simplicity. We’re likely to see the style impact papercraft trends for handmade home décor pieces, cardmaking and gift wrap. Scandi style adds a simplistic and natural element to crafter’s projects.
Geometrics seem to be standing the test of time in the papercraft industry! We’re seeing the popularity of the unusual shapes rise as people look to add handmade decorations to their homes. Boxes and gift wrapping have become more interesting with angular shapes in hexagons and stars. Geometric papers have also been adding a fresh detail to projects. The detailed patterns give a textured element to projects which can be enhanced with metallic tones.
Printed Gift Wrapping
Adding a personalised element to a gift can make the recipient feel really appreciated by the efforts made! We’ve been loving the trend for single prints on natural papers using a handmade or rubber stamp.
The craft industry is in a really exciting time of late. People are becoming more and more involved in crafting as a hobby. I’m really looking forward to seeing the amazing papercraft projects the craft community create. Whether its simplistic Scandi themed home décor pieces or bright and glittery papercraft creations.
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