The Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) hosts a bi-annual trade show for all the crafty brands to come and showcase their best supplies and products. I had the chance to head to LA last month to check it all out. Ahhh, palm trees… big change from Seattle’s gray skies!
While I was there, I also was invited to participate in a book signing for my kids craft book: Make and Takes for Kids. It was so fun to be a part of the show!
But the real star of the show is all the amazing crafts. The companies really strut their stuff to showcase what’s new and innovative for the coming year. They decorate their booths with such amazing creativity. I’m so impressed and inspired by all the amazing ideas.
Here are 25 really cool crafts showcased at CHA:
Paper Peacock 1 of 25This peacock is amazing, all made with paper
by DCWV inc.
DIY Playhouse Pattern 2 of 25Fun sewing pattern for a darling child's playhouse
by Kwik Sew.
Eco-Friendly Fabric Fill 3 of 25Sweet projects to make with eco-friendly fiber fill
Foam Core Doll House 4 of 25A dollhouse made with glue and foam core board
Mona Lisa Thread Display 5 of 25Cool display of the Mona Lisa using spools of thread
by Coats and Clark.
Crafty Chica Dress-ups 6 of 25I love this photo booth framed display, super crafty
by Craft Chica.
Body Art 7 of 25Yes, her body was painted from neck to toe, awesome
by Tulip at I Love to Create.
Angry Birds Display 8 of 25Styrofoam Angry Birds, these pigs never saw it comin'
by Flora Craft.
Festive Ribbon 9 of 25I would love this GIANT ribbon for Angry Birds or Dr. Seuss
Duct Tape Slap Bracelets 10 of 25Fun duct tape bracelets by Patti Wallenfang in her new book Just Duct Tape It!
by Leisure Arts.
Friendship Bracelets 11 of 25Remember these? Now there's a tool to help you thread them easier using DMC thread and this
friendship bracelet maker by Choose Friendship.
Yarn Bombing with Vicki Howell 12 of 25Vicki Howell yarn bombed a whole tree at the show, so cool
by Caron Yarn.
Darling Fabric Line 13 of 25I could just eat up this new line of fabric, so sweet
by Adorn It.
Paper Party with Liz Kartchner 14 of 25I hopped on a scooter ride with paper designer Liz Kartchner
by American Crafts.
Giant Glue Dots 15 of 25These are my new favorite supply: 1 and 2 inch glue dots
by Glue Dots.
Duct Tape Dress and Suit 16 of 25An entire outfit made all from duct tape. Would you wear this?
by Duck Tape.
Tim Holtz Pizzazz 17 of 25You can hardly see what they are making, the line was sooooo long to create Tim's locket necklace
by Tim Holtz.
Eco Craft Supplies for Kids 18 of 25All of their craft supplies are certified eco-friendly, perfect for kids
by Eco Green Crafts.
DIY Party Supplies 19 of 25Darling ideas for creating your next party, for a birthday or any special occasion
Martha Stewart Designs 20 of 25Of course the lovely and simple designs of Martha Stewart, she has a new fun clay product as well
by Ek Success Brands.
Indoor Outdoor Paper Lanterns 21 of 25With the Cricut, you can turn any location into a place of wonder
by Provo Craft.
Painted Outer Space 22 of 25Create a place out of this world with these paints and products
Yarn is Art 23 of 25I love this display, so a beautiful yarn rainbow
by Lion Brand Yarn.
Tori Spelling Designs 24 of 25Former 90120 actress, Tori Spelling, showcasing her new line of jewelry
Child’s Play Paper Designs 25 of 25Sarah Jane Studio's new paper line, so sweet and simple
by Making Memories.