25 Cool Crafts from the Craft and Hobby Trade Show

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:

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  • Paper Peacock 1 of 25
    Paper Peacock
    This peacock is amazing, all made with paper
    by DCWV inc.
  • DIY Playhouse Pattern 2 of 25
    DIY Playhouse Pattern
    Fun sewing pattern for a darling child's playhouse
    by Kwik Sew.
  • Eco-Friendly Fabric Fill 3 of 25
    Eco-Friendly Fabric Fill
    Sweet projects to make with eco-friendly fiber fill
    by Eco-Fi.
  • Foam Core Doll House 4 of 25
    Foam Core Doll House
    A dollhouse made with glue and foam core board
    by Elmers.
  • Mona Lisa Thread Display 5 of 25
    Mona Lisa Thread Display
    Cool display of the Mona Lisa using spools of thread
    by Coats and Clark.
  • Crafty Chica Dress-ups 6 of 25
    Crafty Chica Dress-ups
    I love this photo booth framed display, super crafty
    by Craft Chica.
  • Body Art 7 of 25
    Body Art
    Yes, her body was painted from neck to toe, awesome
    by Tulip at I Love to Create.
  • Angry Birds Display 8 of 25
    Angry Birds Display
    Styrofoam Angry Birds, these pigs never saw it comin'
    by Flora Craft.
  • Festive Ribbon 9 of 25
    Festive Ribbon
    I would love this GIANT ribbon for Angry Birds or Dr. Seuss
    by Offray.
  • Duct Tape Slap Bracelets 10 of 25
    Duct Tape Slap Bracelets
    Fun duct tape bracelets by Patti Wallenfang in her new book Just Duct Tape It!
    by Leisure Arts.
  • Friendship Bracelets 11 of 25
    Friendship Bracelets
    Remember 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 25
    Yarn Bombing with Vicki Howell
    Vicki Howell yarn bombed a whole tree at the show, so cool
    by Caron Yarn.
  • Darling Fabric Line 13 of 25
    Darling Fabric Line
    I could just eat up this new line of fabric, so sweet
    by Adorn It.
  • Paper Party with Liz Kartchner 14 of 25
    Paper Party with Liz Kartchner
    I hopped on a scooter ride with paper designer Liz Kartchner
    by American Crafts.
  • Giant Glue Dots 15 of 25
    Giant Glue Dots
    These are my new favorite supply: 1 and 2 inch glue dots
    by Glue Dots.
  • Duct Tape Dress and Suit 16 of 25
    Duct Tape Dress and Suit
    An entire outfit made all from duct tape. Would you wear this?
    by Duck Tape.
  • Tim Holtz Pizzazz 17 of 25
    Tim Holtz Pizzazz
    You 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 25
    Eco Craft Supplies for Kids
    All of their craft supplies are certified eco-friendly, perfect for kids
    by Eco Green Crafts.
  • DIY Party Supplies 19 of 25
    DIY Party Supplies
    Darling ideas for creating your next party, for a birthday or any special occasion
    by SpellBinders.
  • Martha Stewart Designs 20 of 25
    Martha Stewart Designs
    Of 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 25
    Indoor Outdoor Paper Lanterns
    With the Cricut, you can turn any location into a place of wonder
    by Provo Craft.
  • Painted Outer Space 22 of 25
    Painted Outer Space
    Create a place out of this world with these paints and products
    by Plaid.
  • Yarn is Art 23 of 25
    Yarn is Art
    I love this display, so a beautiful yarn rainbow
    by Lion Brand Yarn.
  • Tori Spelling Designs 24 of 25
    Tori Spelling Designs
    Former 90120 actress, Tori Spelling, showcasing her new line of jewelry
    by Darice.
  • Child’s Play Paper Designs 25 of 25
    Child's Play Paper Designs
    Sarah Jane Studio's new paper line, so sweet and simple
    by Making Memories.

 

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