This Trends Report is brought to you by the AFCI Trends Committee
The Association For Creative Industries (AFCI) Trends Committee is always on the lookout for creative trends to keep your business in the know about what’s popular on the Internet and with crafters, makers and DIYers. Here are the current trends we are seeing.
1. Lighted Christmas trees
Submitted by Kathy Cano-Murillo, CraftyChica.com
This holiday season you’ll see these vintage style trees, reminiscent of the one Grandma used to have. You can purchase them in retail outlets or better yet, make your own version at a paint your own pottery studio. The motif is also used in illustrations, jewelry, wall art and more!
Mr. Christmas Ceramic Christmas Tree Figurine at Target
Submitted by Debra Quartermain, DebraQuartermain.com
The Llama icon trend continues with the fun “No Prob-llama” and “No Drama Llama” sayings on everything from pillows to signs. Images appear in holiday gift wrap, party decor and housewares. Of course the creative world is filled with adorable stuffies, ornaments and pillows. Expect to see many llamas wearing holiday attire this season!
Photo credit: Debra Quartermain, DebraQuartermain.com
Happy Llamakah Card from Paper Source
3. Pa rum pum pom pom
Submitted by Jennifer Priest, Smart Fun DIY
Pom pom crafts and felt ball crafts are everywhere this holiday season! Pom pom garlands, trees and ornaments are showing up as holiday décor. With multiple pom pom maker tools to choose from, crafters can make pom poms in any size to DIY their own pom pom holiday decor. Looking for a trendy gift? Pom pom scarfs, pom pom edged blankets, pom pom wall hangings, and pom pom keychains are on point.
Pom Pom Christmas Tree found at Hobby Lobby
DIY Ice Cream Cone Ornaments by Jennifer Priest, Smart Fun DIY