Crafting for Good Blog

Crafting for good is about helping yourself and others through creativity.

Visiting this site and purchases from our not-for-profit shop all help our community work...we call it Robin Hood crafting; those that can, helping those that can't.

Subsidised Group Art Therapy in Wakefield

At Crafting4Good CIC our overall aim is to promote positive wellbeing and mental health.

group art therapy wakefield

Therefore, we are proud that we're able to provide subsidised group Art Therapy sessions in the community, with a registered Art Therapist over 6 weeks, starting September 2019.

We can subsidise the cost of the 6 week course through income generated from sales of our printable downloads and donated craft supplies in our new Creative Hub. In addition, we have been supported by Eastmoor Community Project who have funded the room hire at St Swithun's Community Centre.

Whilst we would like to offer free places, as a starting point we have been able to subsidise the 6 sessions so that attendees only have to contribute either £10 or £5 (unwaged) per session. This is required in advance so we an ensure commitment to the group over the full 6 weeks.

At the time of writing there are still a couple of places left for Monday's start date - take a look at our Group Art Therapy Course for further information and to book your place.

Card Making Tutorials

Card making tutorials for our card making downloads: printables with purpose and where society profits

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Craft Ideas to Sell

Looking for craft ideas to sell? Use our papercraft kits and help yourself and a good cause at the same time!

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Social Impact from Crafting4Good CIC

Social impact in various ways through our not-for-profit craft company, and how you can help too.

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Make a Shop Window Card

Shop Window Cards are brilliant - a whole host of goodies on display inside a shop window, making a pretty unique greeting card.

printable shop window card

Download A Printable Kit

To make one of these sweet greeting cards, just download our complete kit, print as many times as you need - you can even Sell What You Make - and then get the scissors and glue out to make it up.

We have various printable Shop Window Cards in our store but the one shown here is the Beautiful Cafe Shop Window Card.

beautiful cafe shop window card

You can also find a shop window card template for designing your own - and yes you can sell them as printables too!

Crafting for Good: printables, community work & volunteering

We sell creative printables to help fund our community work helping people enjoy creative wellbeing: download our printable greeting cards and papercraft kits knowing that, as a not-for-profit social enterprise, your money is supporting a social cause.

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Card Making Supplies - The Paperbox

Why our social enterprise is happy to recommend The Paperbox for card making supplies and wedding DIY

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Nursing Home Activities & Activity Coordinators

How creativity in nursing home activities and the role of the Activity Coordinator can be made easier for the benefit of everyone

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Weaving The Unremembered

Weaving used to remember The Unremembered from our World War 1 project with Big Ideas

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Video Card Making Tutorials

Video card making tutorials to go with our printables, from ArdaCards

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New Rectangle Pop Up Box Cards for Christmas

Everything you love about Pop Up Box cards but now with more space to display fabulous scenes - here's what you get inside a kit and a link to the new downloads for Christmas.

Pop Up Box Card Printables for Instant Download

Funders of Crafting4Good CIC

Read about our funders who have helped Crafting4Good CIC get off the ground and develop our social enterprise

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Pink Pig Donation

Today we had the pleasure of meeting two ladies from Pink Pig International when they brought us some boxes of offcuts AND some lovely black scrapbooks suitable for our Unremembered project.

I haven't had a chance to look inside the boxes yet but there were some lovely colourful bags of papers too - they handmake a huge range of scrapbooks, notebooks, watercolour and sketchbooks just down the road from us.

I'll be writing more once we've had a delve into the goodies but the reason we are excited to work with them is their use of paper which is sourced sustainably or recycled where possible, and the fact that they clearly try to minimise their waste by distributing it to local schools, and now us.

Click Through to See What Pink Pig Make
(including personalised covers!)
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The Unremembered: Labour Corps Project

Our community project commemorating those in the Labour Corps during World War 1

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October Birth Flower Printables

Just added to our store, these fabulous October birth flower printables feature the autumn tones of the Calendula flower and elegant Opal gemstone.  This combo bundle from Anni Arts includes over 50 printable pages in 11 digital kits, listed below - that's PLUS you can Sell What You Make if you're a craft seller or charity fundraiser*  

Aren't these teacup cradle cards just gorgeous!

October Birth Flower Printables for Instant Download

  1. 3D Teacup, Saucer and Spoon Set
  2. 3D Mug and Latte Spoon Set
  3. Cradle Teacup, Envelope & Tea Bag Packet
  4. Tall Boot Card, Special Envelope & Layers
  5. Handbag Gift Packet & Layers
  6. Truffle / Gift Boxes
  7. Cupcake Wraps & Toppers
  8. Chocolate Bar Wrappers Set
  9. Quick Print Card Making Kit, Elements & Envelope
  10. 4 Coordinating Pages in Pastel Geo Patterns
  11. Bonus printable borders and tags

File Size:  46MB

*Please note Anni Arts printables cannot be used as group activities without permission from Anni Arts, please contact us if you need to use them in group settings.  You are still OK to make and sell them as an individual on behalf of a community group or organisation.