This month the winners were announced of “Craft Room of your Dreams Contest” we sponsored on Pinterest.
We had entries from all over the crafting community – knitters, sewers, jewelry designers, mosaic artists, scrapbookers.
To enter our contest, people had to had to pin 20 images of anything they would like to have in their craft room – furniture, supplies, storage solutions, etc. The Pinterest boards titled My Craft Room Ideas has many of the boards of our contestants, in case you want to see what types of products are popular.
Most people got carried away (Pinterest does that to people ) and pinned much more than 20 images for their dream craft room.
They also had to pin 5 images of their favorite items from Mannequin Madness.
It was on Pinterest that we discovered just how popular mannequin products are throughout the crafting community, many of which can be seen on our Craft Room Ideas and Designs board.
Below are the top 10 items that crafters selected from our website. Most of the items were functional AND decorative.
1 Life Size Wire Dress Forms -Wire dress forms are popular because they can be used as storage for ribbon or balls of yarn.
2 Miniature Dress Forms - these are popular for displaying jewelry or to use as a pincushion. Many buy them as a canvas which they decorate with fake flowers or beads and turn the form into a centerpiece for a party.
3 Mannequin Hands - all the different styles of mannequin hands we sell are popular with crafters. While most use them to display jewelry, others display them as decorative art piece which reminds them of the joy of making things by hand.
4 Mannequin Heads - another item where crafters pinned a range of styles of our mannequin heads – realistic, vintage, futuristic, styrofoam. They use the heads to display jewelry, hats, scarves and some use the heads as a canvas to paint on.
5 Eco Friendly Jewelry Forms Our jewelry forms that are made out of natural fibers are twice as popular selling as the traditional jewelry forms made out of leather or velvet. Perhaps it is because their organic nature, make them look attractive – with or without jewelry on.
6 Room Divider- Our mannequin themed room dividers are another decorative, yet functional item. They can be used to conceal clutter, create an instant dressing room when clients come over to try on garments or to separate the crafting area from the rest of a room.
7 Sewing Dress forms, while the obvious choice for clothing designers, at lot of people like dress forms for purely decorative reasons. They might display jewelry or belts on them, or simply leave them as is.
8 Adjustable Dress Form Pads – crafters who sew, frequently purchase our Fabulous Fit Adjustable Pads so they can customize a dress form to their exact measurements. One set of pads allows you go increase a form by three dress sizes. We sell small, medium and extra large pads.
10 Art Posters – we have an affiliation with Art.com and they have a variety of wall art images that appeal to crafters.
Whether it is fashion themed images or inspirational quotes or pictures of nature, every craft room seems to have interesting art on the wall.