If you’re the kind of person who finds themselves surrounded by creative people, from artists to photographers and writers, but aren't creative yourself, it can be a little intimidating. But the key to impressing them lies in finding your own version of creativity. There are so many activities that can get your creative juices flowing - you just haven’t found the right one yet. Here are some of the top ways to impress your creative friends - even if you’re a beginner in the world of fashion, art or music.

Try your hand at painting

They say art is all subjective right? That means you can’t possibly do it wrong! You could try your hand at abstract art because even if it doesn’t go exactly as you plan, it’ll still look impressive to even the most creative people.

There’s also an easy and reliable way to impress your creative friends with art - with a paint by numbers masterpiece. These fun and simple art activities will guarantee a pretty picture - and it’s up to you whether you tell them your secrets or not!

Personalize your clothes

Customizing your own wardrobe is a lot easier than you think. Even if you have no experience with textiles, you don’t always need it. You can easily crop your own shirts and jeans by simply cutting your garments and leaving them as they are for a raw, edgy finish. Or you can learn to do a simple stitch from Youtube and before you know it you’ll be creating bespoke creations for you and your friends.

Making alterations to your clothes isn’t the only thing you can do. Adding patterns and colour to your wardrobe is a surefire way to create individual pieces that will impress your creative friends. Whether it’s a home tie-dye project or drawing onto plain shirts with fabric pens, you can show some flair with what you wear with ease.

Try making your own designs

Creativity doesn’t just lie in drawing or writing. You can show true creativity by linking together different elements to create completely new concepts. Montaging and mixed media design is great for those who aren’t natural artists but want to experiment with different mediums. The great part about this is that you don’t need to create the content but piece it together in a fresh new way to create your own art.

DIY your presents

Forget Etsy, if you want to give a handmade present to the creative person in your life, then you can do it yourself. Any of the ideas that we’ve covered already would be awesome gift ideas, but there are also the following possibilities that will give you some guidance along the way:
  • Paint a plant pot, mug or bowl for them at a pottery workshop
  • Take an art class and give them whatever you draw
  • Bake them some treats following a recipe

You can go one step further by making your own card and tag to go with it, for a personal touch and creative flair that will impress your creative friends.

Creativity doesn’t come naturally to everyone, but it doesn’t mean you can’t be creative or make creative items. Try these activities and you’ll be sure to impress your friends.