Think crafting is just for kids? Think again! Why should our little ones have all the fun when it comes to getting messy making things? Adults can benefit just as much from putting their hands to something new. It’s the perfect way to relax during tumultuous times. And there’s no better way to spark a bit of creativity.
Even better than getting a bit of relaxing time in, getting crafty means you can make beautiful things for your home. And at a fraction of the amount it would cost to buy them from a big chain. Not only that, but there’s something for everyone, from crafting connoisseurs to just starting out.
It’s time to get your kids in their spiritwear to cheer on your one-person crafting team. Let’s get to it!
5 Crafty Ideas for Adults
There’s nothing better than slipping into a bubble-filled bath with a luxury soap. Now you don’t have to convince your hubby to let you spend far too much money on one fancy bar of soap. You can make them yourself!
It couldn’t be easier either. Soap only has a few core ingredients; animal fat (like goat’s milk), pure lye, water, essential oils, and colourant. Both the essential oils and colouring are optional and interchangeable, so you can experiment to your heart’s desire. Here are some simple recipes to get you going.
Beautiful Bath Bombs
Bath bombs are another luxury bathroom item that many of us are guilty of spending too much money on. But there’s nothing like the delight of dropping one into your bath that you’ve made yourself from scratch.
Just like soaps, bath bombs can be made in any colour and smell. So really, let your creativity go wild and try out something new each time. Here’s what you’ll need; baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salt, corn starch, coconut oil, water, essential oils, and liquid colouring. Get started on your bath bomb crafts today!
Let’s Get Quilty
Not all of us have the sewing skills of a master. But don’t allow that to stop you! Who doesn’t love a cozy quilt to snuggle down in and watch TV? With this craft, you won’t have to get anywhere near a sewing machine either.
With this no-sew quilt craft, you can create a personalized quilt re-using old materials that have seen better days. Select your fabrics first – you can embrace a cottagey feel by combining an array of patterns and colours. Sebastian has a favourite quilt, Ottawa Senators on one side and the Toronto Maple Leafs on the other. The beauty is maing the quilt your very own.
The only other thing you’ll need is some backing fabric and patience. But it’s well worth your time. Check out a great The Melrose Family and her easy step by step .
There’s nothing nicer than having a fresh bouquet of flowers in a home. Everyone’s always talking about how beneficial it is to bring the outside in! But they don’t last forever, and not everyone has time for the upkeep. Why not make them out of paper instead?
Once your paper flowers are made, you can admire them for years to come. As long as the family dog doesn’t manage to get at them! If you’ve never done paper crafting before, start simple with a poppy design. All you’ll need is some card, floral wire, a hot glue gun, and some scissors.
Time For Tapestries
Buying a giant wool tapestry for your home can be one expensive outgoing. They look stunning, but did you know you can make them yourself at home? It’ll take patience and a bit of Youtube tutorial watching. But the payout is massive.
For this craft, is worth paying a little more to get a kit sent out to you. Getting a kit means you’ll get all the bits you need, like the loom and yarn. Some of them even come with a little tutorial to get you started. Once you’ve done one, you’ll soon have the hang of it. You’ll be a tapestry crafting wonder in no time!
Made the large flowers for my wedding. I still have them, so that makes them great in my book! They are fun to make too. If anyone is expecting, they make great wall art above a crib. Thank you for sharing Linda! You reminded me I want more!