Crafts are a great way to try your hand at making something. Even if you’ve never been able to get past basic LEGOs or build-a-blocks, a lot of crafts are simply following instructions mixed with a little bit of patience and determination.
They’re also great activity to do with friends, your partner or family. They can help create lasting memories and maybe you’ll even be able to use them again in the future.
You may already be someone who is constantly scoping Pinterest looking for your next big project but in case you’re not, check out the list below.
You don’t have to be a classical artist to make stained glass or even be contracted by a church or cathedral. You can give it a go in your own home.
For this project, you’ll need:
- A picture frame (preferably without a picture inside)
- Glitter or glitter glue
- Regular glue
- Different types of food coloring
- Paint brushes
You can put the regular glue on the open frame and mix it with some of the food coloring. Move it around with your paint brush to make an interesting pattern. Try just putting one color on at a time for the best results. You’ll want to work quickly before the glue dries.
Add some of the glitter around to complement your work and there you have it, your first stained glass window. Maybe St. Peter’s will give you a call some day.
A Christmas Ornament
This is a common craft that’s perfect for the holiday season. It’s a great tradition to start and soon you can see all the different years’ ornaments on the tree.
Safe to, there are literally hundreds of different ways you can go for this idea. You can buy blank ornaments at a local crafts store and paint them yourself, or you can use your own materials and a pipe cleaner for an easier option.
See what your creative mind can come up with!
Mason Jar Snow Globe
Mason Jars are popular all around the south, being used for everything from drinks to growing plants. Even better, you can use them for your next arts and crafts project.
One of the more unique ways is to make a snow globe. All you really need is glitter, water and some glue. If you want to put your own sort of decoration inside, go for it, but it’s not 100% necessary.
If you want to add your own scene, glue the pieces to the mason jar cover and make your snow globe inverted. Pour the glitter in first and then add the water. Don’t fill it all the way to the top or it may start leaking out the sides.
A Homemade Picnic Basket
While your basket may not look quite like one made by professionals, you can still use some materials you have at home to make your picnic basket.
All you need to make it some scissors, a hot glue gun and some brown card stock paper. You’ll need to fold it in the proper place and give it a handle so you can carry your delicious food inside.
Cookie Sheet Magnetic Board
Of all the crafts so far, this one is without a doubt the simplest and easiest to accomplish. All you need is a metal cookie sheet, some ribbons and some place to hang it.
Simply tie the ribbons or rope around the cookie sheet board so it’s held in place. Then, you can choose where you want to hang it. It could go great in any kitchen or on a pegboard. There, you can put photos, a schedule or a place to your “honey-do” list and reminders board.
Wine Bottle Art
With wine being arguably one of the best things in the history of mankind, you surely have some wine around the house either waiting to be recycled or for your next party.
Whenever you’re through with a bottle, you can turn it into a painted flower case. You’ll simply need to clean the bottles beforehand, removing labels and any other dirt. Spray paint them white and use acrylic craft paint or chalk paint to make your perfect design.
They make a perfect centerpiece and are a very easy activity that takes less than an hour.