Get creative with these 10 fantastic free craft projects
1. Painted Crockery
Pick up a paintbrush and allow your imagination a free rein. Hand painting your own mugs, cups, plates and bowls is a great way to design original pieces that match your kitchen décor and they can also make terrific gifts for loved ones. All it takes is a little creativity, patience, and ceramic paint! Why not try this project from Crafts Beautiful and involve the whole family?
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2. Cinnamon Cocoa Melt & Pour Soap
Making soap for the first time isn’t difficult and this quick and easy beginner soap recipe comes with a fun twist. There are four common methods you can use to make soap: melt and pour, cold process, hot process, and rebatching. This project from The Soap Queen uses the melt and pour process so is not soap from scratch but instead uses a pre-made soap base which is then simply melted and molded.
Go to Project: Soap Queen
3. How to Make a No-Sew Face Mask from a Bandana
You can do your part to protect yourself and others during the coronavirus pandemic. Since many authorities are now recommending the wearing of cloth face coverings in public, especially in supermarkets and pharmacies, it's more important than ever to make sure your face is properly covered. You can easily sew your own mask if you have fabric scraps and basic sewing skills, but just in case you need protection in a pinch, this project from Country Living has got you covered.
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4. Coastal Inspired Display Jars
This simple idea from Baker Ross uses a basic knotting technique to create stunning coastal inspired display jars. Once you have mastered the basic technique you will be able to adapt and adjust the design, adding more threads to create more complex pieces. Why not give it a go and see where it takes you.
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5. Quick Crochet Stained Glass Afghan Pattern
6. Three Drawer Chest to Bar Cabinet
This brilliant project from Addicted 2 DIY will guide you in how to turn an ordinary 3 drawer chest of drawers into a fantastic wine cabinet. This is a great idea for refurbishing an old furniture item and could easily be adapted to different types and sizes of storage.
Go to Project: Addicted 2 DIY
7. Peekaboo Crochet Blanket Pattern
8. Colouring In Pages
Colouring pages are not just for children. In our modern and often stressful world, colouring can bring tranquility, a reduction in anxiety and better mindfulness. These great colouring patterns from Hattifant will help so, go ahead grab some coloured pencils, pens or crayons and start to unwind.
Go to Project: Hattifant
9. Free Rainbow Crochet Pattern
Following the recent trend of many people putting rainbows in their windows to spread a bit of joy, we thought this would make a perfect free pattern for these pandemic times. Everybody loves a rainbow, and we all need a bit of extra colour in our lives right now and this rainbow pattern from Gathered uses some of the most basic crochet stitches, so it’s a great pattern for those who are new to crochet.
Go to Project: Gathered