September 21, 2023


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10 Crafts to make whenever you’re bored

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Listed here are straightforward crafts to make when you’re bored. We’ve all had these stretches of time after we wish to do one thing inventive however don’t know the place to start out. It’s like being kinda lazy, but in addition desirous to do one thing productive that’s not work.

crafts to make when you're bored

Enter glue and scissors! Belief me. I understand how it goes. You’re at dwelling for an extended stretch of an interrupted time and also you wanna do one thing greater than take a nap or binge watch. That inventive itch takes over and also you begin looking the home for one thing to do or make. 


You might scour the kitchen and perhaps bake one thing – however meaning you’d have dishes to clean afterwards. And when you eat it, then what?

Crafting is a good remedy for boredom

watercolor paper earrings
Earrings produced from heavyweight paper.


Working your creativity muscle is enjoyable approach to stimulate your mind and can assist with rest. You may spend your crafting time deep pondering or not enthusiastic about a care on this planet. Simply let it floooowwww…

These are tasks that don’t take a whole lot of provides, you don’t even want to go to the craft retailer. And even if you’re not a craft addict like me, you’ll possible have the provides round your own home. 

Set the temper

craft table

Clear off a desk so you can be freed from distractions. In the event you’re going to be working with paint or something sticky, be certain that to make use of a plastic or paper masking. Collect your provides for therefore they’re proper at your fingertips. That manner you gained’t be interrupted. 

Background leisure

Try Spotify or your favourite music streaming service to get a playlist going. I have a Crafty Chica playlist that I will link here that you can use. I like all of the songs on right here and I’m at all times including to it. When I’m within the inventive zone, I’ll usually play music. If I’ve to pay attention actually exhausting, I’ll hearken to an audiobook. If I simply wish to freestyle and never put an excessive amount of thought into it and simply play and experiment I’ll placed on some consolation TV motion pictures (Legally Blonde, Selena, Nacho Libre, and so forth)

Fundamental provides: 

basic craft supplies


Craft paint and diverse 

A cup of water and paper towels 

A pen and a pencil 

White craft, glue, and sizzling glue when you have it 

Okay, let’s do that! Straightforward crafts to make, when you’re bored. Click on on the challenge titles for the direct hyperlink to every challenge. 

1. Embossed tin earrings made from a soda can 

Granted, that is an previous video from my early days, but it surely nonetheless holds true. Who doesn’t have a soda can of their home? That is one among my favourite craft methods, and it’s generally present in Mexico, often called repujado. Not solely is it a good way to recycle, the tip outcome appears tremendous fabulous. Ensure to put on gloves when chopping the can to guard your fingers! 

Here’s a tin embossing (repujado) tutorial that may assist!


2. Cardboard jewellery

Cardboard jewellery is totally magical and genius. You may lower up a cracker/cereal field to make use of to make your earring shapes.

In the event you shouldn’t have a cracker or cereal field, you possibly can even use cardboard from a delivery field, and even heavy weight paper.

Lower items into assorted shapes, add two coats of paint allow them to dry, after which you possibly can paint random designs. Seal with shiny or matte mod podge. You should utilize a security pin to poke a gap on the high so you possibly can have your earring findings. Shouldn’t have listening to discover it?

Look via all your jewellery for earrings you don’t put on anymore and you should utilize needle nostril pliers to take away the earring hooks and put him on those you simply made.

watercolor paper earrings
Use light-weight cardboard or watercolor paper to make earrings



3. Cardboard notepads

I like this one, as a result of it’s tremendous useful! Have you ever heard of Craftsy? It’s a web site with every kind of tutorials, and it is a class I taught. Once more, we’re utilizing our trusty cereal or cracker bins and chopping them into strips and easily folding them to create a big dimension match e book. After which you possibly can lower different scrap paper to place inside. You’ll love making these, I wager you’ll make multiple! 


4. Painted drinkware 

Look via your kitchen cupboards for assorted, ingesting glasses, after which get away your craft paint and polish. It doesn’t matter in the event that they match or not. When you paint them, they’ll look uniform in fashion. Paint your designs and coat with the varnish and you should have some tremendous cute vibrant glasses to indicate off at your subsequent occasion!

painted wine glasses - crafts to make when you're bored
Painted wine glasses



5. T-shirt appliqués 

Seize a needle and thread and any previous T-shirts. Lower the graphic design out from the entrance after which sew it on to a different shirt or a hoodie or a denims jacket. You may even sew it to a different piece of cloth and create a pillow. 

Upcycled Flannel with T shirt applique


6. Doodled sneakers 

I went to city on these! Since you’ve gotten all this time at this time, undergo your closet and search for some sneakers which have seen higher days. Liven them up by including painted designs on to the canvas portion of the shoe. When you have paint pens pr everlasting markers, use them to stipulate your designs to make them pop! And for those who don’t wish to paint sneakers, see when you have any excessive heels that want an suave contact. When you’re performed, slather the whole lot in glittered sealer!

RELATED: Extra present DIY concepts!

colored sneakers


7. Reverse glass portray 

Look via your stash of image frames and take one and take away the backing. Clear the glass totally and draw a template you could slide beneath the glass after which paint on high going backwards. Try the complete tutorial to do it correctly. 

Reverse painted glass tutorial

8. Plastic bottle planters 

Use plastic soda pop bottles and lower them to create some tremendous cute shapes you could paint and glue collectively. 

9. Painted backyard, tiles or pavers 

Step exterior your own home and search for stepping stones, pavers, even giant rocks you could paint and convey to life. Not solely is it stress-free to create, however it should additionally add some magnificence to your outside space. This one is a no brainer and tremendous enjoyable! 

painted pavers


10. Make a e book from one sheet of paper 

Sure, that’s proper! It doesn’t matter what dimension the paper is, so long as you possibly can simply fold it, you possibly can create a bit zine. After which enhance every web page, use a glue stick, and you may apply different items of artwork to it, even use paint pens so as to add quotes. In the event you actually find it irresistible, you possibly can open it up and make coloration copies to provide out to pals.

How to make scrapbook paper journals #craftychica #scrapbookpaper #bookmaking


11. Make a junk journal or  altered book 

These was once so fashionable a few decade in the past. It’s a traditional craft that’s therapeutic and suave. Take an previous e book that you do not need any extra, after which some markers or paints and enhance the pages. The video under solutions a whole lot of questions on how to decide on a e book, and so forth. You may even glue down some clean pages in between so you possibly can journal. Add elaborations, and don’t worry in the event that they prolong past the web page, that’s the enjoyable of it!

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