Ideas For Crafts You Need To Check Out!

Crafts are something that are fun to make and are useful for us. People of all ages can make crafts and enjoy their time with each other.

What are Crafts?

Crafts are items that can be made at home using simple objects which do not need to be purchased. These could benefit the environment as one is recycling and reusing when one is making these crafts.

Crafts are Fun!

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DIY(Do It Yourself) Crafts at Home

One can make several different sorts of crafts in their free time. Here are some examples:

A Homemade Pen Stand

Pen Stand

If one requires a pen stand for their office then they don’t need to purchase one. They can build this pen stand out of a half-cut plastic bottle, paint as well as sequins. First, one needs to cut the plastic bottle in half and only use the half which the flat bottom surface. After that one may paint the bottle to make it look nice. One can also decorate it with sequins and glitter so that it looks visually appealing. This will not only provide you with the object you needed but also help the environment as plastic is dangerous for it.

Galaxy Jar

A Homemade Galaxy Jar

The galaxy jar is a representation of the night sky in the constraints of a glass jar. It helps in relieving anxiety and can calm down an individual. The aesthetic quality that it provides is also one of its attractive features. Making a galaxy jar with your children, siblings, friends or other loved ones, provides you with the quality time that you have been looking for with them. To make the galaxy jar one will require water, a glass jar, cotton, tempera paint and glitter or sequins. One will be required to add these things in layers to the jar.

One has to add water first, then the paint, then the cotton and finally the glitter. Please remember to use those paint colours which distinctly remind one of the beautiful, starry night skies. These layers can be repeated two to three times. It depends on how one individual decides to make it as well as on how large the jar is. A larger glass jar might require a greater number of layers. Once the lid of the jar is put on, one may shake the jar to mix all the contents which will create a stunning effect and give you the perfect picture of our magnificent Milky Way galaxy.

Photo Frame

People love to decorate their homes with photo frames and add their pictures to them. Having a photo frame in your house reminds us of the beautiful memories that we might have shared with our loved ones. However, we can make this even better. If one has made the photo frame themselves, then everything will become even more special for them. This will also eliminate the use of plastic and glass which in turn, will help the environment. One can make a photo frame using ice cream sticks.

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Photo frame

Generally, people throw away their ice cream sticks after using the ice cream. However, if one saves four of them then one can use it to make a photo frame. Along with the ice cream sticks, one will require paint, glitter, sequins and glue. Glue is to be applied on all four corners of the ice cream sticks which are stuck to each other in a way that they create a square. After this one can paint it with their favourite colours and even decorate it with sequins and glitter. Finally, they can attach this to the picture that they had chosen.

Wall Hanging

A Homemade Wall Hanging

To decorate their house, one may put up a lot of things. This makes the house look very aesthetically and visually pleasing. Even when guests come, they will be impressed by all the decorations and wall hangings that you have put up around the house. One can make these attractive wall hangings with the help of different items that are easily available in one’s house and may otherwise end up in the trash. This trash will only pollute the environment and cause harm to it. Even if we can help the environment in a minor way, we should take the initiative.

On the other hand, by taking this initiative, we also get a beautiful wall hanging made completely by ourselves. One can use paper plates, a pencil, paint, ribbon and some items for decoration to make the wall hangings. One may make any of their favourite shapes or a scenic drawing on the paper plate using a pencil. Then, they can fill it with vibrant colours and decorate it further, using glitter, sequin and maybe some stickers. Finally, they can make a small hole in the topmost part of the paper plate using a pencil. They can put the ribbon into this hole and adjust it according to the length that they want their wall hanging to hang at. Use more ribbon for a longer wall hanging and less for a less one.

Plants

Plants are very good for the environment and they look very beautiful when put around the house. However, when one does these sorts of crafts, one may also look at other ways of benefitting the environment. In this case, one can use plastic bottles. Plastic is non-biodegradable and therefore it is very harmful to the environment. One can cut the plastic bottles in half or from one side.

A Homemade Pot For Plants

Then, one can put some mud and plant some seeds into it. This is one of those crafts that do not require much decoration as the plant itself will add to the beauty of the surroundings. However, if one wants to one can decorate the plastic bottles. The plants will grow quickly and look very nice!

Origami

Make Your Own Origami

Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding to create different sorts of things. This is a papercraft, however; many have said that this might be a little difficult. These crafts can be done by children and adults alike but it takes a bit of practice. One can learn origami online on various websites or even YouTube. On the other hand, there are many picture books available through which one can acquire the skills of origami. The objects created from origami can be used by people such as a sweet box. Along with, origami can simply also be done just for the fun and entertainment of it.

Bangles

Homemade Paper Mache Bangle

It is no secret that jewellery and different sorts of accessories only add to our beauty. Many people spend a lot of money buying various sorts of jewellery such as bangles, earrings and necklaces among many other things. To save money, help the environment and reuse as well as recycle one can use the technique of paper mache. The paper mache can be created using old newspapers, water and glue and then moulded into the shape that one may desire. It must be left alone for a few hours to dry up and once that is done, it can be decorated with the help of paint, glitter and sequins.

Bags

A Homemade Bag

We all require bags for different purposes whether it is shopping or for carrying something. People generally use plastic bags which is very harmful to the environment and therefore, we must find an alternative. Newspapers can be folded and stuck with the help of glue to create paper bags. One may also decorate it according to their wish. Finally, four holes can be made in the top parts of this bag so that ribbon can be put through it for it to be carried.

Jewellery Box

A Homemade Jewellery Box

All of one’s jewellery items need to be kept in one place so that it does not get lost. Instead of spending one’s money to purchase a jewellery box, one can make their own. One can easily cut pieces of cardboard and fold the sides to give an impression of a box. This can be stitched so that it does not fall apart or a strong glue may be used. Compartments within the box itself can also be made using pieces of cardboard. Once ready, the jewellery box can be painted and then decorated with beads, sequins and lots of glitter.

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Tips for Making Crafts

Here are a few tips that we have for all those making crafts and a few things that we think you should know:

#1

At first, this might not seem so important for an artist who just want to get their hands dirty in the world of craft making. However, we request you to hit the breaks for a moment! While our passions can be pursued from any room of the house it is always recommended to have a dedicated workspace or at the least, a work bench. Why is that? The reason for this is that having a special area only for your crafts or other art works will help you get into your mental zone as an artist where you can only focus on creating and producing.

It will be like a smaller world just for the artist where the inspiration can be derived and the creative juices can flow freely. Having a workspace or bench would also mean that one can store all their crafts, whether finished or unfinished, in one single place. If one desires to go back to a craft that they had done previously, they need not even leave the room to access it. Another, simple but essential thing that we advise you to have in your workspace or bench is an old coffee mug or a container which you can convert into a sort of stand where all your equipment can be stored. This avoids losing their equipment and keeps it all in the same, accessible space.

#2

Being an artist is indeed an extremely difficult field but still, we encourage you to make your crafts out of what you love! Coming up with original ideas is, therefore, very important. Many artists eventually start looking forward to the monetary gains that they can achieve, but, in the process, they forget to sculpt what inspires them and what they believe in as an artist, one must seek their authenticity and validation from within themselves.

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#3

Thirdly, practice makes perfect! All upcoming events such as birthdays, anniversaries and holidays should be seen as the perfect opportunities to perhaps make or design a craft using your new skills. Only with constant practice can one get better. One must keep making different sorts of ornaments, accessories, boxes, origami, plants among many of the other things explored in this article.

#4

Next, be confident in what you are doing. Remember, slow and steady wins the race so do not be discouraged by other people around you who might not be very supportive. One must focus on their growth and look to others only for guidance and inspiration. As long as you remain confident your craftwork will satisfy you and make you happy. That is always the goal!

#5

Here is your perfect guide to different sorts of arts and crafts. You can do these crafts with anyone you wish to or even alone. This article will help you create beautiful crafts that are not only fun to make but also are very useful. Now, it is fun to save the environment and enjoy your afternoon doing these crafts. It is time for all of you to go and find all the supplies you need from around your house and let your creative juices flow. Get, set, craft!

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A. Only those crafts that have practical use and are sustainable can said to be trending. The particular reason for that is that if the crafts that have been created are just for show and not for use, they will not become very popular. Along with that, it is not enough that these crafts just work momentarily but that they are useful in the long run. Any crafts which is trending will have these features in it. It might also be made out of recycled objects which definitely will bring it in the list of trending crafts.

What crafts can I make at home?

A. One can make several sorts of crafts at home. One can use their household item in order to create something that they might require at home or otherwise. For instance, if one requires a pen stand for their office then it is not necessary for them to purchase one. They can build this pen stand out of a half-cut plastic bottle and then decorate it. This will not only provide you with the object you needed but also help the environment as plastic is dangerous for it.

How do you make a galaxy jar?

A. The galaxy jar is a representation of the night sky in the constraints of a glass jar. It helps in relieving anxiety and can calm down an individual. The aesthetic quality that it provides is also one of its attractive features. Making a galaxy jar with your children, siblings, friends or other loved ones, provides you with the quality time that you have been looking for with them. To make the galaxy jar one will require water, a glass jar, cotton, tempera paint and glitter or sequins. One will be required to add these things in layers to the jar.

One has to add water first, then the paint, then the cotton and finally the glitter. Please remember to use those paint colours which distinctly remind one of the beautiful, starry night skies. These layers can be repeated two to three times. It depends on how one individual decides to make it as well as on how large the jar is. A larger glass jar might require a greater number of layers. Once the lid of the jar is put on, one may shake the jar to mix all the contents which will create a stunning effect and give you the perfect picture of our magnificent Milky Way galaxy.

What do you mean by handicrafts?

A. Handicrafts are simply those crafts that are made using one’s hands. Handicrafts can be made at home very simply. Sometimes these handicrafts can also be made using the items available in the house itself. However, there is also a traditional aspect when it comes to handicrafts. In a country like India which is very rich in its cultural history, handicrafts also become a very large part of it.

3 beautiful handcraft wall hanging

What crafts to do when you are bored?

A. When one is bored one can do several crafts. Our favourite recommendation is the galaxy jar. The galaxy jar is a representation of the night sky in the constraints of a glass jar. It helps in relieving anxiety and can calm down an individual. The aesthetic quality that it provides is also one of its attractive features. Making a galaxy jar with your children, siblings, friends or other loved ones, provides you with the quality time that you have been looking for with them. To make the galaxy jar one will require water, a glass jar, cotton, tempera paint and glitter or sequins.

One will be required to add these things in layers to the jar. One has to add water first, then the paint, then the cotton and finally the glitter. Please remember to use those paint colours which distinctly remind one of the beautiful, starry night skies. These layers can be repeated two to three times. It depends on how one individual decides to make it as well as on how large the jar is. A larger glass jar might require a greater number of layers. Once the lid of the jar is put on, one may shake the jar to mix all the contents which will create a stunning effect and give you the perfect picture of our magnificent Milky Way galaxy.

Does it cost money to do crafts?

A. No, it does not cost money to do these simple crafts. This is so because these crafts are generally done with those items that are already available in the house. In that way, one is also reusing the objects and benefitting the environment. One can make as many crafts as they want sitting at home.

How does making crafts help me?

A. Making crafts cab help you. This happens in several ways. Firstly, making crafts can create a calming effect on one and reduce their anxiety. It provides a safe space where one can release tension and feel happy. Making any sort of craft with your children, siblings, friends or other loved ones, provides you with the quality time that you have been looking for with them. If one decides to sell the crafts made by them then they will also benefit from this activity financially. Lastly, making crafts will also create these little useful objects and showpieces that you can put around your house or office.

Does making these crafts help the environment?

A. Yes, making these crafts does help the environment. This is so because one may reuse several items which would have otherwise ended up as waste. For instance, if one requires a pen stand for their office then they don’t need to purchase one. They can build this pen stand out of a half-cut plastic bottle and then decorate it. This will not only provide you with the object you needed but also help the environment as plastic is dangerous for it. Plastic is non-biodegradable and therefore, the lesser we use it, the better for the environment.

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Isha Singh

Isha is a college student, currently pursuing B.A. Honors in English. You will frequently find her binge-watching anime or learning Japanese. She also has a keen interest in writing and singing.

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