Ok so, my Internet is down and I’m resulting to blogging from my mobile! Nevertheless here’s an article with ideas on how to get creative at home. I’ve tried to select activities that require minimal effort yet still keep you busy for a while. Not only that but I’ve chosen things that you will actually be able to use and enjoy. Most importantly though, they’re things that you won’t need to pop to the shops for! (we all know what a hassle that is), so essentially this is a selection of home crafts that involve using household products and revamping old bits and bobs!
1. Mason Jar Candle Holders!
All you need is an old jam jar, pasta sauce jar etc, a splash of paint and a tea light candle. You basically create a shape on some paper or card, stick it onto a jar and paint over the uncovered areas!! When you peel off the paper shape you’re left with a peeping window. Pop in your candle and watch the light to shine through!
2. Mini bottle vases!
Similar to the last, all you need is a glass bottle, some paper or string to create a pattern and a splash of paint. Using the same method above, simple create you’re desired pattern, fill half of the bottle with water and throw in some pretty plants!!
3. Homemade Bath Salts
Some suddenly have a lot of time on their hands, and some of that time should be used on self care. You can spend some of your day making bath salts and then the evenings enjoying them! All you need is: Epsom salt, sea salt, food colouring, baking soda and essential oils! If you’re missing anything there are so many different scents and recipes online – you’re bound to find sometbing that works.
4. Upcycled Plant Pots !
You can really use anything for this – it depends on what items you can reuse but also what sort of plant you want to grow. If you want tall majestic greenery there are great online ideas, you could use and old wellie, paint it and place it outside! For smaller indoor plants anything works – cartons cut in half, decorated jam jars, painted tins, etc. Fill with soil and plant seeds (if you have no plant seeds use a cutting from an outdoor plant or grow veg using what’s in your fridge).
5. Paint an old object!
Go big this time! A chair, a stool a single drawer? Anything can be painted to match a room or just get a new lease of life. Start off with smaller objects like vases, mini ornaments or old toys and work your way up to the big stuff!
6. Rework old clothes
Now’s the time to finally crop that old tee and add patches to those worn out jeans. Everyone’s got clothes that they kind of want to throw away but also wouldn’t be seen dead in. Why not grab a pair of straying jeans and an old fashioned top and get creative with it? Since you can’t go to town, create your own new pieces! Worst case scenario, it doesn’t work out and you don’t wear it – doesn’t matter – you weren’t wearing it anyway!
Not the creative type? You know there’s still something in the house that needs fixing, a shelf that needs putting up, a door that needs a fresh lick of paint. Now’s the time to get on it!!
8. Felt covering!!
Any felt or fabric lying about the house? Grab some scissors and get wrapping! Spruce up your favourite notebook or diary, it’ll look nicer and feel so cosy!! You can do it to anything, coasters are another popular one.
I don’t know about you but I have so many old gems, crystals and buttons from when I was young. Why not try to make them look a little less childish and a little more fashuunn.
This one is great for mothers day! A few years back I couldn’t think of a mother’s day present so I bought a plain cushion cover. Outlined my baby brothers hand onto a piece of fabric and sewed it on! Simples!!!
That’s all I’ve got for now. Like I said, I’m typing this out on my phone, whilst simultaneously teaching my brother how to do fractions , so apologies if it’s a bit meh but this is all I could come up with!! Hope you enjoy and try out sole crafts this week – if you do, drop a comment or even a photo of a finished piece! In the meantime I’ll keep going with the maths lesson!!!
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