Craft & Hobby Ideas
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Do you love searching for seashells as you walk the beach? Everyone I know has spent time collecting seashells when they vacation at the beach. But what do you do with the seashells after you bring them home? Instead of letting the seashells collect dust in a box in the attic, why not create seashell coasters with resin? This is a great way to display your beach treasures and enjoy your memories every day.
Are you fascinated by miniatures? Do you love treehouses? Do you enjoy building? If your answer to these three questions is YES, then you need to check out Tiny Treehouses! These model treehouse kits are incredibly detailed and even have lights that you build into the design. Take a look at our building experience and then check out the great designs available for your next project. AD
Like many people, we’ve always been fascinated by the world of metal detectors. A few weeks ago, we ordered a new Minelab metal detector and have been exploring our yard and farm. So far, we haven’t found anything substantial, but we have been enjoying the new hobby and learning a lot. If you have been thinking about starting the hobby of metal detecting, here are a few tips.
Remember all those blue jeans I’ve been saving and cutting into squares? This weekend, I finally started sewing them together to create the blue jean quilt topper. Since I already had all the blocks cut out, it was a fun project to start sewing them together into strips. Join me as I turn these stacks of denim squares into a quilt topper.
It’s hard to believe but it’s time to start decorating for Fall. I love simple decorations that give my home a hint of the season but don’t require extra expense or lots of time.Here is a simple DIY No Glue, No Sew Yarn Pumpkin that you can start working on today with absolutely no extra supplies or expense!
Are you looking for a fun project for teacher gifts, Christmas gifts, travelers, or maybe even wedding favors? My friend Leslie has been busy creating some beautiful miniature candle gifts that are perfect for so many different occasions. Here’s a super simple project that lets you share your favorite candle scents and give a personal customized gift.
It’s getting close to Mother’s Day which means it’s time to celebrate the Moms that mean the world to us! With a few alphabet buttons, paint, a wooden cutout, and some fishing line you can create a suncatcher that will celebrate the gift of family! This Memory SunCatcher is a perfect craft project for all skill levels. You simply paint the word, thread the buttons and tie a few knots. Let’s celebrate the Moms and family we love so much!
Do you have random skeins of yarn stored in your closets and want a unique project to use up your yarn and create something special? I have to admit that I have never quite mastered the art of knitting with regular-sized needles, but jumbo needles are super fun and kind of addictive. If you are looking for a new project and want to create something beautiful and unique, try knitting with jumbo needles and multiple skeins of yarn. This is also a great way to use up some of your random yarn!
I’ve been collecting old blue jeans for several years so I can create a denim quilt but that is a big project that takes a long time. Recently I decided to do a much smaller project with some of my denim scraps – a scrap denim potholder for my kitchen. I gathered several pieces of denim and a piece of wool to make a heat-safe trivet for my counter. This is a great project that only takes about 45 minutes to complete.
I love finding “greetings from” murals when we are out on road trips. With winter in full swing, snow coming and going, and traveling on a bit of hold because of schedules, I decided to make a “greetings from my garden” tumbler using some cheery floral infusible ink and a special heat press machine that I am testing from a friend. *This design could also be resized and applied to a coffee mug or larger tumbler using the Cricut Mug Press.
Don’t you just love the smell of fresh cedar? Recently I was in a hobby store and saw a beautiful door spray that served as inspiration for my newest holiday decoration. I decided to create my own fresh cedar door decoration. I gathered some fresh cedar, a few sprigs of berries, and a handful of basic craft supplies to get started. This is a simple project that you can do in 30 minutes from start to finish.
Do you have a member of your family who loves to create with pencil, marker, crafty supplies, or thread? Sometimes the best gift idea for the artsy lover is a gift that inspires creativity. When you give the tools to create something artistic you are opening up the doors for your friend and family members to experience life and artistic expression. Here are some gift ideas for the art lover no matter what age they are. AD
Some days are meant for full-time creating in the craft room but there are other times in life when you just prefer to sit on the couch – maybe you are dealing with health issues or just want to be comfy in the living room. If you are in a season of life where you want to make ‘homemade’ cards but can’t spend time in your crafting station, the Cricut Joy and a set of markers can be your go-to solution for making cards from the couch.
One of our favorite music groups of 2021 is Cain! This past spring we had the opportunity to hear them in a local drive-in concert and have played their music on repeat ever since. I decided to use my Cricut Mug Press to create a coffee cup that celebrates one of our favorite songs. If you are a fan of Cain the Band and want a fun easy project, here is a Mug Press design for you! Yes! He Did! He Will! He Can!
Do you have a tween in your family that is interested in trying a new hobby but not sure where to start? Whether your tween is interested in music, crafts, outdoors, or gaming, there are easy ways to encourage the love for hobbies even at a young age. Having a hobby is a great way to manage stress and provide a source of enjoyment for a lifetime. Give your tween the tools and resources to pursue new hobbies. #AD
Have you ever wanted to make a blue jean quilt? Here's how to get started! It's simple, really! Collect old blue jeans. Cut out the large pieces from the legs. Measure into squares, Trim and then start placing them in a design you like. #bluejeanquilt #quilt #quiltbasics