Arts and crafts aren’t just for kids! If you’re looking for a creative new hobby, make sure you have a read of these 10 fun crafts for adults. Affiliate links in post.
Hello, friends, and welcome back to my corner of the web! The theme of today: being an adult is hard. You know that you’re meant to be a responsible creature able to manage your mental health, day to day responsibilities and somehow be having fun at the same time . . .
But how do you actually do it?
(I don’t have an answer for you, by the way. I’m stuck too!)
You may think that crafts for adults is a bizarre place to start, but hear me out. The world is so busy and we’re all so hyper-aware of everything that we never actually get a break.
Our phones are constantly clamouring for attention. Our day jobs are dreadfully dull – and yet nobody earns quite enough from them, so we’re all busy bees working our side hustles too. We’re all hyper-aware of everyone else’s perceived success, sure. But I think it’s more the fact that we know we could be hit by a recession or pandemic or whatever the hell else at any given point so it’s best to work now and set yourself up for later.
In conclusion, capitalism sucks and I hate it here.
But back to crafts. How does whipping up a DIY project solve any of these issues? Well, it doesn’t. But it’s satisfying, it’s grounding and – the real winner – it’s an off-screen hobby.
Not to mention, the tons of mental health benefits crafts for adults have. From reducing depression and anxiety to decreasing your risk of cognitive impairment as you age, crafting is the perfect time out exercise. So without further ado, let’s get into my top 10 crafts for adults!
1. Candle making
The top spot on this list has to be candle-making for two reasons: it’s easy and it’s practical. Candles make fabulous gifts, as well as generally being fun to use around the house. Plus, they’re super cheap to make too!
WANT TO TRY MAKING CANDLES? HERE ARE SOME DIY PROJECTS TO TRY:
Embroidery has had a massive boom in interest over the past few years and I am here for it. It’s a soothing activity with very low start up costs – and once you get going, you can create anything from artwork to your own clothing!
SOME CUTE BEGINNER EMBROIDERY KITS:
3. Punch needle embroidery (for beginners!)
Love the look of embroidery . . . but not the required attention to detail? That’s fair! I love how intricate embroidery is, but I definitely don’t have the patience for it myself. Punch needle is a fabulous (and easier) alternative, perfect for making tapestries and rugs.
PUNCH NEEDLE EMBROIDERY KITS TO LOVE:
Sewing is a brilliantly practical craft for adults to take up – and once you learn, the world opens up. Oh, you like that expensive cushion? DIY it! That dress you love is a little too loose? Take it in!
HERE ARE SOME OF MY FAVOURITE SEWING PROJECTS TO TRY!:
5. Soap making
Soap-making is the perfect calming craft for adults because . . . well, once you’ve made your soap, you can sink into a warm shower and enjoy it! My video above shows you how to make fragrant bath bombs and bath salts.
A FUN BEGINNERS KIT FOR SOAP MAKING:
6. Making your own plant pots!
Post-COVID, there’s been a boom in indoor gardening. (Which I absolutely love! In fact, if you’re a fellow houseplant lover, make sure you check out my house plant tour!)
Making planters can be a fun and rewarding hobby. Whether it’s painting pots or creating your own, this is a craft idea with a large scope!
WANT TO TRY MAKING CONCRETE PLANT POTS? TRY THIS BEGINNER KIT:
Keeping with our plant theme, I’d be letting you down if I didn’t mention terrariums! Terrariums are a perfect DIY project for adults because they’re fabulous home décor pieces . . . and you can get super creative with them.
WANT TO TRY MAKING TERRARIUMS? HERE’S AN ALL-IN-ONE KIT:
For the bohemian babes of the world, macramé is the ultimate hobby. It’s relaxing, easy to pick up as a beginner – and you get the cutest home décor pieces out of it. Plus, macrame rope itself is so cheap that you can make functional shelves and tapestries for under $5!
KEEN TO TRY YOUR HAND AT MACRAME? HERE ARE SOME STARTER KITS!
9. Jewellery making
Last, but not least, our final addition to this list is jewellery making. Jewellery making is a brilliant craft for adults to try – with the added benefit of being able to sell anything you make too!
WANT TO TRY JEWELLERY MAKING? HERE ARE SOME EASY (AND CUTE!) KITS:
Alright, lovers, let’s end at the end! I hope you enjoyed this list of fun craft ideas for adults. Do you craft to wind down? Which of these DIYs would you try? Let me know your thoughts down below,