So, the jigsaw is finally complete. You’re sick of the sight of your sourdough starter. And that adult colouring-in book you got three Christmases ago turned out to be as unfulfilling as you always suspected. It’s time to find a pass-time that you’ll actually enjoy while also perhaps making your home more beautiful in the process. These home decor crafts are a great place to start.
There are tons of crafts and activities you can do at home, for your home. You can get your hands messy to make a beautiful clay vase. Or you could learn textile arts to create a macrame wall hanging.
And according to charity Mind, these sorts of activities can have positive impacts on mental health – especially when performed with friends or family.
Writing for Mind, Jayanthi says:
“I find it so energising to let go of my perfectionist standards in order to scribble, scrunch, rip, daub and embrace mistakes as part of the creative process.”Crafting together for better mental health, Mind
So, what’s the key to finding a project that you’ll actually see through? One that won’t end up half-complete, cluttering your dining table or your bedroom floor – a perpetual a reminder of your own failing?
The trick is finding a craft that’s not only one you can dive into straight away, with a low barrier to entry. But also one with a finished product you’ll love. But one that isn’t so complicated that you’ll need hours on YouTube before you can start.
Below you’ll find some of my favourite sets, kits and DIY activities from scouring the web in search of the best home decor crafts you can turn your hands to. After all, sometimes the very best way to get out of your own head is to get into your hands.