10 Crafts to make if you’re bored

Listed below are straightforward crafts to make when you find yourself bored. We’ve all had these stretches of time after we need to do one thing inventive however don’t know the place to start out. It’s like being kinda lazy, but additionally desirous to do one thing productive that’s not work.

crafts to make when you're bored

Enter glue and scissors! Belief me. I understand how it goes. You’re at house for an extended stretch of an interrupted time and also you wanna do one thing greater than take a nap or binge watch. That inventive itch takes over and also you begin looking the home for one thing to do or make. 


You could possibly scour the kitchen and perhaps bake one thing – however meaning you’ll have dishes to scrub afterwards. And when you eat it, then what?

Crafting is a good remedy for boredom

watercolor paper earrings
Earrings created from heavyweight paper.


Working your creativity muscle is enjoyable method to stimulate your mind and can assist with rest. You possibly can spend your crafting time deep considering or not desirous about a care on the earth. Simply let it floooowwww…

These are tasks that don’t take a number of provides, you don’t even want to go to the craft retailer. And even if you’re not a craft addict like me, you’ll possible have the provides round your home. 

Set the temper

craft table

Clear off a desk so you’ll be freed from distractions. When you’re going to be working with paint or something sticky, be certain that to make use of a plastic or paper overlaying. Collect your provides for therefore they’re proper at your fingertips. That manner you received’t be interrupted. 

Background leisure

Try Spotify or your favourite music streaming service to get a playlist going. I have a Crafty Chica playlist that I will link here that you can use. I like all of the songs on right here and I’m all the time including to it. When I’m within the inventive zone, I’ll usually play music. If I’ve to pay attention actually arduous, I’ll take heed to an audiobook. If I simply need to freestyle and never put an excessive amount of thought into it and simply play and experiment I’ll placed on some consolation TV motion pictures (Legally Blonde, Selena, Nacho Libre, and so on)

Primary provides: 

basic craft supplies


Craft paint and diverse 

A cup of water and paper towels 

A pen and a pencil 

White craft, glue, and scorching glue when you’ve got it 

Okay, let’s do that! Straightforward crafts to make, when you find yourself bored. Click on on the mission titles for the direct hyperlink to every mission. 

1. Embossed tin earrings made from a soda can 

Granted, that is an outdated video from my early days, however it nonetheless holds true. Who doesn’t have a soda can of their home? That is one in all my favourite craft methods, and it’s generally present in Mexico, referred to as repujado. Not solely is it a good way to recycle, the tip end result appears tremendous fabulous. Ensure that to put on gloves when chopping the can to guard your fingers! 

Here’s a tin embossing (repujado) tutorial that can assist!


2. Cardboard jewellery

Cardboard jewellery is completely magical and genius. You possibly can minimize up a cracker/cereal field to make use of to make your earring shapes.

When you wouldn’t have a cracker or cereal field, you possibly can even use cardboard from a transport field, and even heavy weight paper.

Minimize items into assorted shapes, add two coats of paint allow them to dry, after which you possibly can paint random designs. Seal with shiny or matte mod podge. You should utilize a security pin to poke a gap on the prime so you possibly can have your earring findings. Wouldn’t have listening to discover it?

Look by your entire jewellery for earrings you don’t put on anymore and you should utilize needle nostril pliers to take away the earring hooks and put him on those you simply made.

watercolor paper earrings
Use light-weight cardboard or watercolor paper to make earrings



3. Cardboard notepads

I like this one, as a result of it’s tremendous practical! Have you ever heard of Craftsy? It’s an internet site with all types of tutorials, and this can be a class I taught. Once more, we’re utilizing our trusty cereal or cracker bins and chopping them into strips and easily folding them to create a big measurement match guide. After which you possibly can minimize different scrap paper to place inside. You’ll love making these, I guess you’ll make multiple! 


4. Painted drinkware 

Look by your kitchen cupboards for assorted, ingesting glasses, after which escape your craft paint and polish. It doesn’t matter in the event that they match or not. When you paint them, they may look uniform in fashion. Paint your designs and coat with the varnish and you should have some tremendous cute vibrant glasses to point out off at your subsequent celebration!

painted wine glasses - crafts to make when you're bored
Painted wine glasses



5. T-shirt appliqués 

Seize a needle and thread and any outdated T-shirts. Minimize the graphic design out from the entrance after which sew it on to a different shirt or a hoodie or a denims jacket. You possibly can even sew it to a different piece of cloth and create a pillow. 

Upcycled Flannel with T shirt applique


6. Doodled sneakers 

I went to city on these! Since you could have all this time in the present day, undergo your closet and search for some sneakers which have seen higher days. Liven them up by including painted designs on to the canvas portion of the shoe. You probably have paint pens pr everlasting markers, use them to stipulate your designs to make them pop! And when you don’t need to paint sneakers, see when you’ve got any excessive heels that want an suave contact. When you find yourself performed, slather all the pieces in glittered sealer!

RELATED: Extra present DIY concepts!

colored sneakers


7. Reverse glass portray 

Look by your stash of image frames and take one and take away the backing. Clear the glass totally and draw a template that you may slide beneath the glass after which paint on prime going backwards. Try the total tutorial to do it correctly. 

Reverse painted glass tutorial

8. Plastic bottle planters 

Use plastic soda pop bottles and minimize them to create some tremendous cute shapes that you may paint and glue collectively. 

9. Painted backyard, tiles or pavers 

Step exterior your home and search for stepping stones, pavers, even massive rocks that you may paint and produce to life. Not solely is it stress-free to create, however it can additionally add some magnificence to your outside space. This one is a no brainer and tremendous enjoyable! 

painted pavers


10. Make a guide from one sheet of paper 

Sure, that’s proper! It doesn’t matter what measurement the paper is, so long as you possibly can simply fold it, you possibly can create a bit zine. After which adorn every web page, use a glue stick, and you’ll apply different items of artwork to it, even use paint pens so as to add quotes. When you actually find it irresistible, you possibly can open it up and make colour copies to present out to buddies.

How to make scrapbook paper journals #craftychica #scrapbookpaper #bookmaking


11. Make a junk journal or  altered book 

These was so standard a couple of decade in the past. It’s a traditional craft that’s therapeutic and suave. Take an outdated guide that you don’t want any extra, after which some markers or paints and adorn the pages. The video under solutions a number of questions on how to decide on a guide, and so on. You possibly can even glue down some clean pages in between so you possibly can journal. Add gildings, and don’t worry in the event that they prolong past the web page, that’s the enjoyable of it!