I’m always on the hunt for new craft ideas. Check out some of these amazing craft ideas and craft projects that are on my crafting radar right now!
You’re going to want to give these new craft ideas a try…
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This isn’t your grandma’s embroidery anymore! There are a TON of modern embroidery patterns out there…. beautiful floral arrangements, modern and minimalist designs, and even some pretty funny sayings that you can take a stab at.
Unlike say, knitting, embroidery is a pretty low-cost and low-skill hobby to take up. I mean, if I can do it (and I’m pretty sewing and knitting-challenged) than anyone can!
Links to patterns I LOVE:
2. Paint by Number
It’s been a heck of a year, and I know we could all use a little time to zone out and unplug. I love Paint by Number, because you can almost treat it as a form of meditation.
So, grab a pattern or kit, and get painting. With these easy-to-follow patterns, anyone can be an artist!
3. Pour Art
I haven’t dabbled in the pour art trend, but my kids LOVE it. They recently got a kids pour art kit, and they’re obsessed with it. And boy is it relaxing to watch:
4. Image Transfer Anything
This is such a great way to use favorite photos, or customize pretty much anything that you want.
Check out these tutorials for how to transfer images to:
5. Tattoo Paper
Have you heard of tattoo paper? Not only can you make custom temporary tattoos, but a variety of other craft projects as well.
Check out this tutorial (and free download) from Persia Lou for these adorable DIY Maker Tattoos.
You can even make temporary tattoos for your kids…. or decorate beautiful Easter eggs.
6. The Macrame Trend
With just knots and string, the possibilities are endless!
Start out with a simple plant holder.
(Easy DIY Macrame Plant Holder via Dwell Beautiful)
Or try your hand at a wall hanging.
7. The Felt Ball Bandwagon
I am obsessed with these colorful little felt balls. The crafting possibilities are endless!
8. Fabric Dying – Ice Dye and Shibori
I’m not quite sure why, but I am fascinated by this time-lapse video.
Ok, but seriously. How beautiful are these pillows?
And speaking of fabric dye methods, have you heard about Shibori?
Janet over at Shabbyfufu has 20 different ways for you to try out this dyeing method. Check them out!
10. Put coloring pages to use
Adult coloring books are nothing new. But what should you do with your creations after they are colored?
Check out these Genius ideas from Hello Little Home!
P.S. – Don’t forget to grab this FREE Printable Coloring Page Calendar for 2021 🙂
11. Punch Needle
If you’re already comfortable with needlework, why not up your game with punch needle. There are so many beautiful home decor projects to make, from rugs to pillows, wall hangings and more.
I’ve heard that the technique can take a bit of practice to master, but once you do it’s totally worth it!
13. Go Green with your Crafting and Upcycle
Upcycle. Recycle. Repurpose. Whatever you call it, upcycling is a fun way to be a little more green with your crafting. Plus – the results are stunning!
14. Hand Lettering
This one is at the very top of my “to learn” list, and I’m going to start with these FREE practice sheets from Here Comes the Sun.
15. Paper Flowers
I am fascinated by how real some of these flowers look!
Bonus: Craft Kits I’m LOVING
If you’re ready to dive in and give a new hobby a try, get started with a fun craft kit:
What New Craft Project Ideas did I Miss?
What’s on your crafting “to-do list” that I didn’t mention here? I would love to hear about your crafting plans!