Let’s face it. We’ve all been bored at one point or another. And, without a shadow of a doubt, boredom will set in again. So, instead of mindlessly sitting in front of the TV, why not get your creative juices flowing and try out one of these simple and fun crafts?
After all, creativity and the presence of fun things can cure severe boredom. With the barrage of crafts that have littered the Internet and the ones mentioned in this article, there’s no excuse for boredom. So, here are 20 crafts to do when bored. They’re great ideas that’ll spark creativity in you to make practical projects that you can use in the long run.
1. Cupcake Wrapper Wreath
You’ll need up to 50 cupcake liners to fill a wreath. Grab a maximum of 10 liners at a go and slice the bottom from the sides. Use a straight pin to keep the liner in place as you wrap it around the wreath. Then, secure it in the back with a 2nd pin. Keep adding the cupcake liners to cover the wreath. Place a ribbon at the back and hang it on your wall to splash up the room.
2. Washi Tape Stick Frames
To cover the craft sticks, you’ll need Washi tape. Do so by unrolling and cutting a length of the tape whose length is greater than the craft stick. Put it on the table with the adhesive backing facing up, then lay the sticks on top. Fold the tape edges onto the opposite side of the craft sticks. Repeat this until you have enough sticks to make a complete photo frame.
3. Fabric Rag Wreath
It’s a fun way to add a pop of color and texture to your front door. First, fold your fabric in half to meet the long edges together. Then, use scissors to make incisions along the length of the fabric every inch or so. Using the cuts as guidelines, unfold the fabric, and tear it into strips.
Cut the strips in half, ensuring they’re nine inches long. Tie the strips onto the wreath form, beginning with the innermost or outermost rings. Move onto the next two rings until you have three pieces of fabric tied onto the wreath form, Repeat this process until you’ve filled the entire wreath.
4. Napkin Wreath
Grab vibrantly-colored paper napkins that can brighten anyone’s day. Some could be lying around from a previous shindig. Then, bundle them together and stuff them into your grapevine wreath. And, you have free rein to add decorative accents.
5. Heart-Shaped Wreath
If you have leftover yarn lying around the house from previous knitting or crocheting projects, you can create a heart wreath. Simply tie yarn strips to a heart wireframe, and you’re done. You can use bulky yarn for a better outcome.
6. Clothespin Wreath
There’s no prettier starburst style wreath for spring than painted wood clothespins. Simply clip the clothespins to your wire wreath with no gluing needed. Then, create a mini banner with letter stickers or wooden letters right in the middle, depending on the supplies you have on hand.
7. Cardboard Art
Convert your empty boxes into vibrantly-colored wall art. Simply cut out a barrage of geometric shapes then coat them with acrylic paint. Cardboard Art is the perfect craft to splash up any room.
8. Wine Cork Vases
If you have a multitude of wine corks, creating vases from them is a thrilling way to utilize them. Simply glue them to a tall, rectangular glass vase. There’s the option to purchase recycled corks if you don’t have a stash.
9. Napkin Flowers
10. Encyclopedia Flowers
These are crafted the same way as napkin flowers. But, the only difference is that you’ll require pages from an old encyclopedia along with tissue paper. But, we’re only urging you to rip a book if it’s one that’s tucked away somewhere, never to be read again.
11. Ribbon Vases
If you’ve been holding onto ribbon scraps, here’s a cool craft to do from the comfort of your home. Stick the ribbons to the exterior of a rectangular or square glass vase to give it an eye-catching makeover. Moreover, you can infuse pom-pom trim.
12. Painted Glass Vase
If you have a clear glass vase that’s been tucked away in your attic, it’s time to breathe new life into them with vibrantly-colored craft paint.
13. Embroidered Basket
14. Straw Wreath
If you’re looking to craft an elegant piece of décor to spruce up your home, then bamboo paper straws are a great place to start. You can create a starburst wreath from the straws then glue them onto your floral craft ring.
15. Paper Poppies
16. Fabric Art
You can craft exquisite wall art with fabric on hand and an additional frame. Simply incorporate vinyl letter stickers to spell out names or funny sayings.
17. Yarn Garlands
These are easy crafts to do at home. Simply tie yarn to twine, and you’re good to go.
18. Woven Paper Art
If you have vibrantly-colored paper at your disposal, you can craft woven paper art. You can try out Astrobrights cardstock for this DIY project.
19. Serving Tray
You can spruce up an old serving tray with a fresh coat of paint coupled with sturdy wrapping paper.
20. Paper Chain Wall Art
With colorful paper, you can design a hanging chain wall. Use a curtain rod or long dowel to hang.
And there you have it! These are only a handful of trendy, fast, and cute DIY crafts that anyone can try out from the comfort of their home. They’re ideal for gift-giving and sprucing things up.
Which of the above crafts are you excited to try out? Let us know in the comment section below.