64 Crafts to Do When Bored


64 Crafts to Do When Bored

These cool art projects to do at home will keep you occupied longer than you think.

42 Crafts to Do When Bored

Take control of your boredom! If you're online researching crafts to do when bored, then it's time you found an awesome project to do.

FaveCrafts has aggregated thousands of projects from all over the internet, and these are some of our favorite boredom-busting projects! What makes them our favorites?

  • They're fun for just about anyone
  • They're showstoppers - just look at all the colorful images below!
  • Many use simple craft supplies or materials found in nature
  • Many are great for everyday use
  • Some are wildly unique enough we had to include them!
  • Some are hugely popular with our readers, so if you haven't seen them yet we wanted to show them off here
According to the Mayo Clinic, "Boredom is common, with over 60% of U.S. adults reporting that they feel bored at least once a week." Rather than engaging in passive entertainment like watching TV or scrolling social media, you can find true relief through engaging in a creative activity like crafting.

So browse our gallery to find a project you think looks amazing. Have fun and get started with these easy crafts to do when bored!

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Bored AND Stressed? Learn how to make this DIY Stress Relief Bottle first. My mom swears by it!

General Crafts to Do When Bored at Home

Easy T-Shirt Pillow

Upcycle an old T-shirt into a pillow case!

Galaxy Painted Rocks

Learn a stunning painting technique to achieve this galaxy effect.

Metallic Foil DIY Pillow

This is a stunning pillow craft and will be a fun new accent to your living room or master suite.

DIY Felt Flower Pillow

This jaw dropper is also a great opportunity to practice creating a variety of flowers from felt!

Fabulous Felt Hair Ties

This is a cute one for the kids! Dress up ponytails with scrap felt you hopefully already have in your craft stash.

Glamorous Feather Lampshade

Has your tween wanted to decorate her room? It will look fabulous with this addition!

Nook in a Book DIY Succulent Planter

Many folks have mixed feelings about crafting with books, but if you're going to do it, this is a jaw dropper!

DIY Lovely Hanging Vases

Grab that dead lightbulb out of the trash and create a surprisingly pretty little bud vase!

Stunningly Beautiful Pill Bottle Lamp

Got pill bottles? Start saving them and make this incredible recycled art piece for your living room.

Braided T-Shirt Rug

Add a new rug to your home and repurpose old T-shirts in the process!

Watercolor Marble Ceramic Bowl

Learn marbling techniques for painting and brighten up a plain white ceramic bowl with this tutorial.

Pine Cone Roses

How fun! If you have kiddos at home or visiting for the day, have them go out back to collect pine cones, and together you can whip up this bouquet afterwards.

Colored Glitter Pencils!

Take plain pencils from drab to fab with this glittering tutorial.

Ombre Tie Dye Shirt Wall Art

Love the look of macrame wall hangings? This twist allows you to upcraft T-shirts for a boho effect.

DIY Pom Pom Rug

This craft sure will pass the time! Learn how to make a pom pom rug using (lots of) yarn from your stash.

Marbled DIY Mugs

Here's another marbling tutorial that is simple and lovely. This one uses something you likely have in your house: nail polish!

Recycled Jeans Tin Can Planters

We have tons of ideas for repurposing denim here on FaveCrafts, and this tin can planters idea is a favorite!

Upcycled Mosaic Wall Planter

This project is a stunner! If you're looking for a new piece of garden art, you can use old broken china to make a gorgeous wall planter.

DIY Galaxy Night Lamp

This awesome tutorial works for a baby nursery or a child's room! 

Anthropologie Inspired Mirror

It only costs a few dollars to make an Anthropologie knockoff to elevate any room of your home!

DIY Kool-Aid Play Dough

This is a cute one for the kids! A great play dough recipe with materials you may already have in your kitchen.

Sushi Roll Pom-Poms

This amazing tutorial is way too fun to leave out! A fun little tutorial for sushi fans with a bit of scrap yarn about.

Felt Princess Flower Crown

Your little princess will be obsessed with this darling flower crown! Fun for dress up or for the Renaissance faire!

Lego DIY Fidget Spinner

Need a little inspiration for what to make next with your Legos? Try this fidget spinner DIY.

Actually Gorgeous Floral Beer Can Wreath

Pull some cans out of the recycle bin and you'll have a STUNNING new wreath for your door.

Prettiest Ever Hot Glue Flower Lights

It's incredible what you can make with hot glue! It's a fantastic adhesive but can stand on its own center stage, as it does in this fantastic tutorial.

Rosebud Felt Flower Bouquet

This darling craft is a sweet centerpiece for a tea party or a lovely mantel decoration during summer.

Fun to Make Glass Sun Catchers

These sun catchers are radiant, and so easy to make!

Rags-to-Rugs Craft

The name says it all! Add bright colors to your space with this gorgeous rug.

Most Magical Spring Table Decor

Talk about WOW factor! Learn how to achieve this magical cascading flowers effect with a secret material.

Felt Floral Clothes Hangers

This is one of those practical crafts to do when bored that will make a big difference in your closet! Pass the time and keep those clothes from falling off your hangers in the future.

DIY Stress Relief Bottle

Recycle some water bottles into glittery boredom busters. Bonus! This is a great item to have on hand to get potty training kids to stay seated.

Fuzzy DIY Pom Pom Blanket

This is such a classy blanket! Cozy up with pom poms with this nice tutorial.

Floppy Disk Desk Organizer

Talk about stash busting. Dig into that drawer where you keep old technology and make it you favorite new storage 

Simple DIY Fairy Garden

If you've always wanted to make one, this fairy garden tutorial is the perfect boredom buster!

Sparkle Sequin DIY Suncatcher

Take your suncatcher crafts up a notch with this stunner.

Colorful Clothespin DIY Trivet

Got clothespins? Need trivets? This tutorial has you covered!

Key Holder Perler Bead Pattern

Perler bead patterns aren't just for kids! Work up a cute new keyholder to hang near your front door.

DIY Glowing Mason Jars

How gorgeous are these? Kids will love learning how to make these galaxy-themed glowing mason jars.

Oyster Shell Mirror

This one is a bit more specific but also SO COOL. If you happen to collect oyster shells, or you are able to get your hands on a bunch, make the perfect coastal wall accent!

Succulent Wine Cork Planter Magnets

This is one of the most unexpected crafts to bust that wine cork stash! Turn these little planters into magnets!

How to Tie a Fabric Bow on Mason Jar

This popular video tutorial will help you elevate a mason jar decoration or gift with a charming fabric bow.

Modern Makeover Vase

Use curling ribbon and spray paint to make over this vase!

Textured Puffy Paint Vases

Speaking of vases, you've seen puffy paint used for T-shirts, but how about this unexpected use?

Rustic Farmhouse Coasters With Canning Rings

If you've been making mason jar crafts and you're not sure what to do with the rings and lids, you can use them to make these coasters.

Mason Jar Spice Organizers

Have you been meaning to get your spices more organized? Try this storage solution!

Diy Tiered Spice Rack Using Cereal Boxes

Speaking of organizing your spices, it can be so irritating digging through the cabinet to find what you need! Instead, this DIY creates a tiered stand for your spices!

Picture Frame DIY Serving Tray

Got an old picture frame? Use it to make a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind serving tray!

Cherry Blossom Tissue Paper Flower

Speaking of paper flowers, refine your skills and learn how to make tissue paper cherry blossoms.

Copper & Denim DIY Organizer

Another denim upcycle we love is this tin can craft! The copper contrasts beautifully with the denim for your favorite new tabletop organizer.

Tin Can DIY Organizer

Maybe you need an organizer for the wall instead. Use tin cans to organize cooking utensils!

Heirloom Recipes DIY Framed Wall Art

While you're in the kitchen, frame an heirloom recipe. This is a wonderful idea not only to preserve memories but for easy access!

Sunny Clothespin Photo Wall

If you're bored on a rainy day in summer, make this sunny clothespin craft.

DIY Tie Dye Hoodie

We have a ton of tie dye tutorials here on FaveCrafts, and this hoodie is one of our favorites!

Heart String Art Tutorial

Have you ever tried string art? Get some practice in with these darling hearts.

Wine Cork Notice Board

Time to use all those wine corks you've been saving! Use them to make this lovely bulletin board.

Paint Chip Mosaic Art

Maybe you had a room to paint and you just couldn't decide on the colors. Use up those paint chips for a fabulous piece of mosaic wall art! Get the kids involved.

Romantic Tin Can Luminaries

Use tin cans to make lanterns that you can use for outdoor summer parties or for indoor ambiance.

Chic Floral Bathroom Basket

Use an empty ice cream container, paint, and faux flowers to make a new bathroom decoration!

Other Crafts to Do When Bored

Maybe you're already a talented sewist or experienced crocheter, and you'd like a fun new pattern to try. Break up the monotony and explore any of our free patterns on FaveCrafts:

Crochet Patterns
Knitting Patterns
Sewing Patterns
Quilting Patterns
Free Coloring Pages
Kids Crafts
Jewelry Making
Tie Dye

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My favorite activity when I'm bored is crochet. It's easy to pick up and work on and I enjoy making things for my family, friends, and, of course, myself!

My go-to-activity is Acrylic Dirty Pours. I love them. Just mix any colors together, pour over canvas, then tilt and swirl.

I'm an all around crafter. I knit, crochet, embroidery, tat, sew and do all other kinds of crafts. So I have little time to get bored. Right now I am working on a Poke' mon afghan for one of my grandsons. I've already made 2 grandsons afghans, then I have 2 new grand daughters to make afghans for. I love all kinds of crafting, whether it has to do with sewing or yarn work or not. I can go out in the woods and find a piece of wood and make something out of it, or just go find a piece of junk and make something out it. I just love crafts.

Crocheting is my GO TO craft when I am bored. It helps me to relax, and I can watch a movie on television while I crochet.

When I am bored, I usually pick up a crochet project that I keep around. Often work on it in sections, so I just keep it going. Simple.

When I am bored I like to cross stitch, read, or check out this site for new inspirations.

I love to do scrap crafting when I am bored.

I like to crochet or read.

I crochet or check here for some jewelry making inspiration.

Currently,I make beaded spiders or I mess with my polymer clay,or watch YouTube.

I crochet when I'm bored. Lace doilies are especially good a relieving boredom, especially when they're challenging.

when I am bored I check out this site for something to make . I enjoy all kinds of crafts to many to mention.


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