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10 Rainy Day Crafts for Grey Skies

Don't let gloomy weather get you down! Craft your way to blue skies with these rainy day crafts.

By: Toby Kuhnke, Editor, FaveCrafts.com
Rainy Day Crafts

If you're anything like me, you probably get a little excited when it starts to rain. I'm a bit of a homebody. So an excuse to stay indoors and craft? I'll take it!

Knitters, crocheters, makers, and DIYers alike can appreciate a good crafting session. Whether you're knitting a cowl, making a fairy garden, or decorating some adorable printables, a day spent crafting is a day well spent.

That said, not everyone enjoys the rain. And after a while, the gloomy weather isn't so fun. Beat the bad weather blues with these 10 Rainy Day Crafts that are sure put a smile on your face!

1. Blustery Day Cowl Pattern

Break out the crochet hooks! Making this Blustery Day Cowl Pattern is a lovely way to spend a rainy day. It's stylish, warm, and would make a great handmade gift.

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Blustery Day Cowl Pattern

2. Yarn Wrapped Tornado Craft

Don't let stormy skies get you down! This Yarn Wrapped Tornado Craft is the perfect kids craft for when the skies are gray.

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Yarn Wrapped Tornado Craft

3. DIY Fairy Garden

How cute! This previous DIY Fairy Garden video will let you bring a little bit of nature indoors when it's raining.

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DIY Fairy Garden

4. Extra Chunky Gratitude Blanket

Picture it: a rainy day spent indoors with a hot cup of coffee, a good book, and the warmest blanket ever! Sounds nice, right? This Extra Chunky Gratitude Blanket is just what you need for when you're feeling a little... under the weather.

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Extra Chunky Gratitude Blanket

5. Image Transfer on Glass

Looking to try a new kind of craft? This Image Transfer on Glass project is way easier than you might think. Plus it's a great way to add a personal touch to your glass jars. Create personalized center pieces or label your spice jars with this image transfer technique.

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Image Transfer on Glass

6. Fall Coloring Book Page Bookmarks (Printable)

" There's nothing better on a rainy day than curling up with a cozy blanket and a good book or spending time coloring with the family. These free Fall Coloring Page Bookmarks are perfect for both rainy day activities."
-Dawn from bydawnnicole.com

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Fall Coloring Book Page Bookmarks (Printable)

7. Easy Chunky Knitted Footies

These easy-to-make knitted footies are the perfect activity for a rainy day because they take no time at all!

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Easy Chunky Knitted Footies

8. 1-Hour Crochet Coffee Cozy

Get cozy! This one-hour crochet pattern is just what you need for a quiet day at home. Even that bright yellow color alone is enough to put a smile on your face.

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1-Hour Crochet Coffee Cozy

9. How to Make a Rice Heating Pad

This simple sewing project is great for a rainy day because it can keep you nice and warm and relaxed. It's easier to make than you might think, and it makes a great homemade gift as well! Give this handmade heating pad a try, and you'll craft away the rainy day in no time.

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How to Make a Rice Heating Pad

10. Easy Knit Hat

"My Easy Knit Hat has been very popular, especially with the fall upon us."
-Brittany from ​knitting.bhookedcrochet.com

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Easy Knit Hat

11. Easy Knit Headband

"I also love making these headbands -- they work up so fast!"
-Brittany from ​knitting.bhookedcrochet.com

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Easy Knit Headband

12. Tranquility Knit Shawl

"​Shawls are a great rainy day project and my Tranquility shawl is perfect for beginners!"
-Brittany from knitting.bhookedcrochet.com

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Tranquility Knit Shawl

13. Rainbow Perler Bead Pattern

After the rain comes the rainbow! Don't let the dreary weather get you down in the dumps. This Rainbow Perler Bead Pattern is fun and cheery, which makes it perfect for a gray day.

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Rainbow Perler Bead Pattern

What crafts do you make when it's rainy?
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beautiful ideas and comprehensive post. On the rainy days, i really like to make cozy crochet tea covers. Here is the link to cozy patterns https//sizzlestitch.com/knit-mug-cozy-patterns/

This is great, Hannah! Do you know about our Share Your Project feature? You can submit tutorials to us and we share a description of the project on our site, then link to your blog for the full instructions! More information here: https://www.favecrafts.com/contest/Share-Your-Project

I love to knit, too, when the weather is miserable outside. I like to hear the click-click-click of my knitting needles against the sound of thunder.

Rainy days are the absolute best (yes, I'm willing to argue). When I'm not reading, which is typically how I spend these glorious days, I like to make scarves. I don't know what it is about the ran, but it really makes me miss knitting.

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