16 Southwest Crafts
Find crafts inspired by desert life in this collection.
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Make Southwest crafts that feature bold Navajo prints, vivid colors, and desert life. Explore lovely cactus crafts, beading projects, and more. If you're interested in the look of traditional Native American crafts, find projects below that are inspired by skills that date back centuries. There are beautiful beading projects below that feature patterns rooted in history, and there are projects we've included in this collection due to their bright and bold prints as well. Some projects are inspired by travels to Mexico, and others are like dusk in Arizona. If you're drawn to a Southwestern aesthetic, be inspired by the ideas in this collection.
If you adore this roundup of Southwest crafts, be sure to explore the Southwest-inspired crochet patterns from our friends at AllFreeCrochet: 16 Free Southwest Afghan Crochet Patterns
Modern Summer Camp Blanket
Modern Summer Camp Blanket: Create a beautiful crocheted blanket with beautiful bright patterns stitched in for a beautiful effect. This project is perfect for summer or any time of year!
Southwest Noir DIY Pouch
Southwest Noir DIY Pouch: Slip out of the traditional bold and bright colors from this region and opt for a monochromatic look instead! These black and white prints showcase the patterns in a new and uniquely lovely way.
Southwest iPhone Embroidery Pattern
Southwest iPhone Embroidery Pattern: Love embroidery? Upgrade your phone with a new case when you follow this sweet tutorial. The stitching is absolutely stunning, and the tassels are a fabulous finishing touch.
American Indian-Inspired Beaded Belt
American Indian-Inspired Beaded Belt: Are you up for a challenge? Try your own beading projects with this pattern! If you've ever worked with a beading loom and love these types of patterns, you'll enjoy upgrading a plain leather belt to a beaded version.
Coiled Rope Basket DIY
Coiled Rope Basket DIY: Be inspired by traditional projects like this rope basket! It's a wonderfully easy tutorial to follow along with, and you only need rope and hot glue, plus a plastic bowl to help shape your rope bowl, in order to complete this project.
Painted Desert Sunset Afghan
Painted Desert Sunset Afghan: If you're looking for a colorful pattern that looks like it was plucked directly from the Arizona sky, give this beautiful afghan a try. It's bursting with colors and an absolute delight to work up and to snuggle under, too!
Desert DIY Fairy Garden
Desert DIY Fairy Garden: Add a piece of home decor that reminds you of where you've been. If you've moved from the Southwest to another region, or you simply love the aesthetic, bring this look into your home by making a miniature version of the desert landscape.
Arizona Dusk Scarf
Arizona Dusk Scarf: Are you a knitter? Weave your love of the Southwest into your next accessory with this scarf. The hues are simply gorgeous for picturing yourself at the Grand Canyon on the cusp of night.
Desert Sunset Tote Bag
Desert Sunset Tote Bag: With shades of orange, teal, navy, and hues in between, this beautiful tote bag is perfect for summer weather. Maybe you're visiting the Southwest for a vacation from the cold winter weather in the North. Bright this tote with you!
God's Eye Craft Tutorial
God's Eye Craft Tutorial: Learn how to make a craft that's traditional to the pueblos of New Mexico. These God's eyes are great for kids to make at summer camp and they're also wonderful wall decor for your Southwestern-inspired home.
Felt Cactus Ornament and Gift Topper
Felt Cactus Ornament and Gift Topper: Is there anything more quintessentially Southwestern than the cactus plant? Fortunately, we have many cactus crafts on FaveCrafts, and this adorable felt ornament is one of our favorites!
Native Print Drawstring Bag
Native Print Drawstring Bag: Have you ever tried tapestry crochet? Use this technique to create the beautiful prints found in this drawstring bag tutorial.
Darling DIY Dream Catcher
Darling DIY Dream Catcher: Dream catchers are so reminiscent of the Southwest, and there are so many ways to make them! In this example, use an embroidery hoop and lace embellishments to create a lovely version for your home.
Native Stripes Knit Blanket Pattern
Native Stripes Knit Blanket Pattern: Inspired by the brightly colored woven blankets found in Mexico, this easy knitting pattern features stripes of vivid pinks and blues offset by a neutral gray interspersed throughout.
Navajo Clutch & Belt
Navajo Clutch & Belt: Learn how to stencil lovely designs on your accessories with fabric paint specifically designed to apply to leather and other textile surfaces. Make the details on these accessories as intricate or simple as you like!
How To Stencil Cinderblock Planters
How To Stencil Cinderblock Planters: This is the prettiest project for decorating outdoor planters that are rustic chic. Create a stack of blocks all painted in unique ways with a beautiful tile stencil.
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