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9 Award-Worthy Handmade Craft Ideas

Award show season is in full swing, and everyone knows the crowning jewel on that trophy tiara is…the Academy Awards! I get inexplicably excited for the Oscars each year. Is it just me? I can’t wait to see which films come out on top, not to mention which starlets are owning the red carpet. This year, we’re getting in full-on award show spirit. We’ve collected 9 handmade craft ideas to honor this year’s Best Picture Nominees! Who will take it all home? Will it be The Artist? Midnight in Paris? The Help? Whichever one it is, we have a corresponding craft project to commemorate it!

9 Oscar-Inspired Free Craft Tutorials

First up for nomination: Midnight in Paris! This whimsical romantic comedy explores the magical night life of Paris after-hours. Get caught up in the magic with this Paris Shawl! It would be the perfect light wrap for your own midnight romps around town.

Show your support for Moneyball with an Embellished Baseball Cap! Money won’t be an issue for you with this budget-friendly craft project. Bedazzle your cap in your team colors or in your own favorite shades for a sporty chic look.

Up next for nomination is The Tree of Life. Made from a real Cedar branch, these artsy Tree Branch Post Earrings are the perfect way to pay homage to this incredibly artistic film.

Commemorate Spielberg’s award-nominated film War Horse with this Appliqued Pony Silhouette Hoodie. You’ll be ready to cozy up on the couch and watch the Academy Awards all night with this adorable sweatshirt.

Take on the vintage 1920s-era style of The Artist with this Royal Blue Flapper Hair Clip. You’ll look like you belong in a modern day silent film with this super cute flapper-inspired hair accessory.

With its intricate cog and gear details, this Quick Steampunk Pendant is the perfect craft to honor the film Hugo, the main character of which lives inside the clock of a 1930s Paris train station!

What better way to watch the Oscars than with some comfy Hawaiian Style Felt Floor Pillows? This sewing pattern gives a chic nod to Best Picture nominee The Descendants, which was set and filmed in Hawaii!

If you loved ’60s-set movie The Help, you’ll love this Retro Apron! Made from repurposed pillow cases, this simple sewing pattern will have you looking stylish as you tidy up around the house.

Last but not least, this Hidden Message Locket perfectly encapsulates the plot of nominee Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, in which the main character is searching for a message from his late father. A beautiful film commemorated by a beautiful jewelry craft!


There are plenty more handmade craft ideas where these came from. Check out FaveCrafts and all of our sister sites for more buzzworthy jewelry projects, sewing patterns, crochet patterns, and quilting patterns!


How about you? Do you watch the Oscars every year? Have you ever hosted or attended an Oscar-watching party?