20+ Incredible Crafts For Adults You Need in Your Life

Last Sunday, my husband took the kids to the Field Museum. As much as I wanted to join them, I was battling a bad cold, so I opted to stay home. Let me tell you, it’s been a long time since I had a day all to myself at home, and I wasn’t quite sure what to do with my time. I could catch up with my favorite shows on Netflix, but my hands were fidgety and in need of something to do. Surprisingly, the house was already clean. The laundry was done. There were no dishes in the sink. What was I to do? Then it hit me. I needed to find some clever and fun crafts for adults, something simple and unique for me to do!

Our craft room (more like a storage closet) has a ton of different crafting supplies available. With having little kids and being an avid fan of making things myself at home, there were a million and one crafts I could jump at. Any type of project I could imagine was right at my fingertips. At times, having so many options can be overwhelming, so I decided to make a list of some of my favorite crafts for adults. Whenever I find myself repeating last Sunday’s predicament, I just cross another craft off the list. It’s simple and easy, and it keeps me from staring at our crafting supplies for hours on end before I finally decide what it is that I’m going to do with my free time. I hope this list helps you as much as it helps me, and by all means, feel free to add your own amazing additions!

20 Incredible Crafts For Adults

20+ Incredible Crafts For Adults

 

I’ve shown you my list of crafts for adults. What are some of your favorite crafts to make when you have free time?

 

10+ Wine Bottle Crafts for Galentine’s Day

We know that everyone is getting excited about Valentine’s Day this year. It’s all hearts and roses and chocolates and cupids everywhere! But let’s not forget the holiday that comes before Valentine’s Day, and is arguably even more important than the fabled day of romance.

We’re talking about Galentine’s Day!

Galentine’s Day is February 13th, the day before Valentine’s Day. Galentine’s Day is about celebrating all of the wonderful women in your life. The day was originally created by Leslie Knope, Amy Poehler’s character on the wonderful television show Parks and Recreation. Every year, Leslie spent the day before Valentine’s Day with all her female friends, celebrating their friendship and their love for each other.

This idea has become so popular, that Galentine’s Day celebrations are now a common occurrence across the country! And why shouldn’t they be? We love the idea of women coming together to celebrate each other and to celebrate their friendships. So in honor of Galentine’s Day, we’ve collected some of our favorite recycled crafts for you and your female friends to tackle together.

Wine Bottle Crafts for Galentine's Day

This collection of Wine Bottle Crafts for Galentine’s Day is the perfect way to make use of any old and empty wine bottles still lying around your house. Why throw those perfectly nice bottles in the trash when you can put them to good use in your home? And let’s be honest. There’s a chance that you and your friends might go through a few wine bottles when you get together to celebrate Galentine’s Day… might as well have something crafty to do with them afterwards!

Wine Bottle Crafts for Galentine’s Day

Empty Wine Bottle Picture FrameDIY Wine Bottle Centerpiece

Bold DIY Wine Bottle Chandelier

Snowball Wine Bottle Vases

Faux Lighted Wine Bottle

Sparkling Wine Bottle Craft

Wine Bottle Herb Garden

DIY Wine Bottle Centerpiece

Wickedly Wonderful Wine Bottle Candles

Wine Bottle Pendant Necklace

Wine Bottle Lanterns

 

Wine Cork Crafts for Galentine’s Day

Wine Cork Heart (shown)Wine Cork Heart

Succulent Wine Cork Planter Magnets

Wine Cork Jewelry Holder

Monogram Wine Cork Craft

Pretty Pendant Charm Necklace

Wine Cork Menu Board

Sweet Wine Cork Fairies

Wine Cork Keychains

Wine Cork Balls

 

Looking for more crafts to do with your lady friends? Don’t miss out on these great craft collections!

30+ Things to Do With Old Wine Bottles

17 Whimsical Wine Cork Crafts

 

Comment below and let us know, how will you celebrate Galentine’s Day?

20 Recycled Crafts with Wine Bottles

If your family is anything like mine, then you probably drink tons of wine whenever you get together. By the end of the night after a big party, you may have lots of empty wine bottles that you’ll just end up throwing in the recycling. Rather than letting all of those empty wine bottles go to waste, use them to make recycled wine bottle crafts. You can make all sorts of fun things with recycled wine bottles, such as chandeliers, vases, candle holders, and even decorative olive oil dispensers. Don’t throw away that cork either; you can use them to make all sorts of wine cork crafts for your home. This collection of 20 Recycled Crafts with Wine Bottles will leave your home looking like a gorgeously rustic vineyard.

20 Recycled Crafts with Wine Bottles

Wine Bottle Crafts

Wine bottle crafts are a rite of passage for every wine lover. When you get to the point of not only drinking your favorite wine, but also decorating your home with the beautiful bottles it comes in, that’s when you know you’re a real wine connoisseur. Recycled crafts with wine bottles are great because they have the inexpensive quality of all recycled crafts, but they look so classy and elegant that one might think you had bought them from an expensive home decor store.

Snowball Wine Bottle Vases  Wine Bottle Herb Garden  Hemp-Wrapped Wine Bottle

  1. Snowball Wine Bottle Vases
  2. Wine Bottle Herb Garden
  3. Hemp-Wrapped Wine Bottle
  4. Wine Bottle Candle Shelter
  5. Tuscan Grapes Wine Bottle
  6. Chalk All Over Wine Bottles
  7. Old Textured Beach Bottles
  8. Chalkboard Table Number Wine Bottles
  9. Chic and Shady Bottle Lamp
  10. Glamorous Golden Sequin Vases

Wine Cork Crafts

Succulent Wine Cork Planter MagnetsWine Cork HeartWine Cork Keychains

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Succulent Wine Cork Planter Magnets
  2. Wine Cork Heart
  3. Wine Cork Keychains
  4. DIY Wine Cork Letters
  5. Wine Cork Board
  6. Homemade Stamps Wine Cork Craft
  7. Wine Cork Sail Boats
  8. Easy Cork Place Card Holders
  9. Wine Cork Menu Board
  10. Ombre Cork Heart Decoration

Looking for more ways to use old wine bottles? Check out these collections:


What’s your favorite way to decorate with wine bottles?

Recycled Crafts: Minion Craft Full Tutorial

SPOILER ALERT! This is an adorable preschool craft in lieu of the new Minions movie, and I wanted to give you a full tutorial of a quick craft for kids. Toilet paper roll crafts are such a big craft because they are always around and there’s so much to do with them. This is a full tutorial for a cute little minion toy that your child can easily take with them anywhere they go. This one calls for the traditional yellow minions, but you can also change it up a bit and make the evil purple minions.

I feel like as I get older, the more I appreciate the stuff I took advantage of as a kid, or rather what I didn’t take advantage of. I was one of those kids who wanted to grow up way too fast and was way too serious. So as a 22-year old college student, psychologists would say that I have been trying to make up for my childhood by my Disney obsession, but, like wine, those just get better with age. Being a summer pre-k teacher, you quickly find out what your group of kids enjoy and still challenge their motor skills. Recycling is very important to me to begin with, as is green cleaning, so I loved to implement that in the classroom. The best part about this brilliant little kids’ craft is that a free printable pattern is provided, so even the littlest minion fans can join in the fun. They can practice their tracing and cutting skills to bring the minions to life.

Recycled Minion Craft Full Tutorial

Made for AllFreeKidsCrafts by Amanda Formaro

Minion Craft

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Instructions

1. Cut a sheet of yellow construction paper in half lengthwise. You can get two minions from each half. Apply glue stick to the yellow paper and wrap it around the cardboard tube. Trim the excess (about half a sheet) and repeat this process for the next two minions.

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2. Cut a sheet of blue construction paper in half lengthwise. Take one of the halves and cut it in half in the opposite direction. Now, from one of those halves, cut it in half again, lengthwise. The strips you need measure 2×6-inches.

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3. Use the pattern to cut the coveralls out of your blue strip.

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4. Glue the coveralls to the yellow tube, lining it up along the bottom of the tube.

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5. If you like, you can add the details such as the buttons on the coveralls using a black marker, and the front pocket with the letter “G” onto the front. For smaller kids, you may want to skip this part.

6. Cut a thin strip of black paper, about 1/4″ wide for the giggles. Glue the strip around the head area of the tube, about 3/4″ from the top of the tube.

7. Cut the goggle pieces from the black and white paper. For a minion with one eye, use the larger circles, for two eyes, use the small set of circles.

8. Glue the white circle to the black circle and draw a pupil in the eye using a brown marker. You can add a dot of black to the brown. Glue the eye to the head of the minion overlapping the goggle strap. If you like, you can make the eyes  appear to be squinting by adding yellow marker to the white as shown by the minion on the left.

9. Use gray or  brown markers to add mouths.

10. If you would like to add hair, cut from black paper and glue to the inside of the tube at the front.

Check out this crocheted Evil Minion Baby Hat! It’s so cute that it’s a crime.

Evil Minion Baby Hat

Who is cuter: the evil minions or the yellow ones?

 

Bottoms Up! 11 Wine Bottle Craft Ideas

So…there are a “few” empty wine bottles lying around your kitchen counters…and MAYBE even a couple on the end tables in your living room. PERFECT! The better to craft with, my dear. Do you know how many amazing things you can make with empty wine bottles? You can create plant holders, pretty tabletop decor, candlesticks, votives, and much more. So get going! Wine bottle crafts are always in style and can be used to spruce up your home during any season.

Wine Bottle Crafts

11 Easy Wine Bottle Crafts

25 Cool Things to Do with Wine Bottles left

For even MORE wine bottle crafting inspiration, download our FREE eBook, 25 Cool Things to Do with Wine Bottles .

 

Bright Ideas: How to Recycle Light Bulbs in Creative Ways

How-to-Recycle-Light-BulbsDING! Our creative light bulb just went off, and we’ve rounded up 12 lightbulb crafts for some truly green crafting.

Looking for some great ways to recycle this season? Well look no further! The following lightbulb crafts from FaveCrafts and AllFreeHolidayCrafts will shock and amaze you. Don’t throw out those “burnt out” bulbs. They have a lot more life left in them than you think.

Everyone dreads that quiet jingle that indicates that a lightbulb needs to be replaced. However, if you save your old glass bulbs, you’ll notice there is more jingle in your pockets.

No, that wasn’t the microwave – you just realized that there are so many wonderful decorating ideas to make with lightbulbs!

Perhaps these 12 lightbulb crafts will inspire you to come up with a few recycling projects of your own. Prepare to shout “Eureka!” because you’re about to discover some crafting gold. With lightbulbs, you can create thrifty projects that will both save the environment and save you money. Start saving those bulbs now because Christmas will spring upon you quicker than you think, and you will want plenty of glass bulbs to create ornaments and other trinkets. With so many home décor ideas and more, I’m surprised you’re still reading and not crafting yet! Here are 12 lightbulb ideas that will never dim.

 Lightbulb Christmas Ornaments

  1. Recycled Lightbulb Snowman
  2. Recycled Lightbulb Holiday Ornaments
  3. Recycling Old Bulbs
  4. Recycled Lightbulb Angel Ornament
  5. Shiny Recycled Lightbulb Ornament
  6. Cute Recycled Lightbulb Penguin Ornament

 

 

Soaring Light Bulb BirdsLightbulb Crafts

  1. Cute Recycled Lightbulb Vase
  2. Soaring Lightbulb Birds
  3. Upcycled Lightbulb Centerpiece
  4. Recycled Bulb Hot Air Balloons
  5. Homemade Maracas from Lightbulbs
  6. Bright Idea Father’s Day Gift

 

Did these lightbulb crafts give you a few bright ideas of your own? Tell us what they are in the comments section below!

 

16 DIY Country Crafts for You and the Young’uns

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The best thing about this time of the year is that everyone has fresh produce, cute animals, county fairs, and gardening on their minds. Wouldn’t it be lovely to live on an apple orchard with free-roaming chickens? Of course, not all of us are lucky enough to have that simple country lifestyle to themselves. However, with a few rustic crafts like a Carved Wood Farm Plaque, you can bring that farmhouse charm  into your own home. No matter where your crafting skills lie, you will be able to find a DIY country craft that suits your talents and your lifestyle. You don’t have to get up at the crack of dawn to make these cute crafts!

One of these days, I’m going to be able to rise early in the morning and tend to my garden (and rabbits and ducks). I will have myself a hearty lunch and spend my free time enjoying the sights and sounds of farm life. I’m probably over-romanticizing it, but hey, a girl can dream! Until our country dreams come true, we can create DIY country décor and cute farm animals crafts. The simple life is just a craft away.

 

Farm Animals Crafts

Clay Pot Farm AnimalsSit your little ones down at the table and watch them create a whole barnyard full of animals right before your very eyes. Don’t you think your daughter would look extra cute in a Little Farmer’s Market Dress while she works? You might even want to whip up a Lacy Anytime Vest to wear for yourself as well. With the right attire, you will have all your new critters following you like Little Bo Peep.

 

DIY Country Décor

State Fair Farmhouse CupboardYou can add a touch of vintage charm with these beautiful farmhouse-inspired decorations. You will fall in love with your home all over again once you add a hand-painted cupboard or whimsical veggie figurines. From beautiful decorations to adorably useful knickknacks like Metallic Keys Stamped Clothespins, the aesthetic of rural living can be yours. Roll up your sleeves and transform your home into a picturesque paradise.

 

 

 

Garden CraftsEven if you don’t live on a farm, you can still care for your own little garden. So what if your only “animals” are earthworms and butterflies? This free eBook Garden Crafts will show you clever ways to decorate flower pots, plant stakes, watering cans, and more. Everything a suburban farmer (like you) needs is in this nifty free eBook.

 

 

 

 

What types of animals and produce would be found on your dream farm?

 

The Glow of Summer: Fun Lantern Crafts

And at last, we see the light! With these beautiful glowing crafts, you can learn how to make a lantern, tiki torches, votives, and more. Every summer needs an extra special glow. Whether you’re throwing an outdoor party or barbecue, or planning on going camping, be sure to plan for some magical summer lighting. The enchantment of paper lanterns, glowing jars, and critters for kids can be all yours this summer.

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How to Make a Lantern

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Nothing says summertime romance like a beautiful paper lantern. Even though these don’t float into the air like Rapunzel’s did, they are still lovely and will give any summer gathering a magical feel. Some are round, some are square, some are tall, and some are short. Whatever your lighting needs may be, there is a lantern waiting to be made with your hands.

Polka Dot Tissue Lantern

Chinese Paper Lanterns

Tomato Cage Lanterns

Personalized Paper Lantern

Glowing Glass Bottles

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Shiny glass is just the right touch for a glowing flame. These crafts will help you combine two beautiful elements: fire and glass. Tiki torches are the most festive outdoor lighting for the summer, and you can use them again and again. Votives are clever crafts that book your decorating skills to the test. Don’t fret if you live in the city, because you can also create special star lights and lanterns that will turn your walls (or the roof of your tent) into a starry sky on a cloudy night.

Bold Bottle Tiki Torches

Seaside Votives

Sparkling Star Gold Lights

Fancy Pretty Decoupaged Jar Lanterns

DIY Night Lights for the Kids

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Don’t hog all the lighthearted whimsy to yourself. These DIY night lights are perfect for the kids to help you with. They can make colored Mason jars, fun glowing critters, and create there own starry sky lanterns. These crafts are perfect for the family camping trip or an outdoor sleepover. No matter what you do this summer, make sure the younger ones get a taste of summertime enchantment for themselves.

Glowing Mason Jars

Unexpected Plastic Egg Fireflies

Blob Votives

Jellyfish Light Ocean Crafts

Starlight Tin Can Lanterns

BONUS:  Find more DIY summer decorations and a few tasty recipes!  Our free eBook 12 Fabulous Picnic Craft Ideas + Restaurant Copycat Recipes has everything you need to plan the perfect outdoor picnic. Let your craftiness shine!

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DOUBLE BONUS:  If you want to turn “junk” into more fun projects, have some a little extra crafty summer fun with 32 Recycle Crafts for Kids.

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Which glowing summer craft is your favorite and why?

 

Beachside Buddies: Summer Crafts for Kids

Precious Pom Pom Sea CreaturesDon’t you just love going to the aquarium? When I’m at an aquarium, I often fantasize about climbing into the tanks with those beautiful fish and adorable turtles. Luckily, there’s a less dangerous way to get close to these stunning creatures–I can craft my own!

The Pom Pom Sea Creatures pictured at left show how many different underwater creatures you can make with one material. The jellyfish is silly as-is, but I think some googly eyes would make him even more lovable. If you like to spend your summer days outdoors rather than indoors, there are Sea Creature Sand Castle Molds that make sand castle building easy. These cans are painted with grinning starfish, clams, and more. We’ve got a ton of summer crafts for kids and adults that are inspired by aquatic life.

Just Keep Swimming: Fish CraftsCute Knitted Fish

Cute Knitted Fish – I can’t decide what I love more about this knitted fish pattern: the multicolored yarn or the button eyes.

Tropical Reef Fish – Paper plate crafts are great for the parent in a pinch. You can keep kids entertained for hours with these budget-friendly fishies.

Seahorse Window Hangers – Inspired by a popular book , this summer art project is perfect for children who like to play with clay.

 

2 Hour Felted JellyfishJellyfish Crafts for Kids

2 Hour Felted Jellyfish – Follow this easy felted knitting pattern to create a jellyfish pal for your little one.

Happy Hanging Jellyfish – As far as bedroom decorations go, they don’t get much cuter than these cheerful kids crafts.

Elegant Jellyfish Ornament – Keep the spirit of summer in mind during the cold winter months with this eye-catching handmade ornament craft.

 

 

 

 

Yarn Turtle Patterns & Crab CraftsToddler Turtle Pillow

Toddler Turtle Pillow – This crochet turtle pattern is a cuddle buddy and pillow in one.

Tuck the Turtle – Tuck is a mellow turtle who’s bound to bring a smile to your child’s face.

Crabby the Crab – Don’t let his name fool you; Crabby is actually a smiley guy. This free crochet pattern is available in symbols or in English.

Styrofoam Cup Crabs – Googly eyes and pipe cleaners make these summer crafts come to life.

 

What’s your favorite undersea creature to craft?

 

 

10 Thrifty Recycled Crafts for Summer Fun

10 Thrifty Recycled Crafts for Summer FunEvery kid looks forward to summertime because they get to spend some time doing fun creative activities. Kids get to let loose and run around outside in the sun instead of being in a classroom all day. The challenge, though, is keeping your kids occupied with fun summer activities. My kids are all energy and no down time, so I’m constantly searching for new activities to keep them entertained. Now, I love using recycled crafts to entertain my children because I don’t have to worry about spending a lot of money on projects to keep them occupied. I’ve found that the coolest recycled craft that my kids love are the Adorable Minion Lawn Darts because they can’t get enough of the Minions. This fun craft keeps them outside for hours at a time. I have a hard time getting them to come inside when it’s time for lunch.

Of course, you need to plan for the summer days when the weather might not be as nice as you’d like it to be, so it’s always a great idea to add some indoor activities to your list. Any time I come across cardboard boxes, I immediately grab them because my kids love turning them into a fort or Creative Cardboard Box Cars. They always have a blast making things out of the cardboard boxes. Sometimes they prefer playing with cardboard boxes over anything else. That’s why it’s always a good idea to find new cardboard boxes to bring home.

Most of the materials for these crafts were already in my house, so I didn’t have to scramble around town looking for things that my children can use for their crafts. These no-fuss crafts really made it easier for me to keep my children happy.

 

Outdoor Activities

Summertime is all about playing with your kids outside in the sun, so you need to have some fun summer activities that will get the whole family outside to enjoy the beautiful weather. The Water Bottle Rocket is the perfect kids craft to get your little ones outside; after all, what kid doesn’t like to shoot things off into into the air?

 

 

Indoor Activities

Indoor activities are always a great idea to have for when it’s nasty and rainy outside. Your kids can throw a burst of color into a cloudy day when they make Color Burst Melted Crayon Art. This a great activity idea to do, especially when your kids have a bunch of old, broken crayons that they never use.

 

The Ultimate Guide to Summer Fun

 

If you’re looking for some more summer fun ideas to have with your children, check out the Ultimate Guide to Summer Fun, hosted by our friends at True Aim Education!

 

 

What summertime activities do your little ones love to do?