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Get rid of boredom with these crafts for adults – over 8O creative ideas you’ll want to try at home

As winter approaches, the opportunities to stay at home multiply. Between the time spent in front of the TV or the computer and that devoted to household chores, there are times when boredom sets in. To face the blues of late summer and to stop being bored, nothing better than a DIY that occupies your mind and hands. Crafts for adults are a great way to boost your creativity while making unique creations with your own hands. In addition to being a rewarding activity, DIY is also very good for the household budget.

Manual activities for adults that boost creativity.

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 Personalized luggage tag for traveling in style.

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Necessary material :

  • a faux leather coupon
  • a pair of sharp scissors
  • leather paint, brush
  • metal stamps with engraving numbers and letters with a handle, mallet
  • an elastic
  • tape

Steps to follow :

  1. Cut out the label from the leather coupon using a pair of sharp scissors. Use a cup or glass to outline the circle on the back of the leather.
  2. Mark the leather. Start by lightly moistening the part to be engraved with a sponge. To make sure the letters and numbers line up properly, mark their locations with masking tape. Check to see if the pads are the right way round. Engrave the leather by hitting the stamps with the mallet.
  3. Paint the lower part of the label with the desired color.
  4. Make a hole in your tag and thread the elastic through it. Spice up your creation with a colorful pompom.

Leather goods are always chic.

DIY tutorial of a personalized leather luggage tag, creative idea for an adult manual activity

Decorative resin paperweight with included maple leaves.

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Necessary material :  

  • small, dry maple leaves
  • glue varnish
  • dome-shaped polypropylene mold (8 cm diameter)
  • a flake of mold release and conditioning agent
  • epoxy resin
  • a mixing bowl

Decorative object or office accessory, this paperweight brings in the spirit of autumn.

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Steps to follow :

  1. Collect the leaves a few weeks in advance. Place them between two sheets of kitchen paper. Then place them between the pages of a book.
  2. Once the leaves are dry, place them on baking paper. Coat the sheets with a coat of glue varnish. Let dry before turning them over.
  3. Prepare the mixture of resin and hardener according to the manufacturer’s precise instructions. Work in a well ventilated area wearing protective gloves. Pour the resin and the hardener into a measuring cup, respecting the recommended dosage. Mix everything well for 2 minutes with a wooden rod. Transfer the mixture to another scoop and continue stirring with a clean rod for another minute.
  4. Spray the inside of the mold with mold release agent. Fill a little less than half of the mold with resin glue. Cover and let sit for 15-20 minutes. Remove air bubbles by using a kitchen torch or blowing on them with a straw. Leave to harden for 3 hours.
  5. Carefully place the first sheet to be included on the resin. Let sit for 6 to 8 hours.
  6. Casting of the second layer of resin. Prepare another dose of the glue, this time mixing 30 ml of resin with 30 ml of hardener. Pour the epoxy resin on the first layer. Prick air bubbles with a toothpick if necessary. Let sit for 15-20 minutes. Gently lay the other two sheets flat to avoid air bubbles.
  7. Wait another 2 hours before depositing the last sheet. Now is also the time to adjust the location of the leaves with a toothpick.
  8. Pour a final layer of resin over it. When preparing the mixture, put a drop of opaque coloring pigment.
  9. Let sit and harden completely for 24 hours before unmolding the paperweight.

 Pretty autumn leaves frozen in resin.

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 Tea bags made with coffee filters are the perfect personalized gift to give this season.

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Necessary material : 

  • a coffee filter
  • sewing thread, a needle, a thread for the cord
  • colorful card stock
  • string
  • glue, a pair of scissors, a stapler
  • loose tea

Flatten the coffee filter and cut it in half. Cut each half in half so that you have four quarters.

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 Fold one of the quarters in half and sew vertically.

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Fill the cone-shaped sachet with a spoon of your favorite leaf tea.

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Close the opening of the tea bag. Cut a string about 13 cm long. Fold over the pointed end of the bag. Put the string under and secure with the stapler.

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 Cut out both labels from the card stock. Glue them together with the other piece of string in the middle.

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  Bohemian chic accent with wall hanging and a round mirror.

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Necessary material :

  • round mirror about 70 in diameter
  • balls of wool of different colors and thickness
  • a square wooden stick
  • a pair of scissors
  • wood glue
  • textile glue
  • a pliers

DIY with wool to make a bohemian chic wall decoration with pom poms

Instructions :  

  1. Cut 180 cm strands of wool.
  2. Tie the strands of yarn around the stick. Decide on the preferred pattern and density. Apply textile glue to secure the strands of wool.
  3. Place the mirror face down and attach the wooden strip to its back using wood glue.
  4. Tighten both ends of the stick with pliers, let the glue dry for about fifteen minutes.
  5. Make a few wool pom poms.
  6. Hang the mirror on the wall and decorate the hanging with the pom poms.
  7. Cut the tips to obtain the desired shape.

Vary the colors and thickness of the strands of wool for a nice look.

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Colorful confetti soap to give as a nice personalized gift.

make fancy soap with colorful confetti to give as a personalized gift

 Necessary material :

  • transparent moldable glycerin soap
  • white moldable glycerin soap
  • dyes
  • shapes for molding soap
  • a bottle of isopropanol spray
  • a knife, a measuring glass cup, a spoon

easy tutorial to make fancy confetti soap using an ice cube mold

  •  Start by cutting the transparent soap into cubes of about 1.5 cm. In a measuring cup, mix a handful of transparent soap cubes with a small amount of colored soap previously colored in one of the desired colors. Add a few cubes of white soap to it. Melt everything in the microwave. Mix well, then fill one of the molds. Repeat this step as many times as necessary for each color of your “confetti”.

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  •    Let dry, then unmold. Cut the first colored block into small cubes. Once all the soap blocks have been cut out, melt the rest of the transparent soap. Fill the mold halfway and spray with a little isopropanol. Immediately add the colored cubes and spray again.

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 Fake rock candy stick memo magnets.

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Necessary material :     

  •  fake crystals of different colors
  • mini cocktail skewers
  • an all-purpose adhesive
  • instant glue
  • baking paper

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 Manual activities for adults that kids will love too.

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 Make a paper fig tree to have a vegetal decorative accent all year round.

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Necessary material : 

  • a large pot
  • different size structural anchors
  • cardboard and sheets of green paper
  • wood glue, tape and clips
  • tools and materials for papier mache
  • a drill and drill bits
  • decorative pebbles or sand
  • a pair of scissors, a cutter, a paper folder

Manual activities for adults ideal for those who do not have a green thumb.

tutorial to make a paper fig tree in a pot, DIY home decor to freshen up your winter decor

  1. Measure the diameter of that part of the pot that is 5 cm from the opening and the part in the middle. Cut two circles in the cardboard that correspond to the two diameters. Drill a hole in the cardboard to insert the wooden dowel. Place the cardboard in the jar and secure with duct tape. Make holes in the central wooden rod corresponding to the diameter of the “branches”. Choose bits according to the diameters of the anchors you want to install. Secure the branches with wood glue.
  2. Cover the fig tree with papier mache and let the first coat dry at least overnight. Then apply a second layer of papier mache at all junction points.
  3. Proceed to the realization of the sheets. You will need about fifty of them. You can use double-sided paper, plain paper, or just paint one side of the leaves green in a brighter shade of green. To make the fig leaves, fold the paper in half and cut out a sort of wavy heart. Make folds that form an angle of 45 ° to create the veins of the leaves.
  4. Glue the leaves to the branches. Fill the pot with decorative pebbles.

  A nice touch of greenery in the decor 

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  The classic board game made from creative concrete.

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Create your own concrete domino game using an ice cube maker.

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The cup of coffee has a pretty muff.

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Be chic in slippers – when comfort rhymes with style.

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Necessary material :

  • embroidery threads in 3 colors
  • a needle
  • cording sewing thread

Pimp your cozy slippers with these ultra-trendy silk thread pompoms.

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A DIY that teaches us how to make a concrete jewelry box.

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The necessary equipment :  

  • a round cardboard box with medium lid, a small cardboard box
  • creative concrete
  • nail polish or capsule
  • vaseline
  • a plastic pot
  • wooden sticks
  • cord

 Apply vaseline to the inside of the medium box, its lid and to the outer sides of the small box. A tip that will facilitate demoulding.

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 Place a capsule in the center of the lid to determine the location of the cord. Prepare the creative concrete. Determine the dosage of concrete needed and prepare two mixes

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Fill the medium box halfway with concrete. Pour the rest into the lid. Pat the box and lid lightly on a work surface to remove air bubbles. Prepare the second amount of concrete. Insert the small box into the middle. Pour the concrete into the space between the two boxes. Leave to dry. Then remove the cap from the lid and the cardboard box. Insert a cord and tie a knot to make the handle.

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 The pretzel cushion will be the hit decorative accent in your interior.

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  Fill the socks with the polyester filling.

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 Marble art on paper 

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 How to make marbled paper with shaving foam.

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       Night mask inspired by “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”.

Materials needed for an eclectic night mask:

  • printed fabric
  • fringes and ribbons to find on crevea.com
  • pompoms
  • sewing machine or textile glue
  • rhinestone stones

customize a classic night mask with fringes and pom poms, a manual activity for adults that boosts creativity

 Let your imagination run wild with these manual activities for adults.

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    Customize your clothes with crazy plastic emoji stickers.

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Learn the crazy plastic technique to make pretty pendants or stickers. Simply cut and color the desired shapes, then heat them in the oven.

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 Earth globe redesigned with slate paint.

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 Give office accessories a makeover with these simple embroidery in colorful woolen threads.

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     Decorative letters vase. Manual activities for adults also allow you to refresh your interior without spending a lot..

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   Manual activities for adults with chestnuts.

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   Glasses case made from a sock.

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Personalize all your coffee mugs with a seamless felt sleeve.

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 Fall crafts with salvaged corks.

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 Lots of craft ideas for adults to try this fall.

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          Some manual activities for adults are inspired by the world of children. Mickey tea cookies.

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 Custom EOS Lip Balm.

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Make homemade beauty products for an original gift.

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Organic lip balm

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