Are you someone who would like to start doing crafts but just have no idea where to begin? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Crafting can be fun, relaxing, and enjoyable, but if you’ve never done it before, it can seem daunting and stressful. However, the fact is that there are many crafts that are very simple. There are also many that are inexpensive. As a result, anyone can enjoy crafting projects. They simply need to find the right crafts that work for them.
If you would like to start on some simple, inexpensive crafts, take a look at the following list for a few ideas.
Business Card Holder
If you have a bunch of loose cards floating around at the bottom of your purse, this just might be the craft for you. Purchase a pack of mints such as Altoids. Transfer the mints into a baggie and hold on to the container. Find some leftover decorative paper, glue, and scissors. Cover the outside of the container. This becomes the perfect holder for business cards or credit cards. And it helps you become just a bit more organized in the process.
Picnic Plate Flowers
This is a craft that is perfect to do with your children. For this craft, you’ll need colorful paper plates, buttons, straws, and anything else you might like to use to decorate your paper flower. Make several cuts from the edges of the place to the center to create the petals (don’t go to the very middle, or you’ll have a bunch of pieces!) Attach it to a straw, which acts as the stem. Glue a button to the middle and then decorate it however else you’d like. You may want to then place them in a vase and display them on your kitchen table or windowsill.
Fabric Scrap Balls
These covered balls look great in a bowl on your kitchen table. All you need are some foam balls, old scraps of fabric, glue, and scissors. Cut the fabric into strips about 1” wide. Take each strip, place glue on the back of it, and wrap it around the ball. Do this until every side is covered. Some layers will overlap. Allow them to dry and place them in your bowl.
Bottle Cap Magnets
A fun way to spruce up your boring refrigerator door is to make some bottle cap magnets. You can pick up unique, vintage bottle caps at flea markets or thrift stores for cheap. Find some small magnets at your local craft store. And then get out the hot-glue. Now all you need to do is hot-glue the magnet to the inside of the bottle cap, wait for it to dry, and let your little ones arrange them on the refrigerator. This adds a pop of color to your kitchen.
Magazine Page Frame
You can pick up an old wooden frame from a garage sale (or perhaps you have one hanging around in storage or in your basement.) If you want to add a little originality and color to it, get a magazine, scissors, and glue. Decide on a color scheme and find pages that will match to create the look you would like. Measure the width of the frame. Cut the magazine pages into long strips to match the width. Roll these pieces of paper into a straw-like shape, glue them to keep the shape, and glue them to the frame. The pieces should lie side-by-side on the frame. These frames are perfect for your children’s rooms.
About the Author: Paisley Hansen is a freelance writer and expert in crafting and homemaking. She enjoys experimenting with different materials, like fleece fabric, and writing about it. Paisley hopes to introduce more people into crafting through her writing