If you find yourself searching for a few quick do it yourself (DIY) craft ideas, we have some for you right here! Sometimes you need something you can do to keep your hands busy, or the kids corralled in one place, we know! Here are a few one hour projects for you or some family fun and perfect for the children’s parties.
Find an old mason jar or any clear glass jar cleaned, and some glow in the dark paint, assorted colors will be a nice touch. With a paint brush, make small dots all over the inside of the jar and include the bottom of the container too. Let it dry in the sun, and you’re done! If you still have the jar lid, you can glue glitter to cover the full top, and it adds an extra shiny touch. Material is another option for the lid.
Another cool project is to clean a jar, cover the outside with white glue, let the glue dry, and you have a near instant frosted look. Use pentel paints to make your unique designs on the frosted glass. And if you’re not feeling artsy, polka dots are great! Now you have either more vases or drop a small tealight or votive candles inside for a pretty effect on any room.
If you have an old, tattered wood serving tray, paint the bottom with chalkboard paint and paint the surrounding wood with a color of your choosing. Use picture hanging wire and string it from handle to handle, twisting the wire ends securely behind the try. Use mini clothespins and attach some of your favorite photographs.
Or if you enjoy using that tattered tray, spice it up with some pretty paint and a glittery bottom.
If you stumble across an old drawer, make it a magic corkboard by cutting it the size of the drawer and gluing it inside. Cover the board with some pretty contact paper and poof! You have made a unique addition to any room.
An old cookie sheet which has served its purpose proudly will make a cute magnetic board. Just glue some pretty wrapping paper to the bottom and attach notes or photos with different magnets.
If you have some old bottles or jars, clean them out well and paint them alike or with varying color. Use the dried bottles as vases in a group or alone.
If you have a dull white archway in your home or apartment, buy assorted color and width washi tape and fancy things up a touch. It’s a renter friendly idea, no paint required.
Personalize some plain white mugs using a Sharpie pen or paint in less than 60 minutes, and you have a great looking gift made with loving care.
Of you have jars full of old buttons, use them to decorate a canvas. Find a blank canvas and draw the trunk of a tree and branches. Glue the buttons all over the tree as leaves and keep gluing until you’re happy with the look. Glue buttons on top of buttons, for added texture. Another idea is to draw a design, like flowers, houses, hearts, etc. and fill the accessible area with your buttons.
Well now, that should keep you busy for a day or two! We hope you enjoy these fun and inexpensive crafty ideas and that they will add that distinctive look that cannot be found in any other home.