20 Easy Crafts to Do at Home
20 Easy Crafts to Do at Home
Tired of being stuck at home during the quarantine? These easy DIY quarantine crafts to do at home for adults are just what you need! I chose some of my favorite and fun home DIY projects that require three supplies or less. Even better, the supplies are everyday items like napkins, wine corks, cupcake liners, and cardboard so I’m hoping you have most of them on-hand already. If not, I’ve linked to supplies you can order online to avoid going to the store. These are all low stress, super simple projects that even the novice crafter can enjoy. I hope you give one of these projects a try, and if you do send me a photo!
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20 Easy Crafts to Make at Home with Three Supplies or Less
1) Cupcake Wrapper Wreath
Supplies: Cupcake Liners + Foam Wreath
I bet you have some cupcake liners in your pantry! Flatten them and layer them on top of each other to create flowers, and then glue to a styrofoam wreath form. Tutorial here.
2) Clothespin Wreath
Supplies: Clothespins + Wire Wreath + Paint
Painted wood clothespins make the prettiest starburst style wreath for spring. Just clip the clothespins to a wire wreath form. No gluing required. Creating a mini banner with wood letters or letter stickers in the middle is optional based on the supplies you have on hand. Tutorial here.
3) Napkin Wreath
Supplies: Grapevine Wreath + Napkins
Yes you can make a wreath with napkins! This is a simple quarantine craft idea. Any paper napkins will do, but preferably ones with a colorful design like these. Perhaps you have some leftover from a past party. Just bunch them up and press them into a grapevine wreath! You can add other decorative accents to your wreath like this cactus, but it’s not necessary. Tutorial here.
4) Yarn Heart Wreath
Supplies: Wire Frame + Bulky Yarn
I love finding ways to use leftover yarn, and especially projects that don’t require knowing how to knit or crochet! I came up with this wreath using variegated bulky yarn. You just tie strips of yarn to a heart wire frame. Tutorial here.
5) Quarantine Cardboard Art
Supplies: Cardboard + Craft Paint
The ultimate quarantine craft to do at home! Turn your Amazon boxes into colorful wall art by cutting out geometric shapes and painting them with acrylic paint. Tutorial here.
6) Wine Cork Vases
Supplies: Wine Corks + Glass Vase
I’ve had so many people coming to my website for this wine cork vase tutorial in the past month! I guess that means wine consumption has gone up with more people at home during quarantine?! If you’ve started your own collection of wine corks, this is a fun way to put them to use. Just glue them to a rectangular tall glass vase. You can also buy recycled corks if you don’t have your own stash. Tutorial here.
7) Napkin Flowers
Supplies: Printed Napkins + Floral Wire
Another fun use for printed paper napkins. Turn them into pretty flowers that won’t wilt with this simple tutorial that requires just napkins and floral wire. Tutorial here.
8) Encyclopedia Flowers
Supplies: Encyclopedia Pages + Tissue Paper + Floral Wire
These flowers use the same technique as the napkin flowers above, but repurpose pages from an old encyclopedia (or similar thin paged book) and tissue paper instead. I’m only encouraging you to tear up a book if it is one you’ll never read again! Tutorial here.
9) Ribbon Vases
Supplies: Glass Vase + Ribbons
Here is a cool project to do at home. Gather up all your ribbon scraps you’ve been saving and a square or rectangular glass vase. Glue the ribbons to the outside of the vase to give it a colorful makeover! You can even add some pom-pom trim. Don’t have ribbon scraps on hand? Amazon sells a variety pack of ribbons. Tutorial here.
10) Painted Glass Vases
Supplies: Glass Vase + Multi-Surface Paint
This has been one of the most popular crafts to do at home ever on Design Improvised. If you’re like me and have a number of clear glass vases saved from florist bouquets over the years, you can give them a new life with colorful craft paint. I used Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Craft paint which cures on glass in 21 days without curing in oven. Tutorial here.
11) Embroidered Baskets
Supplies: Woven Baskets + Variegated Yarn
Another easy craft to make at home are these yarn embroidered baskets. Round up any woven baskets you have and get creative embroidering them with yarn. I especially love the look of neon variegated yarn against the wicker baskets. Tutorial here.
12) Straw Sunburst Wreath
Supplies: Paper Straws + Wood Craft Ring
Want to create a high end piece of DIY decor for your home? Start with paper straws! This pretty starburst wreath is made simply from bamboo paper straws glued onto a floral craft ring. Tutorial here.
13) Paper Poppies
Supplies: Cardstock + Florist Wire
Another one of my favorite crafts to do at home is to make paper flowers. These poppies are perfect for spring and only require cardstock and floral wire. You can get the downloadable template and tutorial here.
14) Spring Fabric Art
Supplies: Wood Frame + Fabric + Letter Stickers
Make some simple wall art with an an extra frame and fabric you have on hand. Add white vinyl letter stickers to spell out a fun saying. Tutorial here.
15) Wine Cork Wreath
Supplies: Wine Corks + Foam Wreath
Another project for you wine cork collectors. Wine cork wreaths! Tutorial here.
16) Paper Loop Wreath
Supplies: Cardstock + Foam Wreath + Ribbon
Paper is one of the most versatile crafting materials and something many of us already have on hand. Turn colorful cardstock into a beautiful wreath. Tutorial here.
17) Paper Chain Wall Art
Supplies: Cardstock + Dowel
One more cool craft to do at home with colorful paper – make a paper chain wall hanging! Use a long dowel or curtain rod to hang. Tutorial here.
18) Spring Serving Tray
Supplies: Old Tray + Pretty Paper + Paint
Give an old serving tray a spring makeover with sturdy wrapping paper and a coat of paint. Just cut the paper to size and seal with Mod Podge!
19) Woven Paper Art
Supplies: Cardstock + Colorful Frame
Have colorful paper on hand? Then you can make this quarantine wall art! It is an adult take on a grade-school craft. I love bright Astrobrights cardstock for this project. Tutorial here.
20) Yarn Garlands
Supples: Chunky Yarn + Twine
My final idea for easy quarantine crafts to do at home – make yarn garlands! All you need to do is tie yarn to twine! Tutorial here.
So many great ideas!! I love the wall art and we’ll make some soon.
Thanks Amy! I bet your daughter could make a cool version of the wall art for her room!
Oh my! I love that Wine Cork Vase! That would look so pretty in my kitchen! I actually have a giant jar full of wine corks that I bought for a project years ago and never used so this is perfect!
Yay! I hope you try it. If you need another idea for your corks, you can also easily glue them to a wreath form. I have two tutorials for wine cork wreaths! This one turns them into flowers: https://designimprovised.com/2017/10/how-to-make-wine-cork-flower-wreath.html and this one is a more fuller wreath: https://designimprovised.com/2012/12/cork-wreath.html
So many great ideas. I want to make that colorful paper chain art, it looks so easy and pretty too!
Thanks Mariah! The paper chain art is one of my faves too!
SO Many GREAT ideas here, especially LOVE the wine cork vase!
Thank you so much Shaunda! Those wine cork vases are a particularly popular craft right now, which I think means wine consumption has gone up! 🙂
My 11 year old daughter loves these and she wants to know if there are any more cute crafts for her to do?
I’m so glad your daughter loved the craft ideas! Have her check out all my kids crafts here: https://designimprovised.com/category/kids/kids-crafts
Thank you for all of these fun ideas! We can’t wait to start crafting!
I love all the great ideas here. My daughter will love this and sure she will be trying out several of these ideas. Great post
So glad you like the ideas! Hope your daughter gives them a try!
Love the daffodil wreath, so springy and easy to make.
So glad you liked it, and yes, it doesn’t get much easier than that!