10 Fun & Functional Crafts for Adults

Crafts aren't just for kids! Adults should feel encouraged to flex their creative muscles from time to time. A crafty hobby can be a great way to relax, and we promise you can make things at home that look just as good (or better) than the stuff you buy at the store. In the name of inspiring more adults to break out their crafting kits, we put together this list of fun, functional crafts for adults that includes great gifts, colorful home decor, and festive seasonal decorations! It's never too late to learn a new skill. So what're you waiting for? Get crafting!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Snow Globes
    Snow Globes

    (Ages 3-8)

    Bring the snowy forests into your living room with these festive DIY snow globes. They make a great seasonal centerpiece, or a lovely winter decoration for your mantel!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Personalized Luggage Tag

    With summer vacations showing up on the calendar, this handmade luggage tag is perfect to make right now. A personalized tag will help make sure your bag stands out from the rest of the luggage and has contact information in case it gets lost.

  • Suminagashi is a Japanese art where you create your art on water first and transfer it to paper. It is beautiful and very relaxing to do. Makes a great homemade wrapping paper!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Pressed Flower Ornaments

    Pressing flowers is a great, relaxing hobby that encourages you to get out into nature, and these pressed flower ornaments make great holiday decorations or gift tags!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Flower Pot Painting

    We love to explore new techniques with paints. There are so many different ways to paint. On this day we simply poured paints on top of some flower pots and let the magic happen!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Chalkboard Frame
    Chalkboard Frame

    (Ages 5-16)

    Chalkboard Frames are easy to make with supplies from your local craft store, and can be a great way to memorialize those unforgettable moments for yourself, friends, or family!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Rose Print Napkin Set

    I love the idea of functional art for gifts. These sweet napkins would be a wonderful Mother's Day gift and they are a lot of fun to make.

  • Why pay $25 for a set of napkin rings from one of those fancy home goods stores when you can make your own beautiful set of beaded napkin rings at home?

  • A simple, colorful tissue paper garland makes a great party decoration! 

  • Visual aid of how to complete Loom-Knit Headband

    Stay warm in the winter months with this darling loom knit headband you can make yourself!

Get inspired!