Learning a new skill can be a great way to spend time at home. Whether it's learning how to quilt by hand, how to make flowers from felt or even some paper collage art, crafting engages the mind and helps keep your focus.
1. How to Quilt by Hand
Quilting by hand produces a softer line than machine quilting and will emphasize the lovingly handmade quality of the quilt. Learn the basics in this simple tutorial here.
2. Painted and Printed Wood
Printed letters on distressed wood and canvases are great choices for making a bold statement, adding an eclectic touch to your modern living room or bedroom. You can stand out from the crowd and create your own unique version of these popular home accessories here with a little help from craft-guru Clare Youngs.
3. Paper Collage Art
Do you have your selection of beautiful, handmade papers, a pile of magazines ready to snip with a pair of scissors neatly stored in a box? Time to get going and make a collage. But sometimes, a plain white sheet of paper can be a daunting prospect. This tutorial has some great ideas to get you started.
4. Letter Planter
Celebrate spring with this vibrant letter planter from Hester Van Overbeek. Filled to the brim with the most beautiful artiﬁcial ﬂowers, it’s the perfect project to do at home and will ensure you have colourful ﬂowers on display all year.
5. No Sew Chair Upholstery
You don't need any specialist sewing skills in order to transform an old chair into a work of art, and we'll prove it! This straightforward upholstery project from Joanna Thornhill's Insta-Style for Your Living Space will show you how to breathe new life into your living room via this vibrant armchair, using what you've already got. Opt for bold colours and clashing patterns to inject some super-on-trend maximilism into your home.
6. Vinyl Record Coasters
We love the nostalgia of turning your favourite old records into retro coasters. Not only is it a great upcycling project, but it also gives your home the vintage look at a low cost. Try it here.
7. Easy Felt Flowers
These bright felt flowers are a great simple project to add a splash of colour to your home all year round. Pop them on your desk at work, in your guest bedroom or even give them as a gift – no watering needed!
8. Paper Rose
This easy tutorial includes free templates to help you create this stunning paper rose at home.
9. Paper Plant Pot Holders
We love the look of these DIY paper plant pot holders to jazz up your plant pots. You don't need lots of fancy material or equipment, just some card and a bit of time. They're easy to assemble and make a striking, contemporary display when grouped together on a shelf.