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    Apr 5, 2020

    22 Things For People Who Aren't Crafty But Really, Really Wanna Be

    "Look at me. Who woulda thought?" —You, when you discover you can craft on like a pro 🎨

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    1. 3D butterfly decals that you could use for adorning your walls, windows, furniture, flower pots, and way more.

    Wayfair

    Promising review: "Love these wall stickers! This is the second time I have bought them. They are easy to use and they look beautiful on a white wall. I love combining the flat with the 3D. Great effect. They're perfect for a one-time placement or a grouping. I use them to decorate my parrot's corner but they are perfect for any room. I’m thinking of getting another sheet for the bathroom. They are the perfect amount of stickers for the price They stay on the wall too!" —Rachel

    Get them from Wayfair for $17.99 (available in a 34-piece pack).

    2. A unicorn kit to help you play with some yarn and make something pretty without actually having to knit or crochet a single thing.

    Uncommon Goods

    Yes, this is typically made just for kids but it's also a good level of simple for adults who want to do some crafting but aren't the savviest yet and just want to feel the exhilaration of creating something pretty from start to finish.

    Promising review: "This kit is a great buy. The girls loved the unicorns and the ease of the directions. It's great for kids to receive for a birthday. They can put it together on their own and enjoy it afterward." —Laura

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $20.

    3. A can of spray paint you could take to most ANYTHING that you want to transform from an oldie into a goodie.

    Rust-oleum / Via spraypaint.rustoleum.com

    Btw, the color shown here is called Tropical Leaf green and it's BEAUTIFUL, right? Also, since you're new to crafting, heads up: You'll prob want some sandpaper to soften any wooden stuff you want to spray paint and primer spray paint to create a white base that will make your color pop more and last longer. It'll make the paint apply more evenly. You could also always make good use of painter's tape to cover up any parts that you don't want the spray to get on. Tape and spray thoroughly!

    Get the Rust-oleum spray paint from Target for $3.99+ (available in multiple finishes and colors), the painter's tape for $4.99, and a pack of sandpaper for $4.99.

    4. A bath bomb-making kit because being home so much is def gonna mean more crafting AND bath time. Why not get both done in the coolest, craftiest way possible?

    Urban Outfitters

    This kit is COMPREHENSIVE AS HECK! It comes with everything you need including citric acid, liquid colorant, liquid fragrance, molds, and an instruction book for making not just bath bombs but also soaps and masks!

    Promising review: "I bought this for my younger sister for Christmas and she loved it. The bath bombs all smelled nice and worked well. I love that the recipe book was attached and had different bath bombs they could make!" —Raybelle

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $14.99 (originally $19.95).

    5. DIY Mason jar hanging planter sconces for super beginners who want to start with something that'll be quick and turn out pretty. You'll get everything you need to make three wall sconces.

    Etsy / infiniteabyss

    The kit comes with three mason jars, three stained wood pieces (you get to choose from four different wood finishes, btw), one jar of cream-colored paint, one paintbrush, twine, sawtooth hooks, jar hooks, and step-by-step instructions. The Etsy seller does note that you will need to have a small screwdriver. You can also message the seller if you would prefer a different shade of paint.

    Promising reviews: "I love these!!! They were easy to put together and I love how they look!" —Brandi Brown

    Get the set from the Infiniteabyss shop on Etsy for $35.

    6. A Jason Momoa coloring book to keep you busy and give you some eye candy to snack on while you decompress. And look, no one's judging if you prop this book on the pillow next to you at bedtime. Literally, no one.

    Target

    Yup. Just 35 illustrated pages of Jason Momoa.

    Get it from Target for $9.79.

    7. A candle-making kit so you can create them to relax and then light 'em up around your house to relax some more. This seashell kit is especially cool if you're missing the beach these days and want a few reminders around your space. 🕯️

    PopShopAmerica / Etsy

    The set will come with 12 1- to 3-inch seashells in a variety of shapes, three vials of assorted essential oils (lavender, citrus, herbs, florals, and more, one mason jar for heating the wax, six-ounce soy wax, 12 or more cotton wicks. popsicle sticks and skewers for stirring, your choice color of gilding (gold, silver, or copper), disposable paintbrushes, and step-by-step instructions designed for beginners. Just type the specific oils and colors you want in the personalization box when you place your order.

    Promising review: "I love this seashell candle-making kit. You get a lot for your money and this is such a unique way to make a candle. This is going to make someone a nice gift. The seller was great and everything was beautifully packaged" —Jeanette

    Get it from the PopShopAmerica shop on Etsy for $24.97 (available with free shipping in the U.S., free returns, and exchanges).

    8. Antique rose quartz knobs to render you un-bored with the plain knobs on your dressers and cabinets. Just twist and boom, you just slayed your room in a few minutes with your crafty self.

    Etsy / Bottega Inspirations

    The knobs come in three sizes (small, medium, and large). You'll also get to choose between seven different hardware finishes. Reviewers put these beautiful things on their storage cabinets, dresser drawers, and smaller chests.

    Promising review: "Honestly, she outdid herself! This stone is one of six stones purchased to complete my chest set. The copper leafing looks so amazing in my rose gold and crystal-themed bedroom. The knobs are so beautiful in person and all are a size medium for my needs... If you're hesitant, then don’t be. I couldn’t be happier!" —Renée Jackson

    Get them from the Bottega Inspirations shop on Etsy for $7 each.

    9. A Charity Beanie crochet kit from We Are Knitters X Jonah's Hands that'll not only occupy your time with step-by-step knitting directions but will also result in a very cute beanie hat you can wear while cozying up and working from home.

    We Are Knitters, Marquaysa Battle / BuzzFeed

    The kit will come with two balls of yarn in the colors of your choice, a wooden crochet hook, a small knitter's sewing needle, and the embroidered label. Jonah's Hands is a brand by 11-year-old crochet prodigy Jonah Larson, who creates pieces and partners with yarn brands to raise money that benefits different underserved communities. Twenty percent of the proceeds from this crochet kit will go towards the Roots Ethiopia charity which supports the area where Larson was born and the orphanage he lived in before he was adopted.

    Get it from We Are Knitters for $53.50 (originally $60 and available in multiple color choices).

    10. A tie-dye kit! Yassss! You're about to go tie-dye wild and it's right on time because tie-dye clothes are trending right now anyway. So, you can make stuff you'll actually enjoy wearing this summer. Grade school art class nostalgia for the win!

    Target

    Make T-shirts for the whole fam or for the online boutique you start with all these fancy things you'll be crafting. Don't we stan options?! The set will come with eight squeezable bottles of vibrant one-step dyes, four pairs of protective gloves, 20 rubber bands, and a project inspiration guide. All you have to do is add water to the dye. The set is meant to help you create 18 projects.

    Get it from Target for $9.99.

    11. A washable sidewalk chalk set so you can put some color on your driveway, balcony, or the sidewalk near your apartment whenever you take a few moments to get some fresh air outside.

    Target

    The chalk comes in a 48-count set.

    Get it from Target for $4.99.

    12. A DIY paint-your-pet kit that'll only require you to send the Etsy shop a photo of your pet. You'll get back a paint-by-numbers style canvas along with the corresponding paints so you can immortalize your baby FOREVA.

    Etsy / ApplePiePainting1

    Promising review: "What a fabulously fun idea! April was great to work with and did an amazing job — the abstract portrait of our doodle is better than any photograph and totally captures her personality." —Trish Ogg

    Get it from the ApplePiePainting1 shop on Etsy for $49.99+ (available as a single and in sets).

    13. A make-your-own gem stickers kit so you can bedazzle stickers and place them wherever it'll make your heart happy.

    Urban Outfitters

    The kit comes with rhinestone gems in four colors, three sticker sheets, one silver foil sticker, holographic star glitter, iridescent sparkles, a gem pick-up tool, and glue.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $19.99.

    14. A chalkboard fantasy playhouse that you AND the kids in your life will enjoy putting together and drawing on. (And don't worry about whether or not young kids will like this. Per my little cousins, when it comes to playtime activities, building a fort is STILL top two — and it ain't two.)

    Wayfair

    The chalk element is what elongates the fun once the fort is built. And if you throw in the "floor is lava" game, you'll probably guarantee at least an hour of occupying you and the kids' time with some creativity and togetherness.

    Promising review: "Delivery was veryfast and my daughter loves it. Also, it was very easy to assemble." —Susie

    Get it from Wayfair for $76.99 (available with free shipping) and don't forget the chalk!

    15. A pretty sunflower vase to use for creating flower arrangements.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $12 and check out all of the cool vases on the site.

    16. A marine life paint-by-sticker book if you've already learned that painting/coloring inside the lines is just never gonna be your jam but you do love the idea of systematic coloring. You'll have your masterpiece in no time, so help you stickers!

    Target

    Get it from Target for $8.78 and for themes outside of marine life, check out all the other Paint By Sticker books on the site.

    17. A 642 Things to Draw Book that'll give you a lil' doodle inspiration.

    Target

    If you're a writer, you could also let each cartoon inspire a cool story. Gotta keep those creative juices flowing however you can!

    Get it from Target for $11.59.

    18. A lettering and calligraphy workbook to help you practice fancy-schmancy handwriting that'll come in handy for all the sweet cards you give out on special occasions and other things you create with your new handmade crafting abilities.

    Etsy / MaxHobbyStore

    The book has 112 pages which include detailed instructions for learning five different alphabet styles (upper and lower case letters) and 15 calligraphy projects.

    Get it from the MaxHobbyStore shop on Etsy for $6.69.

    19. A downloadable DIY wall-hanging macrame owl pattern that'll probably be a real ~hoot~ to create yourself from start to finish. Just download the pattern from the Etsy seller who created it and put your yarn to work!

    Etsy / Tamar Things

    I must reiterate 🗣️: This is a ~download~ of the pattern for the wall-hanging macrame owl. You would be using your own materials. The download will include a list of the materials you'll need (NOT the actual materials) and step-by-step instructions for completing the owl.

    Promising review: "This is one of the first macrame projects I have done, and it turned out great! Instructions were easy to follow and the final piece is so cute." —Emily F.

    Get it from the pattern download from the Tamar Things shop on Etsy for $6.17.

    20. DIY embroidery kits to occupy your time and give you something pretty to hang up afterward to celebrate your favorite icons.

    Create The Culture / Etsy

    By the way, this small business is hosting a 15% off sale RIGHT NOW specifically to help support anyone who's feeling restless after sticking so close to home.

    Promising review: "Shipping was fast and the packaging was perfect! The instructions were just enough so that I could learn as a first-time cross-stitcher but also gain confidence. The final product is great and feels personal. I'm definitely compelled to cross stitch more!" —Meg Nemlich

    Get them from the Create The Culture Embroidery shop on Etsy for $15+ (available in multiple styles).

    21. A DIY succulents kit – it'll help you bring more plant life into your home — especially if you have no plans on actually taking care of a live one.

    Target

    The kit will come with three chalk pastels, 20 felt shapes, 26 rubber bands, one paperboard frame, and 13 pieces of double-sided adhesive.

    Get it from Target for $16.99.

    22. And a pack of stickers if you really hope to be crafty but believe the closest you'll ever get is decorating your laptop, phone, or tablet with loads of stickers to celebrate The Office series — which you should totally re-binge since you're home more these days.

    Etsy / Tonybookdesigns

    Get it from the Tonybookdesigns shop on Etsy for $7.08.

    You to your reflection in the mirror after getting your craft on like a doggone pro!

    YouTube / First We Feast / Via giphy.com

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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