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    People Are Sharing Things They've Made During Quarantine, And They're Equal Parts Inspiring And Wholesome

    No accomplishment is small.

    Recently, we asked the BuzzFeed Community to show-and-tell us what they've made while in quarantine, with no accomplishment being too small! So without further ado, here are 47 of our favorite entries:

    1. "I finished a quilt that I started 20 years ago!"

    A woman proudly holding up a patchwork quilt that's bigger than she is

    2. "I designed and built my dog a mini Adirondack chair for his 10th birthday. Now he has a seat on the patio with us!"

    A Bassett Hound sitting in a wide Adirondack chair/dog bed hybrid while wearing a birthday hat and holding balloons

    3. "I decided to make my own birthday cake! I’m a rock nerd, so I made it a geode style. It was so beautiful, but incredibly time-consuming."

    4. "My baby. Born in the middle of this chaos. Our last trimester was in quarantine."

    A mother holding her baby

    5. "A store in my town closed down due to COVID, so I rescued all of the thrown-out mannequins. I restored them and painted this pride one for my dad, who is gay and going through chemo."

    6. "I took up drawing after years of being intimidated by it. I worked as a dental assistant before the pandemic, but now I have my own business making cute dental stickers and pins! I've already earned back what I invested in it after two months!!!"

    7. "I did a paint by number of the 'Mona Lisa.' I call her 'Corona Lisa.'"

    8. "I made social media accounts for my rubber-duck collection. Eventually I started painting parodies of classical art using them as models, and that got super popular online! A lot of people were requesting prints, so my roommates and I decided to open an Etsy shop, and it's been super successful! The work I'm proudest of is my version of Raphael's 'The School of Athens,' which took three months to paint."

    9. "We converted a closet in our house into this badass wine cellar!"

    10. "I learned needle felting and made this little hedgehog!"

    11. "It’s not much, but I’ve always loved those cookie decorating videos on Instagram, so I’ve been trying it out! I’ve got a lot to learn, but hey, plenty of time in quarantine!"

    Harry Potter-themed sugar cookies, decorated to resemble each of the Hogwarts houses

    12. "Fostered and found homes for a stray mama cat who had three babies in my yard."

    13. "I got into sketching! Here are my drawings of Ariana Grande and Beyoncé!"

    14. "My sister turned 21 during the stay-at-home orders, so we had to celebrate in a small group setting at home. I made her this '21' cake, and we surprised her with a drive-by parade of her friends giving birthday wishes. She was STOKED!"

    Birthday cake decorated with frosted pretzels and little bottles of alcohol

    15. "Not a super-big thing, but I planted a small veggie garden. It's my first time gardening, and I'm so excited to actually have tomatoes, cucumbers, and eggplant that will soon be ready to pick. My kids are especially happy to go check on it every day and see what's changed."

    16. "My bagels!!!!! My whole family is hooked — I’ve gotten pretty good! I even made my own 'everything'-bagel seasoning so I don’t have to make the extra trip to Trader Joe’s."

    17. "We bought a house recently, and the previous owners built a sunroom in the '80s. It had brown-and-orange shag carpet and yellow walls. I tore up the carpet, painted the floor, painted the ceiling white, hung whimsical tulle curtains, and added some furniture! Pic is mid-renovation compared with the finished room!"

    18. "I don’t have a picture of it, but my friend and I finally wrote and finished the screenplay we’ve been talking about for years! We’ve submitted it to two competitions so far."

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    19. "I attempted watercolor painting for the first time. Here’s my husband’s Jeep!"

    20. "I painted over playing cards and made a drinking game to take back to school with me!"

    21. "Since my husband and I would be celebrating our anniversary at home this year, we wanted to give baking and decorating our own cake a try. We made this layered drip cake! We ended up having a blast making it and can’t wait to make another!"

    Layered cake with sparkly hearts on top

    22. "Homeschooling my daughter was my greatest achievement. Although sometimes, getting an octopus into a Pringles tube would've been easier, she became top of her school at spelling, and has majorly grown in confidence. Teaching her to make the best of a bad situation by staying positive has taught me a lot too!"

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    23. "I learned digital art through Procreate! I absolutely love drawing now. I did a lot of Folklore fan art recently too. Here's one piece I'm really proud of!"

    24. "I started making some fun macramé art for my new house and for some family and friends!"

    25. "We converted our bonus room/junk room into a gym!"

    26. "I crocheted teddies. This was my favorite one to make!"

    Teddy of a triceratops dinosaur

    27. "I started woodworking and built my toddlers a playhouse! I also built a farmhouse dining table with a bench to match."

    28. "I started selling my art! I always doodled, but I had the time to really create a style for myself and draw the things I liked."

    29. "I started making face mask chains and gave them to my family members, friends, and coworkers. They love them!"

    A floral mask with a beaded

    30. "I started painting landscapes and used a bigger canvas for the first time!!!"

    Painting of a mountainous landscape

    31. "I made the vinyl decals for my kitchen canisters. Step one in my Harry Potter–themed kitchen, check!"

    Jars with metallic Deathly Hallows symbols on them

    32. "I made a king-size quilt!!! I had no idea what I was doing, but I winged it!!!"

    Quilt made of different fabric squares

    33. "I’ve started playing around with hydro-dipping bones in nail polish and turning them into jewelry! Now I spend hours in the Bone Dunkery (my basement) just being creative. It’s an amazing way to cope with my anxiety, and I’ve already sold a few pieces and made a couple of custom commissions!"

    34. "I painted this for my aunt’s new apartment!"

    Painting of wine glasses

    35. "I made this coffee...like everyone else...LOL."

    Famous whipped coffee from TikTok

    36. "I started painting miniatures for tabletop role-playing games in November. I’ve had a lot of time to practice, and it’s paid off! This is my most recent completed character, with a standard six-sided die to show scale."

    A figurine of a woman brandishing a sword and holding a torch next to a die

    37. "I took a stained glass class last year and have been working on getting better at it. It’s not perfect, but this is the first piece that I’ve done outside of the class that I’m proud of!"

    Stained glass dog tag

    38. "I made this cake for my friend’s birthday. It’s rainbow confetti from scratch!"

    Cake that looks like a hedgehog

    39. "I got really into crafts like macramé and embroidery and made this giant macramé wall piece for my bedroom! The repetitive process was very therapeutic and stopped my lockdown snacking habit by keeping my hands busy!"

    40. "I built a pergola! My girlfriend was looking at them online and they were all ridiculously expensive, so I decided to build one myself. I sanded, cut, shaped, stained, designed, and built it all by myself. I decided I could, and then I did!"

    41. "I made my kids a playroom! Before, it was just toys everywhere and badly suited storage bins."

    42. "I learned to cross-stitch so I could make my favorite drag queens. This is my first one of Katya Zamo!"

    43. "My wife and I are massive Harry Potter fans and have a few wands that we’ve bought at Universal Studios. I’ve been wanting to make something to display them on for ages and finally had the time."

    Wands on a wand shelf carved with the Deathly Hallows symbol

    44. "I really developed my painting skills. It’s been so nice to have the time to really focus on it. I’m an art teacher, but I don’t normally find the time to create my own work."

    Eclectic collage piece

    45. "I’ve been focusing more on my genealogy projects! Adding more books to my library has definitely helped."

    Pile of genealogy books

    46. "I always wanted to try my hand at abstract painting but never had the time. I’m pretty proud of myself for tackling this large project!"

    47. "Technically created last summer, but the final product arrived (after a three-day SOLO labor) during lockdown. I could not be more in love!!!"

    A baby hand holding its mom's hand

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