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Crafts for Adults {DIY Craft Ideas for Adults}

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Why should kids get all the fun?! Today, I’m sharing my favorite crafts for adults!

From paper crafts to painting DIYs and decoupage, to DIY signs and wreaths, there’s something here for everyone!

I share a LOT of DIY crafts on this blog, and you all can’t seem to get enough.

Recently, I’ve been focusing on crafts for kids, but, today, I wanted to change things up a bit and compile some favorite crafts for adults!

There are so, so many fun DIY crafts for adults out there.

Whether you love to sew, mod podge, paint or hot glue, whether you love working with fabric, tissue paper, wood, ceramics or scrapbook paper, there’s something for everyone, at every skill level.

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In this post, I’m sharing 20+ favorite DIY crafts for adults–you’re sure to find something here for the next time you have a few spare minutes to get creative. Enjoy!

Crafts for Adults

Paper Crafts for Adults

These crafts use all kinds of paper!

From cardboard and scrapbook paper, to tissue paper and more, if you want an easy paper craft, start here.

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tissue paper pots via tell, love and party

 These DIY tissue paper covered pots are so fun and are my most favorite color combination.  I think it screams happy, and with some cute cacti in each pot it’s just perfection.

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marble and copper chargers via birds party

Yes, marble contact paper, along with copper tape; are two of my current obsessions when it comes to DIY party decor. 

And these plate chargers combine them both beautifully!

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coloring page plates via mark montano

Still trying to figure out what to do with all of those beautiful adult coloring book pages you’ve been working on?  Why not create a set of dishes for yourself using dollar store glass plates!  

These are dishwasher safe and you can eat off of them because all the work is done on the back.

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paper flower templates via burlap+blue

Ever wanted to know how to make paper flowers?

These ideas are for you! Paper flowers are so popular right now, you can use them for nurseries, shower decor, and anywhere you want a touch of whimsical fun.

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DIY brown bag bookbinding via the house that lars built

A super cute bookbinding video makes an easy and fun DIY adult craft idea! The House that Lars Built has all the details in their comprensive post.

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tissue paper crafts via burlap+blue

Tissue paper is such a versatile and inexpensive craft supply!

In this post, I’m sharing a bunch of awesome crafts and DIYs using this perfect crafting medium. Perfect for kids and adults!

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DIY tassel garland via pennies for a fortune

Tassel garlands are an inexpensive way to decorate for any occasion!

Learn how to make one from Pennies for a Fortune.

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lots of toilet paper roll crafts via all crafty things

Toilet paper rolls are an amazing starting point for so many craft ideas!

All Crafty Things shares some favorites in their blog post, including these easy Halloween candy holders.

Easy Adult Crafts

Looking for an easy craft that doesn’t need a ton of supplies and/or time?

These easy crafts to do at home are a great starting point….

lots of string art templates and patterns at all crafty things

Looking to make your own string art?

In this post, I’m sharing all about how to make string art, some free string art templates and patterns, and where to buy premade string art kits!

mudcloth pillow

diy mudcloth pillow via burlap+blue

One of the latest decor trends has been to incorporate mudcloth patterns into the home.

This design is centuries old, but there are plenty of modern ways to recreate it, including these mudcloth pillows!

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kids art coasters via homemade ginger

It’s easy to turn kids’ artwork into wood slice coasters! These kid art coasters are so easy to make and give away! All you need are a few supplies to make these easy DIY coasters.

confetti tumblers via all crafty things

Looking for an easy gift idea? Or maybe a creative craft to make and sell?

These Personalized Vinyl Tumblers are inexpensive to make and are the perfect gift giving idea!

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diy front door mats via burlap+blue

Sharing 8 clever and cute stencils to create your own DIY front door mats! Perfect for crafters of all levels, these DIY front door mats are sure to add a dose of fun to your front porch!

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diy bed canopy via all crafty things

Come see this clever way to use simple, inexpensive items to make your very own DIY bed canopy!

ombre rain chain via design sponge

A simple rain chain is a super easy DIY, and adding a little custom color is only marginally more work — and well worth it!

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marbled mugs via burlap+blue

Nail polish mugs are an easy and quick craft project!

Make them for yourself and your own home, or make a batch to give as gifts! 

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felt magnolia wreath via burlap+blue

If you’ve ever wanted to know how to make a felt magnolia wreath, this tutorial is for you!

Felt wreaths are inexpensive and easy to make-perfect for beginners. Before spending a hundred dollars on a magnolia wreath, try this!

Check out this post for inexpensive wreath making supplies to get started today.

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ombre paper wreath via burlap+blue

An ombre paper wreath is an easy craft that can be modified for any holiday or season!

I love using textured craft paper for this, but any kind of scrapbooking paper will work well!

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easy jar craft via white house crafts

This craft takes absolutely no skill, or even time, just a simple stick-and-go kind of thing. The results are so cute, though!

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ways to transfer images via creative life

Image transfers are a handy way to add a little artfulness to ordinary items and when it comes to transferring images to fabric, there’s more than one way to get the look you want to create.

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DIY “go girl!” felt tote via the pretty life girls

This blogger is sharing a daaarling little DIY project, perfect for reminding you to stay on your new year/new you track and get you pumped up. It’s this “Go, Girl!” Felt Tote!

diy gemstone soap

DIY gemstone soap via a beautiful mess

Gemstone soaps are an easy diy adult craft that is perfect for gifts and stocking stuffers.

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anthropologie-inspired painted plate via burlap+blue

This easy ceramic craft takes less than half an hour and just a few supplies!

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DIY painted bottles via homey oh my

These painted bottles are an easy and fun DIY craft idea!

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stamped clay bowls via gathering beauty

Learn how to make your own beautiful Stamped Clay Bowls using air dry clay. No firing or baking required. You won’t believe how easy they are to make.

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Drying Eucalyptus from burlap+blue

Love eucalyptus branches? ME TOO! Drying eucalyptus is the perfect way to preserve your branches for decor, wreaths and more. Learn two methods in today’s post.

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how to sew a pillowcase via polkadot chair

Melissa is sharing a free tutorial that teaches you how to make a pillowcase. She stitched up a Christmas Pillowcase because it’s quick and easy and makes a great gift!

You can also use this pillowcase pattern to sew pillowcases for other Holidays, or just everyday!

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watercolor vase via all crafty things

Looking for an easy and quick way to decorate a plain vase?

Use this idea for vases around your home, easy gifts, or for party decor!

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hanging succulent planter via all crafty things

Need a trendy way to display your hanging succulents?

I’ve got you covered with my Hanging Succulent Planter!

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watercolor flower tutorial via burlap+blue

Ever wanted to learn how to make watercolor flowers? It’s easy!

This video tutorial will show you how to make easy and gorgeous watercolor flowers.

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Sharpie art ideas via burlap+blue

Looking for some creative Sharpies art ideas? This post has a bunch of clever Sharpie art ideas and crafts!

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twine crafts via burlap+blue

Twine crafts are the perfect, easy craft for adults! Come check out the list and find something to make today!

Calming Crafts for Adults

Sometimes, you want an adult craft or activity that is calming instead of energizing.

Below, you will find a link to a huge list of hobbies (over 1000!) that could be a good starting point!

Then, find some other calming craft ideas to try…

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list of hobbies via burlap+blue

Looking for a new hobby? This is the ultimate list with over 1000+ hobbies to consider!

Whether you’re looking for a hobby for fun, to beat boredom, or to become a more well-rounded person, this list is for you!

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best books on painting via burlap+blue

Painting is another adult craft that can be done no matter your skill level! Once you get going, it’s a calming activity that definitely can be considered self-care.

I’ve shared the best books on painting to help you get started.

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Coloring Quotes-Free Quote Coloring Pages via burlap+blue

Adult coloring is one of the best calming crafts out there! I’m sharing LOTS of free quote coloring pages to get you started.

Did you find a new adult craft to try? I hope so!

If you have a favorite adult craft, let us know what it is in the comments!

Thanks for reading all about my top DIY crafts for adults!

Have a crafty day!

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