A lot of us are deciding take up a new hobby or try out new crafts from the comfort of our own home. I am a big advocate of craft and believe that making something can relax your mind and is a great thing to do for self care. As well as learning a new skill and making something with your hands, it gives your brain a bit of a rest from everything else and can be very calming.
Here is a round of some of my favourite DIY craft kits to try at home -
This nautical paper craft kit is just brilliant. It will immerse you into the world of paper cutting and you will end up creating this amazing 3D boat and wave dome. The kit gives you everything you need to create this nautical dome, however if you already have some of the tools at home, you can also purchase the kit without certain tools.
A few years ago I did a throwing pottery workshop and really enjoyed it, there is something so satisfying about the process! Since the new series of The Great Pottery Throwdown is currently on, it is making me want to give pottery a go again. This looks like the perfect kit for this, as you use air drying clay meaning you don’t need your own kiln (thank goodness). This is definitely one for the birthday gift list.
Always wanted to learn how to crochet, but didn’t know where to start? Well this Crochet Nada to Ta-Da kit from The Pigeons Nest is the perfect kit for you! Within this kit you get all the materials sent to you to make your very own snood scarf AND exclusive access to how-to videos to show you exactly where to start, how to read patterns and how to make your own snood.
Calligraphy looks like it is very relaxing and I have always wanted to give it a try! In this kit Amy gives you lots of tips and tricks so you can create your own beautiful calligraphy! This kit is perfect for all abilities, whether you are a complete beginner or already have some of the pens and paper ready to go and want to brush up your skills, as you can choose from having just the digital PDF & video, the kit only or kit and digital.
If you decide to go for the kit option, then you receive one of Amy’s favourite brush pens, as well as basic letter worksheets, practice sheets and some A6 cards, so you will be creating stunning calligraphy in no time.
I learnt to knit when I was younger and used a knitting machine when I was at university. These knit kits from Lauren Aston look like the perfect kits to get you back into knitting. My Mum knitted me one of her cardigans for Christmas and I love it! I have the kit for the boatneck jumper and i'm looking forward to starting to knit it! I would say you do need to know the basics of knitting before you start this kit as you have to follow a pattern.
I love a good plant and I love crafting, so this cactus embroidery kit is perfect. This kit looks great for beginners and gives you a range of stitches to try out with a handy stitch guide. The beauty of the kit is that you can use your favourite stitches anywhere you like, making your piece completely unique to you.
I learnt how to weave whilst doing my textile design degree and absolutely loved it! So these waving kits from Shiv Textiles really appeal to me. You get everything you need to learn how to weave and all of the yarns that are included in the kit have been upcycled from British Mills as she buys in deadstock which would normally go to landfill. This means your piece is totally unique and eco-friendly.
I couldn’t not mention my own craft kit in this line up. These fairy light making kits have proved very popular in the last few months and are perfect for a beginner or an expert crafter. You will learn how to make your very own set of mini drum fairy lights, which you can hang in your room or gift to a friend! The kit can come with or without decorative paper, meaning you get to make your fairy lights to suit your own style! It’s a great way to spend a few hours and is the perfect way to use up any decorative paper offcuts or fabric you have lying around.
Happy crafting! xx