Millions of Americans suffer from anxiety and depression. The underlying cause of these issues can vary from genetics to environmental factors and personal experiences.
Often, we find ourselves feeling low when we’re bored, unproductive, and inactive. Sometimes, simply doing something to break the cycle can help turn things around and make you feel better. For example, completing craft projects allows you to express your creativity while simultaneously doing something productive.
While adult crafts are certainly no cure for severe anxiety and depression, they can help curb the symptoms. On a different note, arts and crafts are just fun in general.
Not sure what you can do? Keep reading for five fantastic craft ideas.
1. Update Boring Furniture
If you’re like most people, you probably have a few pieces of furniture floating around your house that you’re not particularly fond of. This could be a dresser, headboard, bathroom vanity, or kitchen cabinet set.
While you may not have the money (or desire) to replace these things, there’s nothing saying you can’t update them and make them more unique. You can repaint the furniture to give a newer, more modern look. Alternatively, add some flair by painting interesting patterns or motifs.
2. Holiday and Seasonal Decorations
If you’re feeling like your home needs a little extra pizzaz, consider hand-crafting holiday or seasonal decorations. These craft projects can be as simple or complex as you want.
For example, fall decorations using dried orange slices and cranberries is a natural and rustic way to decorate a home. However, you can also use things like construction paper, felt, wool, and any other types of arts and crafts you’re drawn to.
3. Customize Your Clothes
One of the best crafts for adults involves customizing your wardrobe. If you’re handy with a needle, you can cut and sew fabrics to create an entirely unique and one-of-a-kind outfit.
Conversely, throw back to a few decades and invest in some hippie tye die. Use some old white shirts or buy a pack of plain t-shirts. Spend the day creating psychedelic colors to pay homage to the 70s.
4. DIY Shelving
Some craft projects can be both enjoyable and productive. For example, creating new shelving for books, knick-knacks, and other items around your home is a great way to kill an afternoon.
You can install floating shelves with hidden mounts for a modern aesthetic or try your hand at some crafty hanging shelves. Use a macrame rope mounted on the wall and tied to a plank for a pleasing and charming shelf.
5. Create a Quilt From Your Favorite T-Shirts
Finally, if you like to sew and are looking for craft projects that have meaning, think about creating a quilt from old t-shirts. These can be shirts you no longer wear or those that have sentimental value. Sewing a quilt made of these clothing items is a great way to immortalize their meaning in your life.
Looking for More Fun Craft Projects?
If you’re bored or looking for a quick pick-me-up, the craft projects listed above can help you kill two birds with one stone. However, we’ve barely brushed the surface when it comes to arts and crafts ideas. There are endless options out there.
For more lifestyle tips, decorating advice, or inspiring hobbies, look through some of our other articles. Our blog was created to help people like you enjoy life to its fullest.