Best DIY, Crafts and Self-Care Ideas While Self Distancing

Best DIY, Crafts and Self Care Ideas While Self Distancing // Quarantine Activities, lots of affordable options if you're bored

With all of us looking for more ideas on things to do while self distancing, I thought it would be fun to pull together a few creative/DIY projects for everyone. A lot of the activities that I’m sharing below feature and celebrate small shops that will be feeling the impact during this time period. I love that this also helps support them! While we’ve tried some of these DIY/crafts ideas, others we’re looking forward to trying and have them on order. I know that many of you have been asking for ideas on how to fill your days – whether with the kids or just yourself so below I’ve pulled together a roundup with Emma’s help to get you through this time. I know that I for one need a little more than just T.V. shows and movies to get me through all this shelter at home / self distancing time. ;)

Some of the items we rounded up include DIY crafting kits, self care face masks and scrubs, a yoga mat to get your workout on, and a puzzle to work your brain while stuck inside.

If you’re also looking for more ideas on how to pass the time, we’ve also pulled together a pretty great list of shows and movies available on Netflix that you can take a look at –
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Have you been trying some new creative projects at home? If so, please share in the comments below! We love learning from all of you.
You can also click here to shop more DIY kits available online.

xo,
Kristy

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1.
Small Business Bath Bombs
This set of 12 homemade bath bombs is a great deal & Emma loves them! She has bought this set 3 times now and is very happy with the scents, colors and results. Best part? They don't stain the tub! Relax and take care of yourself while at home.
CLICK HERE TO SHOP
2.
Jigsaw Puzzle
First off, I've seen SO many people on IG working on puzzles this past week. It's a fun activity the entire family can take part in! There are a million puzzle options out there - from scenery, pictures, pets and more. I thought this farm looked beautiful. Under $20.
CLICK HERE TO SHOP
3.
Exfoliating Salt Scrub
Staying indoors 24/7 isn't great for the skin! Make sure to practice self care by exfoliating and taking care of your skin. This affordable salt scrub is a great way to start. Under $6.
CLICK HERE TO SHOP
4.
Best Smelling Candles
Making your home a sanctuary is a great idea during this time! We love Hazel Candle Co for all natural candles. The scents are incredible and we love supporting this small business. Another plus.. Henry's candles are affordable! Use code KRISTY10 for 10% off at checkout. Click the link to shop all of his scent and jar options.
CLICK HERE TO SHOP
5.
DIY Paint By Numbers for Adult
Have you ever tried a paint by numbers before? We've been really into them lately. Emma shared one recently that she was working on in stories and I was inspired. Such a fun and relaxing way to spend your time. It's nice for everyone in the family to have their own so you can admire one another's work. They may seem tedious but they're so much fun! $30 for the entire kit which includes the easel, canvas, paint brushes and paint.
CLICK HERE TO SHOP
6.
Favorite Diffusers
One of our favorite tried and true brands for diffusers, soaps and candles. I'm constantly sharing when they've launched a new scent or sale because they make the best gifts and additions to your home. The candles/diffusers are elegant & compliment all styles of homes. This diffuser is under $16.
CLICK HERE TO SHOP
7.
Adult Coloring Book
I just ordered this coloring book and can't wait to give it a try! Another idea to help pass the time while also having fun and making something pretty. Only $8 - so affordable.
CLICK HERE TO SHOP
8.
Brush & Detail Markers
Snag a set of high-end markers if you're planning on coloring! It will make the activity a lot easier and more fun. Also affordable.
CLICK HERE TO SHOP
9.
Bubble Bath
This goes without saying, but I feel like bubble baths are a major part of self care. They are relaxing and help combat stress. $10
CLICK HERE TO SHOP
10.
DIY Knitting Kit
No better time than now to start a new hobby. This DIY beginner's knitting kit is a great way to learn something new while also creating something pretty - a scarf! Lots of color options.
CLICK HERE TO SHOP
11.
Gather at Home Cooking, DIY and Craft Ideas
This book contains over 100 simple recipes, DIYs, and inspiration for a year of occasions! So many ideas in this special book that my friend, Monika Hibbs just launched a week ago. A must have during this period!
CLICK HERE TO SHOP
12.
Calligraphy Starter Kit
Calligraphy is a hobby that I've never attempted but would love to try! It's also a great way to impress all your friends when sending a letter. This kit comes with everything you need to try calligraphy.
CLICK HERE TO SHOP
13.
Marshmallow Face Mask
Excited to get my skin looking better than ever during this self distancing time period. Face Masks all the way! I love marshmallows and can't wait to give this mask a try. Under $13.
CLICK HERE TO SHOP
14.
DIY Lip Balm Kit
This kit has everything you need (63 pieces) to make 10 luxurious all-natural lip balms! It's made in the U.S. and looks like so much fun. Under $20.
CLICK HERE TO SHOP
15.
Cards & Postage Kits
My neighbor and friend, Lori, has the cutest card shop ever! She began her company as a way to encourage people to express their thoughts and emotions with paper and pen. They partner with talented artists and greeting card companies to create these little kits. Love her options and they are affordable. She also has an incredible monthly subscription service - so make sure to check them out. :)
CLICK HERE TO SHOP
16.
Read a Book
A great way to utilize this time is by reading great books. We love reading in our everyday lives and actually host a book club here on the blog every month. This is one of our March books! Join our book club. :)
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17.
Pressure Cooker
Another idea is to try making new recipes! I found this pressure cooker at 57% off & under $30 which is perfect for people who aren't huge cooks but want to try something new.
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18.
DIY Cross Stitch Kit
This kit includes everything you need to learn how to cross stitch! Such a fun and interesting hobby to pick up while self distancing. Gorgeous pattern. Under $30.
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19.
Yoga
I've always wanted to learn different yoga positions and with so many yogis and personal trainers offering online and virtual classes.. no better time than now! This yoga mat is affordable and adorable - Under $10 and lots of color options.
CLICK HERE TO SHOP
Thoughts?

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15 thoughts on “Best DIY, Crafts and Self-Care Ideas While Self Distancing

  1. Enjoyed all your ideas to help while we are going through this difficult time , but one thing I do also is read my bible . That keeps me positive and know that Gods got this.

  2. We we’ve going through some
    Old family photos we had stored away and putting them in photo albums . It’s been so fun and enjoyable looking at photos we haven’t seen in a while remembering family times we had years ago .

  3. Thanks for sharing your ideas! I just ordered the calligraphy set for my 16-year old daughter. She will love learning that while being at home during this crazy time!

  4. My husband and I made 75 sandwiches for a friend who has 6 school-aged children at home. We also took them two larger boxes of chips. We love helping others in times like theses! It’s such a great feeling! Thanks for all the suggestions.

  5. Honestly, I’m just so impressed by how the world has come together to think outside the box!! It’s awesome!! I’m going to relearn macrame from YouTube, take an online bread making course, read more books, and go for longer walks!! Cheers to you, for all you do, year round 😘

  6. Thank you for keeping such a positive and happy spirit! I love these ideas and appreciate following you on Instagram stories!

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