DIY Crafts to do at Home that are Easy & Affordable| Small Shop Love
Hi everyone! Hope you are having a great start to your week. I’ve been getting so many requests to share more cute and affordable DIY crafts that I’ve been scouring the internet nonstop today. I found a ton of options that I think would be fun to tackle if you have the time. Quite a few of the DIY crafts are from Etsy which I also love. Etsy represent so many amazing small shops.. I think it’s so important to help small shops as much as we can during these times.
Do you shop from small shops? I’m such a fan. I know times are tough right now for everyone.. contractors, small businesses, restaurants have been taking huge hits. I’m keeping everyone in my thoughts and hope things will get better soon. I’m here to support everyone including my little town of Pleasanton.
Below I’ve rounded up many DIY crafts that are perfect to do while at home. Some of the ideas include a DIY soap making kit, candle making kit, puzzles, playing cards, paint by number kits, watercolor kits, 3D puzzles and objects & more. I’ve been looking for outlets (other than just watching Netflix) to get my creative juices flowing and these crafts have been helping so much. Jeff and I play cards almost e very night and we’ve been working on a puzzle also. I don’t know about you but it’s been hard for me to even pick up a book right now. :(
Let me know in the comments if you like any of these ideas & if you’ve picked anything up! Also, leave any suggestions in the comments below of any small shops that you are loving right now so we can all learn about them.
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DIY Soap Making Kit
I love the idea of making your own soap. Emma and I have done this together in the past & this is so fun! Great reviews, price, and they're so pretty.
My friend, Megan Carn is an extremely talented artist. She paints BEAUTIFULLY. She came out with two decks of playing cards featuring her fun and colorful art - I love this safari theme! Really affordable and so fun to play games with.
I have shared quite a few of these over the past week.. I think PBN is such a fun stress-free and relaxing activity right now. This small shop includes everything in their kits - paint, print & brushes! Beautiful designs and colors.
This perfect little kit contains everything you need (except scissors) to sew 3 adorable woodland creatures: a bunny, squirrel and tiny mushroom. Completely hand sewn from felt with embroidered embellishments, these sweet animals will bring a smile to anyone's face. The kits make great holiday ornaments and also perfect gifts for mom, a crafty friend, or yourself. Finished creatures measure 2-3 inches, mushroom is 1.5 inches tall.
My neighbor, Lori, owns an adorable small business called One Per Week - you can sign up for her subscription service which provides monthly cards. The cards include birthday, thank you and a few funnies that should make you and your recipient LOL. One-Per-Week subscribers receive 4-5 themed greeting cards + a coordinating pen each month. Join them and take the OPW challenge to write one letter per week. Remember, what goes around comes around in the mailbox. Lori also has TONS of adorable letter & stamp kits in her shop. So many sweet letters to be written using these cards!
This etsy shop is absolutely ADORABLE! They sell the cutest print & watercolor painting kits for low prices. Lots of print options including animals, florals, countries & states. Perfect for all ages. 30+ different print options. Comes with everything you need.
DIY Miniature House: Cathy's Flower House Tiny House Kit
This is a bit more challenging and time consuming but FUN! I've had a few friends complete these 3D 'mini homes' and while they take time to make, they're beautiful. This kit comes with everything you need to create this little doll house. Under $40!
Another shop I've been sharing quite frequently here because I love the price and the prints! Kit comes with everything. This shop gets restocked quite frequently! Lots of styles & prints to choose from. They sell out fast though so get them while you can.
I am a huge puzzle lover - I found puzzlewarehouse.com and I love how they support small artists and independent puzzle shop owners. This family owned business updates their stock and inventory daily. Love this sweet & calming puzzle.