Make Something Beautiful with These Step-By-Step Crafts

Crafts are a great way to enjoy making something with your own personal, creative touch.

Here is a step-by-step guide to crafts that are fun and easy to do right at home!

1. Bath Bombs

You can make bath bombs for yourself, in a color that complements your bathroom, with essential oils that meet your needs.

Some examples are lavender for relaxation, orange for stimulation, and tea tree for an immune boost.

Materials:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup citric acid (citric acid can be found at many grocery stores)
  • ½ cup Epsom salt
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1 tsp essential oil
  • 3 tsp coconut oil, melted
  • Food coloring
  • Bath bomb molds

Instructions:

  • Combine baking soda, citric acid, and Epsom salt.
  • Add in water, essential oils, and coconut oil.
  • Stir in food coloring of desired color.
  • Using bath bomb molds, scoop out the mixture and pack into the mold. Using your hands push the mixture into the cup until it is firm.
  • Let sit and harden for at least 12 hours, preferably 24.

2. Evergreen Wreath

Making a wreath for your door will make your home more inviting. An evergreen wreath gives you a touch of green to brighten your day, year-round.

To make a wreath, you just make evergreen bundles and attach them to a wire wreath frame. Easy!

Supplies:

  • A wire wreath frame –they can be found in many sizes at craft stores, or even dollar stores
  • Scissors or shears suitable for evergreen clippings
  • Wire Cutter
  • Wire
  • Thick gloves
  • Clippings – get the evergreen clippings from your yard, a neighbor’s yard (with permission) or a park. Get the clippings from different trees, so your wreath will be varied and interesting, and you won’t deplete a tree.

Instructions:

  • Cut a dozen sections of wire, each 5 inches long.
  • Trim your clippings down to 10-inch long pieces.
  • If you’re using holly or other prickly branches, use the gloves.
  • Assemble individual bundles of branches from your clippings. Each bundle should fit in your hand.
  • Lay the bundle down on the wire frame.
  • Take a piece of wire, bend it in half, and push the ends through your bundle near the base. Make sure most of your branch stems are captured inside the wire.
  • Thread the wire ends through the frame and twist them together tightly on the back. Tuck any extra wire into the branches.
  • Keep adding bundles all the way around the frame, slightly overlapping each bundle with the one before.
  • Hang on your door!

3. Wine Cork Garden Markers

These markers are an easy way to identify plants in your garden.

Materials:

  • Wine Corks
  • Sharpie Marker
  • Wood Skewers
  • Drill + Drill Bit

Instructions:

  • Select a drill bit that is the size the of your skewer.
  • Drill a hole into the bottom of the cork about ¾ the length.
  • Insert wooden skewer into the cork.
  • Using a sharpie, write the name of the herb, vegetable or fruit that you have planted.
  • Stick the skewer into the soil of your garden and you’re done.

 

We hope you’re inspired to try these easy crafts!

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