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.
- 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
- 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!
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Wine Corks
- Sharpie Marker
- Wood Skewers
- Drill + Drill Bit
- 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!