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22 Fun Crafts To Do When You’re Bored

Updated on May 4th, 2024
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When you’re at home with nothing to do the hours can drag by. However, with our extensive list of fun crafts to do when you’re bored, you can transform a dull day into an exciting one.

You don’t need to break the bank to fill your home with these colourful and delightful crafts, and you may even find that these are much cheaper solutions than the store-bought alternatives.

If you have a free few hours then check out our list of crafts to do when you’re bored:

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  1. Handmade Bath Bombs
  2. Homemade Heating Pads
  3. Seed Bombs
  4. Lightbulb Vase
  5. Handmade Pom-Poms
  6. Cork Bath Mat
  7. Marbled Mugs
  8. Framed Pressed Flowers
  9. Essential Oil Candles
  10. DIY Bunting
  11. Hanging Planter
  12. Hand Painted Stones
  13. Fabric Stamping
  14. DIY Popsicle Stick Planter
  15. Homemade Fabric Masks
  16. Homemade Bird Feeders
  17. String Lanterns
  18. Mini Terrariums
  19. Paper Chandelier
  20. Homemade Lip Scrub
  21. Scrunchies
  22. Twig Wreath

Bath bombs have become an essential way to decompress after a long week. With their beautiful scents, calming essential oils, and bright colours these bath bombs are very simple to make and immediately make your own home feel like a spa.

A lot of the ingredients for homemade bath bombs can be found around the house, so this is a cheap and easy craft to make if you wanted to add a bit of fizz to your normal routine.


2. Homemade Heating Pads

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A heating pad is an essential that everybody should have in their home. It is something that you don’t realise you need until you need it, whether you have a sore back, muscle cramps, or want to warm up without spending extra on your heating bills.

Homemade heating pads are an easy and quick craft that you can make from items that everybody owns, and is extremely handy to know how to make.


3. Seed Bombs

seed bombs


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Seed bombs are cute and environmentally friendly ways to make gardening more exciting. You can make them in any shape or colour, and they’re perfect as gifts for your loved ones.

They brighten up any garden and are used by gardeners to create little pockets of beauty in both urban and rural areas.


4. Lightbulb Vase

flower in lightbulb vase


Did the fuse blow in your lightbulb? Do you want to make a unique but beautiful vase? Are you looking to add a bit of extra charm to your home? Well, a lightbulb vase is a perfect solution.

It’s easy enough to make, with little cost but high reward. All you need is a lightbulb, some string, and a pair of pliers to make this fun piece of decor.


5. Handmade Pom-Poms

homemade pom poms


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Pom-poms are one of the easiest crafts you can make when you’re bored at home and it doesn’t require any special tools or supplies. Everyone loves a pom-pom for their knitting or crocheting projects, or you can use them to make homemade jewelry to spice up your outfits.

All you need is some cardboard and some yarn to make these colourful accessories!


6. Cork Bath Mat

cork bath mat


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This DIY project is a bit more complex than our previous ideas, but you’ll be left with a cool and rustic bath matt that will add some character to your bathroom.

If you’ve been saving up your corks but haven’t had an idea of what to use them for then this is the perfect project for you!


7. Marbled Mugs

marbled mug varieties


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If you wanted to add a bit of creativity and colour to your kitchen then you can always spruce up your mugs with just two ingredients.

With just some nail polish and water you can make a complimentary, eye-catching set of mugs that everybody will admire. This project makes perfect gifts, or you can even sell them online!


8. Framed Pressed Flowers

framed flowers


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Add some colour to your life with this charming handmade craft! Framed flowers are super easy and always turn out beautifully.

They are also very popular on sites such as Etsy or Folksy, and are a great way to preserve any flowers from special occasions such as weddings or anniversaries.

Making candles are a bit more intricate, but they have a high reward. You can transform the entire feeling of a room with a good candle, and essential oils are great for your health and well-being.

You can craft some really beautiful and high-quality candles which make amazing gifts or even make a business out of your amazing handiwork.


10. DIY Bunting

diy bunting outdoors


Whether you’re looking for some unique interior design ideas or want to decorate for a fun party and celebration, bunting can transform a room!

You don’t need to be a master at sewing to create something really beautiful, and you can make them in any style or colour you want.


11. Hanging Planter

homemade hanging planters


Do you want to inject a bit of nature into your home? A hanging planter is a great way to incorporate the outside inside, and they have become very popular interior design decorations.

This is a great project for anyone who loves plants but struggles to find space for them inside. You can use these hangers for flowers, houseplants, or even indoor edible plants.

Hand painting stones is a fun and cute little project that anyone can do. You can paint inspirational messages, fun patterns, or garden markers that everyone will love.

Whether you’re looking for a kid-friendly craft, or want to use your artistic skills on a new medium, decorative rocks are the perfect DIY craft when you’re bored.

Fabric stamping is a fun and creative way to spruce up any spare clothes or fabric you have lying around. Whether you want to uniquely style your clothes or make some great wall-art, fabric stamping is super-easy and super-fun.

Popsicle sticks are an integral part of countless DIY projects and are especially handy for any kids crafting projects.

A DIY planter is an amazingly creative way to personalise your house plants. Grab some paints, pens, and glue, and within 20 minutes you’ll have the cutest little planter.

Masks have become an integral element of everybody’s daily life this year, and you can use them as a great fashion statement. Easy to make, these masks can be super stylish and you can make as many as you like.

The internet is full of great patterns, and you don’t need to be a professional sewer to make these masks.


16. Homemade Bird Feeders


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Bird feeders are super beneficial for both you and your garden. You can make a bird feeder from a variety of different materials, and they’re a great way to add a little bit of charm to your home.

You’ll love the results of these gorgeous feeders when you’re garden is filled with plenty of charming birds.

This DIY is perfect for every garden and is guaranteed to attract lots of compliments. They’re easy to make, very cheap, and super fun, and you will be extremely happy with the results of this DIY.

Add a rustic vibe to your garden with these string lanterns, as they are a great addition to any party or event you may be hosting.

You can make mini terrariums out of any glass container that you have laying around the house, and they always end up as cuttle little additions to your home. They’re also very easy to care for and can make any space stylish and elegant.

Bringing outside elements inside is always a design plus, and these paper chandeliers are no different.

Super easy to craft, you can style these chandeliers so they’re elegant or cutesy, but they’re a definite eye-catcher for any room.

Homemade lip scrubs are super cheap, can be made from ingredients already in your home, and have a lot of benefits. By using natural ingredients, these scrubs have a lot of benefits, and also taste amazing.


21. Scrunchies

homemade scrunchie


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Scrunchies spice up any outfit, and are super cute hair accessories. They can be quite expensive yet super cheap to make, so save yourself some money and craft them yourself! You can make scrunchies from any fabric, which gives you a lot of creative freedom with this fun DIY!


22. Twig Wreath

twig wreath


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Whether you want to make a festive Christmas wreath or want to make use of any garden trimmings you may have accumulated, a twig wreath is an easy and cute rustic project!

You can use any pliable twigs, and they’ll make a great addition to your home!

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