When we’re focused on creating something beautiful, our minds have the opportunity to rest. According to Verywell Mind, art activities are a great way to relieve stress and combat negative moods — even for those who aren’t artistically inclined. So whether you’re a beginner or an expert crafter, you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment once you’re able to hold your creation in hand and admire the hard work that went into it. To help you find a DIY project that’ll get your creative juices flowing, we’ve rounded up adult craft ideas for every budget and skill level.
From cheap art projects (reinventing thrift store finds) to genius upcycling ideas (elevating wall mirrors), you’re sure to discover a craft idea that’ll inspire you. We’ve included basic jewelry making, a step-by-step painting tutorial and intermittent sewing projects (we’re looking at you, GH Stitch Club!). Not only should a great craft be fun to make, the final result should also serve a purpose — whether it doubles as DIY home decor or an adorable homemade gift. Some of these fun at-home craft ideas may even earn you a few bucks, if your creation is professional enough to sell.
While we are all for creative crafts for kids, I think we can all agree that art projects are equally important for adults. Browse this list to find your next DIY inspiration, whether you have a specific idea in mind or you’re just in desperate need of a little quiet time.