What better way to fight the quarantine blues than crafting to your little heart’s content? We know just how difficult it can be to stay in your home day after day, avoiding other people and any sort of physical contact. You can start to feel a little stir-crazy, especially after the cabin fever that the winter season just dumped on us. Read on for some great projects to help you fight those quarantine blues and come out of this with some great projects under your belt.

Gifts

A lot of people are getting started on their Christmas and holiday gifts early. And why not, now that you have the time? This is especially a great time to get started if you hit up those after holiday sales and bought an abundance of discounted materials. Festive quilts, knit scarves and blankets, macramé coasters and wall hangings, and candles—get your craft on and make something beautiful for all your friends and family members!

Diamond Puzzle

These puzzles are all the rage right now. They combine a beautiful mosaic with the fun of paint by numbers and cross-stitch. You place gems on a DMC-coded adhesive canvas to create a beautiful mosaic picture.

Sewing Clothing

What better time than now to fix the clothing you’ve been meaning to sew up for months? Replace buttons, sew on patches, and tailor your clothes to fit perfectly.

Master a New Skill

With all your extra free time, you can master a craft skill you’ve been wanting to try. Learn how to use your old sewing machine once and for all, or try out a new stitch. Start knitting, embroidering, or cross-stitching. Using this tutorial, you can even weave a beautiful wall tapestry. YouTube is your best friend right now; you’ll find an abundance of tutorials to fulfill all your crafting desires.

There’s no better time than now to pick up a new hobby or revisit a favorite! Creating something beautiful is a great way to relieve stress and harmful emotions. It will also take your mind off things—negative news stories included.

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