8 Crafts and DIYs To Do During Quarantine

Saturday, May 23, 2020
papers beside shears and paper cutter
Credit: Jazmin Quaynor/ Unsplash

One of the positive things about being in quarantine is all the "free" time we have. Time that we usually do not have, which means that we know have the time to be crafty, to learn a language, or to just relax.

During this time I've done some sewing, crafting, and used part of my time productively, but one of my issues as a craft person is that I'll often feel overwhelmed with all the craft possibilities out there (looking at you Pinterest). Obviously, I'm not the only person who will feel stressed out or overwhelmed when faced with many options, and so I thought to make compilation/roundup post of some simple DIYs to do during this quarantine period.

DIYs & Crafts To Do During Quarantine Roundup

There are so many crafts to do that I hard time choosing! Thankfully on Twitter, I asked my followers what they've been up to craft-wise and some of them, which helped me decide what to add on this list.

In the end, I chose one a couple from different craft mediums (knitting, painting, etc), that way everyone would find something they love or that fits their abilities. If you want to see more crafts or sewing projects then check out my Pinterest for more inspiration.

Here we go!

Sewing: Cute Summer Top

Credit: The Essentials Club
This simple tutorial from The Essentials Club is perfect for summer. The weather is warming up (it was 30℃ yesterday!) and this would be ideal for this time of year.

It's cute, light and very easy to make. Everyone will be complimenting your top and you can proudly say you made it!

They also have countless other simple sewing projects that are perfect for beginners, such as dresses, shorts, and more. I definitely recommend checking out their tutorials.

Sewing: easy hair scrunchies tutorial 

A fun and easy sewing project, make perfect birthday or Christmas gifts. These hair scrunchies are super easy to make, perfect for beginners. Easy sewing project

In the last year or so hair scrunchies came back into fashion, maybe it was nostalgia, or maybe its because it doesn't pull at your hair and you can get one to match with your outfit.

With this tutorial, you will be able to make your own hair scrunchies in whatever fabric and style you want. They are easy to make and does not require a lot of material or time, they are also perfect for gift giving for the long-haired person in your life.

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DIY: make your own sugar body scrubs

DIY lemon sugar scrub cubes are the perfect way to exfoliate skin before moisturizing. #lemonscrub #sugarscrub #sugarscrubs #sugarscrubrecipe #diybath #diybeauty #naturalbath #lemonessentialoil #EOs #rufflesandrainboots
Credits: Ruffles and Rain Boots

Who doesn't want to have smooth, nice smelling skin? This skin scrub square tutorial may seem hard but it really isn't.

Most of the ingredients can be found in your pantry and the sugar scrubs squares are the perfect birthday or Christmas presents for loved ones. The best part is that you can personalize them to your desire!

Knitting: learn to knit

Gilmore Girls Ribbed Knit Hat Pattern
Credit: Studio Knits

One of my favorite hobbies is knitting. I love seeing how a ball of yarn can turn into a pair of gloves, a scarf, or a headband.  It's one of those hobbies that is perfect for relaxing and turning off your brain after a long day at work or school.

A great place to learn the craft are Good Knit Kisses, they have countless knitting tutorials for beginners on Youtube (which I used to learn) and Studio Knits, which have a collection of projects for both beginners and experienced knitters.

DIY: picture frame lantern

DIY Dollar Store Picture Frame Lantern #crafts #diy #homedecor
Credit: Organized Dream 

This activity may not fit all aesthetics, but if you'd love to decorate your home with lanterns (they can be styled in so many ways!) but don't have the budget to pay upwards of $20, then this is for you!

A while back while scrolling on Pinterest, I found this dollar store DIY and could not believe how easy (and cheap) it was.

This frame lantern DIY is so easy to make and it only requires a couple of picture frame which can be bought for $1-2 each at Dollarama or Dollartree! This picture frame lantern DIY would be a fun quarantine project.

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Painting: modern abstract painting idea

Mid Century Modern Abstract Canvas Painting Ideas
Credit: Andrea/ Harlow and Thistle 

For the painters and art lovers, this one is for you!

This painting tutorial from Harlow & Thistle is uncomplicated and it looks terrific. It just requires a canvas, tape, and paint, which can be found at the dollar store.

Painting: potato stamps

Holiday Potato Stamps with Gifts
Credit: Jon Wightman/E+ / Getty Images

This might be a strange one, but it is a fun and easy craft to make (especially since everyone has potatoes at home) and all you need is a knife, potatoes (obviously), and paint.

This is would also be the ideal activity for making your own wrapping paper or decorating your wall.

Paint your wall

Credit: Lottie Does

If you have a bare wall and have been wanting to paint it or do something special with it, then this is the time. There are so many useful tutorials on Pinterest on how to paint your wall, from ombre to faux geometric wallpaper (using a paint marker) to using a stencil to make your own wall patterns. The possibilities are endless. 

Final Thoughts

Anyway, that is some of the craft tutorials and DIYs that I thought you would enjoy. Please let me know if I missed something or if you tried any of them.

Early in my blogging days, when I wanted to be a craft blogger, every once in awhile I would share a roundup post with my favorite sewing/craft projects, It has been years since I last posted one, and honestly, I enjoyed doing one. Maybe I'll do more in the future? What do you think?

Have you done any DIYs or crafts during this period at home? Do you have a favorite?

If you want to see more DIYs and crafts then follow my DIY/craft board on Pinterest (yes, it's a shameless plug) 

What are you still doing here, go get your craft on!

Hasta la proxima



  1. These are such a great ideas. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Im' so glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for coming by!

  2. Ooh so many lovely ideas! Love the look of those DIY scrunchies xo

    Makeup Muddle

  3. These are some great ideas to keep you busy and being creative during this lockdown. This time has definitely given us extra time to do something a bit different we necessarily don’t usually have time for. I have loved being creative. I have brought some water colour brush pens, so I am excited to try them out. Thank you for sharing these ideas. Hope you are staying safe!

    Lauren | www.bournemouthgirl.com

    1. Water colouring is so much fun! And with all of this "extra" time, its a great hobby to learn.

      Thank you, Lauren. Hope your staying safe also!

  4. So many great DIY tips! The cami top looks so fab, got to try it too.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

  5. These are such great ideas, for some reason I was expecting just home DIYs and not clothes and stuff but that top is so cute. Learning to knit is a great way to pass the time too x


    1. Knitting is super fun and can be done while watching a movie. Defenetly recommend. Maybe next time I'll do a home DIY list, thanks for the idea.

  6. Oh indeed, WOW! So many great ideas here. And love that last idea. Does not look super hard but with bold results!

    Allie of

    1. The painting is a fantastic home decor DIY. The colour options are endless.

  7. The sugar scrub looks like a fun one to try, thank you for sharing! :)

    Hope you are having a lovely week :)

    Away From Blue

    1. It sounds like a great DIY, glad you enjoyed the post, Mica

  8. These all look like fun! Thanks for sharing!!

    1. No problem, so happy you found them to be fun, Skye

  9. oh my, I love all of these! I definitely relate - with all this free time I've just wanted to craft, but been super overwhelmed with everything I *could* make and disappointed when I fall short. I completed my first sewing project though and have got a few DIYs up so at least its a start xx

    mia // https://beautiful-inspiring-creative-life.com
    mia // https://beautifuk

    1. Oooh, someone who relates! What did you make, Mia. Thanks for coming by!

  10. Thank you so much for sharing all of these ideas. They all seems very interesting.

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  11. These are some great idea! I know that since classes have ended that I've had so much free time to do what I want. Which have mostly consisted of playing video games, blogging, or watching K-Drama and C-Drama's. To be a little more creative, I've been knitting the Knit Beginner Blanket pattern from Knit Picks and painting a paint by number from the craft store and its been so much fun.

    Jordan | Myflourishingretrospect.blogspot.com

    1. Sounds like you've kept yourself busy, Jordan. Thanks for sharing the knitting pattern, I've watched some Kdramas but never C-dramas, maybe I'll check them out.

  12. These scrunchie look amazing. That would be cool made.

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