DIY crafts from sundries: 15 ideas
Needlework in all its versatility is the most popular hobby in the world. Today we will share interesting ideas for DIY crafts from all sorts of things, so you do not have to spend money on expensive consumables and materials. But you can try different techniques and decide what is closer to you. Or take a useful and pleasant hobby for children who are sitting at home!
1. Cork mat
Corks are invaluable material in the household, because you can make a lot of interesting crafts from them. For example, a voluminous rug in the bathroom or hallway, which certainly will never slip. So that he does not fidget, glue the cork to the rubberized base. The same principle will turn out the original cork board on the wall for notes and photos.
2. Wall key holder from lego
A very convenient and practical key holder will come out of the old lego lego. Glue individual parts carefully with superglue, and hang it on the wall with double-sided tape - and no holes in the concrete. Make key rings from flat parts for all family members to conveniently hang keys.
3. Panel from the keyboard
If over the years of using your home computer you also have accumulated several old and unnecessary keyboards, you can make a very unusual and modern panel from them. Carefully disassemble each, lay out the mosaic and glue between each other. Or glue a small button to each key on the back and pin them to the cork base.
4. Burlap Figurines
From the old unnecessary bag you can make almost anything. A thin burlap with simple weaving is well impregnated with PVA glue and holds literally any shape - for example, such angels. And voluminous toys from it can also be filled with aromatic herbs, such as mint or lavender.
5. Lamb from cotton swabs
If you want to entertain your child with something safe, funny and unexpected, offer him a pack of cotton buds instead of a designer. They will make textured clouds and amazing flower fields in applications. And you can glue here such a cute and simple lamb, decorating it with a bow and eyes.
6. A basket of cones
Cones are not necessarily New Year decorations or Christmas tree decorations. For example, you can easily make a delicious basket, bowl, or stand from them. To keep the structure stronger, first make a wire frame, and then paste over it.
7. Matches houses
Old match stocks are no worse than modern wooden 3D puzzles. Due to the fact that they are all even and the same, the details are very neat. You can even glue thin matches with ordinary PVA - you don’t have to go buy a glue gun!
8. Hedgehog made from coffee beans
Crafts made from coffee beans are as popular as they are easy to make. You need only good glue and a little patience to assemble a really beautiful figure. Work out on a small wonderful hedgehog decorated with an anise flower.
9. Spice panel
From a set of kitchen spices, cereals and legumes, you can make yourself a very unusual and beautiful panel. You will need the main canvas, fragments of fabric or plastic stamps for substrates and a little imagination. Use seeds and zest, beans, peas and lentils, nutshells, cinnamon and star anise, coffee beans, herbs, and dried citruses.
10. Mosaic bottles
Using a glue gun, all kinds of fragments of old dishes, broken mirrors and stones for an aquarium, any bottle can be turned into an amazing stained glass mosaic. The main thing is to sand all the edges of the fragments well so that you cannot get hurt about them. Such bottles will decorate the interior by themselves or become a wonderful gift.
11. Carpet from old clothes
If you have gathered a lot of old things that have nowhere to do, a warm bedside mat will come out of them. Just cut colored clothes into strips sewn into long ribbons and weave with classic “basket” weaving. The mat will be very dense and soft, so it is suitable for a children's room.
12. Stationery stand made of wood
From the most unpretentious piece of wood you can make a delicious stand for pencils, art supplies or makeup brushes. Vary the diameter of the holes using different nozzles for the drill. The main thing is that the thickness of the wood is sufficient for stability, and the cuts are even and polished.
13. Shell Candlestick
A very effective antique candlestick will be made of ordinary or polymer clay, glued with shells. To achieve the unusual effect of antiquity, cover them with a dense layer of acrylic paint. You can make light scuffs with a file or sandpaper.
14. Balls of thread
Balls from threads are always made the same way - they are wound around PVA on a balloon, which must be carefully removed after drying. But do the sizes absolutely any: from a small garland to full-fledged figurines. Decorate each ball with artificial flowers, shells, beads, spices and any other little things.
15. Button decor
If you have a lot of multi-colored buttons, pendants and all kinds of sewing accessories - they can literally decorate just about anything. The most important thing is to collect a beautiful pattern and leave fewer passes. Such an activity is even more interesting and useful than ordinary puzzles, because it develops imagination and imagination.