Make 2020 your most enjoyable year yet with an abundance of fun, creative and useful craft ideas that add value or decor to your home and life.
Winter Craft Ideas
DIY Snow Globes
Snow globes aren't just for the holidays! Enjoy the season by making your own during the new year. Make a medley of small, decorative snow globe to bring a window sill with shot glass – either glass or plastic works. Use cardboard paper as a base, some form of decoration inside, hot glue to attach the edge of the shotgun down to the card material, and you have a simple and fun craft that makes all the windows wintery. Penguin or snowman figures provide fantastic central characters.
Valentine's Day is closely linked to winter, so take advantage of that trend in your choice of craft. If you are gifted – by others or yourself – an assortment of chocolate in a heart-shaped box, think twice before throwing that box in the trash. Instead, turn it into a festive catch tag that can adorn your coffee table or nightstand. Just paint a piece of the box the color you choose and wait for it to dry. Then stick some craft paper inside it. You will have an elegant neat selection to enjoy all year long.
Spring Craft Ideas
Spring colors adapt well to rainbow colors, so a fun craft idea for spring is to make your own rainbow sneakers. All you need is a pair of shoes you don't mind using as a cloth. Old or new, lace or slip on – all types work! Then you collect Sharpie permanent markers in a variety of colors, rubbing alcohol and a medicine dropper.
To make your shoes rainbow, draw stains or shapes over all the shoes in different colors in a pattern you choose. Then fill the medicine drops with alcohol and spray the liquid over all the shoes. The more liquid you spray, the more the colors will run and blend together, giving a tie-colored look. Then you simply let your shoes dry and you will play the colors of spring.
Stained Glass Shape
As the sun begins to shine more and more regularly in the spring, a fun way to celebrate it is with a piece of DIY " stained glass "art for your window. You can easily create one yourself in the form of choosing by printing a template with that form. Some fun spring shapes are a butterfly or a flower. Trace the shape of a piece of black card paper, then cut it out around the edges and about a half inch on the inside to create a frame. Then cut a contact paper slightly larger than the frame you created. Peel off the back of the contact paper and attach your frame to the sticky side of it.
Cut up pieces of tissue in a variety of bold, vibrant colors. The shapes of these pieces should be different. Place them on the inside of the frame and slightly overlap them. Then take another piece of contact paper and place the sticky side down on the frame. Trim the excess paper around the frame.
Use a hole spreader to create a whole against the top of the frame, string a ribbon or piece of yarn through it and form a loop. Hang this stained glass window from your window and see the catching light on a beautiful spring day.
Summer Craft Ideas
Rock Garden Plant Signs
If you have a garden, summer is definitely the time when it will bloom. For this reason, signs in the plant garden plants make a fun and useful craft. To do these, find clips of different sizes. Paint them so that they look like different plants your mark. For example, you can paint one that looks like a tomato and another to look like a carrot. If you want, use a stencil or freehand label on the rocks to note what each stone represents.
Seed Packet Wreath
Continuing the trend of the summer, it is time to let your garden and landscape flourish, another craft to consider is to create a seed packet wreath. This is something you can use to decorate your door throughout the season. Take only about 12 to 14 seed packets – whole or empty – and attach them with pins in a 12-inch foam wreath shape. Add faux or fresh flowers or herbs to the wreath to make it extra festive and top it with ribbons to hang it from a hook.
Fall Craft Ideas
Board Game Art
Autumn is when the weather starts to get colder, create the desire to stay indoors, and often makes board games an excellent way to pass the time inside. For that reason, you dig through some old board games and use them for a simple craft: use them as art. Use command strips to attach physical cards to the walls. You can even frame the instructions to place next to each game on the wall as well. This creates fun artwork in a bedroom, family room, enclosure or playroom.
DIY Leaf Bowl
When leaves fall falls outside, it is the perfect time to gather them for a quaint and seasonal craft. Collect colorful leaves from the outside and then use them to create a festive bowl. To do this, take a clear bowl and wrap it with plastic wrap. Then use mod podge to attach the sheets around the outside of the plastic wrap so that they overlap and completely cover the shape of the bowl. When the mod podge has completely dried, peel the leaves and plastic wrap of the bowl. Then carefully remove the plastic foil to get a light and festive accent bowl.