The global pandemic instantiated the need for everyone to stay indoors to prevent contagion and further spread of the virus. While this can be an unfortunate situation, some people find this as the perfect opportunity to get creative and immerse themselves in arts and crafts. If you are keen on doing this too, you don’t have to fret because there are numerous fun and craft ideas that you can do during quarantine, and the best part is, you don’t need a lot of materials.
1. Travel Scrapbook
Do you already miss traveling and the fun of being on an adventure in a different town? You will eventually have the freedom to do so in time, but for now, what better way to spend your time at home than by doing a travel scrapbook to look back on all the places you’ve been. Aside from making a collage of pictures, put some notes on it and adorn it with the trinkets from your travels.
Cover up your scrapbook in a soft felt cloth to add some nice texture. You can buy Felt by the meter in craft stores, but you can also buy a whole roll of Felt, which you can use for other projects. For instance, you can use the same soft felt cloth to line up a picture frame that showcases your favorite travel photo. You can also work with anything that you can find in your craft box for further embellishments.
2. Door Wreaths
Another easy and fun craft idea is to make door wreaths using any material you can find in your home. If you love to bake and make cupcakes, then for sure, you have numerous cupcake liners. Why not use some to make a colorful wreath? You just need to flatten the liners and layer them on top of each other to create flowers in pastel colors. Then, glue each of the flowers to a Styrofoam wreath form, and you’re done. If you don’t have cupcake liners, then try making a wreath from clothespin or napkins.
3. Handcrafted Flowers
Printed paper napkins make pretty and colorful flowers that won’t ever wilt. Even the old pages of a book can be transformed into beautiful flowers. Or better yet, why not try to use both? There are several tutorials on how you can fold the napkin or paper to make them look like a rosebud or a full-bloom daisy. Just don’t hesitate to play around with different colors. On another note, you can also use some card stock and floral wire to come up with elegant handcrafted flowers.
4. Vases from Recycled Materials
Pair up your flowers with a vase made of wine corks or even ribbons. If you have a number of wine corks in your home, all you need to do is to glue them together to form a rectangular tall glass vase. On the other hand, you can gather up all your ribbon scraps and glue them to the outside of a rather plain-looking vase to give it a nice makeover. You can also level up a clear glass vase by painting it with your favorite color or designing it with your paint artwork.
5. Various Paper Arts
If you have tons of paper lying around, then this is the best time to put them into good use. Aside from turning them into a wreath or paper flowers, you can also paint the paper and cut them into strips. After this, assemble them in a chain, and you will have an instant paper chain wall art. This can even function as a divider curtain between two rooms or to separate your craft space from your child’s play area.
6. Yarn Garlands
Tie some yarn into twine, and you will be able to come up with yarn garlands that you can use as a backdrop for a rather plain wall, or something to hold your kid’s artworks. A yarn garland is also a nice accent to place on top of your door or the handrail of your stairs.
There are many things that you can do at home during this quarantine period, such as letting all your creative juices out through easy and fun arts and crafts. Try making a travel scrapbook to remember the places you have been before this quarantine. You can also adorn your house with different types of door wreaths using any material that you can find in your household. Handcrafted flowers in vases made from recycled materials will make the perfect table centerpiece. Don’t forget that you can also make many things from paper and yarns.