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Whether you're spending more time at home, feeling bored of Netflix, or just want to try something new, there are plenty of ways to dip your toes in the world of crafting. Consider starting with an adult craft kit, which can help you get in touch with your artsy side—and even result in some brand new home decor. From knitting to painting to sculpting, you'll refine your skills, or maybe even pick up a new one.
Here, the best craft kits for adults.
Love plants but not ready to dive into the world of gardening? Try a DIY terrarium like this one found on Etsy. It comes with everything you need to add some greenery to your space, including two glass terrariums (one round and one pear-shaped), three different types of moss, potting soil, gardening vermiculite, plant food, a natural hair brush finishing tool, and even a few mini dinos to complete the look.
You can choose to buy just the kit, but if you really want to have some fun you can select up to three air plants to add to your little terrariums. Not only is this a great activity for yourself, but it's also a thoughtful gift for the plant-lover in your life.
You know that scene in "Ghost" when Demi Moore is sculpting pottery and Patrick Swayze wraps his arms around her and guides her hands with the sounds of Unchained Melody playing in the background? Yeah, probably one of the most romantic moments ever, and now you can take that romance home with you.
Okay, so this kit doesn’t come with a pottery wheel (or a Patrick Swayze lookalike), but it does have everything you need to make your own plant pots, trinket dishes, sculptures or, really, whatever you want. The kit includes plenty of supplies for two, including two packs of air-dry clay, pottery tools with a tool bag, white waterproof paint, two paint brushes, a sponge, and a step-by-step guide to actually using all of these things.
String art hit its peak in the 1960s and is slowly making its way back into the mainstream, thanks to DIY kits like this one. The String of the Art kit comes with wood, nails, string, and detailed instructions on how to use embroidery floss to create your own beautiful oak tree. While the finished product looks like a complicated masterpiece, it takes less than a day to put together, so it’s perfect for snowy nights or an afternoon off.
And if you’re not into trees, String of the Art also has kits for sunflowers, butterflies, the sun and moon, and even a deer silhouette, so you’re sure to find something you like.
There’s nothing cozier than a chunky wool blanket, and with this knitting kit you can make your own in about eight hours. It comes with everything you need—eight balls of wool, needles, and a detailed pattern—to make a 4 ft x 5 ft heavy wool blanket (there's also a larger size available). There are almost two dozen colors to choose from, ranging from mustard sally to duck egg blue, so you're sure to find one that fits your style.
The kit is also designed to help you develop your knitting skills and, when you’re done, you’ll have mastered things like how to make a slip knot and a knit stitch and how to weave in your ends.
This DIY Candle Making Kit is a great idea for winter—and it makes a fun gift for the crafty person in your life. It includes enough supplies to make three natural candles: soy wax, lavender essential oil, three tins, and three wicks. You’ll just need to bring a saucepan, a thermometer, and three pencils.
This candle kit is also one of the few on the market that includes real essential oils instead of synthetic fragrance oils, so when you burn the candles you’ll get a calming, relaxation effect, rather than a fragrance headache.
With Sip and Script’s Brush Lettering Beginner Kit, you learn the art of hand lettering right at home. The kit comes with a dual tip brush marker, a paint brush, a pot of watercolor, a brush lettering guide, tracing paper, and several other additional supplies that are designed to help you practice and perfect your brush lettering skills. If you’re already a brush lettering pro, or you want to try something different, Sip and Script also offers a Modern Calligraphy Beginner Kit.
Both of the online kits are designed for self-instruction and include only the supplies you need. If you want more hands-on teaching you can also sign up for Sip and Script’s virtual classes, where expert instructors offer step-by-step instructions to help turn you into a calligraphy pro.
If you want to try your hand at knitting, you can't go wrong with any of the kits from We Are Knitters. This one comes with wooden knitting needles, four skeins of petite wool, a knitter’s sewing needle, and a detailed pattern and instructions so you can follow along closely and easily.
When you order the kit you get to choose your own yarn color—there are more than two dozen options—and your preference for knitting needles. So, if you have your own needles, you can save a little money.
Macrame is making a serious comeback, but with a modern twist. This DIY Plant Hanger Kit combines bohemian-looking macrame with another booming trend: hanging house plants. It includes pre-cut macrame rope, a 5 centimeter wooden rings, and step-by-step instructions with a video so you'll have no trouble getting started. Want a little more color? Just ask, and the seller will include a colorful string to finish the hem.
Crockd is another DIY pottery option that comes with clay, carving tools, and instructions for making keepsake cups, but you can make anything you want if your creative juices are flowing. You can choose from two sizes: One has enough supplies for one to two people, while the bigger option is portioned out for three to four people.
It also comes with a set of cards called Clay Breakers, which are essentially ice breakers with question prompts like, “Turn to the person next to you. What do you admire about them?” These Clay Breakers are designed to turn the kit into a group activity or party game.
Now you can bring paint and sip nights to your home with this custom kit. It’s ideal for beginners or anyone looking for a creative activity to help reduce daily stress and anxiety. But here’s the really fun part: You upload your own photo and PaintNumbers creates a custom paint by number canvas for you, in one of four sizes that range from 16" x 20" to 24" x 24”. (But you can choose from PaintNumber's large collection as well.)
The kit includes a numbered acrylic paint set (with 24 to 32 colors, depending on the picture you choose), a linen canvas, a set of paint brushes, a hanging kit, and an optional wooden frame for your finished masterpiece.