3 Awesome Handmade Craft Ideas That You'll Definitely Love

Handmade Craft Ideas
Are you looking for some unique handmade craft ideas? Whether it is a home improvement craft or a simple jewelry project, we have a selection of unique crafts that you can make.
CraftCue Staff
Last Updated: Aug 12, 2017
We all need a hobby to pass our time and calm our minds. Making crafts is one of the most satisfying hobbies that a person can have. It is a great feeling to create something beautiful or useful with a few simple supplies. Making handmade crafts can provide hours of enjoyment to both young and adults alike. The best thing about making something out of basic supplies is that it fires your creativity and allows you to visualize how you can make something useful. There are many handmade crafts that you can make by using paper, fabric, wood, metal, beads, and basic household materials. If you are looking for inspiration, then given below are a few ideas you can make use of.

Seashell Candle

Materials Required:
  • Seashells
  • Wax
  • Double boiler
  • Wicks
  • Bleach

First, clean the seas shells thoroughly to remove all dirt and sand that might be sticking in its crevices. Next, dry them out and check them carefully to see if there are any cracks. For this project, you will need smooth seashells that are fairly uniform in size with no cracks. In a container or plastic bucket, add a few drops of bleach to water and then immerse the shells in them. This will ensure that the seashells are completely clean. Put the shells out to dry.

In a double boiler, melt the wax and add a drop of color if you wish. When the wax has melted, pour it into the dry seashells until they are almost full. Now, place a small piece of candle wick in the bottom of the seashell at the center. Allow the wax to dry completely. Your seashell candle is ready and you can use it to decorate your coffee table or fireplace mantel. This is also a great handmade gift for friends and family.

Fork Key Rack

Material Required:
  • Thin metallic fork
  • Square wooden piece
  • Metallic triangular hangers
  • Industrial strength glue
  • Acrylic paint

The first thing that you need to do is bend the metallic fork. To do this, just hold it with a pair of tongs and place it over the gas burner. Make sure the flames touch the area of the fork where the twines meet the body. Once the fork is sufficiently pliant, place it over a wooden table and then bend it by applying pressure. Once you have bent the fork, place it aside to cool.

Now, you need to work on the wooden square. File the piece of wood with a fine grit sandpaper and then clean it to remove any saw dust. Apply a coat of acrylic paint on it in a color of your choice. Allow the paint to dry. Glue the metallic triangular hanger on one side of the square with industrial strength glue. Make sure that it is centered properly. Next, flip the wooden square and glue the fork onto it. The twines of the fork should be facing towards you and the handle end should be facing upward. Allow the glue to dry. Hang the wooden square on the wall and place your key rings in the handle end of the fork.

Paper Mobile

Materials Required:
  • Lightweight craft paper (in 2-3 different colors)
  • Small pebbles
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Pair of scissors

To make this simple craft, place the different colored craft papers one on top of the other and mark them into 1 inch wide strips that are about 4-5 inches in length. Now, cut these with a pair of sharp scissors, making sure that the cuts are precise and straight. Next, arrange these bits of paper on your table in a color pattern that appeals to you. Now, stack them together and sew them one after another in a sewing machine. Once you have the desired length, stop sewing any more strips. Since the bottom strip of paper has a tendency to curl upwards, tie a small piece of pebble to the thread hanging from it. Voila! Your modern paper mobile is ready to be hung from the ceiling.

After making crafts like this, you will be able to come up with your own unique design and pattern for making beautiful crafts for your home.
Homemade  Seashell Candle
Hanging mobile