Awesome Handmade Craft Ideas

CraftCue Staff Nov 17, 2018
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.
To spend leisure time, making crafts is one of the most satisfying hobbies that a person can have. It is a great feeling to create something useful with a few supplies. Making handmade crafts can provide hours of enjoyment to both young and adults alike.
The best thing about making something out of simple things is that it fires your creativity and allows you to visualize how something useful can be made. There are many handmade crafts that you can make using paper, fabric, wood, metal, beads and basic household material. If you are looking for inspiration, then here are a few ideas you can make use of:

Seashell Candle

Material Required:
  • Wicks
  • Wax
  • Seashells
  • Double boiler
  • Bleach
Procedure:

Firstly, collect seashells that are uniform in size and clean them thoroughly to remove all the dirt and sand from its crevices. Next, dry them out and ensure if they are crack free.
In a container or a plastic bucket, add a few drops of bleach to water and then dip the shells in them and keep them for drying which will ensure that they are clean.
In a double boiler, melt the wax and add a drop of color if you wish to. Pour the wax in dry seashells until almost full. Now, place a small candle wick at the bottom of the seashell in the center. After the wax dries, your seashell candle can now be used to decorate the coffee table or fireplace mantel. This makes up a good gift idea for friends and family.

Fork Key Rack

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

The first thing to be done is bending 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 with pressure and then 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 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.
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 at the handle end of the fork.

Paper Mobile

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

To make this simple craft, place the different colored craft papers 1 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.
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.