34 Craft Ideas for Adults You Absolutely Have to Try

Who said crafting was just for kids? If you love working with your hands, then you’re going to want to check out my incredibly fun craft ideas for adults!

Basically, I’ve made a list of some interesting projects (with links to tutorials and instructions) for you to try out. But, I’ve also added my own instructions for some of my all-time favorite ones so you can get started straight away! It’s time to finally let your creativity flow!

Holiday Craft Ideas for Adults

There’s just something magical about crafting during the holidays! Maybe it’s my inner child speaking, but you’ll always catch me making DIY Halloween or Christmas decorations! So, if you’re all fired up to start crafting, but need a bit of inspiration, check out some of my holiday craft ideas for adults!

Christmas Craft Ideas for Adults

#1. Pinecone Christmas Tree

Pinecone Christmas Tree

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Pinecone Christmas trees are incredibly easy to make, and they look stunning. All you need is a glue gun, cardboard, spray paint, and you guessed it ― pinecones!

First, gather all the pinecones you plan on using, and apply spray paint on each of them individually. Let them dry thoroughly while you prepare your cardboard by cutting it into a circular shape. This will be the base of your tree.

Now, place the largest pine cones horizontally onto the cardboard. Make sure the tips of the pinecones align with the tip of the cardboard or your tree will end up being way too big (unless that’s what you’re going for!).

Once you’re happy with the design, glue each pinecone to the cardboard. Now, let it dry for a few minutes, and then add the next layer of pinecones. Remember to add plenty of glue so your tree doesn’t fall apart. Also, use smaller pinecones for the final layers. Once you get to the top, place your final pinecone vertically.

Let the glue dry a bit more, and add another layer of spray paint. Once you’ve finished, it’s time to decorate your tree!

You can glue on a few ornaments, or just add a bit of paint on the tips of each cone.

The great thing about this craft is that you can design your tree any way you like. In fact, you can make it elegant by using gold, silver, or white spray paint, or you can go for a classic green and red design. It’s completely up to you!

And, if you don’t know where to put your pinecone tree, I think you’re going to love this next craft idea!

#2. Cardboard-Fireplace

Cardboard Fireplace

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If you’ve always dreamed of hanging your Christmas stockings on a fireplace, but sadly, don’t have the money to build one, you’re in luck!

Basically, this craft doesn’t require any fancy tools or equipment, so don’t worry, it’s completely beginner-friendly. Here’s what you’ll need:

• Duct tape
• Scissors
• Two cardboard boxes (the size depends on how big you want your fireplace to be)
• One long and flat cardboard box
• A few pieces of cardboard
• Self-adhesive wallpaper
• Yellow (or warm white) fairy lights
• A couple of logs or some twigs (optional)

Note: If you only have smaller boxes, but want a big fireplace, you can stack them on top of one another until they reach your desired height. Just make sure to align the boxes before you tape them up.

For starters, gather your boxes and tape them shut on all ends. Then, space two boxes a few inches apart. Since these two boxes are meant to be the walls of your fireplace, you should place them in the vertical position.

Then, position the third box (the long and flat one) horizontally on top of the previous two, and make sure the edges of all three boxes are aligned. Once you’re happy with the shape of your fireplace, tape all three boxes together.

Next, lay the boxes flat on the floor. Now you’re going to tape some cardboard pieces onto the boxes to create the back of your fireplace. You can opt to paint your cardboard pieces black (or use some black cardboard if you have any) to create a better contrast for the fairy lights.

Once you’ve done that, it’s time to add the self-adhesive wallpaper. And, that’s it! Just add your fairy lights, and a few logs if you can, and you’ve got your very own, incredibly affordable fireplace! The self-adhesive wallpapers or even stencil design options available at A Maker’s Studio provide a wide range of designs and styles to choose from, allowing you to create a fireplace aesthetic that suits your taste and complements your space beautifully.

#3. Leather Christmas Tree Ornaments

Leather Christmas Tree Ornaments

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If you’re into the rustic decor, I’m positive you’ll adore these leather Christmas tree ornaments! They’re incredibly easy to make, and you can even make a smaller version if you’d like to make it into a necklace!

#4. Christmas Jar Centerpiece

Christmas Jar Centerpiece

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Nothing can make a tabletop look festive better than a Christmas-themed centerpiece! Check out how to make one right here!

Halloween Craft Ideas for Adults

#5. Spooky Luminary

Spooky Luminary

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Want to add a few spooky details to your home? I’ve got just the craft!

I’ve been making these spooky luminaries for a few years now, and each time someone would ask me where I bought them. The greatest thing is, you don’t need to be an artist to make them look good!

First, you’ll need an empty glass jar (everyone has a few of them lying around), some spray paint (I would recommend dark purple or blue, but it’s up to you) a black paint pen, and spooky stencils. You can find some great stencil designs online, and then just print them out.

Next, apply your spray paint to the outside of your jar, and let it dry for a couple of hours. Afterward, place your stencil inside the jar, so the design is visible through the glass. Carefully trace the outline of the image using your black paint pen. Then, fill in the design (also with the black paint pen) and let your jar dry overnight.

For the final touch, light a tea candle and place it inside the jar. Now you’ve got your very own spooky luminary!

#6. Skull String Art

Skull String Art

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If you’re a fan of skull decor, I’ve got just the craft for you! You will need:

• a piece of wood (about half an inch thick)
• black paint,
• a paintbrush
• white string
• a hammer
• nails

First, paint the entire piece of wood black. While you let that dry, find a skull stencil online, and print it out. It doesn’t have to be perfect, you’ll just need it to trace the outline. Once you cut out your stencil, tape it to the wood. Remember to cut out the eyes, mouth, and any other parts you won’t be covering with string.

Using a pencil, trace the stencil onto the wood, then remove the paper. Now, spacing the nails about an inch apart, hammer them into the outline. However, be careful not to hammer the nails through the wood.

When you’ve added all the nails, take one end of the white string and tie it to the nail at the top end of the skull outline. Continue wrapping the string around the skull until you’ve covered the entire outline twice.

Next, do the same with the eyes, nose, and mouth. Use separate strings for each part.

Now, starting from the bottom part of the skull, start wrapping the string in a zig-zag pattern. Keep zig-zagging the string horizontally and vertically until you fill out the entire skull. Tie the string to the final nail, and you’re done!

#7. Halloween Candy Jar

Halloween Candy Jar

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Who knew candy jars could be so elegant? Find out how to DIY this stunning Halloween candy jar using a terra cotta pot and saucer.

#8. Spooky Candle Holders

Spooky Candle Holders

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Need something to up the spook factor? Well, these spooky candle holders will do just that! They’re incredibly easy to make, and they’re budget-friendly. What more could you wish for?

Mother’s Day Craft Ideas for Adults

#9. Lavender Candle

Lavender Candle

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No matter how old you are, making your mom a Mother’s day gift is the best thing ever! For this craft, you’ll need a mason jar and the following supplies:

• some dried lavender stems
• lavender essential oil
• candle wax (soy or white paraffin wax)
• a candle wick
• wooden skewers
• a double boiler
• twine
• scissors

First, you need to melt your candle wax in the double boiler. Then, place the wick in the center of the mason jar. In order for the wick to stay straight, place the skewer horizontally on the top of the jar. Then, wrap the top of the wick around the skewer.

Once the wax has melted, add some lavender essential oil to it and stir. Carefully pour the wax into the mason jar, and let it cool completely. Once the wax is set, you can cut off the excess wick.

For the final touch, wrap the twine around the neck of the mason jar and add some lavender stems to the end of the twine.

My mother loves candles, which is why I make her one every year, but with different essential oils.

#10. Bath Bombs

Bath Bombs

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Bath bombs can be both useful and decorative at the same time. If your mom loves collecting them, here’s how you can make your very own bath bombs at home.

Birthday Craft Ideas for Adults

#11. Balloon Garland

Balloon Garland

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If you’ve ever seen a balloon garland at a baby shower or birthday party, you know how beautiful it can look. However, what you may not know is that ordering a custom balloon garland can end up costing as much as up to $100!

Luckily, with the right supplies, you can make your very own balloon garland for a fraction of the cost!

Here’s what you’ll need:

• A balloon decorating strip
• Balloons of all shapes and colors (depending on what you want your garland to look like, of course)
• Balloon inflator (or you can do it the old-fashioned way if you prefer)
• Tape
• Self-adhesive plastic hooks
• String

First, inflate your balloons until they reach your desired size, and tie a knot at the end.

Next, take the balloon decorating strip, and cut it down to the size you want. Obviously, the size of the strip will determine how big your garland will be. Take that into consideration before you cut.

Now, take one balloon at a time and insert the part with the knot into the holes on the balloon decorating strip. If you’re not immediately happy with your design you can always go back and fix it later. Also, you can tape the balloons together to make them stay put.

When you’re happy with the balloon placement, tape the parts of the balloons that you put through the holes to the decorating strip in order to keep everything in place.

Finally, if you want to hang the garland, pick a place to add your self-adhesive hooks. Then, loop some string through the holes on the balloon decorating strip, secure it with knots and hang your garland on the hooks.

On the other hand, you can also use some painter’s tape to attach it directly onto a wall.

#12. Colorful Confetti Cocktail Glasses

Cocktail Glasses

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Whether you’re planning on making them for your birthday or gifting one to your friend, you have got to try making these colorful confetti cocktail glasses! Honestly, they look adorable, and they’re a breeze to make.

#13. DIY Lavender Soap

Lavender Soap

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No list of craft ideas for adults is complete without a DIY soap tutorial! Let’s face it, the older we get, the more we like scented soap (or is it just me?). Anyway, here’s how to make some amazing lavender soap for a friend’s birthday!

Easter Craft Ideas for Adults

#14. Easter Egg Wreath

Egg Wreath

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This Easter egg wreath is the perfect craft to get you in the mood for Easter! All you need is:

• a foam wreath form
• craft eggs that you can paint
• pastel paint
• paintbrushes
• some ribbon
• a glue gun
• glitter (optional)

For starters, you need to paint all your craft eggs with two coats of acrylic paint. Then, let them dry thoroughly. Afterward, use the glue gun to attach each egg to the foam wreath. For added security, apply some glue between the eggs themselves to keep them in place. Keep adding the eggs until the wreath is fully covered.

Also, if you want to add glitter to your wreath make sure you apply a bit of glue to the space you want to cover with sparkly stuff.

Then, allow the glue to fully dry, and loop some ribbon on top of the wreath. Finally, add a bow on top to make your creation even cuter!

#15. Easter Bunny Soap

Bunny Soap

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OK, yes, here I go again with the soap. But, hear me out ― this bunny soap is so cute! Once you make it, you’ll see what I mean.

#16. Eggshell Candle-Holder


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Here’s a quick and easy DIY if you need something to add to your centerpiece. Here’s how to make an eggshell candle holder.

St.Patrick’s Day Craft Ideas for Adults

#17. Candy Cauldron

Candy Cauldron

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For those of you that like to throw St. Patrick’s day parties, take a look at these precious candy cauldrons! I promise you, these will make the perfect gift bag to give your guests!

#18. St. Paddy’s Headband


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Going out for St. Patrick’s day, but you’re lacking a statement piece? This simple St. Paddy’s Day headband is just what you need!

Valentine Craft Ideas for Adults

#19. Valentine’s Day Candy Wreath

Candy Wreath

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This yummy treat is the ultimate craft for those of you with a sweet tooth. It’s the perfect way to combine your love for your significant other and your love for candy!

You will need:

• a heart-shaped wreath form
• curling ribbons
• a glue gun
• pins
• scissors
• a box
• lots of candy (with wrappers)

Note: If you can’t find a heart-shaped wreath form, you can use a round one instead. It won’t make the craft any less thoughtful.

First, cut several pieces of ribbon and curl them with your scissors. Now, use the pins to attach the ribbon to the wreath. Remember to space the ribbons out a bit.

Next, apply some glue onto your candy, and stick it to the wreath. However, it’s a good idea to let your glue gun cool down a bit before you apply any glue, or else it could end up melting through the wrappers.

Let the glue dry and add a bow to the top of the wreath. Now you can hang it up or just give it to your significant other on Valentine’s day. Hopefully, they’ll share it with you!

#20. Heart-Shaped Table Runner

Table Runner

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I’m not really a fan of table runners, but as soon as I saw this heart-shaped one, I knew I had to include it on this list!

#21. Heart Bouquet


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I love making DIY hearts, which is why this project is so dear to me. You can make a heart bouquet for yourself, or as a gift to your partner.

Craft Ideas for Adults Different Seasons

Spring Craft Ideas for Adults

#22. Jar Candle Holders

Jar Candle Holders

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As soon as spring comes, it’s time to start planning some outdoor crafts! This year, I decided to try my hand at making these adorable jar candleholders. Luckily, I have plenty of baby food jars lying around, but if you don’t, you can always use small mason jars. Also, you don’t actually have to put candles in them; you can also use them as vases.

Come to think of it, you could even make it into a spice rack!

#23. Cherry Blossom Painting

Cherry Blossom Painting

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Now, I’m no artist. But that doesn’t keep me from painting whenever I’m in the mood for it! That’s why I love it when I find a fun craft like this one that allows me to get creative. All you’ll need to make this cherry blossom painting is an empty plastic soda bottle, paper, paint, and a paintbrush.

Summer Craft Ideas for Adults

#24. Tire and Rope Ottoman


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This simple tire and rope ottoman are perfect for summer! What’s more, it definitely beats buying expensive lawn furniture, and if you have some old tires laying around, all you have to do is buy a glue gun and some rope.

#25. Beverage Station

Beverage Station

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Whether you’re having a pool party or you’ve invited some friends over for a barbeque, you need this beverage station!

Just keep in mind you’ll need to use some tools for this, so make sure to get someone to assist you, as you’ll definitely be needing an extra pair of hands. But, trust me, it’s worth it!

#26. Towel Beach Bag

Beach Bag

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I don’t know about you, but whenever I plan a trip to the beach, I always end up packing at least three bags. And you know why? Because of the towels! That’s why this genius towel beach bag was a lifesaver! I made one for myself, my kids, and even for my partner (why should I have to carry their things as well?).

Trust me, this one’s a game-changer!

Fall Craft Ideas for Adults

#27. Pumpkin Crafts

Pumpkin Crafts

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If you’re a fall fanatic, then you need all of these pumpkin crafts in your life! Don’t worry, you don’t need to carve out any shapes! In fact, you don’t need a knife at all! You just need glue, glitter, paint, and your imagination! If you need some inspiration, check out these pumpkin craft ideas for adults!

#28. Leaf Mason Jar

Leaf Mason Jar

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Honestly, autumn is full of extraordinary colors. Just look at how beautiful the leaves are in October! That’s why, every year, I collect the prettiest leaves I can find and make these leaf mason jars.

Winter Craft Ideas for Adults

#29. Bottlecap Snowman

Bottlecap Snowman

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Don’t throw away your beer bottle caps! Instead, why not make this fun bottle cap snowman craft?

#30. DIY Snowglobe


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Is it even winter if you aren’t making a DIY snow globe? If you’ve never made one, here’s how to do it.

#31. Snowy Pinecone Luminaries

Pinecone Luminaries

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Luminaries make great decorations, and they’re quite easy to make. What’s more, you can basically use things you can find outside, such as leaves, pinecones, flowers, etc. I’ve given you instructions on how to make Halloween luminaries, so if you want to make winter-themed ones, here’s how you can go about it.

Craft Ideas for Adults to Make and Sell

#32. DIY Woven Necklace

Woven Necklace

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Everyone loves jewelry, so if you do too, check out how to make this beautiful woven necklace. Then, after a bit of practice, you can even start selling your pieces online!

#33. Handmade Tote Bag

Tote Bag

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a huge collection of handmade tote bags. That got me thinking ― wouldn’t it be great to make and sell them? So, if you’re interested, check out how to make your own tote bag.

Trust me, once you start making them, you won’t be able to stop!

#34. Crayon Candles

Crayon Candles

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If you’ve never heard of crayon candles, you don’t know what you’re missing. But, don’t worry, like most of the crafts on this list, they’re easy to make, and what’s more, they’re bound to sell like hotcakes!

Final Thoughts

Overall, I had a blast making each and every one of these crafts. To be honest, since my job isn’t very creative, it’s great to make something with my hands.

So, what do you think? Which one of these craft ideas for adults did you like the most? What’s more, will you be making any of them?

Nicole Middleton
Nicole calls herself a typical millennial girl and thrives on her share of social media, celebrity gossip, and all things viral content. She’s a big fan of pop music and plays the guitar as a hobby.