Guest Author: Wendy Dessler
Weekends are a wonderful break from our busy lives. With everyone in your family generally off of work and school on the weekends, it makes it the perfect time to spend some quality time together. While some families will go camping, play sports or go for hikes, others simply want to relax and be lazy together.
One of the best things these families can do on these lazy indoor weekends is creating some beautiful crafts. Whether you check a resource like Craft Whack or do something you saw on social media, there are literally thousands of different crafting options at your disposal.
In an effort to help you decide what to do, this article is going to go over some amazing and colorful crafts you can do on lazy weekends either by yourself or with your family.
A classic craft that is a ton of fun to do is tie-dying a shirt. This essentially involves tying up a shirt in various ways and then dipping and submerging the shirt in different kinds of dye. You can get spiral patterns or randomization of different patterns and designs. The beauty of tie-dying is that no two shirts are going to be exactly the same.
The dye can be easy to create, but there are also pre-made options you can opt for, as well. Of course, always supervise children when they tie-dye a shirt, as you don’t want the dye to get on unintended items like clothes, furniture, or the carpet.
Art is a staple in homes across the country. It allows us to show off our unique tastes and helps us provide a boost to the decor of our home. If you head down to any store, or even look online, there is a good chance you will find some art. But instead of simply buying it, making it can be a fun way to spend a lazy weekend with your family.
This art could be some pictures your children drew, some collaborative paintings the whole family created, or even fun sculptures or projects you completed. Art is an incredibly vast and subjective space, so feel free to get as creative as you want. While it’s not likely to come out like a Van Gogh, the fact it was created solely by your family can often give it more meaning than anything you could have simply bought at the store.
Accessories can often make or break the design of your home. Each might be small on its own but can have a big impact on the look of a particular space. As a result, creating some DIY accessories during your weekends at home can be a great way to elevate a particular room in your home. There are many things you can create and depend on your space and what you want to update.
This could be anything from a new pillowcase for your couch pillows, a stitched blanket, a new rug for the entryway, or even some painted pottery to house your flowers. Feel free to get as creative and colorful as you want.
Disposable paper napkins and paper towels are a staple in many homes across the USA. While they can be quite handy and useful, they are also terrible for the environment. Americans collectively use over 13 billion pounds of paper towels each year, which contributes a lot of paper waste.
While you could go out and buy your own set of reusable cloth napkins, why not make your own? You can simply cut or sew a variety of different fabrics to create your perfect napkins. They can be any size, shape, and feature any design or color you want.
Even if you do go out and buy them, you can use various different methods to dye or color them. This can be a fun project that is not only a good way to spend time with family but also helps to save the planet.
In conclusion, these are some incredibly fun crafts you can try on those lazy weekends to not only have some fun but also create something magical.