The Best (And Easiest) Crafts for Beginners

The Best (And Easiest) Crafts for Beginners

Stress is the last thing you need when you’re looking to calm down and enjoy a pleasant craft, and yet so many creative activities are frustratingly intricate. Don’t worry; we’ve picked some of the best (and easiest) crafts for beginners so that you can make beautiful things without exasperation.

Soap Making

Making soap is simple and provides a functional product! Since you already have a mixing bowl and a blender, you’ll only need to acquire a few other ingredients. A digital scale can help you get perfect measurements of your ingredients, and a mold for shaping your soap (along with freezer paper) will allow you to make soap in whatever shape you want.

From there, you’ll need animal fat or vegetable oil as the base of your soap and the fragrances you want to incorporate. Lavender, almond, and honey are some tried-and-true favorites.

Crocheting

To crochet, all you need are scissors, a crochet hook, and yarn. Oh, and you’ll also need to learn how to crochet. It’s not as hard as it looks! When you’re just starting, spend some time learning how to loop and keep practicing it.

You’ll get comfortable in no time, but make sure you’ve got the hang of looping methods before putting them to use on a pattern.

Candle Making

Candle-making is a bit more complicated than soap-making, but only because it requires an additional component. In soap-making, you’re taking liquid ingredients and combining them in the freezer to solidify them. In candle-making, you need to melt down solid ingredients and mix them to make your product.

To make your first candle, you’ll need wax, a wick, fragrance oils, a double boiler, and containers that can handle the heat. All in all, it’s a simple, intuitive process that can add the perfect scent to your home.

Quilting

A quilt might seem like a daunting project, but no rule says you have to finish in one night! Using a pattern for beginners that you’re comfortable with and precut fabrics, quilting is an incredible way to relieve stress and focus on working with your hands.

Quilting offers a lot more than the traditional block patterns, too. If you’re feeling daring, try heart-shaped, triangular, or even star-shaped patterns and give your quilt a look you want!

Keep stress at bay with the best (and easiest) crafts for beginners. Your night off is just that, so use it to relax and tell frustrations to take a hike.

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak – a national news affiliate.

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.