In this day and age, screens are everywhere. If we’re not sat in front of them for work, most of us have one in our pockets or enjoy relaxing with our favourite TV shows. As these devices become more prevalent in our lives, ensuring we take some time away from the digital era is important for our mental and physical health.
Reducing your screen time can seem difficult when so many of us rely on them for a multitude of reasons, but swapping an hour or two of your screen usage at home for a new hobby can help improve sleep, reduce headaches, provide mindfulness benefits and you might even find you get outside and become more active with this extra screen-free time!
To make it easier to cut down your TV, computer or smartphone time, we’ve chosen 15 craft projects that are so engaging you’ll forget all about texts or emails for a few hours and enjoy the creative bliss!
Delve into a world of mixed media with adorable heart cards, teaming with colour and patterns
Add handmade decor to your kitchen using a free embroidery pattern, made from super simple stitches
Every crafter needs a safe place to store needles and pins, and this easy project means you won’t mislay any!
Make a delicate die-cut butterfly set to impress a loved one for any occasion
Great British Food
Bake this delicious tray bake to share with your family, friends and colleagues – you’ll have it out of the oven within the hour!
Who says DIY needs to stop at painting and wallpaper? Make some decor for your home with knitted cushions and add some extra comforts to your living room
Top Crochet Patterns
Learn a new craft using just yarn and a crochet hook, and revamp your keys with a colourful accessory
Stamping is one of the easiest and most effective crafts to transform any card blank – all you need is an ink-pad and your favourite set!
9 Wall Art
Spend some time working on a colourful floral wreath, perfect for a summer party or to take centre stage in any room
Create your own unique, elegant piece of jewellery with this project, and you can add as many leaves as you like for a personal spin
11 Baby Bootees
Knit these gorgeous, soft slippers for little ones, and they also make the loveliest present!
Make use of paper straws with this quick, easy and cheap craft for a colourful office addition
Get creative in the kitchen and prepare a mexican feast for dinner, and yummy nachos make for a wonderful side dish
Keep your most cherished memories safe with a scrapbook, and it’s the perfect project to pick up whenever you have time
Repurpose old teacups and reuse old candle jars to create your own candles with this super simple project
Pick up a copy of the latest Crafts Beautiful to get inspired and take a break from screens for an hour!
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