Stress-free DIY projects you can do this week.

When it comes to crafty projects I always start them with the best of intentions, but with all the prep and money you can spend on supplies, sometimes the joy of crafting a gift for family and friends can seem a bit overwhelming. To avoid the inevitable breakdown in the middle Michael’s, I found 5 quick and gratifying crafts you can easily complete.

Candle Making

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As seen on A beautiful mess , candle making with beeswax is fairly simple, with an extremely charming and gift-worthy result. Plus the sweet natural scent is not overbearing for those of us who are extra sensitive to artificial fragrance.

If bright color and scent is more your thing Darby Smart has made crafting super easy with their all-in-one crafting kits. Their Soy Candle Design Starter kit is only $22 and includes everything you need plus color and scent.

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Studded Bag (or really anything else)

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Sprucing up an old bag with studs is as PARK & CUBE put it, easier than peeing you pants. Actually, it may just be easier. This DIY requires only a few tools and little to no prep. You can do it while marathoning your favorite TV show and not even miss a crucial plot line. Plus, the outcome is pretty awesome and its the best way to continue using your favorite bag.

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Wall Art

There are seemingly endless ways you can create art for your home. I love this idea of framing a favorite page from your most loved book. Use a calligraphy marker to pull a special quote, or use felt letters from a craft store. In five to ten minutes you will have something worthy of hanging in the living room. This is also a fantastic gift idea for any of your more literary friends.

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Decorative Coasters

These make great house-warming gifts and can be created very simply using a pattern and color of your choice. In fact, its so simple you will probably never pay for them again. Let Casa de Lewis talk you through it.

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Glass Etching

Sounds super fancy but really only takes fifteen minutes to do. You can monogram your favorite glass tumblers or design champagne flutes for a wedding or special occasion. This Martha Stewart tutorial demonstrates exactly how its done.

Please share some of your favorite crafts in the comments.

As always, happy crafting.



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