Summer vacations are either meant for lots of travelling or lots of rest and free time. For people who choose to stay put and rest, a lot of free time can become tedious and boring. Stepping out of the house is out of the question since it is too hot. DIY projects and crafts come to rescue at this moment. After all as Picasso has said, “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” The following projects are easy to make and purposeful. They're fun to work on alone or with a group of friends.
How cool would it be to own a plant and a decorative item with a few essential things like a fancy glass container, few pebbles, soil and a plant? Terrariums have become a trend all over the world and apparently you can create your own in your own style. Your tiny ecosystem is low maintenance and does not require a lot of taking care of. You can make both sealed and unsealed terrariums, and refresh your home decor with some greenery.
Check out the instructions here: Inhabitat
2. DIY Lanterns
Light up your summer nights with beautiful lanterns that can be made from as simple as a glass jar kept at your home to waste tin cans. The internet is filled with abundant ideas to make your own lantern in a variety of types, shapes and sizes. Be it a glittery lantern or a magical fairy lantern or just a lantern throwing splashes of colors around, you can create them all with ease.
Check out this link on how to make a fairy jar lantern: Buzzfeed
3. Paper Quilling Accessories
Most paper crafts remain a mere showpiece or a memorabilia all their life but paper quilling will help you create more than just a piece of art. It will enable you to create a piece of art you can wear. That's right! You can make your own jewelry (that will last for a long time than you think) with just PAPER! How awesome is that? It is also a fun way to create 3D art. You might need a bit of a practice but paper quilling is extremely interesting and engaging. Just order a kit online and get started.
4. DIY Tiny Shelf
If you have such wooden boxes or crates lying around somewhere in the back of your house or storeroom, you make these cute tiny shelves to create storage space and give the room a nice creative touch. Most DIY projects require not careful but steady designing or handy work, but this project can be mastered by even the scruffy ones. You can either do a quick fix up job or extensively renovate the whole box as per your wish. For people who would like to try their hand at carpentering can also take up this project and have fun with it and simultaneously create something both productive and artistic.
5. Paint a Wall
For all the know-how check out: Diynetwork
Written by Sanya K. Aitwani
Complicated thinker with a creative streak and perceptive outlook.