Crafting Fun | Bringing Smiles

The COVID19 situation has made all of us given a lot of time. And I am sure I am not alone who is using this extra time in life to overthink over a lot of things. While people are learning a new skill, doing their side hustles and working out like never before, I want to tell you guys that it is okay not to do anything. It’s okay if you don’t want to get out of bed, take care of yourself. 

The lockdown has affected a lot of us. The initial few days were very taxing for me as I was tirelessly working on my new project, my dream project- I will talk about it in detail very soon. But for now, all I can say is that it has been delayed but not cancelled. 

But then I saw a lot of people around me going into their cocoon. The isolation has made us all sad – that is okay. But I decided to take inspiration from my dream project and help anyone I can by bringing a smile on their faces. It started with cheering up my bae with a paper flower bouquet. We couldn’t go outside, had limited our deliveries and it’s spring. What is spring if you can not see anything bloom?

Eventually, I decided to bring joy to as many people’s life I can – starting with my neighbours on Easter. And it’s not a difficult job to do. You can use Google to find some cool tools. My favourite is the monogram app. It is the best thing to help you with personalizing things. Monogram maker is free, and you can make anything that you want. Not just that, you will find a vast gallery to find some excellent inspirations. 

I designed my monogram with my and bae’s initials. Then we used it to make li’l candy bags for Easter. They are pretty. And I am sure they will make the receivers happy and bring a smile on their face. 

I love monograms. They make everything personalized. Handwritten notes, handmade cards, stamping on your gifts and even wedding monograms are adorable things to work with monograms 

Some more craft ideas to help you lift your mood or maybe cheer someone up with some handmade love: 

  1. Make some pretty wall art using canvas and paints
  2. Paint old containers like coffee bottles, ice-cream containers etc
  3. If you don’t have paints, do some papercraft like paper flowers
  4. Practise calligraphy
  5. Paint T-shirts
  6. Make face-covers and masks using old t-shirts and bandanas
  7. Draw something – doodle or sketch
  8. Gardening is a great stress buster. I don’t have a lot of plants, but I have learned that they are an essential part of life
  9. Make gift bags – cloth or paper bags 
  10. Paint your walls if you are a pro!

I hope that it helped you guys a li’l. Even if you don’t feel like doing any DIY craft or anything creative, it’s okay. Sometimes, doing something that I have never done before helps me forget the things for a while. Also, the things which I used to do while I was young and stressfree makes me calmer. 

The other side of the lockdown is going to be better. More power!  

  1. This is such a great idea. I have so many crafts projects that I never started and now I have the time to do so. And who doesn’t love a free monogram!? Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. I spend a lot of time tending to my potted plants now, but I am looking for something new to do, something productive. I will try sketching. Thanks for the ideas.

  3. Oooh this is great for someone who loves craft but isn’t very good at executing. i’m not extremely creative or artsy and having something like this is so awesome!

  4. I am loving this Monogram maker for sure and love the fabulous creations made using it above. I am a serious crafter and one crafting and this seems like the perfect fit for me so I for sure am checking this out. Thank you!

  5. Doing arts and crafts with the kids is a great way to get them creative and keep them busy! There are some great ideas here.

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