Easy Craft Ideas

Easy craft ideas to make for you, your home or as gifts for family and friends. These projects require no expensive equipment or materials. Most of the projects make use of things we would usually throw away. 

From rags to old greeting cards I can help you to turn them into treasures. 

Here you will find all the crafts that are not only easy but require very little in the way of equipment and materials.

I hope this will make it easier to find something to get you started.

 These crafts are not necessarily suitable for children you will find those on the kids craft pages. These easy craft projects are great for getting started on your road to being creative.

Easy Craft Ideas ~ Quick Links

Click on one of the images below to take you directly to the craft tutorial page or scroll down to find out a bit more about each craft before you decide.

Homemade Gift Tags

These homemade gift tags really are easy to make and will brighten up any gift.

All you need is some scraps of card and imagination. As easy craft ideas go these couldn't be simpler and will add a unique special touch to your gift.

I have created some templates of basic shapes for you to download.

3 handmade gift tags

Braided Rag Rug

These braided rag rugs make a cheap and cheerful addition to any home.

Making rugs from rags is an old tradition that is now getting a revival.

It's another environmentally friendly craft and makes great use of those old curtains and sheets.

Close up of braided rag rug

Bead Necklace

This is a really easy craft idea, all you need is a few beads, some cord and lots of imagination.

Jewelry making with beads is a great project to get you started making your own gorgeous jewelry.

Wow your friends with your own original and unique designs.

bead and cord necklace

Pom Poms

These pom poms are a really easy craft idea and will brighten any room.

They are so easy to make and can be made with scraps of wool from other projects.

You can hang them from shelves or door handles to add color and fun to your kitchen.

3 pretty pom poms

Papier Mache Bowl

The how to make a bowl tutorial shows you how to make these simple papier mache bowls.

Quick and easy they are a great introduction to the craft.

The basic shape can be decorated and finished in so many different ways that each bowl will be unique.

making a papier mache bowl

Salt Dough Egg Cup

Salt dough crafts is a really cheap and easy craft idea and the finished product is practical too.

Salt dough is a wonderful medium to work with and can be made with ingredients found in your kitchen cupboard.

These egg cups are so easy to make and once you have made one you will get lots of ideas for others. 

making a salt dough egg cup

String Bracelet

This string bracelet is a great way of recycling odd bits of yarn or ribbon.

This kids craft idea is for the older children who have the dexterity in their fingers to be able to plait.

You can get some great results by using different materials.As well as string try ribbon, lace or embroidery threads

string bracelet

Glue Arts

Mia's glue arts project will show you how to get creative with craft glue.

I'll show you how to create this gorgeous butterfly picture.

There is a free template you can use or have a go at designing your own picture.

glue arts

Yarn Dolls

These yarn dolls are easy and cheap to make as you can use any left over yarn from other projects.

This is a great project for recycling as you can even make them from small oddments of yarn tied together or try fabric strips.

yarn dolls

God's Eye

God's eye weaving is a so easy once you know how that even the kids can do it.

These brightly colored God's eyes look great in any room, they were often made for children and would brighten any child's bedroom.

I love these type of recycled yarn crafts as you can use those scraps that are not much use for anything else. 

God's eye

Paint Ideas

Discover Mia's paint ideas and find loads of activities to get the kids painting.

From stencils to splatter painting, there's something for everyone. 

Messy but fun craft ideas that the whole family can enjoy. 

paint ideas

Coloring Pages

These coloring pages offer a fantastic stress relief activity that can be enjoyed by everyone regardless of age or ability.

From geometric and intricate patterns to simple shapes we have lots of coloring sheets for you to print and color.

coloring pages

What would you like to do now?

Return to top of Easy Craft Ideas where you can choose one of Mia’s craft ideas from the navigation bar on the left.

Visit Mia’s Craft Ideas home page to find out more about our website and Mia’s craft ideas.

Mia's Craft Ideas is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.