Self isolating? 10 creative things to do at home

Make your own gorgeous homewares with these step-by-step tutorials

Quarantined at home? 

Reduce the risk of cabin fever and keep yourself busy with a craft project. It’s something you can do with your kids, and it’s also a hands-on, meditative way to exercise your creativity. Best of all, you’ll make something gorgeous for your home.

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Here, we’ve rounded up some beautiful creative projects for you to try:

1. Beaded chandelier

Beaded chandelier by the House that Lars Built
(Credit: The House that Lars Built)

Create a stunning hanging pendant for your home with this e-book tutorial by The House that Lars Built. It’s perfect for coastal or bohemian homes. Click here for the tutorial. 

2. Orchid terrarium

Orchid terrarium
(Credit: Emma Mitchell)

In this step-by-step guide by Flourish author Willow Crossley, you’ll learn how to make a stunning orchid terrarium. Click here for the tutorial. 

3. Crystal planters to purify your home

DIY crystal planters
(Credit: Jojotastic)

All you need to make these pretty mini planters by Jojotastic are some crystals, air plants or succulents and leather cord. Simple but effective and perfect for crystal lovers. Click here for the tutorial. 

4. Rainbow punch needle wall hanging

Punch embroidery tutorial
(Credit: Fall for DIY)

Learn how to do punch embroidery in this DIY project by Fall for DIY and make a textural hanging for your wall. Click here for the tutorial. 

5. Gold hoop magazine rack

DIY gold hoop magazine rack
(Credit: Alice and Lois)

You can create this gold hoop rack by Alice and Lois using two large macrame hoops and a sheet of leather. Click here for the tutorial. 

6. Woven pendant lamp

Woven pendant lamp tutorial
(Credit: Fabrica de Imaginacion)

Make your own designer-look pendant lamp with this tutorial by Fabrica de Imaginacion. Use Google Translate to read the instructions in English. Click here for the tutorial. 

7. 10 minute DIY yarn and rope bowls

DIY yarn bowl tutorial
(Credit: Paper & Stitch)

All you need is yarn, thread, a sewing machine – and a spare 10 minutes to make these organic bowls by Paper & Stitch. Perfect for storing rings and jewellery – or stack them up and create a vignette in your home. Click here for the tutorial. 

8. Upholstered waterfall bench

DIY waterfall bench tutorial
(Credit: A Beautiful Mess)

This retro-inspired bench by A Beautiful Mess would look great at the end of a bed – or it could double as a coffee table in your living room. Click here for the tutorial. 

9. Basket pendant light

DIY basket light fixture tutorial
(Credit: Sugar & Cloth)

Perfect for coastal-style homes, this basket pendant light fixture by Sugar & Cloth is a cinch to make. Use a basket of your choice and follow the simple instructions. Click here for the tutorial. 

10. Modern rainbow napkin holder

DIY modern rainbow napkin holder
(Credit: The Merry Thought)

Be inspired by this tutorial by The Merry Thought to make your own napkin holder with embroidery floss. Click here for the tutorial. 

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