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Craft Projects for Stay At Home Time

I’ve always been a ‘maker’, even before that term was a thing. I’m an artist. I have to have at least one (or more!) craft projects in progress at all times..

And as a mom, back when I was raising my kids, crafts helped me keep my children occupied and provided quality family time.

More recently, I’ve been able to engage my cute grand kids by sharing a variety of craft projects. And it makes my heart sing watching them experience the joy, pride, and sense of accomplishment that comes from having made something truly unique with their own hands.

After years of collecting supplies, my work shop is filled with lots (and lots!) of different craft project materials. From beads, wire, stones, and pliers for jewelry making, to yarn and looms and crochet hooks for weaving, wood pieces, vegetable tanned leather and burning tools for pyrography and leather tooling, colored pencils, pastel chalk, construction paper, and artist tablets for drawing, rolls of sheet metal for embossing. I have a lot of supplies, lol!

But sometimes, with all those supplies, the options become overwhelming.

That’s why I am excited by the idea of a monthly craft project or box subscription! Sometimes organized simplicity is best. And especially when it’s something someone else has put together for me! Just grab and go! So, I thought I’d share some of the fun and exciting projects I’m thinking about doing, in case they might look fun to you, too!

Here are some of my favorite suppliers for craft projects

Lia Griffith Craft CampLIA GRIFFITH

For those who love to learn, make, and create. Mostly with different kinds of paper.

Lia Griffith offers beautiful and elegant craft projects for the discriminating home decorator. But they also offer lots of really cool and practical projects, like this one for homemade hand sanitizer

But they also offer kids craft projects! Just check out all these AWESOME FREE PROJECTS for kids! And they don’t stop at free stuff for kids! They provide loads of free Printable Note Cards and Stationary as well as lots of instructional videos for a wide variety of darling projects!

I’m in love. <3

You’ll definitely want to spend some time browsing around on the Lia Griffith website!



Cratejoy - We Craft BoxCRATEJOY

Subscription boxes for everyone.

And they aren’t just kidding! I mean, WOW! These guys offer something for everybody! Whether you’re looking for a craft project for your kids, book clubs, cooking clubs, self-care boxes, care crates for Grandparents, gifts for teachers, fun and games for the family…they have it all! They even offer a page full of Stay At Home Essentials that include a wine crate, a cookies crate, a vitamin and supplements crate, and more! (There’s even a  box, lol!)

Here are their categories; Beauty, Books, Geek & Gamer, Home & Living, Food& Drink, Kids, Art & Culture, Health & Fitness

And they make it super convenient and affordable! Check them out!

A Cherry On Top - Crafting Is My TherapyA CHERRY ON TOP

This is an online craft store specializing in Paper Crafts, Art Supplies, Kids Crafts, Needle Crafts, Adhesives, Planners & Organization, Stamping, Hand Lettering, Cricut, Crafty Tools, DIY Decor, Seasonal & Party Projects, and they also have a Paper Craft Project Subscription Box. Take A Look at what Past Month’s Subscription Boxes included.

And if you’re a CUTE PLANNER FREAK, like I am, then you’re going to love all the Cute Journaling and Planner options and accessories they offer!




There you have it!

My top recommendations for sources of fun and exciting craft projects you and your kids can do while we are all enduring this unusual Stay At Home time in our country.

In addition to those sources, if you are thinking about taking up a new craft, here are some great Magazine Subscriptions for inspiration and learning some of my personal favorites!

Beadwork MagazineJewelry Artist MagazineBead and Button MagazineCardmaking and Papercraft MagazineBead and Jewelry Magazine