Easy Crafts for Adults: 50 Great Ideas to Try!

If you’re looking for easy crafts for adults, here are 50 ideas to try! Whether you’re starting a new hobby or making to sell, you’ll love these projects.

Easy Crafts for Adults: 50 Great Ideas to Try!

I’ve been crafting ever since I was young, but you know what I’ve realized as I get older? Not everybody has. Some of you have gotten into crafts later in life, and for that – I salute you.

Easy Craft Ideas for Adults

It’s never easy to try something new as an adult (maybe it’s just me?), but the thing is – you’re never too old to start crafting. The only question you might have is a pretty common one:

Where do I start?

Never fear my friends; I have your back. I’ve got a great list of do-it-yourself activities for adults. Did I mention I have fifty ideas? There’s a little something for everyone on this list, so no matter what you like you’ll find something.

I will say – not all of these easy crafts for adults use Mod Podge, but most of them do. I had to throw a few in there that I love but aren’t all about the decoupage.

I’m going to be curious which of these craft ideas you decide you try – or which you’ve already attempted. If you’re a newbie crafter, I’m here for you. Let me know what you tackle and how it turns out in the comments!

Try one of these 50 craft ideas for adults - these simple projects are a great place to start when learning a new hobby. Pick your favorite from below!


Photo Collage Letters

Photo Credit: www.itsalwaysautumn.com

Learn how to create photo letters: a photo collage on large paper mache letters. This easy craft is a great way to display your favorite pictures.


Easy Painted Rocks

Learn how to paint rocks with this simple tutorial. You probably have all of the supplies needed on hand already!


Wine Cork Board

Photo Credit: www.girljustdiy.com

Do you have a stash of wine corks? Then you have what you need to make this DIY wine cork board. Perfect for notes, a calendar, or your favorite family photos.


DIY Coasters

Learn how to make coasters using inexpensive supplies! These homemade coasters are a very easy craft - perfect for home decor or gifts.


DIY Dry Erase Board Made in Minutes!

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Make your own dry erase board the easy way! This DIY dry erase board was created from a $1 frame and uses washi tape. Even a beginner crafter or kid can do this project.


Cupcake Liner Wreath

This wreath was made for Halloween, but you can create a


DIY Marbled Mugs

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Did you know you can make cool marbled mugs with nail polish? It’s easy and you can have gorgeous gifts in minutes. These DIY nail polish mugs cost LESS than a dollar each!


Paper Beads

Learn how to make paper beads the easy way, with Mod Podge! Great for jewelry making.


DIY Cord Organizer

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You can make a DIY cord organizer for cheap using this tutorial! This cable organizer can be made in minutes – you'll even get a template.


Photo Magnets

Learn how to make DIY picture magnets using photos you'll print yourself! This is an easy and inexpensive gift to make.


DIY Phone Case

If you want to decorate a phone case with glitter, I'll show you how in a few easy steps! This project is perfect for beginning crafters.


DIY Photo Pendant

Learn how to make a photo pendant the easy way! Attach to a necklace or bracelet for simple DIY jewelry that also makes a great gift idea.


Epsom Salt Luminaries

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Learn how to make the coolest votives ever using epsom salts! Perfect for parties or wedding.


Easy Painted Basket

Photo Credit: diycandy.com

This Kilim-Inspired painted basket tutorial is an easy way to try out a fun new color palette quickly and inexpensively. It’s so simple to make!


Instagram Mini Canvases

Here’s an EASY tutorial for making Instagram mini canvases using Mod Podge. It’s fun and simple – and these make great gifts.


Lace Mason Jars

Learn how to make lace mason jars with a stunning black and white theme! Perfect for party or wedding.


Glue Pictures on Canvas

Learn how to glue pictures on canvas with Mod Podge! This is a great project for instant decor.


Faux Flower Frame Wreath

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Stick a bunch of flowers close to together and… bam! (in your best Emeril voice)… you have a pretty arrangement. Well, in the same way, this flower wreath is kind of hard to screw up. All you do is glue down several armfuls of fake flowers to a foam board. Easy!


Colorful Magnetic Clothespins

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This simple tutorial will show you how to make colorful magnetic clothespins to use on your fridge or command center.


Stamping on Tea Towels

Photo Credit: diycandy.com

Use a fun fruit stamping technique to decorate some plain tea towels. These make great gifts and they are so easy – even a kid can make them!


DIY Bulletin Board

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Looking for a DIY bulletin board idea that takes about ten minutes? This is just the project for you! It’s really easy to do and is budget friendly.


Make a Felt Ball Garland

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Don’t buy a felt ball garland when they are SO easy to make! Use felt balls and embroidery floss to add colorful and fun to an unexpected spot in your home.


Magazine Collage

Learn how to make a collage with Mod Podge! This magazine collage is easy enough for anyone to make, and it can be personalized.


Tie Dye Headbands from T-Shirts

Photo Credit: diycandy.com

These DIY tie dye headbands are easy to make from t-shirts and look great! Both kids and adults will love this fashion craft. Make for spring or summer using one of these three methods!


DIY Tattooed Pencil Cups

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Screen Printing with Mod Podge

DIY screen printing doesn’t have to be expensive! Do it with Mod Podge – you won’t believe how easy it is and how good it looks,


Fabric Covered Organizer Bins

Gussy up some Dollar Tree organizer bins with Mod Podge in this easy dollar store craft! This project is great for using up small pieces of fabric. 


Decoupage Soap

Learn how to decoupage on soap using this unique tutorial! Such a simple project, anyone can do it.


Easy DIY Essential Oil Candles

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Easy DIY essential oil candles – I love the vibe a candle gives off, but I am not a huge fan of the toxic scents they can have. Instead, learn how to make scented candles using 100% natural essential oils.


Duck Tape Pencil Case

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Yarn Wall Art in an Hour

Photo Credit: diycandy.com

If you are looking for a fun project to do while sitting on the sofa, this yarn art is it. Make yarn wall art out of any word using cardboard and simple wrapping!


DIY Mouse Pad

Learn how to make a mouse pad using a cork circle. This craft is inexpensive and really easy!


Embroidery Hoop Wall Organizer

Photo Credit: diycandy.com

This cute no sew project allows you to take an embroidery hoop and fabric to make a wall organizer! It’s so easy that anyone can do it, and it only takes a few minutes to make.


Monogrammed Keychains

Learn how to make keychains using wood circles, scrapbook paper, and Mod Podge! These make great gifts.


DIY T-Shirt Stamp

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Learn how to make a DIY t-shirt stamp in any design from the unlikeliest of surfaces! You’ll love this fun fashion project – and it’s so easy, the kids can help! 


Colored Mason Jars

Learn how to tint mason jars with Mod Podge! It's very simple, and you can customize with any colors you like. Perfect for parties or gifts.


Comic Book Frame

Photo Credit: diycandy.com

Is your dad a superhero? Make him this cool comic book frame as a gift! It’s a fun, budget friendly project that any guy will love.


Mod Podge Fabric Bowl

Learn how to make Mod Podge fabric bowls the easy way! This is such a cool and easy craft idea.


Sharpie Flower Pot Craft

Photo Credit: diycandy.com

Use a Sharpie to make dots in this unique flower pot craft! It’s so easy that it’s great for kids, for teens, and for adults. . . you just need a few simple supplies.


Paper Wrapped Dollar Store Candles

These paper wrapped and paint-dipped candles use the power of Mod Podge to bring some springy life to some boring, dollar store candles.


DIY Clipboard

A Mod Podge clipboard makes a great gift idea! Learn how to decorate a clipboard with scrapbook paper and decoupage medium.


DIY Flower Headband

Photo Credit: diycandy.com

This DIY flower headband is adjustable which means it can be made for kids or adults! Perfect for festivals, weddings, costumes, and more.


Modern Cork Trivet

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It’s so EASY to make DIY trivets with cork! This tutorial shows you how to make cork trivets in four easy steps – adapt it to any design you like.


A Simple Stitched Tag

Photo Credit: dukesandduchesses.com

I love finding cute ways to label baskets and buckets {and really, anything} in the house.  Buckets get washi tape numbers, baskets get stenciled labels, and gift baskets get string art tags.  And now, baskets full of books and toys are being labeled with a super cute, super simple stitched tag!


DIY Bunting Made From Recycled Denim

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If you have denim scraps left over, it’s easy to turn them into a DIY bunting! Perfect for a party or for little girls’ room decor.


Decorative Switch Plates

Learn how to make decorative switch plates the easy way with Mod Podge! You’ll want to cover all of your switch plates in paper or fabric.


DIY Washer Necklaces

Learn how to make washer necklaces using Mod Podge and Dimensional Magic. This jewelry craft is SO easy and great for kids and adults!


Duck Tape iPad Case

Photo Credit: diycandy.com

Use woodgrain Duck Tape to make this easy iPad case. It’s no sew, lined, and assembles in about 15 minutes. Perfect for school or office!

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