Crafts in quarantine

Brooke Schmidt

For many of us, we’ve spent the past months binge watching TV shows, cooking banana bread, and counting down the days until the start of school. We’ve been eagerly waiting for the return to normal life, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t spend this time creating wonderful things.


During quarantine, here are some ideas for fun and meaningful ways to spend your time. We’ve collected 5 different crafts that will get your creative juices flowing, and help you out of your quarantine blues! 

1. Yarn Wall Hanging Pieces

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Whether you are looking for something new on your wall at home or getting ready for your dorm at school, these yarn wall hanging pieces are the perfect accent for any bare wall. Easy to make and inexpensive to put together, this craft is the perfect quarantine activity. 


Check out The Crafty Blog Stalker’s “20 Yarn Wall Hanging Crafts” for more:

2. Easy No-Sew Schrunchies

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Don’t want to spend $5 for an Urban Outfitters scrunchie? Neither do we. 


We found this easy, fast way to make a scrunchie, with no more than fabric, a hot glue gun, and a hair elastic. You can make scrunchies out of your favorite patterns, without even having to sit down at a sewing machine. 


Check out Adventures of a DIY Mom’s “How to Make Scrunchies Without Sewing” for more:

3. Tassel and Macrame Keychains

Looking for a way to spice up your keychain? Try these macrame keychains- perfect for a key ring, backpack, or purse. 


Here are 6 different options for varying levels of macrame chains; change up the colors, switch up the beads, and enjoy the accessory you’ve made! 


Check out “Think, Make, Share” and their 6 different ways to make these fantastic keychains:

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4. DIY No-Sew Face Mask 

In a pinch? Looking for a quick and easy way to put together a face mask? 


Check out this no-sew face mask made out of a bandana and rubber bands. You can throw it together minutes before you leave the house, or even make some and leave them in your car. 


Either way, check out Kristen Omdahl’s “Easy No-Sew DIY Face Mask”: 

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5. DIY Sock Unicorn Whale

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Okay, how cute is this whale?


While this DIY Sock Unicorn Whale may not save you time or help you out in a pinch, this craft is adorable and very easy to make. 


Whether you are giving it to a younger sibling or cousin, or saving it for yourself (we wouldn’t blame you), this adorable sock unicorn is the perfect craft for a rainy day. 


Check out Fab Art DIY’s “DIY Sock Unicorn Whale” for the instructions to make this soft sea creature.