No matter how much we hoped the coronavirus would not have a major impact on our lives, there is no avoiding it now. Health authorities have advised us all to work from home and practice social distancing. In other words, over the next few weeks we are all going to be a little cooped up.
This will be frustrating for those of us who are social butterflies and enjoy regularly being out and about. I know that there is plenty of boredom in store for me, considering most of my favorite activities are off-limits. However, we really have no choice here, and the best we can do is take advantage of the extra home time. There are many DIY home projects I have wanted to do for ages but just never got around to. This is the perfect opportunity to get started on these fun, crafty activities.
Here are 3 fun DIY projects to keep yourself busy while cooped up at home.
1. Garden Planters
If you have a big garden to plant flowers and veggies to your heart’s desire, I envy you. Most of us have limited space, however, and need to find clever ways to optimize it. The most fundamental step you can take is to get a planter. The fact is, though, that the planter you use needs to be perfectly suited to your limited space. This is why it is a great opportunity to build it yourself.
When creating your planter, you will be able to get all your creative juices flowing. Problem solving skills will come in handy when figuring out how to use your space. Upcycling principles will ensure nothing goes to waste. Decorating nous will beautify your end product. You will land up with a gorgeous and practical planter for the perfect small garden.
2. Upcycled Quilt
A quilt is such a perfect DIY project for a number of reasons. Firstly, you will get to go through your old clothing and fabrics, clearing up closet space while finding a use for out-of-commission items. Then you can put your mind to finding the perfect design to incorporate these items into a quilt without it looking entirely hodge-podge.
An upcycled quilt will keep you busy for days and is going to come in handy once completed. Not only will you be left with a beautiful end-product for yourself or a loved one, but you will also ensure that your old clothes don’t go to waste.
Shelves are a DIY dream project. They are undervalued by most people, but DIYers know that they can enhance the aesthetic of any room. A floating shelf can serve as a demarcation of a space. A stand-alone bookshelf can be the statement piece of a living room. You can experiment with shapes and sizes and interesting placement.
With the right vision, you will create shelving that is both practical and unique, making every room look simultaneously considered and spontaneous.
Use your extra time at home wisely. You do not need to be overcome by boredom, but can in fact take the opportunity to connect with your inherent creativity.