When I think of crafts, I picture these weird-looking items floating on Etsy like eternal shipwrecks that rise to the surface every time you genuinely need something. I mean, there’s nothing wrong with pursuing your hobby, but it’s a whole different story if you’re trying to make money out of something you wouldn’t buy yourself. Hence, there’s an entire craft-shaming movement that humorously mocks such instances.

But there’s a whole different side to craftsmanship and here we are talking the perfect fusion of idea, execution, skill, and patience. Mix them together and you see pieces of handmade art that put the mass production industry to shame.

And thanks to the subreddit r/Crafts, we have the most eye-watering collection of crafty objects that prove there’s no limit to human imagination. With a whopping 1.6m contributing to this online community, it’s easy to fall in love with crafts even if you weren’t a big fan of them in the first place.

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Made A Wood Resin Comb, Inspired By Patronus

Made A Wood Resin Comb, Inspired By Patronus

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Matheus Oliveira
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow, that’s talent! Hairy Potter would love to have one of this!

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#2

I Got Into Making Stained Glass During Quarantine - My Favorite Things To Make Are Corners Like This

I Got Into Making Stained Glass During Quarantine - My Favorite Things To Make Are Corners Like This

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Jam Jam
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is pleasing to the eyes. Its calming just looking at it

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#3

I'm Addicted To Making Felted Cats. What Do You Guys Think?

I'm Addicted To Making Felted Cats. What Do You Guys Think?

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Zoe's Mom
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I really like this one because it's not the 'norm' felt cat.

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Most people think of crafts as something that only kids do, but this hobby can yield incredible homemade results. Whether making gifts, adding some personal touch to your wardrobe, or improving your home decor, it can be a fun and budget-friendly way to impress others, yourself included. So if you have idle hands and are in the mood for trying to make something by yourself, scroll through this list of creative DIY project ideas.

But crafts are not only for the bored ones of us. A growing body of research has shown incredibly positive impacts making crafts has on dementia and Alzheimer's patients. Although a dementia patient’s ability to reason continues to diminish with progression of the disease, ‘exercising’ their brain can slow that process down.

#4

I Spent Way Too Long On This.. Addams Family ‘Polly Pocket’ Style Playset

I Spent Way Too Long On This.. Addams Family ‘Polly Pocket’ Style Playset

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#5

I Made A House For My Cat And Im Super Proud Of It. Also My First Time Doing Something Like This, Because Im Just 14

I Made A House For My Cat And Im Super Proud Of It. Also My First Time Doing Something Like This, Because Im Just 14

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#6

My First Selfmade Bookshelf Insert.it‘S Not Perfect But I Love Looking At It

My First Selfmade Bookshelf Insert.it‘S Not Perfect But I Love Looking At It

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Not only are crafts beneficial to dementia patients, many experts say they’re essential to their health and well-being. The best crafts for dementia patients are those that offer physical, emotional, and cognitive stimulation. The craft also needs to meet the level of challenge that is right for the person. Some of the easiest crafts are drawing and painting. People at various stages of dementia and with various skill levels can all benefit from these activities.

#7

Dresser Ive Been Working On For My Sons Nursery

Dresser Ive Been Working On For My Sons Nursery

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#8

As I Am Only 100cm Tall, I Sewed Myself A Jacket Out Of A Pillowcase

As I Am Only 100cm Tall, I Sewed Myself A Jacket Out Of A Pillowcase

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#9

I Turned Some Unused Circuit-Boards Into A Map

I Turned Some Unused Circuit-Boards Into A Map

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#10

I Make Pottery Out Of Dirt That I Dig Up Myself. These Are Made From 9 Different Wild Clays From Around The Brisbane Area

I Make Pottery Out Of Dirt That I Dig Up Myself. These Are Made From 9 Different Wild Clays From Around The Brisbane Area

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#11

Hi New Here! My Mother Makes Homemade Cards And Just Recently She Entered In Her Card To A Facebook Contest. All The Old Women In The Group Don’t Seem To Like It And She’s Upset Because She Spend A Lot Of Time On This Card. I Want To Prove Her Wrong That People Actually Like Her Card! Thanks!

Hi New Here! My Mother Makes Homemade Cards And Just Recently She Entered In Her Card To A Facebook Contest. All The Old Women In The Group Don’t Seem To Like It And She’s Upset Because She Spend A Lot Of Time On This Card. I Want To Prove Her Wrong That People Actually Like Her Card! Thanks!

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#12

A Year Or So's Worth Of Embroidery

A Year Or So's Worth Of Embroidery

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Andy Acceber
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These would look great as a series along a wall.

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#13

Extreme Impulse Project - Painted Over My Fireplace Tonight And Now I Need Validation At One Am

Extreme Impulse Project - Painted Over My Fireplace Tonight And Now I Need Validation At One Am

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#14

I Made Myself A Pair Of Shoes - All By Hand Stitching

I Made Myself A Pair Of Shoes - All By Hand Stitching

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#15

Hand Embroidered Bubbles

Hand Embroidered Bubbles

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Andy Acceber
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow! Matching those shades is incredible.

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#16

Lost Both Of My Jobs Due To Covid-19, Decided To Try Something New

Lost Both Of My Jobs Due To Covid-19, Decided To Try Something New

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#17

Lord Of The Rings Messenger Bag I Just Finished!

Lord Of The Rings Messenger Bag I Just Finished!

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#18

I Use Beach Pebbles To Portray Fond Memories. Here's Me With My Grandad

I Use Beach Pebbles To Portray Fond Memories. Here's Me With My Grandad

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#19

Nearly 9 Months Later And This Monstrosity Is Finished! First Truly Big Crochet Project And I’m Extremely Proud

Nearly 9 Months Later And This Monstrosity Is Finished! First Truly Big Crochet Project And I’m Extremely Proud

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#20

My Mom Is A Painter. Here Is One Of Her Latest Pieces!

My Mom Is A Painter. Here Is One Of Her Latest Pieces!

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#21

I Painted A Whole Bunch Of Rocks During Quarantine!

I Painted A Whole Bunch Of Rocks During Quarantine!

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#22

This Is My Favorite Thing I've Ever Made Wisteria Mobile In Felt

This Is My Favorite Thing I've Ever Made Wisteria Mobile In Felt

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It took me way too long to realise that wasn't made of real flowers! Lovely!

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#23

Finally Finished This Dress!

Finally Finished This Dress!

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Kira Okah
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow. that is beautiful! Ad the makeup, stunnng!

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#24

My Quarantine Project: I Painted A Mandala On An Old, Beat-Up Table

My Quarantine Project: I Painted A Mandala On An Old, Beat-Up Table

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#25

Needle Art - I’m Currently Going Through Ivf. This Is What My Husband Made Me Using My Discarded Meds. Got Me Laughing

Needle Art - I’m Currently Going Through Ivf. This Is What My Husband Made Me Using My Discarded Meds. Got Me Laughing

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#26

This Octopus Candle Holder That My Sister Hand Made At Her Pottery Shop

This Octopus Candle Holder That My Sister Hand Made At Her Pottery Shop

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#27

DIY Tree Of Life Suncatcher

DIY Tree Of Life Suncatcher

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Raven Sheridan
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1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I need step by step instructions so I can make this!

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#28

My Wife Presses Flowers Then Creates Pieces Like This. I Love This One

My Wife Presses Flowers Then Creates Pieces Like This. I Love This One

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#29

For Those Who Enjoyed My Fox Paper Sculpture ... Here Is His Pal, The Fawn! Hanging Sleepily In The Nursery

For Those Who Enjoyed My Fox Paper Sculpture ... Here Is His Pal, The Fawn! Hanging Sleepily In The Nursery

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#30

Can't Afford A Backsplash So I Painted One!

Can't Afford A Backsplash So I Painted One!

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Billy The Kid
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Goes to show that even the simplest of things can work.

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#32

I Wanted To Be A Jellyfish For Halloween. It Turned Out Better Than I Thought

I Wanted To Be A Jellyfish For Halloween. It Turned Out Better Than I Thought

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#33

I Made A Lilac Branch Out Of Cold Porcelain.very Long And Painstaking Work, A Lot Of Small Parts,stamens,but It's Worth It

I Made A Lilac Branch Out Of Cold Porcelain.very Long And Painstaking Work, A Lot Of Small Parts,stamens,but It's Worth It

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I I
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

wow i thought it was a real plant , fckn amazing

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#34

My New Niece Is Going To Have A Bee Themed Room So I Crocheted Her This Blanket

My New Niece Is Going To Have A Bee Themed Room So I Crocheted Her This Blanket

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#36

I Needle Felted Ice Bear (Made 100% From Wool)

I Needle Felted Ice Bear (Made 100% From Wool)

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#37

Some Armor I Made For Fun, Have Some New Designs In A Notebook So Comment If You Want To See It

Some Armor I Made For Fun, Have Some New Designs In A Notebook So Comment If You Want To See It

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#38

Finally Done With My Hand Painted "Wallpaper"!

Finally Done With My Hand Painted "Wallpaper"!

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#39

Ottomans That I Made With My Wife. She Knit And Upholstered, And I Did The Woodworking

Ottomans That I Made With My Wife. She Knit And Upholstered, And I Did The Woodworking

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#40

Chubby Seals Crafted In Ceramics By My Mom

Chubby Seals Crafted In Ceramics By My Mom

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#41

A Little Porcelain Snow Leopard With Silver Spots, Made By Me!

A Little Porcelain Snow Leopard With Silver Spots, Made By Me!

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#42

I Made This Without A Sewing Machine...it Took So Long And My Fingers Hurt But I’m Proud!

I Made This Without A Sewing Machine...it Took So Long And My Fingers Hurt But I’m Proud!

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Billy The Kid
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And so you should be. Without a machine? Your fingers must have pins and needles.

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#43

This Is How We Dye Easter Eggs In Serbia Using Only Natural Ingredients

This Is How We Dye Easter Eggs In Serbia Using Only Natural Ingredients

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MagicalUnicorn
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

we do same in Lithuania :) onion peels are best way to colour egss

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#44

My Wife Had Dresses Made From My Old Shirts For My Girls To Wear On Fathers Day

My Wife Had Dresses Made From My Old Shirts For My Girls To Wear On Fathers Day

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#46

I Am Awful At Keeping Houseplants So I Made A Wire One That I Can’t Kill!

I Am Awful At Keeping Houseplants So I Made A Wire One That I Can’t Kill!

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Sonja
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am terrible with plants too. Even the artifitial ones dies in my hands...But I never imagine making them from wire! Great!

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#47

I Made This Dumbledore Art Quilt Using Scraps From My Fabric Stash. 48”x64”

I Made This Dumbledore Art Quilt Using Scraps From My Fabric Stash. 48”x64”

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#49

My Little Robin! What Do You Think, Do You Like It Too?

My Little Robin! What Do You Think, Do You Like It Too?

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#50

My Boyfriend Wanted To See An Insult Version Of Those ‘Why I Love You’ Bottles. Here’s What I Made Him For Christmas

My Boyfriend Wanted To See An Insult Version Of Those ‘Why I Love You’ Bottles. Here’s What I Made Him For Christmas

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#51

My Ariel. Colored Polymer Clay

My Ariel. Colored Polymer Clay

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#52

As A Blacksmith, I Normally Work With Steel, But Copper Is So Beautiful. This Is The First And Only Copper Hair Stick I Have Made. I Think It Came Out Pretty Well

As A Blacksmith, I Normally Work With Steel, But Copper Is So Beautiful. This Is The First And Only Copper Hair Stick I Have Made. I Think It Came Out Pretty Well

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Katherine Cor
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this makes me want to go to a party as an undercover assassin in 1965 with a black mysterious flow dress

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#53

Leg Bling In Full View From My Swarovski Post

Leg Bling In Full View From My Swarovski Post

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#54

Día De Los Muertos Rocking Horse. Before And After

Día De Los Muertos Rocking Horse. Before And After

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#55

I Made A Necklace Of Beads

I Made A Necklace Of Beads

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#56

After Six Months Of Stitching, It’s Finally Done And I’m So Proud

After Six Months Of Stitching, It’s Finally Done And I’m So Proud

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#57

When The Veil Is Torn Away. Life Sized Needle Felted Wool Sculpture Made By Me. Thanks For Looking!

When The Veil Is Torn Away. Life Sized Needle Felted Wool Sculpture Made By Me. Thanks For Looking!

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#58

80 Hours Crocheting To Make This Parasol! Worth It!

80 Hours Crocheting To Make This Parasol! Worth It!

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