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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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.
I Spent Way Too Long On This.. Addams Family ‘Polly Pocket’ Style Playset
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
My First Selfmade Bookshelf Insert.it‘S Not Perfect But I Love Looking At It
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.