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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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Dresser Ive Been Working On For My Sons Nursery

Dresser Ive Been Working On For My Sons Nursery

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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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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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A Year Or So's Worth Of Embroidery

A Year Or So's Worth Of Embroidery

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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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#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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2 years ago DotsCreated 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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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2 years ago DotsCreated 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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#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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2 years ago DotsCreated 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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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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2 years ago DotsCreated 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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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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#59

I Painted Birch Trees On My Window

I Painted Birch Trees On My Window

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#60

What Do You All Think About This Bear I Made?it Was The First Time I Did Needle Felting And First Time Sewing Anything. I’d Like To Make More Animals Too. He’s Made Completely From Scratch

What Do You All Think About This Bear I Made?it Was The First Time I Did Needle Felting And First Time Sewing Anything. I’d Like To Make More Animals Too. He’s Made Completely From Scratch

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Jo Johannsen
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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He is one handsome dude! If you could bear to give them up, they would be very sellable.

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My Husband Made This Mountain Shelf As A Gift For A Baby Shower. It’s His First Try At Woodworking And I’m So Proud!

My Husband Made This Mountain Shelf As A Gift For A Baby Shower. It’s His First Try At Woodworking And I’m So Proud!

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#65

My 15 Year Old Granddaughter Decided To Try Watercolors, I Think She's Off To A Great Start!

My 15 Year Old Granddaughter Decided To Try Watercolors, I Think She's Off To A Great Start!

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#66

Finished My Sister's Birthday Present

Finished My Sister's Birthday Present

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Jo Johannsen
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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Quillery requires such patience, which you obviously have in great abundance as well as awesome talent.

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I'm Very Proud Of My Mum. This Is Her Newest Mosaic. "Camilla Of The Desert"

I'm Very Proud Of My Mum. This Is Her Newest Mosaic. "Camilla Of The Desert"

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#68

I've Been Working On Some More Of My Little Pebble People

I've Been Working On Some More Of My Little Pebble People

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I Made A Bunch Of Paper Cranes And Attached Them To A Branch. Hope You Guys Like It!

I Made A Bunch Of Paper Cranes And Attached Them To A Branch. Hope You Guys Like It!

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I Started This Before Quarantine And Have Now Spent Over 100 Hours On It, Finally Finished!

I Started This Before Quarantine And Have Now Spent Over 100 Hours On It, Finally Finished!

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#71

Here's My Embroidery Inspired By Klimt

Here's My Embroidery Inspired By Klimt

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Patti Vance
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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

my favorite painting is 'the kiss' by klimt. i always wanted a print of it but the ones i came across just didn't look right. so, i painted a reproduction of it or, rather, just the kiss part with some surrounding areas.

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Trying To Keep My Kids Busy! Painters Tape + Washable Markers. Looks Like Stained Glass!

Trying To Keep My Kids Busy! Painters Tape + Washable Markers. Looks Like Stained Glass!

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think about doing something like this-as an adult, for me. A lot of possibilities..

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And Here Is The Finished Piece! The Color Change Is Always So Mesmerizing!

And Here Is The Finished Piece! The Color Change Is Always So Mesmerizing!

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Not Sure If This Counts, But My Neighbor Took Advantage Of The Freezing Temps And Made These Beautifully Simplistic Ice Sculptures

Not Sure If This Counts, But My Neighbor Took Advantage Of The Freezing Temps And Made These Beautifully Simplistic Ice Sculptures

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Yesterday My Little Brother Got Married And, Given The Times, It Wasn’t Your Typical Wedding. So I Made Him An Atypical Accessory: An Embroidered Pocket Beagle. He Loved It!

Yesterday My Little Brother Got Married And, Given The Times, It Wasn’t Your Typical Wedding. So I Made Him An Atypical Accessory: An Embroidered Pocket Beagle. He Loved It!

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#77

2nd Week In Isolation. I Made This Multilayered Marine Turtle

2nd Week In Isolation. I Made This Multilayered Marine Turtle

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Built My Fianceè A House With A Secret Draw To Propose To Her

Built My Fianceè A House With A Secret Draw To Propose To Her

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Let’s All Just Try And Be Decent
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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ok I'm obsessed with this. What an amazing and wonderful thing to do. I'm guessing you don't live together / aren't home owners yet and this is kind of a promise to have a home together? I LOVE IT.

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My Elderly Nana & Papa Make Trips Up To He Obsidian Mountain Areas And Haul Raw Ugly Rainbow Obsidian. They Spend Days And Days Hand Carving Out These Animals & Pendants. They Take Hours! Nana Says She Doesn’t Think People Like Them. They Don’t Really Use Phone, Can They Still Get Internet Points?

My Elderly Nana & Papa Make Trips Up To He Obsidian Mountain Areas And Haul Raw Ugly Rainbow Obsidian. They Spend Days And Days Hand Carving Out These Animals & Pendants. They Take Hours! Nana Says She Doesn’t Think People Like Them. They Don’t Really Use Phone, Can They Still Get Internet Points?

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I Recently Started A New Hobby, Polymer Clay. I Made A Whole Lot Of Tiny Plants And Cactuses To Practice 🌵

I Recently Started A New Hobby, Polymer Clay. I Made A Whole Lot Of Tiny Plants And Cactuses To Practice 🌵

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#82

These Are Some Ferns From My Garden! If You Dry Them Just After They Unfurl, They Stay Super Bright. They're Cast In Resin With Sterling Silver

These Are Some Ferns From My Garden! If You Dry Them Just After They Unfurl, They Stay Super Bright. They're Cast In Resin With Sterling Silver

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#84

Extremely Happy With My Improvement In Just One Year

Extremely Happy With My Improvement In Just One Year

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I Love Making Notebook Covers Out Of Polymer Clay