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.

#1

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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3 months ago

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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3 months ago

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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3 months ago

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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Zoe's Mom
Community Member
3 months ago

Love it!

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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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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
Community Member
3 months ago

Just 14?? Wow!

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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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Andy Acceber
Community Member
3 months ago

What a fun idea!

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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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Alison Pierce
Community Member
3 months ago

That is stunning !

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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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Auntriarch
Community Member
3 months ago

Floofy!

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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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I I
Community Member
3 months ago

pretty fckn cool

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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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Karin Lange
Community Member
3 months ago

the different colors are amazing!

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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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NinjaWolfy94
Community Member
3 months ago

Why don't they like it?? It's so good!

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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
Community Member
3 months ago

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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I I
Community Member
3 months ago

consider yourself validated

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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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I I
Community Member
3 months ago

skillz

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#15

Hand Embroidered Bubbles

Hand Embroidered Bubbles

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
3 months ago

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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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
Community Member
3 months ago

Awww, I love it.

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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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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
3 months ago

gorgeous!

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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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Billy The Kid
Community Member
3 months ago

Simple but amazing!

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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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Zoe's Mom
Community Member
3 months ago

You should be proud; so well done.

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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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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
Community Member
3 months ago

That's so beautiful! I'd definitely buy that.

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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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Jam Jam
Community Member
3 months ago

this my new wallpaper from now till forever

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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
Community Member
3 months ago

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
3 months ago

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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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
Community Member
3 months ago

I need to try this sometime, it looks awesome!

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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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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
Community Member
3 months ago

Haha. How sweet.

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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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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow! She is so talented!

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#27

DIY Tree Of Life Suncatcher

DIY Tree Of Life Suncatcher

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

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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Billy The Kid
Community Member
3 months ago

Thumbs up

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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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Billy The Kid
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks like Bambi

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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
Community Member
3 months ago

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

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#31

My Ribbon Embroidery

My Ribbon Embroidery

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Tash Wen
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow!

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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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R.k. White
Community Member
3 months ago

Genius!

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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
Community Member
3 months ago

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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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
Community Member
3 months ago

Adorable!

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#35

My Hand-Painted Food Rocks

My Hand-Painted Food Rocks

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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow!!

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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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Andy Acceber
Community Member
3 months ago

Ice Bear appreciates.

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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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I I
Community Member
3 months ago

you got skill kid

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#38

Finally Done With My Hand Painted "Wallpaper"!

Finally Done With My Hand Painted "Wallpaper"!

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Billy The Kid
Community Member
3 months ago

Very effective

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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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I I
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3 months ago

you could sell them they're that good

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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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Billy The Kid
Community Member
3 months ago

It has my SEAL of approval.

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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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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
3 months ago

beautiful!

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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
Community Member
3 months ago

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
Community Member
3 months ago

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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I I
Community Member
3 months ago

sweet af

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#45

First Paper Sculpture

First Paper Sculpture

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Kirsten Kerkhof
Community Member
3 months ago

Awww ...

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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
Community Member
3 months ago

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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Auntriarch
Community Member
3 months ago

Absolutely stunning!

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#48

My Creation And My Muse

My Creation And My Muse

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
3 months ago

beautiful <3

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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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Katherine Cor
Community Member
3 months ago

i love how you added the stick !!

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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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JuJu
Community Member
3 months ago

I love it! I want it.

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