Everyone should have at least one hobby in their lives. It’s incredibly satisfying to create something with your own hands, not just buy and consume stuff in your spare time. Whether it’s quilting, knitting, crocheting, painting, jewelry making, woodwork, pottery, or any of the hundreds of other incredibly fun DIY hobbies people around the entire globe embrace, the fact of the matter is that crafting is an absolutely great way to pass your free time.

It’s a fabulous way to disconnect your mind from any worries that you might have, all while bringing a smile to someone’s face when you share your creations with your loved ones.

The ‘Crafty Fun Group’ is a massively popular Facebook group that celebrates crafty and DIY things. We’ve collected some of their most impressive photos to inspire you to let your imaginations loose as well, Pandas. Remember to upvote your fave pics as you scroll down! And we’d love to hear all about what you enjoy crafting in your spare time, so don’t be shy and drop by the comments.

Nina Ross, the founder of the 'Crafty Fun Group,' was kind enough to tell Bored Panda about the inspiration behind the project, as well as its success. She praised the members of the group who "create beautiful content" and "mind-blowing crafts" each and every day.

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My Almost 90 Year Old Mother Is On Hospice And We Are Preparing For An Estate Sale. I Couldn’t Sell Her Broaches. Too Many Memories So I Made This To Always Remember Them

My Almost 90 Year Old Mother Is On Hospice And We Are Preparing For An Estate Sale. I Couldn’t Sell Her Broaches. Too Many Memories So I Made This To Always Remember Them

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A C
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very thoughtful and clever idea. Beautiful memorial!

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"I've been managing another group where members often shared DIY and crafty creations. Their talent inspired me and I felt an urge to create a new platform dedicated for crafters only. I envisioned it as a Facebook group where everybody would be able to share their creations and experience, ask questions and get feedback, support each other," founder Nina shared with Bored Panda.

"In order to ensure safe and welcoming environment, we came up with certain rules and we have been actively moderating the group from the beginning," she said.

"Crafty Fun Group happened to attract creative minded members from the beginning. They create beautiful content. Every day, hundreds of mind-blowing crafts are posted in the group. A positive and welcoming environment encourages crafters to share their amazing creations, enjoy lots of fresh ideas when they are in need of them, and have more fun with their craft projects this way," Nina said.

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I Like To Paint On Rocks, And Hid Them Near Hospitals, And Where People Can Be Walking And Find Them

I Like To Paint On Rocks, And Hid Them Near Hospitals, And Where People Can Be Walking And Find Them

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Scout Finch
Community Member
3 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a great idea! Sharing your talent and making others happy!

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Crochet Bearded Dragon

Crochet Bearded Dragon

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"I’m proud that the Crafty Fun Group has become a go-to place for people when they’re looking for competent advice and feedback from their fellow crafters."

The founder of the 'Crafty Fun Group' also shared some tips for those who might be new to crafts.

"My advice for someone who is completely new to crafts and DIY would be to join our group, feel free to share your work or ask for help if you feel stuck with your project, and don’t forget to have lots of fun while creating!"

#4

Jim Deboer 92 From Iowa Made These All Out Of Wood. They Have Movable And Removable Parts. Each Takes Between 80 And 100 Hours To Complete

Jim Deboer 92 From Iowa Made These All Out Of Wood. They Have Movable And Removable Parts. Each Takes Between 80 And 100 Hours To Complete

Artistic freedom Report

Grant Barke
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, the Grim Reaper has no reason to visit this guy just yet.

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#5

I Don't Have Money To Buy New Fabrics, So I Used What I Already Had In My House, Please Don't Criticize

I Don't Have Money To Buy New Fabrics, So I Used What I Already Had In My House, Please Don't Criticize

Mustapha Chakik Report

#6

Crochet Myself A Monstera Plant That Won't Die

Crochet Myself A Monstera Plant That Won't Die

Connie Rockliff Report

The ‘Crafty Fun Group’ is a ton of fun, and it reminded us just how great we feel when we forget all about work/school/family issues and just focus on creating something cool.

Completely giving in to your artistic side—whether it’s just for 15 minutes each day or a few hours at a time—is a form of meditation. And it’s a reminder that people are meant to do far more than just work, eat, and sleep all day long. We’re meant to do greater things than just survive. But thriving means carving out some time for activities that you’ve been putting off for a while now.

The team running ‘Crafty Fun Group’ points out that if you don’t like someone’s post, you should scroll on and avoid arguing and cursing. What’s more, there are absolutely no sales allowed. As for politics? Forget about it! There’s no room for political bickering on this Facebook group. You can take it elsewhere.

“Please be polite and treat people like you want to be treated!” the team behind the group asks their members to remember the Golden Rule.

#7

It Took Me Almost 3 Years To Collect The Fabrics For My Jar Quilt!

It Took Me Almost 3 Years To Collect The Fabrics For My Jar Quilt!

Sue Mestek Nodine Report

#8

I Am Fiberartist And These I Made Of Wool

I Am Fiberartist And These I Made Of Wool

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xL3af
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

these remind me of sylvanian families! these are adorable

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If you love the photos and plan on becoming a member, you’ve got to follow the rules. Starting with what pics you share. Everything you post has to be related to the things that you’ve hand-crafted in one way or another. In short, the Facebook group is a place to show off your best and support other DIY creators, too… and have fun while you’re at it!

Self-promotion, however, is strictly forbidden. “Self-promotion, spam, and irrelevant links aren't allowed. We don't allow private messages for selling/buying purposes. We allow Etsy Sellers to include their store links if they participate in our Affiliate program. If you are interested to use our affiliate Etsy link, contact the admin team,” the folks running the group point out in their rules.

#10

Just Wanted To Share My Latest Pencil And Guoache Drawing

Just Wanted To Share My Latest Pencil And Guoache Drawing

Shantel Palmer Report

#11

My Husband Is A Welding Fabricator. He Built Me This Table Out Of Scrap Metal, Chain, And Wood

My Husband Is A Welding Fabricator. He Built Me This Table Out Of Scrap Metal, Chain, And Wood

Nancy Webb Report

K- THULU
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Cool... Little bit hellraiser but excellent!!! Love it

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#12

Make A Paw Print Christmas Tree For A Keepsake! Give Moose Some Love!

Make A Paw Print Christmas Tree For A Keepsake! Give Moose Some Love!

Vefxo Odishelashvili Report

“We're all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let's treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness is required,” the ‘Crafty Fun Group’ team writes. They add that irrelevant posts will not be approved. So keep it crafty, all the time!

#13

Sloth Plant Hangers!

Sloth Plant Hangers!

Hillary Johnson Report

#14

A Royal Engineer Soldier, Serving In Afghanistan, Sent Me His Uniform, And Asked If I Could Put In On An Armchair For Him, He Is Away, Such A Lot, But Coming Home For Christmas, This Is For His Mum To Sit In When He Is Away, How Wonderful Is That?

A Royal Engineer Soldier, Serving In Afghanistan, Sent Me His Uniform, And Asked If I Could Put In On An Armchair For Him, He Is Away, Such A Lot, But Coming Home For Christmas, This Is For His Mum To Sit In When He Is Away, How Wonderful Is That?

Nino Gigolashvili Report

#15

I’ve Been Wrapping For Few Years Now And This Is The First Year I Make Pumpkins!

I’ve Been Wrapping For Few Years Now And This Is The First Year I Make Pumpkins!

Claude Mclellan Report

Not too long ago, Bored Panda spoke about hobbies, crafting, and DIY with Dr. Paul Bones, a sociology assistant professor at Texas Woman’s University. The academic works with wood as a hobby, and shared with us what keeps him passionate about what he does.

"I love woodworking for many reasons. I’m a disabled academic, so having the ability to make something tangible, something I can see and hold helps keep me grounded. And relatively sane,” he said.

#16

A Gift I Made My Grandpa For His 80th Birthday!

A Gift I Made My Grandpa For His 80th Birthday!

The nickle is from the year he was born, quarter is the year he married my grandma, and the pennies are the years that his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were born. Plus various items representing his hobbies and things he likes to spend time doing

Terra Rebeck Report

#17

Handmade A Resin Cake Stand With Real Freshly Pressed Flowers

Handmade A Resin Cake Stand With Real Freshly Pressed Flowers

Sarah Taylor Report

xL3af
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

seems like something faires would have biscuits off of

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#18

DIY Halloween Decorations

DIY Halloween Decorations

My father always criticized my mother for her taste for Halloween. As time went by, they ended up getting divorced, after a long mourning over the divorce, my mother decided to give herself a new chance in love and what was the surprise that we took one afternoon when we returned home... Here I show you our beautiful decoration this year made by my mother's wonderful boyfriend

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“I also like how there is so much to learn and so much to make. I started turning pens, then went into bottle stoppers, then bowls. Lately, I’ve been working with inlay rings and knives. It’s just a lot of fun learning new skills, applying them, and watching myself improve. It also gives me time to just sit with myself, disconnect from deadlines and emails, and be more present in the moment. That’s what keeps me glued to woodwork," Dr. Bones shared with Bored Panda during an interview, earlier.

#19

Slide Curtain

Slide Curtain

I love waking up to this every morning. When my parents died we inherited all of the family slides. My daughter drilled holes on all 4 sides and bought large jump rings and made a curtain out of it for my window. Depending on the position of the sun throughout the day it reflects the most beautiful patterns onto the walls and floors

Renata Espanata Report

Grant Barke
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wouldn't be doing that without first digitally backing up the family slides.

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#20

This Is My Sons Makeup Look! I Have To Say I’m A Proud Mom! He Has Better Skills Then I Do. Lol

This Is My Sons Makeup Look! I Have To Say I’m A Proud Mom! He Has Better Skills Then I Do. Lol

Tina Hosack- Heesch Report

#21

I’m Sharing My Crocheted Mini Version Of My Dog Zelda

I’m Sharing My Crocheted Mini Version Of My Dog Zelda

Melinda Ella Swinimer Report

The professor noted that, in his opinion, adaptability and patience are key things to have for any woodworker.

"Woodworking is a skill you have to hone; no one starts out as a master craftsperson. Also remember there are so many types of woodworking: woodturning, furniture building, carving, knife making, ring making, box making, etc. It may take a while to find the type of craft you like," he said.

#22

Had To Share This Rose My 11year Old Granddaughter Made. You'll Never Guess What It's Made From.... The Wax From Baby Bell Cheese!

Had To Share This Rose My 11year Old Granddaughter Made. You'll Never Guess What It's Made From.... The Wax From Baby Bell Cheese!

Barbara Stainkamp Woerner Report

Olivia Lisbon
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think she’s well on her way to being an amazing artist!

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#23

A Whole Village Made Of Driftwood

A Whole Village Made Of Driftwood

_anya_sol Report

#24

Best Halloween Decoration Ever

Best Halloween Decoration Ever

Gillian Foster Report

Dr. Bones said that anyone who wants to start working wood can take the first steps by watching some how-to videos over on YouTube. These should help newcomers decide what niche they actually want to focus on.

"While you’re watching, think about what kinds of craft work with your temperament and existing skills. For example, I do not have the patience for hand carving or furniture making. But turning small items like pens, rings, bottle stoppers, and bowls? Those are fast enough projects where I can have a finished item in no time, and there’s enough variety that I won’t get bored," he said.

#25

Always Wanted To Try My Hand At Some “Artsy” Furniture, My First Attempt

Always Wanted To Try My Hand At Some “Artsy” Furniture, My First Attempt

Robert Carlson Report

John Barber
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My furniture looked like that back when I used to drink.

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#26

My Crocheting

My Crocheting

Beata Bylinka Report

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#27

Every Fall For The Past 3 Years Lesa Ritchie Has Been Creating Hay Art In Her Front Yard

Every Fall For The Past 3 Years Lesa Ritchie Has Been Creating Hay Art In Her Front Yard

Tako Inasaridze Report

"There’s an old adage that a poor craftsman blames his tools, and that’s mostly true. Woodworking tools can be very expensive, and in some cases, price does equal quality. However, there are a lot of garages and shops full of topline equipment that can only produce mediocre items. Having the right tool for the job is really all that matters. Once you have experience with it, you’ll know when it’s time to upgrade. That’s a skill too," the woodworker told Bored Panda.

#28

Each Year My Boys Choose A Costume And Then I Crochet It For Them! 7 Years Now! This Year They Chose Chickens Who Accidentally Ate Toxic Waste And Grew Oversized

Each Year My Boys Choose A Costume And Then I Crochet It For Them! 7 Years Now! This Year They Chose Chickens Who Accidentally Ate Toxic Waste And Grew Oversized

Stephanie Pokorny Report

Olivia Lisbon
Community Member
3 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

“We could be chickens?” “Idiot! We’re too big to be chickens, no one’s going to believe that!” “Well…radioactive chickens?” “My GOD, I take it back, you’re a genius! To the luminescent paint store!”

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#29

Just Wanted To Take A Minute To Show Some Appreciation For My Uncles Amazing Skills!

Just Wanted To Take A Minute To Show Some Appreciation For My Uncles Amazing Skills!

Randy Marlow Report

#30

My Son And I Made Halloween “Lollipops” For His Class Tomorrow. 2 Plates Pocket With A Few Things Of Candy, Glow Sticks As The Stick, Then Tissue Paper And Construction Paper As Decoration

My Son And I Made Halloween “Lollipops” For His Class Tomorrow. 2 Plates Pocket With A Few Things Of Candy, Glow Sticks As The Stick, Then Tissue Paper And Construction Paper As Decoration

Felisha Smith Report

"I started woodworking after a couple of cross-country moves for work. I needed a table and a desk. I didn’t have a lot of money at the time. I had worked in a furniture shop for six years prior to going to grad school, so I had practical experience putting items together," he told us.

"A trip home for a funeral introduced me to life-edge wood, and after playing with it for a while, I was hooked. I didn’t have the room (or the patience) to build furniture all the time though, so a friend suggested a lathe to me. After making like 50 pens, my wife demanded we start trying to sell what I make."

#31

I Learned How To Make Hearing Aid Charms (Also Referred To As "Hearings") For My Daughter

I Learned How To Make Hearing Aid Charms (Also Referred To As "Hearings") For My Daughter

Audrey Rendon Report

Olivia Lisbon
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wouldn’t be surprised if these caught on - like when people glued on fake braces, but less damaging. Great idea!

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#32

My Piggy Pumpkin With Butternut Squash Piglets For The Office Contest

My Piggy Pumpkin With Butternut Squash Piglets For The Office Contest

Ashley Bruce Report

#33

A Flower I Made With 117 Screwdrivers

A Flower I Made With 117 Screwdrivers

Keith Dorn Report

#34

Amazing Chain Saw Carving By Ryan Villiers! Wowza!

Amazing Chain Saw Carving By Ryan Villiers! Wowza!

Funkiture Gifts & DIY Studio Report

#35

So You Know Those Chairs That About 1 Out Of 3 Americans Owns For About 3 Years Until The Fabric Gives Way? The Ones You See In Yards Piled Up And Waiting For The Landfill. Here's How You Can Recover Them

So You Know Those Chairs That About 1 Out Of 3 Americans Owns For About 3 Years Until The Fabric Gives Way? The Ones You See In Yards Piled Up And Waiting For The Landfill. Here's How You Can Recover Them

Flash Industrial Painting Report

#36

A Drawing I Did Using Coloured Pencils

A Drawing I Did Using Coloured Pencils

Athula Dissanayake Report

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#37

Old Sewing Machine Refurbished Into A Sink

Old Sewing Machine Refurbished Into A Sink

Mariam Baghatrishvili Report

LuckyL
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We had this sewing machine at home - it's still at my moms.

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#38

Adorable Old Tire Snowman I Love This Idea For Up-Cycling Old Tires

Adorable Old Tire Snowman I Love This Idea For Up-Cycling Old Tires

Tako Inasaridze Report

#39

DIY Costumes For A Trunk Or Treat Party Yesterday. The Joy Of Painting!

DIY Costumes For A Trunk Or Treat Party Yesterday. The Joy Of Painting!

Brandy Schiefer Report

waddles
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

there are no mistakes, just happy little accidents

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#40

After 7 Hours Prep. My Girls Won 1st Place At Their Halloween Party

After 7 Hours Prep. My Girls Won 1st Place At Their Halloween Party

Niki Anna Martin Report

#41

I Finished Another One Of These Braided Cowls For A Christmas Present This Week Only 2 More To Go

I Finished Another One Of These Braided Cowls For A Christmas Present This Week Only 2 More To Go

Morganne Sawyer Report

#42

Neat Way To Display Your Toy Cars

Neat Way To Display Your Toy Cars

Uno Sandvik Report

waddles
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

had i owned this, it would have been demolished in three seconds and i probably would’ve swallowed a car

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#43

I Made Some Angel Necklaces From Vintage Silver Plated Spoon Handles!

I Made Some Angel Necklaces From Vintage Silver Plated Spoon Handles!

Renee Jordan Report

#44

Bottle Cap Sunflowers

Bottle Cap Sunflowers

Malkhaz Buzhaidze Report

#45

A Beautiful Chrysanthemum Tree On Display At Kingwood Center, A Fabulous Garden Located In Mansfield, Ohio

A Beautiful Chrysanthemum Tree On Display At Kingwood Center, A Fabulous Garden Located In Mansfield, Ohio

Tako Inasaridze Report

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#47

Create A Spooktacular Display For Halloween!

Create A Spooktacular Display For Halloween!

Tako Inasaridze Report

#48

Made A Keepsake From Granmas, Great Grams And Great Great Grams Dollies

Made A Keepsake From Granmas, Great Grams And Great Great Grams Dollies

Rose Kovalik Report

#49

My Absolute Favorite Craft I Did With My Kids!

My Absolute Favorite Craft I Did With My Kids!

Jennifer Arias Report

Olivia Lisbon
Community Member
3 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

At least this one’s at about a level I can consider trying…

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#50

My ”Pump”kin This Year Haha

My ”Pump”kin This Year Haha

Katelyn Carver Report

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