50 Times DIY Enthusiasts Came Up With Such Amazing Projects, They Had To Share Their Results On This Facebook Page
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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"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’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!"
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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.
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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.
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“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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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"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.
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"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."