8 Fun Afternoon DIY Projects Fit for Grownups, Kids, and Everyone in Between

published Jun 29, 2021
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Whether you’re at home by yourself or hunkered down with friends or family, you might be looking for new ways to spend your newfound free time indoors. Good news! We’ve rounded up our favorite low-lift DIYs that are perfect for beginner to intermediate skill sets and feature materials you already have on hand or can buy online. Our favorite picks for whiling away an afternoon below.

Make (and play) a personalized version of Guess Who

Board games are a classic family affair, but Almost Makes Perfect puts a new spin on it by making a custom version featuring familiar faces. Put all those holiday card photos to use and create your own—or snap photos on the fly and print them out at home to use for the game.

Create quirky, customized slippers

Keep the whole fam nice and cozy with a DIY slipper station, as seen on Sugar & Cloth. All you need are a few pairs of basic, plain slippers; some colorful pom poms (create your own with a pom pom maker!); and a hot glue gun. Now everyone can easily make their new favorite holiday gear. 

Get the wine and paint experience at home

You don’t have to leave your house to recreate the fun of a wine and paint studio! Take inspiration from Paper & Stitch and break out the colorful paints and paper once the food has been cleared. Open a bottle of wine, then settle in for a relaxing night at home.

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Have everyone craft their own clay trinket bowls

We love this update on a childhood classic. Clay rope bowls are cute and practical—they’re a perfect way to store jewelry, change, or keys.

Upgrade plain mugs

Does your family prefer coffee or tea? Whichever side of the debate they land, everyone can agree that these DIY mugs from The Pretty Life Girls are a great way to bring everyone together.

Craft botanical-infused coasters

Speaking of mugs: Give them a beautiful resting spot with botanical resin coasters. It could be fun to go on a post-lunch, leaf walk to forage for local plants and create memorable keepsakes. Find instructions at The Lovely Drawer.

Credit: Fall for DIY

DIY cute little succulent planters

Grab the clay and paint again for the plant lovers in your family to make adorable mini faux-glazed pots, as seen at Fall for DIY. Order a succulent assortment so everyone can pick a plant for their new pots.

Stamp personalized metal keychains

A little luxe and a lot practical, stamped keychains are another DIY that are perfect for personalization. Order a big batch of brass keychain blanks and let the group hammer out their favorite sayings using a metal stamping kit. Get instructions at ctrl + curate.

This post originally appeared on Apartment Therapy. See it here: 8 Fun Afternoon DIY Projects Fit for Grownups, Kids, and Everyone in Between