From baking bread to growing an indoor garden, social media has given us a bunch of options to keep ourselves busy which, let’s face it, can be quite tedious and would require a lot of thought and patience. So how about we give those activities a rest for a day (or two) and do something that’s easy, quick, and will allow for imperfections here and there.
Here, we’ve listed down some fun activities you can do at home without breaking a sweat. So sit back and enjoy as you get your creative juices flowing!
#1 Paint your nails but make it fancy
Here’s one from Jenny Walton, one of our favorite artists who has collaborated with the likes of Marc Jacobs, Carolina Herrera, Tata Harper, and Monica Vinader, among others. If you’re looking for something more challenging, she’s got sewing and drawing tutorials as well.
#2 Give those household products a boost in the creative department (Note: It’s a fun activity to do with your kids too!)
Edgar Artis is known for turning everyday objects into pretty works of art. According to an article by My Modern Met, “Using real-life objects as dress material—including gummy bears, seashells, kiwis, and cotton balls—he creates surprising object transformations that seamlessly blend with fashion illustrations into playful three-dimensional visions…”
#3 Try your luck at line drawing
A number of illustrators have turned to conducting online tutorials for their social media followers. One such artist is Carly Kuhn who is known for her whimsical and cartoony illustrations. Her claim to fame was a portrait of Sarah Jessica Parker which the actress shared on her own Instagram account. Since then, she has grown a steady following and has even collaborated with Prada for its Prada Raw Avenue eyewear campaign.
Ditch the tie-dye shirt for a chic tie-dye slip. Erica Coffman of HonestlyWTF has recently shared a step-by-step guide to DIY tissue paper tie dyeing. If you’re quite the DIY goddess, check out more DIY projects like making your own fringed macrame plant hanger or daisy sandals, and more on HonestlyWTF.
#5 Grab your markers or crayons (or iPad) and start coloring
Well-loved brand Hill House Home has launched a 12-page digital coloring book featuring pretty bows, bedrooms, and more. Just print out the pages and color to your heart’s content — plus, it’s free! Download the coloring book here.
#6 Turn those egg cartons into a decorative piece
Maayan Zilberman is the founder of Sweet Saba, a New-York based candy line of treats that emulate real objects. Her handmade sculptures have made their way into Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, and The Met Gala’s ‘Heavenly Bodies’ theme, in a collaboration with Versace, among others. Get crafty as she shows you how to make decorative pieces using egg cartons or follow her candy-making tutorials to create your own sweet treats.