Winter Blues Craft Ideas
With another cold snap on the way, we’ve come up with some craft ideas for adults to warm the soul and keep the winter blues firmly at bay.
If like many of us the dark, cold and often wet winter months make you feel down in the dumps, remember you are not alone!
The good news is that getting involved with crafts is likely to make you forget the blues and rejoice in your creations. Here is a great ‘Me, Me, Me,’ blog post about ‘the benefits of crafting when you’re feeling low.
In the blog post Cath Janes from Kraken Kreations says that ‘crafting’ helped with her recovery from mental illness.
Kath says: “When I started recovering I found that I needed something to do with my time. I felt a deep urge to be creative.
“My first trip to a fabric shop was utterly overwhelming. It replaced the heaviness of depression with a feeling of joy. It was fleeting, but enough to make me want to know and do more.”
What Winter Craft Ideas Are There For Adults?
The mental health charity Mind encourages it’s supporters to talk about mental health at the same time as crafting at their fundraising ‘Crafternoons’.
To find out more about what a ‘Crafternoon’ is, or to maybe sign up for one this winter click here.
Our Top Crafts For Adults
We’ve come up with these two simple craft ideas for adults that will hopefully help boost your mood!
1) Canvas Bag Creations
Use our POSCA markers to decorate plain canvas shopping bags.
You can test out your creativity by drawing some funky patterns or write some positive words in calligraphy that will make you smile on a bad day.
2) Positivity Jars
Take a look at this super simple tutorial for making your very own positivity jar. You can use it to store positive memories and achievements.
Don’t forget you can add a little bit of extra detail to your jar using a POSCA.