As winter approaches and many of us experience local lockdowns, it can be challenging to find new activities to keep ourselves entertained at home.
Here at The Crafting Cartel, we believe that now more than ever we should take time to unwind, try something new (albeit in our own homes!) and explore our creativity.
If, like us, you've played Monopoly one too many times and have binged every series on Netflix more than you care to admit, this list is for you!
1. Make Your Own Pottery
Spend a rewarding afternoon creating plant pots, trinket dishes and anything else you fancy with our Knead & Sculpt Clay Kit. With 9 tools for sculpting and shaping and optional paint and paintbrushes you're sure to be engrossed for hours. Available in two colours, the clay is air-dying without any need for heat. This kit is great for couples, groups of friends and families alike.
2. Build A Terrarium For Cacti & Succulents
Urban Terrarium was designed to provide the perfect amount of each component required to build your own terrarium from scratch. Available in small, medium and large with optional extras of glass bowls and succulents, this kit is a must-have for plant lovers. Urban Terrarium kits come with a step-by-step guide detailing the benefits of each layer of the terrarium, making it an educational experience as well as a fun one!
3. Swap Out Your Single-Use Plastic
Beeswax wraps are one of the latest trends in sustainability and ditching single-use plastic. In place of cling film, these wraps safely and beautifully store food and are reusable for up to a year. Think how much cling film could be avoided! Our None Of Your Beeswax Wraps Kit has everything you need to create your own wraps at home with ease, and you can enjoy a little bit of satisfaction that you're doing your bit for the environment with every use!
4. Make Cheese From Scratch
We don't know about you, but home-cooking, baking and trying new recipes has definitely been a regular lockdown activity for us now that we have more time on our hands. If you fancy taking it a step further, The Cheesemaker's Kit is an excellent place to start. Available in two sizes, this kit provides the equipment, ingredients and recipes you'll need to make cheese in your own kitchen - all you'll need to add is fresh milk!
5. Create Your Own Craft Gin
Pubs closing at 10pm? Pubs not open at all? We're as devastated as you. While we wait for our beloved bars to return, why not try your hand at crafting your own gin? The Juniper Lab Craft Gin Making Kit is equipped with plenty of juniper berries, your choice of botanical blends and our recommend serves.