With perhaps more time on our hands than we are used to, getting creative is a lovely way to spend time away from the screens and feel inspired! Here are some nice things to do when you've finished binge watching Tiger King & you've already deep cleaned the house 10 times over.
Press some flowers
Whether you've got some flowers at home, or you maybe collect some on your daily walk, pressing flowers is such a lovely activity to do if you have a bit of patience, and the possibilities of things you can use them for afterwards are almost endless! Think cards, jewellery, art, the list goes on.
The idea seems daunting, but this activity is amazing for people of any skillset! If you are a beginner (like me) simple shapes and outlines are super cute and dainty. I embroidered a little lavender plant onto one of my LÉ BUNS crops, and love how it turned out! The only stitches you'll need to know to achieve this design, or any similar floral design, is a Backstitch and a Lazy Daisy stitch, a quick google of these stitches will have you ready to go in no time.
If you're more advanced you can always create more intricate patterns & designs, maybe on a heavier fabric too such as denim! The options are endless, all you need for this DIY is some embroidery thread, sewing needles, a pencil & some creativity
(painting by Abbey Rich, from her instagram @abbey_rich)
Once again, even if you are not the most artistically inclined, painting is something that can feel so therapeutic and refreshing. Play around with colour, mix your own colours, create something abstract or something realistic, or anything in between!
If you really don't know where to start you could always try following a Bob Ross tutorial or head to your favourite artists for some inspiration. We are loving the colours and gorgeous shapes in Abbey Rich's work at the moment (above), major inspo!
Download our Booty & Flowers colouring sheet here
Bring it back to simpler times, when a colouring book would keep you entertained for hours on end. Adult colouring books had a moment a couple of years ago and were super popular as they would allow you to focus on the present and achieve mindfulness. Now is the perfect time to get those books that have only one page coloured in back out for round 2. If you don't have one of these at home, you can always download our free Booty & Flowers colouring page, just saying!
(photo by Rachel Saunders of some of her air dry clay creations, from her instagram @rachelsaundersceramics)
Fill your space with cute hand sculpted creations, made by you! Rachel Saunders, one of our fave ceramicists shared an air dry clay recipe over on her instagram and we fell in love! Such a great way to spend some down time, and she made some super cute creations. An incense holder and a candlestick base being my personal favourites.
Here's the recipe, originally shared by @rubyjude
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup corn starch
- 1/2 cup water
- Colouring (optional)
1. Combine ingredients in a heavy bottomed pot
2. Stir continuously while cooking over medium heat until clay forms
3. Transfer clay to bowl to cool
4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge
Happy crafting LÉ BUNS babes, don't forget to tag us in your #athomeinlebuns antics, there's no better crafting uniform than some cute & comfy undies!