Crafts For Adults To Make And Sell

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Beanbag seats are once again in fashion after a fifty year background as a cool, very affordable and even more importantly a tremendously comfy piece of furniture on which to sit back and relax. Beanbag seats have been going since a couple of trendy Italian designers built a curved fashioned one in the 60's referred to as the Socco. Beanbags nowadays are available a wide range of styles and sizes and price ranges to fit nearly all pockets. Having said that many wish to make their own either to spend less or to assure they get what precisely they are after.

DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape

You'd be surprised at how many things you can do, and how many tutorials out there are obsessed, with washi tape. The versatile paper tape with adorable designs makes great wall decor, paper crafts or can even spruce up your furniture.

DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers

This tiny tool is great for small projects. "This is not only your go­-to tool for opening and closing jump rings, bending wire, and securing crimp beads and ribbon ends, but pliers are also great for cutting through jewelry chain and wire," said Morin.

What you will need

  • Some durable (preferably washable) 100 % cotton fabric which fits your look and feeling.
  • A sewing machine (or possibly a needle and thread at a pinch.)
  • Velcro
  • Sharp regular sewing scissors
  • Steam Iron
  • Funnel
  • Polystyrene balls (flame retardant and if possible reprocessed)
  • Pencil
  • Tape measure
  • Equipment that will make it easier to draw a circle

Time to finish

About four hours


1. You will want two rectangles of material measuring 90cm by 50cm. Sew Velcro to every piece and then join all of them together to produce a sq of approximately 90cm by 90cm.

2. Trim the contour of a circle out from the square. It will constitute the lower part of the bag – your circle will need to have a diameter of approximately 84cm along with a couple of extra centimetres round the border.

DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife

If you love stationary crafts, jewelry crafts or any delicate work -- you'll need a proper cutting tool. Not all scissors can do the job. "Remember first using scissors and cutting along the dotted lines in grade school?" Morin asked. "Hopefully, you’re attempting more challenging crafts as an adults."

DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint

Acrylic paints are also great for any DIY starter kit. However, if you're looking for a perfect, seamless finish on your furniture, art and home decor -- make some space to spray. It doesn't hurt to keep some cans in your favorite colors (as long as you store them properly).

3. Cut out an oblong part of cloth which is as long as the circumference of the circular bottom. After that cut out an oblong portion with a 260cm length and a width of approximately 150cm.

4. Stitch together the shorter sides of your long rectangle-shaped piece of fabric to produce a cylindrical tube having a circumference of 274cm and a diameter of 86cm.

5. Bring together one end with the edges on the cylindrical tube to produce and solidly seal off the top beanbag easy chair. Bring this about by producing 10-20cm long concertina creases in the top of cylinder.

6. If you want the concertina creases to appear neater, you might tidy the joins up by stitching a triangular line from the end of a concertina crease down to the spot that the fabric is already folded over.

7. After you have ended sewing together the concertina creases you'll have a round bag which comes together at the top. Fully sew over the centre join to guarantee the polystyrene beans are stored securely within the bag.

8. Pin with each other the rounded end of your cylinder to the circular Velcro base you made prior.

9. Sew the bottom of the bag along with sides with each other, whilst keeping the materials flipped inside out. When you have completed, after that you can turn the fabric inside out.

10. Include a handle to the top of the bag since will serve so it will be very portable and look tidy and trendy. To accomplish this fold over a long rectangular strip of cloth, stitch it together and lastly turn it back to front. Fix the handle to the top of the beanbag this is a process that is almost certainly best done the old-fashioned process by hand.

11. Employ a funnel to fill up your beanbag with polystyrene beans. Strongly secure the Velcro bottom to lock the beans in the bag.

12. Relax and calm down on and totally appreciate your individual brand-new beanbag easy chair – you are worthy of it!

DIY Craft Essential #5: Painter's tape

Painter's tape is "perfect for for attempting the c​olor block trend," said Morin. Plus, you'll need something to keep your projects neat and tidy, no matter what type of paints you use.

DIY Craft Essential #6: Hot glue gun

There are some tools that are too functional not to have. "This is one DIY workhorse tool you shouldn't do without," said Morin. Hot melt glue works on a variety of materials.
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