Best craft kits for adults: 11 creative projects to get stuck into this summer

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Looking for something to keep you entertained at home this summer? From embroidery to candle making, these craft kits for adults are a great place to start.

Although most of the lockdown restrictions have now been eased and we’re able to get out and about whenever we please, ensuring we take time to relax and unwind at the end of the day is still important for our mental health.

However, if you’re looking for an activity which has the potential to soothe anxiety and stress while also taking your mind off of things, you might want to consider investing in one of the fantastic craft kits available to buy online. By engaging both your hands and mind for an extended period of time, creative activities give you the chance to unwind, take some time away from a screen and have some time to yourself. 

Buying a craft kit online also means you’ll have all the equipment you need to get started as soon as it arrives, so you won’t be left wondering what paper you should have or whether your brush is the right thickness.

Here, we’ve collated a list of the best craft kits for adults whatever you’re interested in, from the macramé and watercolour painting to embroidery and calligraphy. 

  • DIY Terrazzo Coaster Kit

    DIY Terrazzo Coaster Kit from TawkingPoint.
    Craft kits: DIY Terrazzo Coaster Kit from TawkingPoint.

    Terrazzo homewares are all the rage right now, so why not have a go at making some of your own with this DIY coaster kit?

    This kit comes with everything you need to make two terrazzo coasters, including a mould of your choice (you can choose either a square or hexagon) and the mixed colour flecks you need to make your terrazzo stand out. 

    Shop DIY Terrazzo Coaster Kit at TawkingPoint on Etsy, £36

  • Garden Lovers Soy Candle Making Kit

    Garden Lovers Soy Candle Making Kit from Hazel & Blue, £28.
    Craft kits: Garden Lovers Soy Candle Making Kit from Hazel & Blue.

    Bring the outside in with this nature-inspired candle making kit by Hazel & Blue.

    Perfect for beginners, this kit comes with everything you need to make two candles, including 100% natural soy wax (making it suitable for vegans) and a selection of Lavender and English Rose essential oils.

    Shop Garden Lovers Soy Candle Making Kit at Hazel & Blue on Not On The High Street, £28

  • Choose Happy Beginners Embroidery Kit

    Choose Happy Embroidery Kit
    Craft kits: Choose Happy Embroidery Kit from Make & Mend.

    Embroider yourself your own cheery daily mantra with this embroidery hoop kit from Make & Mend on Not On The High Street.

    Suitable for beginners, this kit comes with everything you need to make a gorgeous embroidery hoop sign, perfect for hanging on the wall of your makeshift home office.

    Shop Choose Happy Embroidery Hoop Kit at Make & Mend on Not On The High Street, £19.95

  • Fiddle Leaf Fig and Prickly Pear Embroidery Kit

    Fiddle Leaf Fig and Prickly Pear Embroidery Kit from Sew Botanical.
    Craft kits: Fiddle Leaf Fig and Prickly Pear Embroidery Kit from Sew Botanical.

    If you’re looking for something a bit more challenging on the embroidery side of things, why not give this botanical embroidery kit a go.

    Perfect for those who have some embroidery experience under their belts, this beautiful kit comes with everything you need to create your very own fiddle leaf fig and prickly pear embroidery, and hang it on your wall for everyone to see.

    Shop Fiddle Leaf Fig and Prickly Pear Embroidery Kit at SewBotanical on Etsy, £24

  • Papercut DIY Kit for Adults

    Craft kits: Papercut DIY Kit for Adults from MyPapercut Forest on Etsy.
    Craft kits: Papercut DIY Kit for Adults from MyPapercut Forest on Etsy.

    The intricate art of paper cutting takes a lot of time and patience, so what better time to give it a go with this DIY kit from MyPapercutForest.

    This kit for adults includes everything you need to get started with papercutting, including materials for a number of fun projects including a 3D monstera plant and a heart shaped card.

    Shop Papercut DIY Kit for Adults at MyPapercutForest on Etsy, £37 (or £40 with a glass dome for to display one of your projects)

  • Novice Watercolour Kit and Book

    Craft kits: Novice Watercolour Kit with Book from De Winton Paper Co
    Craft kits: Novice Watercolour Kit with Book from De Winton Paper Co.

    Getting started with watercolour painting is made easy with this kit from De Winton Paper Co.

    Alongside a set of watercolour paints and brushes, this kit includes a copy of Harriet De Winton’s New Botanical Painting, a step-by-step guide which will teach you how to paint a variety of flowers and plants using just a few key shapes.

    Shop Novice Watercolour Kit and Book at De Winton Paper Co, £60.99

  • Pom Pom Stripe Crochet Blanket Kit

    Craft kits: Pom Pom Stripe Crochet Blanket Kit
    Craft kits: Pom Pom Stripe Crochet Blanket Kit by Solid and Marl.

    Get stuck in to a big creative project with this crochet kit from Solid and Marl.

    Although it’s quite an investment at £65 for the standard size, the kit comes with everything you need to make the blanket, including the super soft British lambswool and easy to follow pattern.

    Shop Pom Pom Stripe Crochet Blanket Kit at Solid And Marl on Not On The High Street, £65

  • Izamal Cushion Knitting Kit

    Craft kits: Izamal Cushion Knitting kit from We Are Knitters
    Craft kits: Izamal Cushion Knitting kit from We Are Knitters

    Spruce up living space and knit your own handmade cushion with this set from We Are Knitters.

    Designed for beginners, this kit provides everything you need to get started with knitting, and with a variety of colours to choose from, you’re sure to find something that’ll suit your style.

    Shop Izamal Cushion Knitting Kit at We Are Knitters, £63.22

  • Bespoke Jewellery Making Kit

    Craft kits: Bespoke Jewellery Making Kit from Cast
    Craft kits: Bespoke Jewellery Making Kit from Cast

    What’s better than buying yourself jewellery? Making it, of course!

    This bespoke jewellery making set from Cast gives you everything you need to make bespoke jewellery pieces in wax – you can then cast those wax designs in solid sterling silver from £60 (casting kits are sold separately on the website).

    Shop Bespoke Jewellery Making Kit at Cast, £29 (£89 including silver for casting)

  • Learn Modern Calligraphy At Home Kit

    Craft kits: Learn Modern Calligraphy At Home Kit from ERA Calligraphy
    Craft kits: Learn Modern Calligraphy At Home Kit from ERA Calligraphy

    If you’re looking to pick up a new skill in lockdown, why not have a go at modern calligraphy? This set from ERA Calligraphy provides everything you need to get started as a complete beginner, including the tools, equipment and worksheets.

    When you buy a kit you’ll also get access to a 40 minute virtual workshop with ERA’s founder Ellie – you’ll become an expert in no time!

    Shop Learn Modern Calligraphy At Home Kit at ERA Calligraphy, £28

  • Macramé Plant Holder Kit

    Craft kits: Macramé Plant Holder Kit from Airedale Yarns
    Craft kits: Macramé Plant Holder Kit from Airedale Yarns

    Up your plant game with this macramé plant pot holder kit from Airedale Yarns on Etsy.

    The recycled cotton cord that comes with the kit is made from shredded run ends of cotton and polyester sheeting, so you can get crafty while being eco-friendly, too.

    Shop DIY Macramé Plant Holder Kit at Airedale Yarns on Etsy, £6.90

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