Crafts to Make for Adults

There are many types of crafts that you can consider making.

People love to get a gift that shows a personal touch. If you enjoy making things with your hands then developing crafts for adults as gifts or that you can sell in shops or online is an idea you should explore. There are a variety of craft ideas to consider and your choice depends on your own interests and skills.

Gift Baskets

Gift baskets are one idea for a personalized gift. Purchase basket making materials from a craft store, along with other materials that you want to use as decorative elements on your basket. To personalize a gift basket, add items you think the recipient would appreciate receiving, like toiletries, candies, fruit or cheeses. Add a bow and line the interior of the basket with a fabric material that fits the occasion or the types of items included in the basket. For a birthday basket, tie balloons to the handle.

Hand Bags

Hand bags as well as other accessories like scarves, vests, sweaters, belts and cozy sock are all ideas you can pursue if you enjoy knitting or crocheting. If you want to try this type of craft but need to learn the various techniques, take a class from a local community center or college that offers classes in crafts and the decorative arts. If you want to sell your crafts, take a look at online sites like Esty.

Decorative/Costume Jewelry

If you have an eye for fashion and color, create decorative jewelry pieces. If you want to sell the jewelry you design, develop a line of jewelry that shares certain characteristics and thus will be identifiable with you. Create different lines of jewelry to go with each season or a line that celebrates a specific occasion or event.

About the Author

Daniel Ketchum holds a Bachelor of Arts from East Carolina University where he also attended graduate school. Later, he taught history and humanities. Ketchum is experienced in 2D and 3D graphic programs, including Photoshop, Poser and Hexagon and primarily writes on these topics. He is a contributor to sites like Renderosity and Animotions.