Manual activity is full of tutorials and creative ideas. You have some free time that you want to devote to an adult manual activity that is entertaining, creative, and not too complicated at the same time. In this article, we’re going to introduce you to some beautiful and tempting DIY ideas that will help you release the pressure and relax while having fun. We invite you to check out our special selection of inspiring creative activities to try this year.
Our favorite among all adult crafts ideas – adult mandala coloring
When it comes to adult coloring activity, the mandala comes forward as a flagship idea. It is indeed a drawing in the shape of a circle with a center around which all kinds of natural and mystical symbols revolve. The meaning behind it is related to the cycle of human existence and its infinite nature. Very popular in recent years, the mandala has become a superb idea for an adult creative hobby, highly regarded for its therapeutic and educational side. Psychologists even believe that the mandala that a person creates is a reflection of their inner universe. To practice this art form you can either make your mandala design yourself or find a printable design. That you can print and color to your liking. You can even buy yourself a whole mandala coloring book which is usually found in every bookstore.
But even if finding a mandala drawing ready to color is the easiest solution, know that the realization of a mandala drawing is not the sea to drink.
- To create it you only need:
- Pencil, pen (your preference)
- Sheet of paper
- Circular object to draw a circle
This will be necessary for you to carry out the first step of our mandala project. The circular object could be a plate, a roll of wrapping tape, and in general any other object that has a round shape. Place it on the paper and trace its outlines on it. Then using a ruler, draw two straight lines that pass right through the center of the circle – the first horizontal and the second – vertical. In this way, you have to get four quadrants. Make a small circle right in the middle of the large circle you have already drawn and landscape drawing easy.
Choose a symmetrical pattern that you will draw around the center of your circle. In our case, we opted for pretty flower petals. Then keep adding new designs to enrich your mandala until you fill the big circle. You can then ink the outlines of your designs and add additional patterns to make the designs even more interesting. To know in detail the different techniques of mandala drawing, just consult our article, specially intended for this subject.
Make a deco patch or decoupage to create pretty drawings on support without even drawing – the idea of too artistic adult creative hobby
Decoupage (when working with a napkin) and decoupage (when working with decoupage paper) are other great fun activities you can do to release stress and restore your strength after a hard day at work. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, it is a decorative technique that transforms simple everyday objects into true artistic masterpieces. The principle is simple and consists of cutting out pretty patterns in a napkin (we only use the top layer of the napkin) or in decoupage paper, which we then glue on the support of our choice. The latter could be made of wood (a wooden jewelry box for example), glass (jar, glass bottle), porcelain, etc.
To customize the pretty milk bottles you see below, you just need:
- Milk bottles
- Decoupage paper (with floral patterns or any other pattern you like)
- White acrylic paint
- Glue varnish
All you need to do is repaint the milk bottles with white acrylic paint and after letting it dry, apply the pre-cut designs to the decoupage paper. In this last step, you will carry it out using varnish glue which one applies directly on the grounds to adhere. It is left to dry again, and it is finished with a further layer of glue varnish applied to the entire surface. Too simple, right? A more detailed description of this technique you can find here.
A scrapbooking idea to personalize your agenda – superb manual occupation for adults
Scrapbooking is a particularly pretty technique for creating a personalized photo album, diary, travel journal, and keepsakes. The principle is also very simple. All you need is a notebook or a notebook, photos, and all kinds of personal or decorative objects to obtain maximum customization effect. For example, on a scrapbook page, apart from photos, do not hesitate to use masking tape, self-adhesive stickers, labels, original ties, decorative ribbons, and in general, any other decorative accent that you think is pretty.
The use of colored pens and markers will add a nice personalized touch to the decoration of these intimate pages. But in general, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all formula – which scrapbooking technique you adopt depends entirely on your aesthetic preferences. However, here are some nice examples. Here again, we could offer you several great ideas on how to customize your agenda and make a travel journal. Don’t hesitate to click!
An adult manual activity to create a decorative object and bring a personal touch to their living space
Nothing better than creating a decorative object to refresh your interior with a DIY artistic creation made by ourselves. There the objects to create and the techniques to adopt are infinite. However, we have decided to show you two very easy and inexpensive ways to customize a common item. It is firstly the decoration with washi tape which is very entertaining and leads to great results. All you need to do is buy a few patterned washi tape rolls and then let your creativity run wild. You can arrange the adhesive strips symmetrically or create a decoration that borders on the abstract… The choice is yours!
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