Make All the Things: A Craft-Kit Roundup and GIVEAWAY!

Welp, here we are. Day 4,927ish of Quarantine.

I don’t know who needs to hear this but DON’T CUT YOUR BANGS! Instead, take a stroll through this fun round up of craft kits and activities you can do at home. All are created and sold by members of our very own community!  We’ve pulled together everything from macrame to succulent terrariums and everything in between!

Bath, Body and Aromatherapy Kits by Brambleberry

These kits make it easy to treat yourself or create custom gifts for friends and family. Select from over 40 different bath, body and aromatherapy kits. Order online at Save $10 off your order of $50 or more with promo code: CRAFT2020. Valid through July 31, 2020. (Promotional details: Must be a registered customer to redeem. 1 use per customer. Cannot be combined with other offers. Must enter code CRAFT2020 in the coupon section at checkout to redeem. Can’t be applied to bulk, wholesale, or special orders.)

Craft Kits and Supplies by Simply Made Local vendors

Browse the Craft Kits and Supplies section of the Simply Made Local website and pick up a fun DIY activity! They offer everything from macrame kits, DIY jewelry and even rubber stamp kits! Plus, there are options for adults and children! Order online at

FREE DIY and Sewing Projects by Spoonflower

Browse the Spoonflower blog for tons of free sewing patterns including their newest free child’s art smock pattern! Browse online at


Yes! It’s possible to make your own shoes! Find everything you need to sew up a pair of espadrilles with THE ESPADRILLES KIT and become a DIY queen from head to toe.  Order at


Unlock and beauty. mystery and science behind dyeing with fiber reactive dye this summer! Using ice to dye with fiber reactive dyes leads to other worldly patterns and stunning, often unexpected color combinations. Chose from three color combinations. Order online at

Multiple Craft Kits by Assembly

We’ve taken our most popular in-studio craft workshops and translated them into beginner-level kits. Best suited for adults and teens. We have two different kinds of kits: (1) tool/supply kits, so you have everything you need to get started (such as wood carving, book binding, wood burning, watercolor, etc) and then also project kits that are focused on making a finished projects and includes step-by-step instructions (such as wrapped fiber rainbows, geometric wood art, diy screen printing, and embroidery kits). Order online at Quick turnaround shipping and free no-contact pick up at the studio for people local to Portland, OR.

Metal Jewelry Kits by Blue Buddha Boutique

Designed by an award winning artisan and best selling author, Blue Buddha Boutique kits and instructions have helped people all over the world make beautiful metal jewelry since 2003. Blue Buddha Boutique (B3) specializes in the historic craft of chainmaille. (Yes, chainmaille – as in medieval mesh armor!) B3 designs incorporate vivid colorful rings and original patterns to bring chainmaille into modern times. The kits range from introductory (no experience necessary) to Expert. PDF instructions are available for all B3 kits and can be purchased separately from the materials kits. Users will need two pairs of jewelry pliers (flat nose pliers recommended). Order online at Save 10% on your entire order with code DEARHL. “Orders $35+ ship free within US.

Wanderlust Passport Starter Kit by bobo design studio

I’ve taken all the guesswork out and created the must-have starter kit delivered right to your doorstep so you can spend less time reading reviews on pens, and more time planning your adventures! I have two versions featuring different sets of Tombow brush pens. It comes with a slew of stickers, your passport, and lots more. Order online at

Knit, Crochet and Beeswax Food Wrap Kits by Cara Corey Designs

Make your own reusable beeswax food wraps, learn to make a chunky knit scarf or cowl, or even a storage basket with handles! This shop is filled with a variable list of craft kits for all levels! Order online at Free shipping on all kits.

Succulent Terrariums & Planter Kits by Craftiful Make & Take Studio

We sell awesome succulent terrarium kits with a choice of themes that are fun for any age (little ones may need assistance). We also have a variety of craft kits from other makers including paint by numbers, embroidery, needle felting and kids crafts. Order online at

Saltwater Etched Jewelry and Keychain Kits by Dutch Hollow General

Metal etching is a great introduction to metals. Using a non-toxic salt water method with a dash of science, etch brass to make a finished pair of earrings, a pendant necklace or keychain.  Kits include: Everything you need to make a pair of brass etched earrings, pendant necklace or keychain. Just add water! Choose from two designs – Super Stars and Waving Leaves. Order online at 10% off sitewide with code FRIEND10!

Zipper Pouch Kits by Emily Gutman Quilt Shop

These LEARN TO SEW Easy Zipper Pouches Kits are great for beginners, or for more experienced sewists who want to brush up on their zipper skills. The whole project should take about 1-2 hours, depending on your level of sewing. Order online at More colors coming soon!

Weaving, Flower Clips and More by Feed the Fish

Create your own hair clips, wall hanging or even a yarn pack to participate in a virtual craft night. Order online at

Easy Kits for Adults and Children by Gather Studio and Marketplace

We have kits for adults and children. They are easy kits with high quality supplies. From Tote Bags, Wood Signs, Candle Making and more! Kits support our brick and mortar craft studio. Order online at

Various Bargello Needlepoint Kits by Hello Bargello

Learn the vintage art of Bargello Needlepoint and apply it to home decor pieces, jewelry and more. Kits available for adults and children of all craft levels. Order online at

Pizza Party Embroidery Kit by Jenny Lemons

Jenny Lemons offers an eclectic selection of craft kits including pom pom earrings, cross-stitch patterns DIY flair and so much more. Order online at Save 10% when you join her newsletter.

Tie Dye Bandana Kit by Lauren Makes It Work

This tie dye bandana kit is great for adult or kids. The kit contains four 100% cotton bandanas with all the dye and binding tools to create one of a kind bandanas in traditional tie dye techniques or shibori style folds. This is also a great STEAM activity and way to customize your face covering needs. Order online at Free Shipping.

Jewelry Kits for Children 8y and up by Linkt Craft Kits

Linkt™ Craft Kits are the first-ever line of chainmaille kits designed for kids 8 and up. The five introductory kits make it easy for anyone to get started making maille. Each kit, priced at $20, has everything you need to complete multiple projects in a single box–no additional tools necessary! You can make up to 20 pairs of earrings, or 5 necklaces, or 5 bracelets—mixing and matching metal and silicone rings in a variety of colors so every single piece is different. Order online at

Learn to Sew Play Kits by Makit Takit

Our Learn To Sew play kits are a hit with all ages! We make these custom kits in-house with high quality felt on our laser cutter. Each piece is precision cut and includes evenly spaced holes for stitching. Kids and adults alike will have no problem stitching the mask and tail using the included embroidery floss and tapestry needle. Order online at Free shipping on orders over $75!

Printable Stationery and Coloring Pages for Adults and Kids by Marbles and Jam

Download-and-print adult coloring & advanced kid coloring pages & stationery for super satisfactory print-on-demand coloring fun. Use code CRAFTCATION at checkout for 20% off through June 30, 2020.

Sensory and Science Activity Kits for kids by Messy Play Kits

Messy Play Kits are geared for children ages 3-8 and include multiple themed activities in each box. They’re available individually and as a monthly subscription and make play-based learning so easy and so fun! Order online at Free shipping on all orders, and monthly subscriptions are available to ship future months early (so you can stock up on activities NOW when you need them!)

Beaded Stretch Bracelet Kits for Kids and Adults by MorninGloria’s

The children’s kits include acrylic and wood beads and celebrate Dia de los Muertos 💀 and also include a brief history of this ritual. The adult kits include crystal beads and a specialty charm, like a rad little sewing machine 🧵, and Edvard Munch’s “The Scream”! 😱, and the Golden Gate Bridge! 🌉Order online at

Ice Dye Kits by Oodlebadoodle

These kits are perfect for using the ICE DYE method of fabric dyeing but can also be used for traditional tub dyeing too! Unlock the power of watercolors onto your fabric! Oodlebadoodle Color Kits Come in 5 Unique Recipes that I have designed to ensure your ice dye success! Perfect for all skill levels! Create your own fabric that can then be transformed into a one-of-a-kind project. Order online at Buy 2 kits and get $10 off!


Punch Needle Kits by Punch Rug Hooking

Everything you need to get started with punch needle and keep going! Kit includes an Oxford Punch Needle with handbook and stitch gauge, a No-Slip Hoop, “Mug Rug” Coaster directions, and 3 different colors of 100% Wool Rug Yarn – more than enough to complete your mug rug coaster! Different kit sizes and difficulties available. Order online at

Embroidery Sampler Kits by Robert Mahar

Personalize your own pieces of embroidery art with this collection of kits from Robert Mahar. Embellish these pre-printed fabric samplers with your own handwritten message, favorite stitch, floral additions and more. Order online at


Plant Hanger Kit by Shop Little Pricks

With this crochet DIY kit, you can create an adorable plant hanger that shows off your plant baby the way she deserves. The finished plant hanger is perfect for hanging indoor & outdoor plants, to give your boho or eclectic home a touch of that handmade coziness we all love. Also works well to store fruit and vegetable in the kitchen as the design encourages airflow around your yummies. This pretty little package contains everything you need to make one plant hanger, and makes a great gift for the plant lovers and crocheter in your life. (Or even yourself! I mean, common… TREAT YO SELF!) Order online at

Counted Cross Stitch Kits by Spot Colors

Modern DIY counted cross stitch kits with skill levels varying from beginner to advanced. Each kit comes with everything you need to work on the project, just add scissors!The designs are more focused on adults than kids. But certain designs could definitely be fun for kids. Recommended 8y+ being there are needles. Order online at Free Shipping when you sign up for the newsletter.

Photo Embroidery by Stacy Wong

Create at home and make this unique, embroidery art project! This photo embroidery kit contains all the materials and supplies to create your own embellished cactus art. Kit exclusively sold from Stacy Wong. Limited kits available. Great kit for beginners! A quick + easy make for affordable art. Order online at Free US Ground Shipping.

DIY Coloring Book Dog Collar by Teller Hill LLC

Coloring Book Dog Collars provide tons of fun for dog loving kids and adults! The kit includes a hemp dog collar in your size choice (xs-xl), a set of 10 permanent fabric markers and directions to set the ink permanently on your collar.  This is a fantastic activity for a home school art project, science prompt (what makes those markers permanent?), environmental issues (why is a hemp collar better than nylon?) – Or just a great rainy day activity to make something beautiful and unique for your pup. 🐾💕 Order online at Free shipping on orders over $35.

And while you’re here, enter our giveaway where one lucky winner will receive a Set of Jen Hewett Stamps for Fabric, Acrylic Stamp Block, and set of 3 Stamping Paints from Joone Creative; a Simply Made Local Craft Caddy and Sticker; AND two DIY candle kits from Brambleberry!

Giveaway details below!

Our generous sponsors, Joone Creative, Brambleberry and Simply Made Local are giving away an awesome batch of prizes! 

ONE lucky winner will receive all items pictured below:


Tell us about your favorite craft or hobby – whether or it’s a new skill learned in quarantine or something you’ve been doing for ages! Leave your comment below before Friday, May 15, 2020. Bonus entries can be made on our post on Instagram here. Tag a friend if you think they’d be interested in participating. 

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*Be sure to leave your email address in your profile so we can contact you if you win! 


  1. I have been learning watercolor painting. I dabbled in it a long time ago but am having fun doing free online classes and learning more.

  2. Knitting is my fave to do in front of the tv. But I’ve been taking more online classes during quarantine and I’m looking forward to starting up some new projects!

  3. I’ve been enjoying getting back into cross stitching! The repetitive motion is perfect as stress relief!

  4. My favorite hobby is making anything I can!!! Whether it’s candle making, coffee cup hangers, wine bottle and glass holders, my entire wedding walls with gold hearts… anything!!

  5. I love pottery – slab handbuilding to be specific. I’ve been taking classes for almost 2 years at a studio near me and I’m really missing that creative outlet. I’ve considered a few new projects and watched DIY videos and viewed some online classes, but I haven’t actually started any projects yet. 😂

  6. My favorite craft is water marbling on silk and other materials. When my dad moved into assisted living last year, I brought 19 boxes of family mementos home with me. My new #safeathome hobby is creating a shared digital archive of family photos, letters, and audio and video files. I have loved weekly gatherings with extended family via Zoom meetings, as we inbox and share memories together.

  7. I love to sew, I’ve learned how to make different style of masks. I’ve been making them for friends, family and whoever needs them.

  8. I’ve been drawing and doing a bit of watercolor. A local shop (Castle in the Air) has been hosting some lovely tutorials and it’s been ridiculously inspiring.

  9. Made a throw quilt for a friend–such a cheery thing to make and hopefully a cheery gift for her to receive.

  10. I’ve been making a lot of Perler Beads!
    It’s been very relaxing for me 🙂
    Thank you for the inspiration!

  11. I’m a long time knitter, but during quarantine my daughter’s and I have been trying to drop spindle. Last night my Electric Feel 6 Nano arrived, ski the spinning will be faster soon!

  12. Hi We have sewing and craft kits from yarn kits, painting, jewelry making and hand and machine sewing.
    We have also been selling masks and have mask kits to sew at home as well as actual masks. We have sold 3000 so far of the masks and lkits.
    Here is our website:

  13. what an amazing giveaway! drawing in my sketchbook has been my daily creative fix during quarantine. would love to try these kits!

  14. My main passion is chain maille jewelry, toys and sculptures. My friend recently taught me how to make junk journals so I am playing with those. One of the things that gives me great joy is doing crafts with my adult daughter who has Autism.

  15. I love making jewelry, mostly I play with polymer clay as I love the colors, patterns, and texture looks I can create with it. I’ve started sculpting a bit as well, that’s a skill I really want to develop. I want to make figures where I can design everything to really make it special. From sewn outfits to miniature jewelry to bring them to life!

  16. I love making chain maille jewellery but my “studio” room has been taken over by my husband during the CoVid shutdown. So I’ve picked up my knitting needles again to make a shawl. And I have started taking online classes to learn how to draw the beautiful geometric designs found on buildings in Spain, the Middle East, and across northern Africa. I have not used a compass in decades, but it has been a fun and interesting experience. And I would love to learn to make my own bath/body products!

  17. I am a craft jack of all trades, master of a few! Everything from making soap/candles to crochet (as long as its a rectangle!) to ALL media of jewelry making–simple beading to fairly complex chain maille. I also have a kiln for making glass jewelry that has been staring at me for two years. I’m scared to use it! I have a not great microwave kiln that I did manage to make a few wearable items with. I’m enamored with everything handmade, and recycling or upcycling items when I can.

  18. My favorite craft is enameling. I love than you can get results so quickly but also that there is a bit of the unknown each time you fire a piece. I prefer transparent enamels which create pieces with lovely depth. Cloisonne is my favorite and I hope to be able to do it decently some day.

  19. I have been mailling for many, many YEARS, but went through a period (of a couple of years) where I just didn’t make the time to do it. I’ve been getting back to it the past few months and have spent a good amount of time in quarantine researching a large scale project that I’m really excited about. That should help fill the quarantine time! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  20. I have been a crafter since my grandmother taught me to crochet and embroider when I was 8. I am 63 now. I have, in turn, taught my children but the ones that are growing up to be my fellow crafters are my two grandchildren, ages 16 and 18. In fact my grandson, who is graduating high school this June, is going to college to become an Art Teacher!! My heart is full. Anyway, I am embarrassed to say I have not seen this website until my email from Rebeca Mojica of Blue Buddha. Must be living under one of the rocks I paint. Hmmm. Very happy to have discovered Dear Handmade Life and I plan on being a regular. Thank you.

  21. Jewelry making and quilting/sewing are my passions, but I have been a maker of all kinds of crafts for many years. My d-i-l is also artistic so if I’m a winner I’ll share with her. During this Covid virus I have had to go for cancer treatment so recovery from cancer has been my main focus but I have made earrings for other ladies undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Making jewelry for others to feel good about themselves has actually helped me to feel useful during this strange time in my life.

  22. I have too many hobbies to have a favorite. I love weaving, knitting, quilting, chainmaille, and on and on.

  23. I love doing Chain Maille!! I have been doing it for approximately 10 years. I started out beading first and still do some.

  24. I started to crochet again in 2019 and I love it! I now make comfort blankets for the Linus Project.

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