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The Best Craft Kits For Adults

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Crafts are all the rage right now. Interest surrounding creative pastimes has grown in recent years – particularly over the past few months – with more and more adults turning to artistic endeavours to help curb anxiety. Crafting engages both your hands and mind, so there’s an element of mindfulness to it. And (hopefully) it will leave you with beautiful homemade creations. Keen to get involved? Check out our pick of the best craft kits for adults.

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Craft Kits For Adults

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TOTL Tomfoolery

TOTL – TomFoolery – Jewellery Making Kit, £39.99

Fashion expert to the stars Charlotte Rogers has launched a sister company to her pre-loved jewellery brand This Old Thing London, this time focusing on making your own jewels. The kits provide everything you need to make beautiful bespoke creations, including beads, wires, equipment and instructions.

Quill London

‘The Essentials’ Modern Calligraphy Kit + Book, £42, Quill London

Slow-paced and screen-free, calligraphy has a therapeutic, meditative element to it – which perhaps explains why it has soared in popularity recently. Give it a go with this stylish kit from Quill London, complete with a step-by-step guide, practice book, jar of ink, pen, pen holder and presentation box.

Flower Power Plant Hanger

Flower Power Plant Hanger, £29, Wool And The Gang

Hanging plants perk up any space, particularly when they’re displayed in a colourful macramé hanger. Create your own in just three hours with this kit from Wool And The Gang, which contains two rolls of yarn, a flower plant hanger pattern and a trigger ring.

KANA

Stay Home: Clay And Tool Kit, KANA, £35

Get hands-on with this clay kit from KANA, perfect for exploring, sculpting and honing your pottery skills. Choose between air-drying clay, which dries naturally in three to five days but isn’t suitable for holding food or liquids, or stoneware, which you’ll need to take into the studio (once they reopen) to have it fired and glazed.

Soy Candle Making Kit

Calm And Cosy Soy Candle Making Kit, £28, Not On The High Street

This candle-making set uses natural soy wax, which has the benefits of being cleaner and more slow-burning than standard candles. The kit contains everything you need to make two candles, including cedarwood and geranium oils, personalised labels and recyclable aluminium lids.

House of Crafts Painting Kit

House Of Crafts Glass Painting Kit, £16.99, John Lewis

This unique craft is both rewarding and absorbing. It’s much simpler than stained glass painting, but creates an equally beautiful piece of artwork. House Of Crafts’ kit offers an introduction to glass painting, featuring silver self-adhesive outlines and glass paints to create two decorative glass fragrance bottles.

Jewellery Making Kit

Bespoke Jewellery Making Kit, £29, Not On The High Street

Create your own pair of earrings with this nifty kit, which uses a process called Lost Wax Casting – a method which ensures no two pieces of jewellery will be the same. You create your prototype at home, then send it back to the workshop where it’s cast into solid sterling silver, with engraving, stone setting, yellow gold and rose plating all available for an additional charge.

Embroidery Kit

Beginner Hand Embroidery Kit, £29.99, London Embroidery Studio

Embroidery is a great form of mindful crafting, and it’s pretty easy to create beautiful works without knowing fancy techniques. This kit from London Embroidery Studio is perfect for novices, comprised of eight assorted embroidery threads, a range of needles, an embroidery hoop, a range of different fabrics, thread scissors and a handy toolbox to keep everything in.