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365 Days of Crafting Fun

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Paint something, paint anything!

Paint something, paint anything!

The Joy of Crafting and Creativity

I am at my happiest when I am crafting. It helps me relax and gives me a creative outlet at the same time. Also, I am never caught short when it comes to making up a gift quickly.

I just make sure that I always have glue sticks for my hot glue gun, loads of different fabrics, yarn, etc. and I am ready to go.

However, I often get crafter's block. I'll look at my stash and have no idea where to start. I'm sure many artists, crafters, and writers face the same dilemma, so I've created this massive list of prompts.

I'll list 52 prompts for each section. That way, you have a new one to look at once a week. If you have the time, you can whizz through one a day.

Sketching Starts With a Single Line and Ends with Something Awesome

52 Daily Painting Prompts

Get started with these 50 painting prompts. Do one a day, or one a week so that they last throughout the year.

  1. A sunset over a peaceful lake
  2. A scene at a local fair or carnival
  3. Your take on a famous painting
  4. A bustling city street at night
  5. A still life arrangement of fruits and vegetables
  6. A portrait of a loved one
  7. A seascape with crashing waves
  8. A forest landscape with a winding path
  9. A close-up of a flower in bloom
  10. A mountainous landscape with a cabin
  11. A cityscape with a bridge and river
  12. A group of animals gathered around a watering hole
  13. A self-portrait
  14. A garden with a variety of colorful flowers
  15. A landscape with a rainbow
  16. A rural scene with a red barn and silo
  17. A serene waterfall in the woods
  18. A snowy winter landscape
  19. A beach scene with umbrellas and beachgoers
  20. A city skyline at dusk
  21. A street artist at work
  22. A still life of a vase with flowers
  23. A desert landscape with cacti
  24. A sunset over a city skyline
  25. A forest with a stream running through it
  26. A close-up of a horse's face
  27. A lighthouse on a rocky coastline
  28. A field of sunflowers
  29. A group of children playing in the park
  30. A portrait of a pet
  31. A beautiful garden with a pond
  32. A sunset over a mountain range
  33. A cityscape with a landmark building
  34. A close-up of a butterfly
  35. A landscape with a rainbow over a waterfall
  36. A still life of a bowl of lemons
  37. A snowy cabin in the woods
  38. A beach scene with palm trees and crystal clear water
  39. A rural scene with a windmill
  40. A sunset over a lake with a dock
  41. A cityscape with a bustling street market
  42. A forest landscape with a large tree
  43. A close-up of a tulip
  44. A landscape with a rainbow over a forest
  45. A still life of a cup of coffee
  46. A snowy landscape with a sledding hill
  47. A beach scene with a pier and boats
  48. A cityscape with a river and boats
  49. A forest with a clearing and a log cabin
  50. A close-up of a cat's face
  51. A landscape with a rainbow over a field of flowers
  52. A still life of a book and glasses.
Beat writer's block today!

Beat writer's block today!

52 Writing Prompts to Banish Writer's Block

  1. Write a story about a person who discovers they have the ability to time travel
  2. Write a poem about the beauty of nature
  3. Write a descriptive essay about your favorite place
  4. Write a fictional account of a historical event
  5. Write a personal essay about a difficult decision you had to make
  6. Write a script for a short film about a person who overcomes their fears
  7. Write a story about a person who is stranded on a deserted island
  8. Write a descriptive paragraph about your hometown
  9. Write a letter to your future self
  10. Write a story about a person who discovers a hidden talent
  11. Write a short story about a person who is haunted by their past
  12. Write a descriptive essay about your first day of school
  13. Write a story about a person who becomes a superhero
  14. Write a personal narrative about a memorable vacation
  15. Write a script for a play about a person who learns the true meaning of friendship
  16. Write a story about a person who finds a lost treasure
  17. Write a descriptive paragraph about a magical forest
  18. Write a letter to a famous person you admire
  19. Write a story about a person who has to make a difficult choice between two paths
  20. Write a short story about a person who discovers a hidden world
  21. Write a descriptive essay about your favorite meal
  22. Write a story about a person who overcomes a physical disability
  23. Write a script for a TV show about a group of friends who solve mysteries
  24. Write a personal essay about a person who has had a significant impact on your life
  25. Write a story about a person who is given a second chance
  26. Write a descriptive paragraph about a bustling city
  27. Write a letter to a government official about an issue you care about
  28. Write a story about a person who has to overcome prejudice
  29. Write a short story about a person who discovers a secret about their family
  30. Write a descriptive essay about your favorite book
  31. Write a story about a person who has to make a sacrifice for the greater good
  32. Write a script for a movie about a person who has to save the world
  33. Write a personal narrative about a difficult challenge you faced and overcame
  34. Write a story about a person who becomes stranded in space
  35. Write a descriptive paragraph about a calm and peaceful beach
  36. Write a letter to your favorite author
  37. Write a story about a person who has to choose between their dreams and their responsibilities
  38. Write a short story about a person who discovers they have magical powers
  39. Write a descriptive essay about your favorite memory
  40. Write a story about a person who has to navigate a post-apocalyptic world
  41. Write a script for a comedy about a person who gets mistaken for someone else
  42. Write a personal essay about a time when you faced discrimination
  43. Write a story about a person who has to choose between their love and their duty
  44. Write a descriptive paragraph about a snowy winter day
  45. Write a letter to your future children
  46. Write a story about a person who has to save their loved one from a dangerous situation
  47. Write a short story about a person who discovers a portal to another dimension
  48. Write a descriptive essay about your favorite place to relax
  49. Write a story about a person who has to face their worst fear
  50. Write a script for a drama about a person who has to confront their past
  51. Write a personal narrative about a turning point in your life
  52. Write a story about a person who has to choose between their heart and their head

Your Favorite Crafts

What Are You Going to Create Today?

52 General Craft Prompts to Beat Crafter's Block

  1. Create a homemade birdhouse
  2. Design and sew a piece of clothing
  3. Make a scrapbook of your summer vacation
  4. Build a wooden box for storage
  5. Knit a scarf or hat
  6. Paint a landscape or still life on canvas
  7. Create a terrarium
  8. Decoupage a picture frame
  9. Craft a mobile for a baby's nursery
  10. Make a set of coasters from tile samples
  11. Build a wooden toy for a child
  12. Create a memory quilt from old clothing
  13. Design and make your own jewelry
  14. Paint a room in your house
  15. Build a model boat or airplane
  16. Create a wreath for a holiday or season
  17. Make a candle using beeswax
  18. Build a bird feeder
  19. Design and make a card for a special occasion
  20. Create a photo album
  21. Build a piece of furniture
  22. Sew a stuffed animal
  23. Create a piece of pottery on a wheel
  24. Make a batch of homemade soap
  25. Build a garden trellis
  26. Knit a blanket
  27. Paint a portrait of a loved one
  28. Create a terrarium
  29. Decoupage a set of wooden boxes
  30. Build a wooden puzzle
  31. Make a batch of homemade candles
  32. Create a scrapbook of a special event
  33. Build a bookshelf
  34. Sew a piece of home decor
  35. Create a piece of glass art
  36. Make a batch of homemade lotion
  37. Build a wooden birdhouse
  38. Design and make a piece of stationery
  39. Create a photo collage
  40. Build a wooden toy
  41. Make a batch of homemade cleaning products
  42. Sew a piece of clothing
  43. Create a piece of sculpture
  44. Build a piece of outdoor furniture
  45. Make a batch of homemade jam or jelly
  46. Paint a mural
  47. Create a terrarium
  48. Decoupage a piece of furniture
  49. Build a wooden planter
  50. Make a batch of homemade laundry detergent
  51. Create a scrapbook of a family member or pet
  52. Build a wooden game or puzzle
Condition your clay and start your engines!

Condition your clay and start your engines!

52 Polymer Clay Crafting Prompts

  1. Customized jewelry making
  2. Sculpting miniature figurines
  3. Making Christmas ornaments
  4. Customized keychains
  5. Creating personalized magnets
  6. Designing custom phone cases
  7. Crafting miniature food replicas
  8. Making DIY bookmarks
  9. Designing your own pins and buttons
  10. Creating 3D puzzle pieces
  11. Sculpting your own dice for gaming
  12. Making custom game pieces
  13. Creating personalized name tags
  14. Designing custom luggage tags
  15. Crafting unique cufflinks
  16. Making your own tie clip
  17. Creating custom bookends
  18. Designing your own paperweights
  19. Crafting miniature terrariums
  20. Making personalized cake toppers
  21. Designing your own candle holders
  22. Creating custom picture frames
  23. Sculpting your own garden decorations
  24. Making DIY book covers
  25. Designing your own coasters
  26. Crafting custom napkin rings
  27. Making personalized Christmas tree decorations
  28. Creating your own Christmas tree ornaments
  29. Sculpting your own Christmas tree topper
  30. Designing your own Christmas tree garland
  31. Crafting unique Christmas tree lights
  32. Making your own Christmas tree stand
  33. Creating custom Christmas tree skirts
  34. Sculpting your own Hanukkah decorations
  35. Making DIY Kwanzaa decorations
  36. Designing your own Easter decorations
  37. Crafting custom Halloween decorations
  38. Making personalized Thanksgiving decorations
  39. Creating your own Valentine's Day decorations
  40. Sculpting your own New Year's Eve decorations
  41. Making DIY Mother's Day gifts
  42. Designing your own Father's Day gifts
  43. Crafting custom birthday gifts
  44. Making personalized wedding favors
  45. Creating your own baby shower favors
  46. Sculpting your own graduation gifts
  47. Making DIY anniversary gifts
  48. Designing your own retirement gifts
  49. Crafting custom Christmas gifts
  50. Making personalized Hanukkah gifts
  51. Creating your own Kwanzaa gifts
  52. Sculpting your own Easter gifts

52 Sketching Prompts

Here are 52 sketching prompts to inspire your artistic creativity:

  1. A cityscape at sunset
  2. A portrait of a loved one
  3. A still life of a vase of flowers
  4. A landscape of a mountain range
  5. A sketch of a favorite animal
  6. A drawing of a historic building
  7. A sketch of a person lost in thought
  8. A drawing of a bicycle
  9. A still life of a cup of coffee
  10. A sketch of a tree in winter
  11. A portrait of a child
  12. A cityscape at night
  13. A landscape of a beach
  14. A sketch of a favorite pet
  15. A drawing of a famous landmark
  16. A still life of a bowl of fruit
  17. A sketch of a person reading
  18. A drawing of a car
  19. A sketch of a tree in spring
  20. A portrait of an older person
  21. A cityscape during the day
  22. A landscape of a lake
  23. A sketch of a bird in flight
  24. A drawing of a castle
  25. A still life of a bottle of wine
  26. A sketch of a person playing an instrument
  27. A drawing of a boat
  28. A sketch of a tree in summer
  29. A portrait of a teenager
  30. A cityscape at dawn
  31. A landscape of a forest
  32. A sketch of a butterfly
  33. A drawing of a temple
  34. A still life of a book
  35. A sketch of a person exercising
  36. A drawing of a train
  37. A sketch of a tree in fall
  38. A portrait of a baby
  39. A cityscape during a storm
  40. A landscape of a desert
  41. A sketch of a lion
  42. A drawing of a cathedral
  43. A still life of a candle
  44. A sketch of a person cooking
  45. A drawing of a truck
  46. A sketch of a tree with a swing
  47. A portrait of a couple
  48. A cityscape with reflections
  49. A landscape of a field
  50. A sketch of a fish
  51. A drawing of a lighthouse
  52. A still life of a clock

What Do You Have in the Home to Upcycle?

Get creative with useful trash and you'll be surprised what you can create.

Get creative with useful trash and you'll be surprised what you can create.

52 Upcycling Ideas

  1. Transform an old suitcase into a coffee table
  2. Convert an old window into a picture frame
  3. Create a candle holder out of an old wine bottle
  4. Make a tote bag out of an old pair of jeans
  5. Turn an old umbrella into a chandelier
  6. Make a bulletin board out of a cookie sheet
  7. Create a garden trellis out of old bicycle wheels
  8. Turn an old sweater into a pillow cover
  9. Make a lamp out of a vase and a light bulb
  10. Repurpose an old ladder into a blanket rack
  11. Create a photo album out of an old book
  12. Turn an old dresser into a kitchen island
  13. Make a bird feeder out of a recycled soda bottle
  14. Create a clock out of an old vinyl record
  15. Transform an old window into a mirror
  16. Make a planter out of a recycled coffee can
  17. Create a terrarium out of a light bulb
  18. Turn an old t-shirt into a scarf
  19. Make a purse out of an old sweater
  20. Repurpose an old ladder into a plant stand
  21. Create a picture frame out of a fork and spoon
  22. Turn an old dresser into a bench
  23. Make a birdhouse out of an old shoe
  24. Create a lamp out of a bottle and a light bulb
  25. Transform an old window into a headboard
  26. Make a planter out of a recycled tin can
  27. Create a terrarium out of a mason jar
  28. Turn an old t-shirt into a tote bag
  29. Make a purse out of an old scarf
  30. Repurpose an old ladder into a towel rack
  31. Create a picture frame out of buttons
  32. Turn an old dresser into a bar
  33. Make a birdhouse out of an old teapot
  34. Create a lamp out of a jug and a light bulb
  35. Transform an old window into a room divider
  36. Make a planter out of a recycled plastic bottle
  37. Create a terrarium out of a glass jar
  38. Turn an old t-shirt into a skirt
  39. Make a purse out of an old belt
  40. Repurpose an old ladder into a pot rack
  41. Create a picture frame out of shells
  42. Turn an old dresser into a vanity
  43. Make a birdhouse out of an old boot
  44. Create a lamp out of a jug and a light bulb
  45. Transform an old window into a greenhouse
  46. Make a planter out of a recycled wine bottle
  47. Turn an old ladder into a bookshelf
  48. Repurpose an old dresser into a TV stand
  49. Create a planter out of a recycled tire
  50. Make a birdhouse out of an old lightbulb
  51. Create a terrarium out of a fish tank
  52. Use old t-shirts to make a quilt

These are just a few examples, but there are countless possibilities when it comes to upcycling. Be creative and think outside the box!

Get Your Sewing Needle and Thread Out, You Have Some Projects to Do

Sew by hand or by machine. It's up to you.

Sew by hand or by machine. It's up to you.

52 Sewing Prompts

  1. Pillow cover
  2. Tote bag
  3. Scarf
  4. Apron
  5. Quilt
  6. Curtain
  7. Table runner
  8. Tablecloth
  9. Napkins
  10. Placemats
  11. Table topper
  12. Potholder
  13. Hot pad
  14. Oven mitt
  15. Kitchen towel
  16. Dishcloth
  17. Shower curtain
  18. Bathmat
  19. Hand towel
  20. Facecloth
  21. Washcloth
  22. Blanket
  23. Comforter
  24. Duvet cover
  25. Sheet
  26. Pillowcase
  27. Cushion cover
  28. Bean bag chair
  29. Throw pillow
  30. Seat cushion
  31. Window valance
  32. Roman shade
  33. Balloon shade
  34. Roller shade
  35. Lampshade
  36. Slipcover
  37. Cover for a recliner or wingback chair
  38. Cover for a sofa
  39. Cover for a loveseat
  40. Cover for a dining room chair
  41. Cover for a rocking chair
  42. Cover for a bar stool
  43. Cover for a pouf or footstool
  44. Cover for a storage ottoman
  45. Cover for a pet bed
  46. Cover for a baby crib
  47. Cover for a baby stroller
  48. Cover for a baby car seat
  49. Cover for a nursing pillow
  50. Cover for a rocking chair cushion
  51. Cover for a high chair
  52. Cover for a booster seat

Journal for Joy or to Express Your Feelings

You can journal through writing feelings, or painting pictures, or creating a mixed media project. Express yourself!

You can journal through writing feelings, or painting pictures, or creating a mixed media project. Express yourself!

52 Journaling Prompts

  1. Write about a time when you felt truly content
  2. What do you think is the most important thing in life? Why?
  3. Write a letter to your younger self
  4. Describe a place that brings you peace and tranquility
  5. Write about a person who has had a significant impact on your life
  6. Write about a dream you had that you can't forget
  7. Describe a day that was the happiest of your life
  8. Write about a time when you felt truly proud of yourself
  9. Describe a moment when you felt truly alive
  10. Write about a time when you had to make a difficult decision
  11. Describe a person who you admire and why
  12. Write about a time when you felt truly grateful
  13. Describe a place that holds special memories for you
  14. Write about a time when you felt truly free
  15. Describe a person who makes you feel safe
  16. Write about a time when you felt truly loved
  17. Describe a moment when you felt truly understood
  18. Write about a fear you have overcome
  19. Describe a person who has been a role model for you
  20. Write about a time when you felt truly happy
  21. Describe a place you have always wanted to visit
  22. Write about a person who has changed your life for the better
  23. Describe a moment when you felt truly empowered
  24. Write about a time when you felt truly challenged
  25. Describe a person who has been a support system for you
  26. Write about a time when you felt truly proud of someone else
  27. Describe a place that makes you feel nostalgic
  28. Write about a time when you felt truly connected to someone
  29. Describe a moment when you felt truly in tune with nature
  30. Write about a time when you felt truly in control
  31. Describe a person who has taught you an important lesson
  32. Write about a time when you felt truly content with yourself
  33. Describe a place that makes you feel rejuvenated
  34. Write about a person who has made you laugh uncontrollably
  35. Describe a moment when you felt truly at peace
  36. Write about a time when you felt truly fulfilled
  37. Describe a person who inspires you
  38. Write about a time when you felt truly appreciated
  39. Describe a place that makes you feel alive
  40. Write about a person who has helped you through a difficult time
  41. Describe a moment when you felt truly at home
  42. Write about a time when you felt truly understood
  43. Describe a person who has been a constant in your life
  44. Write about a time when you felt truly in love
  45. Describe a place that makes you feel nostalgic
  46. Write about a person who has made a difference in the world
  47. Describe a moment when you felt truly proud of your culture
  48. Write about a time when you felt truly proud of your family
  49. Describe a person who has been a mentor to you
  50. Write about a time when you felt truly happy for someone else
  51. Describe a place that makes you feel hopeful
  52. Write about a time when you felt truly proud to be yourself

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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