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Crafts For Creative People: A Learning Experience


Crafts For Creative People: A Learning Experience

With the work from home setup becoming the new normal, it’s high time that you start exploring your creative pursuits. Something that can get your mind off work and help you unwind. Pursuing a hobby is a great way to help you do just that. 


Hobbies are an amazing stimulant to boost your mental health and build positive emotions. There are craft kits and courses available online that help you get started in niches like leathercrafting, stitching, painting, sketching and so forth. Additionally, these courses provide you with DIY templates that you can take up as hands-on projects. Completing them will instil a sense of belief and confidence within you and make you take up more complex projects. 


The best part about pursuing hobbies? Well, it’s that time just flies by when you’re at it. Why don’t you consider taking a crafting course? 


Through this article, we bring you to 10 of the most compelling craft kits in the UK and DIY templates that can get you started on your crafting journey.


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10 Craft Kits For Creative People


There are a multitude of craft kit options available on the internet and purchasing the wrong one can have a detrimental effect on your leathercrafting process. Thus, we’ve put together an insightful list of crafting kits that are sure to pique your interest. From cheesemaking to calligraphy, the topics covered via these DIY templates are highly interesting and will keep you engaged for hours on end. 


Craft Kit #1: Artisans Leather Crafting Kits

Artisans DIY Leather Craft Kit London UK

Leather as a stitching material has fascinated humans for centuries. With the rise of technology, you can indulge in leathercrafting from the comfort of your home. 


If you think that leathercrafting is difficult and can only be carried out by professionals, then you’re in for a pleasant surprise. 


The Artisans leathercrafting kit is a wholesome and beginner-friendly kit that equips you with the fundamentals of Leathercraft. 


It’s provided with all the tools and some basic DIY templates that will guide you in crafting out elegant and functional leather products such as Leather Card Holder, Leather Glass Case, Leather Passport Holder, and Leather Keyring.


Craft Kit #2: DIY Lip Balm Kit

DIY Lip Balm Kit

If you’re looking for an interesting crafting kit to indulge yourself in, why not create a scented DIY lip balm and that too at home?


This wholesome - make your own lip balm  - kit consists of everything you need to make five variations of your very own natural lip balm. Contained in a recyclable cardboard box, the crafting kits include shea butter, beeswax, cocoa butter, almond oil, five empty pots, five blank white labels, and a set of instructions.


And since everything is weighed out, the ingredients in the box are ready to use. All you need to do is follow the instructions.


Craft Kit #3: Candle Making Kit

Candle Making Kit

This crafting kit is perfect for you if you’re looking to indulge in kits that add value to your household. This wholesome - make your calm & cosy soy candle making - kit allows you to create your very own soy scented candles. 


With easy to use instructions and eco-friendly ingredients, all you need to do is follow the instruction guide that’s provided and let your creativity run wild. You can even go further and personalise your candles with candle labels. 


Craft Kit #4: Calligraphy Starter Kit

Calligraphy Starter Kit

If you have a steady hand and are looking to further venture into calligraphy, this crafting kit provides you with the perfect opportunity to do so. This calligraphy starter kit provided by Wildflower Art Studio is ideal for beginners and includes everything you need to learn the art of the ‘pointed-pen’ calligraphy. 


Craft Kit #5: Woodburning DIY Craft Kit

Woodburning DIY Craft Kit

This project is definitely up there in terms of creativity and uniqueness. This wood-burning craft kit will help you engrave designs into wood using the technique of burning wood, formally known as pyrography. The kit contains multiple pieces of wood which you can practice on and some paints which you can use to further personalise your creations. Additionally, the crafting kit consists of a carving block where you can insert pictures into the frame. 


Craft Kit #6: Botanical Bookmark Craft Kit

DIY Botanical Bookmark Craft Kit

If you’re an avid reader and are looking for a creative take on DIY bookmarks, then this botanical bookmark crafting kit will get you excited. Using this kit, you can capture the essence of your favourite seasonal flower by creating a bookmark out of it. 

With easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and materials like epoxy resins and silicone moulds, use this crafting kit to create pristine bookmarks. 


Craft Kit #7: Bookbinding Kit

DIY Bookbinding Kit

If you’re looking for a hands-on project, this bookbinding kit is just what you need. It has all the tools, supplies and instruction manual needed to create a handmade hardbound journal. This kit in particular will teach you to make an A6 classic hardcover book with 140 pages.


Craft Kit #8: DIY Cheesemaking Kit


DIY Cheesemaking Kit


Have you ever considered becoming a cheese connoisseur? Have you ever considered indulging in making your cheese? This DIY cheesemaking kit provided by Etsy UK helps you do just that and all this within the comfort of your home. 

Available in two sizes, all you need to purchase to indulge in making a variety of flavoured cheese is fresh milk. Follow the step-by-step recipe included within the crafting kit and create multiple flavours of homemade cheese. 


Craft Kit #9: DIY Leather Belt Kit

DIY Leather Belt Kit

As a leathercrafting enthusiast, you can get your hands on this DIY leather belt kit to help you craft out a personalised leather belt for your everyday use. 

This wholesome craft kit consists of base leathers and other necessary tools that you need to complete this DIY. As additional guidance for you, the kit includes manual and video instructions that detail every step of the belt making process.


Craft Kit #10: Bead & Jewellery Making Kit


Bead & Jewellery Making Kit


If you’re looking to add a bit of personality into your wardrobe, why not consider a DIY bead and jewellery making kit? 

Each kit consists of a mixture of lampwork glass, pressed glass, seed beads, resin beads and metal beads with numerous threads, cords and elastics. Additionally, each kit is unique as it’s hand-cast so every piece of jewellery you make is going to be unique. 

All you need to do is to follow the general beading instructions and let your creative intuition guide you through the process. 


These are some of the most compelling craft kits in the UK that you can consider indulging in. By no means is this list exhaustive but the therapeutic effect that these craft kits will provide is unparalleled. 


That being said, make sure to invest all your attention and energy into the task at hand while dealing with these DIY templates. Your diligence will help you not only master a new skill but will also get your mind off the work-induced stress. 


Also Read: Mental Health Awareness Month - Meet The Inspirational Charities Using Craft As Therapy


To help you ease into your journey of leathercrafting, we, at Artisans, have created a one-stop guide for all leathercrafting enthusiasts. Whether you’re just starting or a proficient leathercrafter, we provide you with numerous leathercrafting kits, easy-to-follow-along resources and beginner-friendly DIY projects. So what are you waiting for? Get yourself our wholesome leather crafting kit today and indulge in making personalised leather items.


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