22 of the best craft kits for adults: From embroidery to candle making

For all its (many) negatives, lockdown has at least allowed us to reintroduce ourselves to the wonder that is hobbies. Remember those? For many of us, the last time we took the time to indulge in anything extracurricular was when we were at school. But if coronavirus has given us anything remotely positive, it’s the gift of time.

We started off with baking, yoga-ing, working out in our living rooms, running, organising (and reorganising) and then baking once again (probably another no-yeast pizza). Then we watched the entirety of Netflix’s television and movie offering (OK maybe not quite everything, but it sure feels like it) until we eventually succumbed to ordering a jigsaw puzzle (and immediately became obsessed with them).

However, if you’re starting to feel like you’re running out of new things to do – maybe you can’t stand the idea of baking yet another banana bread or the thought of seeing one more oddly-shaped jigsaw piece fills you with dread – might we suggest that crafting could be the direction you need to go in.

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Craft projects can consume hours, even days, of your time and, even better, at the end of it you should be left with a useable or decorative item that you can keep and cherish forever.

While you may have thought craft kits were a joy reserved only for children, think again. Crafting has gone chic and there’s range of kits out there at very affordable prices to make everything from candles and cushion covers to wall hangings, lip balm and pasta. Trust us, once you start crafting, you won’t be able to stop.

Craft kits are a great idea for everyone, from the creatively averse to the seasoned crafting pro – experts can whizz through a litany of projects while novices aren’t left in the dark as every kit comes with all the necessary tools, materials and step-by-step instructions.

There are so many benefits to crafting – not least that you can make unique and stylish improvements to you home and wardrobe through handcrafting one-of-a-kind items. To give you a head start on the best kits to begin your foray into the world of crafting, we’ve rounded up the best craft kits to order online straight to your door.

22 of the best craft kits for adults

needle punch kit
Not on the High Street

Make Your Own Needle Punch Art Kit, £30, Not on the High Street

candle kit
Not on the High Street

Calm And Cosy Soy Candle Making Kit, £28, Not on the High Street

cross stitch kit
Not on the High Street

Happy Cross Stitch Kit, £58, Not on the High Street

kintsugi kit
Not on the High Street

Kintsugi Repair Kit, £15, Not on the High Street

embroidery hoop kit
Etsy

Cactus Embroidery Kit, £20.95, Etsy

macrame kit
Wool and the Gang

Off the wall hanging, £24, Wool and the Gang

cardigan kit
Not on the High Street

Button ‘Knit’ Up Slouchy Cardigan Knitting Kit, £75, Not on the High Street

lip balm kit
Not on the High Street

Make Your Own Lip Balm Kit, £19.95, Not on the High Street

felt dachshund
Etsy

Dachshund Mini Needle Felting Kit, £10, Etsy

soap kit
Etsy

Eco Friendly Soap Making Kit, £16.99, Etsy

blanket kit
Solid and Marl

Bobble Stitch Throw Crochet Kit, £59, Solid and Marl

jewellery kit
Not on the High Street

Silver Ring Making Kit, £115, Not on the High Street

pasta kit
Not on the High Street

Luxury Pasta Making Kit – Eight Piece, £35, Not on the High Street

cushion cover kit
Not on the High Street

Make Your Own Beginner Masley Cushion Cover Knit Kit, £48, Not on the High Street

Macrame plant hanger
Wool and the Gang

Hanging around plant hanger, £21, Wool and the Gang

cross stitch
Etsy

Funny Cross Stitch Kit, £12, Etsy

weaving kit
Etsy

Pop-up Weaving Loom Kit, £15, Etsy

face mask kit
Not on the High Street

Make Your Own Face Mask Kit, £17.95, Not on the High Street

embroidery kit
Not on the High Street

Run The World Embroidery Kit, £20, Not on the High Street

lampshade kit
Etsy

Lampshade making craft kit, £12, Etsy

cushion kit
Not on the High Street

Intitial Cross Stitch Kit, £52, Not on the High Street

beeswax wrap kit
Not on the High Street

Make Your Own Beeswax Food Wrap Kits, £16.95, Not on the High Street