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55 Adult Crafting Innovations

From DIY Furniture Kits to Feminist Coloring Books

— May 2, 2016 — Art & Design
These adult crafting innovations range from feminist coloring books to DIY furniture kits that are designed for creative audiences. Promoting hands-on crafting and construction techniques, these novelty products, art kits and tutorials are reflective of a growing maker culture.

In addition to standouts like DIY rainbow paint rollers and paper-crafted pinatas that are both festive and inexpensive, other notables include more niche, holiday products. These range from alcoholic advent calendars -- made from used wine bottles -- to string light Christmas trees that are created using common household materials.

Other adult crafting innovations include monthly sneaker subscriptions and customizable sneaker kits that encourage authenticity and personalization among fashion fans. Though inspired by childhood, these crafting examples target a cost-conscious Millennial demographic who thrives when expressing themselves creatively.
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Online Handicraft Markets
Online Handicraft Markets
The 'Handmade at Amazon' Store Sells Genuine Handicrafts
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Ready-Made Design Apps
Ready-Made Design Apps
'Startup Desygner' Allows Anyone to Create Beautiful Designs
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DIY Advent Calendar Bunting
DIY Advent Calendar Bunting
This Homemade Advent Calendar Garland is Festive and Celebratory
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Charitable Crafting Parties
Charitable Crafting Parties
Sole Hope Parties Give Guests the Chance to Make Shoes for Ugandans
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Beaded Hanging Notepads
Beaded Hanging Notepads
The DIY Hanging Note Roll is a Convenient and Chic Stationary Piece
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50
Artful Fitness Groups
Artful Fitness Groups
'The Local Skill' Fuses Community Workouts with Art
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DIY Thanksgiving Place Cards
DIY Thanksgiving Place Cards
This Tutorial Involves Turning Acorns into Popular Emojis
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Custom Paper Chandeliers
Custom Paper Chandeliers
The 'Zettel'z 5' Chandelier Come Packed with Customizable Features
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DIY Splattered Sneakers
DIY Splattered Sneakers
This Stylish Shoes are Given an Art Deco Aesthetic with Colorful Paint
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Cross-Medium Artist Festivals
Cross-Medium Artist Festivals
The 'Seeing Music' Music and Art Festival Blends Different Mediums
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Wage Gap Coloring Books
Wage Gap Coloring Books
This Adult Coloring Book from Bizwomen Comments on Pay Inequality
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Multipurpose Maker Printers
Multipurpose Maker Printers
The Northype Adam Can 3D Print, Laser-Etch and Much More
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DIY Woven Strap Bags
DIY Woven Strap Bags
These Woven Bags are Made with Customizable Materials
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DIY Marble Pinatas
DIY Marble Pinatas
This DIY Pinata Makes a Fun Party Accent and Sleek Piece of Decor
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Entrepreneurial Gift Retailers
Entrepreneurial Gift Retailers
The Grommet Promotes Artisans While Encouraging Ethical Shopping
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Hand-Painted Advent Calendars
Hand-Painted Advent Calendars
This DIY Watercolor Calendar Can Be Made Any Time of the Year
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Feminist Colouring Books
Feminist Colouring Books
This Activity Book Celebrates the Complex Lives of Women
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Social Media Coloring Books
Social Media Coloring Books
'Color Me Book' Turns Instagram Pictures into Adult Coloring Books
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Photo Book DIYs
Photo Book DIYs
Honestly WTF's Latest Project is a Sentimental Mother's Day Gift
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Artisanal Sewing Kits
Artisanal Sewing Kits
Kaufmann Mercantile's Vintage Sewing Kit Boasts Construction Essentials
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DIY Rainbow Paint Rollers
DIY Rainbow Paint Rollers
This Hybrid Roller Uses 10 Different Colors to Paint Beautiful Rainbows
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Relaxing Selfie-Coloring Apps
Relaxing Selfie-Coloring Apps
This App Turns Any Smartphone Photo into a Coloring Book Page
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Homemade Gemstone Soaps
Homemade Gemstone Soaps
This DIY Tutorial Shares How to Make Fresh Soap into Elegant Rock Crystals
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Robotic Component Kits
Robotic Component Kits
The 'PurpleKit' Home Robot Construction Kit Provides Components to DIY
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Hybrid Coloring Notebooks
Hybrid Coloring Notebooks
This Notebook Has Pages for Taking Notes and Coloring Illustrations
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Custom Embroidery Machines
Custom Embroidery Machines
The Singer S10 Studio Embroidery Sewing Machine Enables Customization
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Letterpress At-Home Kits
Letterpress At-Home Kits
Brit + Co Helps People Create Their Own Quality Cards and Art
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Marbled Paper DIYs
Marbled Paper DIYs
Honestly WTF's Latest Craft Project Creates Beautiful Stationary Sets
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Monthly Sticker Subscriptions
Monthly Sticker Subscriptions
Pipsticks Offers New Sticker Designs to Subscribers Each Month
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Automated Sewing Machines
Automated Sewing Machines
The Brother SE1800 Sewing Embroidery Machine Can be Set to Sew Anything
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Tassel Basket DIYs
Tassel Basket DIYs
Honesty WTF's DIY Decor Project is Perfect for Bohemian Interiors
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Vibrant Textile Design Pop-Ups
Vibrant Textile Design Pop-Ups
The Kauniste Pop-Up Brings Finnish Design to Helsinki Airport
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Pearl Denim DIYs
Pearl Denim DIYs
Honestly WTF Makes Embellished Denim Easy and Inexpensive
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DIY Wireless Speakers
DIY Wireless Speakers
This DIY Project Lets Makers Create Custom AirPlay Speakers
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Adult Art Therapy Kits
Adult Art Therapy Kits
The Blissfu Studi Adult Coloring Art Kit Provides Stress Relief
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Brawny Presidential Coloring Books
Brawny Presidential Coloring Books
This Coloring Book Features Images of a Brawny Bernie Sanders
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Reclaimed Nature Art Series
Reclaimed Nature Art Series
'Wonderplant Prints' Creates Art with Leaves and Stickers
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Rapper-Inspired Coloring Books
Rapper-Inspired Coloring Books
Etsy's Drake Coloring Book Features Familiar and Printable Images
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Coloring Tape Rolls
Coloring Tape Rolls
This Washi Tape Design is Like a Coloring Book in Adhesive Roll Form
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Sneaker Customization Kits
Sneaker Customization Kits
JGoods Helps People Personalize Their Shoes with Waterproof Paint
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Oversized Snowflake Decor
Oversized Snowflake Decor
These Paper Snowflake Patterns are Gorgeously Gigantic
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Haute Couture Coloring Books
Haute Couture Coloring Books
This Book Features Hand-Drawn Fashion Sketches from the 1950s
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String Light Christmas Trees
String Light Christmas Trees
This DIY Christmas Tree is Modern and Illuminating
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Marbled Egg DIYs
Marbled Egg DIYs
This Easter Crafts are Customized with Colored Nail Polish
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DIY Bracelet Kits
DIY Bracelet Kits
These Elegant Homemade Beaded Cuffs Incorporate Color and Craftmanship
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Upcycled Insect Plates
Upcycled Insect Plates
This DIY Dishware Collection Features Printed Tea Cups and Saucers
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Glowing Timber Tables
Glowing Timber Tables
The Mike Warren Cypress Tables Light Up Homes at Night
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Marbled Sneaker DIYs
Marbled Sneaker DIYs
Fall For DIY's Easy Project Makes Your Slip-Ons Look Like a Million Bucks
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Collaborative Puzzle Chairs
Collaborative Puzzle Chairs
Makershop's Printed Chair Was Created by Over 70 Designers
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Effortless 3D Modeling Apps
Effortless 3D Modeling Apps
MakerBot PrintShop's Shape Maker Turns 2D Drawings into 3D Models
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DIY Plastic-Recycling Machines
DIY Plastic-Recycling Machines
The 'Precious Plastic' Project Encourages Plastic Recycling
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Customizable Art Kits
Customizable Art Kits
The Modular Art Kits from 'mākgoods' Allow Anyone to Create Original Artwork
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DIY Macrame Lampshades
DIY Macrame Lampshades
Plumen Teams Up with Wool and the Gang for a Fun Lighting Kit
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Adult DIY Kits
Adult DIY Kits
This Craft Kit Company Helps Grown-Ups Feel More Confident in Their Fixing Ability
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DIY Furniture Kits
DIY Furniture Kits
The UXA Steel Brackets Allow Consumers to Transform Wooden Beams into Furniture
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