Suddenly, a lot of us are finding ourselves with a lot more free time – and in the midst of so much madness, it’s important to do what we can to feel good.
Making and mending can not only help us work on mindfulness – but can help us be more sustainable by fixing things instead of buying new and be more zero waste at home.
Want to practice some self care? Learn a new skill? Just want something else to do if you’re already on your tenth at-home pub quiz? Take a look through our recommendations of videos and tutorials about making and mending crafts. See how you can be more sustainable, as well as save your funds, just by staying at home.
1. Make a felt plant hanger
Yodomo offers online courses, kits and live webinars from independent artists to help us all get more creative. And when we don’t have the freedom to go outside, Yodomo are helping us bring nature indoors by offering a FREE course on how to make a felt plant hanger from felt offcuts (taken from The Mindful Maker by Clare Youngs, in partnership with CICO Books).
Use these clear step-by-step instructions to learn how to prepare your felt hanger, as well as a range of hand-stitching techniques you can go on to use again and again.
And once this is done, have a browse through Yodomo’s site for a range of different crafty guides – maybe try making a loved one a DIY craft with your newfound skills.