Loading... Please wait...

Five Rainy Crafts You Can Do At Home

Posted by

April showers may bring May flowers, but for a mother of school-aged kids, a rainy day can mean a day stuck indoors with bored little ones. Thankfully, there are plenty of indoor activities you can do in your home, and crafting is a great way to spend hours being creative and having fun.

If you are looking for great crafts to do on your rainy days in, see below for some ideas on how to use everyday household items to make something ordinary extraordinary again, and have a great time doing it as well.

Make a cereal box guitar. Instruments are one of the easiest crafts to make, as they can be made from just about anything. If you have a drummer in the family that is prone to banging on your pots and pans, have them try something more melodic by cutting a hole in a cereal box, and wrapping rubber bands around the hold. A straw cut beneath the string helps to create sound, and a long thin box can be attached for a neck to complete the look. Either paint or decorate with stickers and start jamming away.

Repurpose old picture frames. There are hundreds of uses for picture frames that have nothing to do with holding photos. If you have some gold picture frames, round frames or oval picture frames that have lost their luster, try repurposing them into other things such as a key holder by attached screw hooks to the inside edges and decorating it, or a TV tray by adding a hard bottom to the frame, and painting it all to match the decor.

Make a homemade cable car for small dolls and stuffed animals. Cut out a square on each side of a small box that can be used as “windows,” and have your child decorate the car however they choose with paint or stickers. Then attach a cut straw with a piece of tape to the top of your car, and string it with some yarn. Hang your yarn from two long points (preferably on a downward slope) and have your child zip their animals back and forth for hours of fun.

Paint rocks found in the yard. Go out during a break in the rain, or before if you know it’s about to start, and collect as many medium, smooth rocks as you can find. Have your children paint them with craft paint in any design they want from swirls to ladybugs or even eyeballs. After they have dried, you can either keep them for decoration in your home or hide them throughout your city for others to enjoy.

Make a planter from an old soda bottle. If you have a two-liter bottle lying around, clean it out to make it a creative planter. Decorate the bottle with a funny face such as googly eyes, a clown nose or other unusual features made from construction paper, and plant a tall growing seed. As the seeds grow, so will your planters “hair,” making this craft a delight for weeks to come.

Preserving Baby’s First Year with A Nursery Gallery Wall

Blues, pinks, animals, letters, and blankets are all typical components of decorating a baby’s nursery. Make this space a unique and personalized part of your home with a nursery gallery wall. This area will be the perfect place to display those sweet and special items you love and cherish.Here are some fun components to a beautiful gallery wall [...]

Read More »


Wedding Décor using Picture Frames

‘Tis the season to be marrying! We all know that June is one of the most popular months couples select for their weddings. It provides the bright colors of summer and the perfect weather for an outdoor affair.If you are getting married on this “marry” month of June, you can get a head start on the décor for your wedding. [...]

Read More »


All About Mats and Liners

One way to add to the overall visual impact of a framed photograph or artwork is to use mats and/or liners. Mats and liners give your framed item a sophisticated and polished look. They also provide a separator that softly transitions from the frame to the image.Mat vs. LinerPurpose. Liners and mats serve basically the same purpose. They serve [...]

Read More »


Making a Statement with a Photo Wall Display

A photo or art gallery wall is an excellent way to make a statement. Much more so if the photos or artwork you are displaying are your or your loved one’s own. Your portraits, your children’s artwork, landscape photography you took, your sketches or artwork in your collection will tell the viewer a lot about you and your personality.What’s [...]

Read More »


How to Select Pictures for Your Home Gallery Display

Your family’s memories are not simply to be treasured. You also have plenty of opportunities to display these precious memories for all to enjoy. With the advent of digital photography, you can enjoy clicking your camera to get the best shots of a family event or of special moments (i.e. your child’s first steps, your summer at the beach [...]

Read More »


Decorating With White Picture Frames

Wow them with white!White picture frames can both be classic or contemporary, whimsical or formal, elegant or playful. The color white, being neutral, is the perfect foil for photos. It also works well with both simple and ornate designs. White picture frames can add an airy atmosphere and brightness, especially to small and enclosed spaces. At The Victorian Frame Company, [...]

Read More »


Shape Shifting: Alternative Shapes for Picture Frames

Tired of the traditional rectangular or oval picture frames? Victorian Frame Company offers a lot of alternatives if you are thinking of trying other picture frame shapes for your home or office design needs. The creative use of these alternatively-shaped picture frames can add a unique look and feel to the atmosphere you are trying to create.Here are some shapes you [...]

Read More »


Convex Glass and other Glass Options for Picture Frames

At Victorian Frame Company, you have the option to buy picture frames with or without glazing. There are some pictures and acrylic paintings that do not need glazing. However, most pictures need to be protected from the presence of dust, grime, moisture and curious hands of children and pets.Indeed, glazing is an all-important component in a frame’s protective capability. The [...]

Read More »


Wooden, Silver and Gold Picture Frames: When to Use It in Your Home

If walls were like faces, picture frames would serve as accessories – earrings, makeup or sunglasses. It adds an instant atmosphere to an otherwise drab or boring wall. As you carefully select all the pieces of a room (furniture and appliances) and how these will be placed, you also need to carefully choose your picture frames and other wall [...]

Read More »