Do you sometimes struggle to find enough spare time to get creative?
Over the years I’ve found a way to make use of even short snippets of time to enjoy being creative…. because even just 10 minutes spent with a coffee and a craft project can be very relaxing and boost your overall creativity.
This process was very beneficial to me when we had the holiday resort business. I often had brief periods where I could indulge in something creative, but it wasn’t enough time to actually set up and work on a bigger project.
I used a project basket that contained various creative projects that could be pulled out and worked on for a brief time and quickly packed up again. I guess you’d call these portable projects.
Here’s 10 of my favourite 10 minute projects
I cut out all the petal shapes and keep them in a zip lock bag ready for when I have a few minutes to sear edges over a candle. This one is probably my most relaxing craft project.
Tutorial for Fabric Peonies.
I’ve been making these petite little crochet flowers for years and use them in all kinds of crafts from handmade cards, tags, art journals to general crafting. I try to always have a container of them ready to use.
Tutorial for Mini Crochet Flowers.
Here’s another perfect embellishment to have a stock pile of… sweet little felt flowers.
Tutorial for Mini Felt Flowers.
It’s as simple as cut, rip and roll up, but very handy to have ready for future projects.
Tutorial for Hand Ripped Fabric Ribbon.
This is another one that takes a few minutes and good to have on hand for crafting projects.
Tutorial for Dyed Crinkle Seam Binding.
These are super quick and easy and make for great token gift that can be tucked inside a card.
Tutorial for Sewing Needle Keepers.
It only takes a few minutes to sew pretty buttons onto a printable button card. This is another great one to have on hand to gift to a friend or use in crafting projects and journaling.
Printable for Button Cards.
Embellishments for card making are always very useful to have stored in readiness for a quick card or tag project.
Tutorial for DIY Paper Flowers.
Download and print these tags on card and have them cut out and ready to attach to any item you are selling or gifting.
Printable for Handmade Tags.
10. Printing Downloaded Printables for Future Projects
Do you keep a stockpile of free printables from the internet?
If you’ve got a spare 10 minutes, print a few off ready for use next time you are crafting.
I hope these ideas are useful for you when you have limited crafting time.
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