21 DIY Projects to Take Your Mind Off Things

Try Any of These 21 DIY Projects to Lift Your Mood & Distract You! kid-friendly craft projects, essential oils, how to ice dye, DIY craft projects. #DIY #crafts #tutorials #diyprojects

When I asked on Instagram what type of content I can share that will help to either distract or inspire you during the COVID-19 pandemic, one resounding suggestion was to share more DIYs! I have new ones in the works that use pantry and household goods, but for now I wanted to re-share some of the best projects we’ve shared in the past here on the blog. There are SO many and a few are kid-friendly, too. I realize that it might not be the easiest thing to find all of the materials to complete this projects. I did my best to round up our simplest DIY projects, but if you need help finding a substitute item for one, leave a comment on the post and I’ll do my best to suggest something else!

Project pictured: Shibori style dye bath mat
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A Pastel Hued Modern Flower Arrangement for Valentine’s Day | DIY

How to Make A Pastel Hued Modern Flower Arrangement for Valentine's Day! Create an ikebana inspired centerpiece with orchids, white protea, and sweet peas for a dramatic blush, pale pink, and lavender flower installation wrapped in ivory tulle. Step-by-step DIY tutorial on jojotastic.com #valentinesday #centerpiece #pinkflowers #modernflowerarrangement #modernflowers #diy

Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day in your house? I love any excuse to celebrate, but my floral business usually consumes most of February 14th, so this year we’re planning a cozy evening in. I’m breaking out my Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking cookbook and I’ve already bought a lovely bottle of Italian wine that we’re really looking forward to.

I’ve shared a few Valentine’s Day-inspired tutorials in the past, including these pretty bouquets perfect for giving your bestie and this centerpiece to adorn a table for two. So this year, Joanna and I wanted to change things up and try a modern flower arrangement that felt more like an installation. The result is dramatic and unexpected — but still easy to recreate yourself. Here’s how!

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Eco-Friendly Holiday Decor DIY: 3 Birdseed Ornaments

3 Ways to Make Eco-Friendly Holiday Decor with Birdseed. Kid-friendly craft tutorial. DIY birdseed ornament, garland, and swag. #DIY #crafts #kidscrafts #birdseed #birdseedornament #ornament #ornamentDIY #garland #swag #holidays #christmas #ecofriendly #sustainability

When it comes to sharing DIY posts, we’re often asked to share crafts that are kid-friendly, but still with our usually creativity and style. Immediately, we thought of making traditional birdseed ornaments. But it wouldn’t be a Jojotastic DIY without putting a twist on them… and in typical fashion, I couldn’t stop with just one idea — I had to give you three! When it comes to DIY tutorials, I’m a big fan of anything that is multi-purpose and eco-friendly — and these birdseed ornaments hit ALL the right notes.

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Rustic Foraged Evergreen Centerpiece | DIY

How to Make a Foraged Evergreen Centerpiece for Your Winter Tablescape! DIY tutorial for a flower arrangement for a Festive Forest Christmas Tablescape, inspired by Nordic and Scandinavian decor and hygge holiday decorations. #christmastable #tablescape #holidaytable #christmasdecor #holidaydecor #greendiningtable #diningtable #christmasvillage #hygge #greenery #pine #greencenterpiece #centerpiece

What did you think of Joanna’s holiday tablescape yesterday? Personally, I love the festive simplicity of it. The holidays always come with so much bling and sparkle, sometimes it’s nice to embrace a palette cleanser and tone things down, ya know? I think there’s so much beauty in that. Today, I am sharing a foraged evergreen centerpiece tutorial that’s so simple and easy to recreate. With Joanna’s Scandinavian woodland Christmas theme in mind, I knew the primary goal was to have our centerpiece be a little reflection of the forest. After all, here in the PNW, that isn’t hard to achieve! In fact, all of the greenery we used was foraged, except for the juniper.

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A Modern Thanksgiving Centerpiece with Dried Flowers | DIY

Learn How to Make this Modern Thanksgiving Centerpiece with Dried Flowers, Golden Chrysanthemums, Cream Spray Roses, Branches of oak and maple leaves. Get the full DIY tutorial on Jojotastic.com #flowerarrangement #floralarrangement #flowerarranging #centerpiece #thanksgiving #fall #thanksgivingdecor #florals #flowers #fallflowers #friendsgiving

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is just over a week away. How are you preparing? When I’m creating flower arrangements in the fall, I really enjoy incorporating the beauty of the rich golds and browns and the crispy textures of dried foliage and florals in my designs. I used to balk at dried botanicals as I mentally categorized them with bowls of potpourri and lace doilies (all of which have great potential in the right context). But now, each autumn I’m more and more inspired by the beauty they exhibit and I think they can actually be used to create a very modern Thanksgiving centerpiece!

BTW, I’ll be hosting a wreath workshop on December 3rd at OOLA Distillery in Capitol Hill. If you live in the Seattle area, we’d love for you to join us. We’ll be making wreaths from blue spruce, cypress and juniper to create a unique, fragrant beauty to adorn your home for the holidays, all while sipping on hand crafted hot toddies featuring OOLA spirits. Click here for more details and tickets.

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Make These Soy Wax Candles with Juniper Berry Essential Oil for a Thoughtful Gift

How to Make Soy Wax Candles with Juniper Berry Essential Oil. Embrace the hygge with a beautiful soy wax candle scented with juniper berry and decorated with fresh cedar, plus they are an easy handmade gift idea! Get the full tutorial at Jojotastic.com #diy #candle #juniperberry #essentialoils #soywax #candlediy #handmadegift #giftidea #christmas #holiday

I know Joanna is ready and willing to start adding some cozy holiday touches to her tiny bungalow, and I’m not very far behind her. I’m already dreaming of trimming the tree and unpacking my Nutcracker collection (yes, really). But until we go full Christmas up in here, we thought it’d be nice to ease our way into the season with these super simple, beautiful juniper berry candles festooned with dried juniper berries and fresh cedar fronds. It’s a quick and easy way to make something festive — and it’s perfect for upcycling old glass vessels!

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12 Handmade Holiday Decorations to Make Your Home Festive AF

12 Handmade Holiday Decor Ideas! DIY tutorials including swag, pom pom garland, himmeli ornament, tree topper, stockings, and more! #holidaydecor #handmadechristmas #DIYchristmas #DIY #crafts #holiday #christmas #thanksgiving #christmascraft #handmadedecor #christmasdecor

In my book, nothing beats handmade holiday decorations. Not only is it often more budget-friendly, but you can customize it to be any color and material you want. Over the years, we’ve shared so many holiday DIYs and craft tutorials here on the blog, so I wanted to round up some of my favorites. This list of 12 handmade decorations is only the tip of the iceberg — you can always find even more craft projects here!

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