Whether you’re watching the big game or just hunkering down on the couch with a thoughtfully crafted charcuterie board for an evening of “Netflix and Chill”, it’s the perfect time to work on a couch craft! We’ve rounded up our favorite crafts that are perfect for couch potato-ing for hours on end (just be careful not to get Cheeto dust on your embroidery project).
We love Procreate for many reasons, but mainly because it allows us to easily combine our love of creating designs while simultaneously watching Netflix on the couch. Let Spoonflower designer and the creator of #doodleaday on Instagram @Ellolovey give you all the pointers you need for getting to know this amazing tool.
If you’ve been looking for a creative way to highlight your road trip memories or trace your family ancestry, this couch-friendly (not to mention beginner friendly) tutorial by Robert Mahar is the “X marks the spot” on your handcrafted adventure. Once you’ve seen the five ways Robert personalizes a map with embroidery, you’ll be ready to give this project a try.
All you need is a watercolor notebook, some paints and a brush for this beginner art project! No detailed drawing skills required. Once you’ve got your abstract watercolors created, Suzy Quilts will show you how easy it is to turn them into fabric for your next mini quilt.
If you’ve ever completed a wallpaper refresh in your home, you’ve probably found yourself asking what to do with the wallpaper scraps left behind. It’s hard to part with such beautifully designed wallpaper, even if they’re only suitable for an ant-sized room makeover. While Danish stars are commonly made during the holidays, give this project a try with a colorful design to refresh your home for spring.
Can you tell embroidery is our favorite way to craft from the couch? We loved how Katie Kortman took this photo of her daughter on the first day of school, printed it on fabric and embellished it with fun embroidery stitches. Get ready to see how easy it is to turn your family photos into wall-art worthy pictures with simple embroidery and a fat quarter of Linen Cotton Canvas!
Celebrating milestones like a first birthday calls for one-of-a-kind decorations to help create a festive atmosphere and commemorate the big occasion. It’s even better when the entire project can be completed from the comfort of your couch! Learn how to design a personalized no-sew garland for any event.
Thanks to its hand-stitching technique and small pieces, English paper piecing is a very couch (and travel) friendly way to quilt. Check out this tutorial from our friend Wild Olive to get started on your next paper-pieced masterpiece, perfect for appliquéing onto a tea towel or tote bag for a thoughtful gift.
While we can’t be held responsible for being the reason you finished Season 1 of Cheer in one sitting, we’ll happily be by your side to provide you hours of DIY fun with these 10 projects. Find even more no-sew projects you can master in a weekend here.