Master a New Skill with These Creative Craft Kits You Can Order Online

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Over the last several months, we've heard from dozens of readers who have picked up a new craft skill during quarantine. Whether you're just looking for a way to stay busy during the evenings or you need a creative outlet that doesn't involve leaving your house, don't worry: A gorgeous DIY project doesn't require a trip to the crafts store.

It turns out, craft kits aren't just for kids! We've rounded up our favorite online craft kits you can have delivered directly to your doorstep to keep you busy while you're at home. Order a beginner-level kit to learn how to crochet or knit, or opt for an intermediate project to master a skill you already know. These projects can also help you try something you've never done before, like making string art or embroidering.

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Learn to Knit Kit

knitting needles next to a skein of purple yarn
Courtesy of Purl Soho

If knitting is a skill you've always thought about learning but never made time for, now's the perfect time to pick up a pair of needles. This learn to knit kit has everything you need—complete with 30 color options (pictured here is bougainvillea pink). The kit comes with bamboo knitting needles, two skeins of super-soft merino wool, a tapestry needle, and instructions to help you learn three basic stitches.

Buy It: Learn to Knit Kit ($74, Purl Soho)

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Cross-Stitch Kit

cross stitch pattern next to colored thread
Courtesy of Etsy

If you've ever wanted to learn how to cross-stitch, now's the time to do it. And what better first project than this gorgeous monstera plant design? The kit includes a 9-inch wood hoop (that's how big the finished project will be), fabric, needle, thread, and a detailed pattern guide to walk you through every step.

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String Art Kit

wood board with nails and string in a mountain pattern
Courtesy of The Knotty Nail

You don't have to have a wood shop (or even a tool bag) to make this gorgeous DIY wood sign. All you need is a hammer! Order a DIY kit from The Knotty Nail and you'll be crafting your own string art creation in just a few days. Here's how it works: When you get the kit, you'll use the included pattern to hammer nails into the 8x10 walnut board, creating the mountain shapes. Then, use the provided string to "color in" the design. Finish it with the included raw laser-cut wood word and your piece will be ready to display. DIY kits ship in just 3 days (with free shipping), so you'll be crafting in no time.

Buy It: Explore DIY Kit ($25, The Knotty Nail)

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Crocheted Everyday Bag

woman holding a tan and coral crocheted bag
Courtesy of Wool and the Gang

Wool and the Gang is one of our favorite places to buy knitting and crochet supplies, and one of their best projects is on sale right now. This DIY bag comes with 17 different color options, and the kit comes with everything you'll need, including a crochet hook and needle. It's tagged as an "easy" project (which is a step up from "beginner"), so be aware that some basic crochet skills will be helpful.

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Calligraphy Starter Kit

a calligrpahy set with white practice pages and a bottle of ink
Courtesy of Terrain

If you're handy with a pen (or even if you're not!), learn the ancient art of calligraphy with this easy how-to set. The kit comes with a pretty natural wood pen holder, two nibs (the part of the pen the ink comes out of), a bottle of ink, and plenty of practice sheets. Whether you use it to address envelopes or just dress up your shopping list, this is one skill you'll be glad you learned.

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Woven Wall Art

wood frame with pink, white, and gray wall art woven on it
Courtesy of Etsy / SheweaveCraft

Turn your new craft hobby into something you can display on your walls! We love the modern look of this woven wall hanging, and its so easy to recreate with this DIY kit. The basic kit is a good option if you want to use your own yarn. It includes a wood weaving loom frame, a thread reel, shuttle sticks, weaving needles, a weaving comb, and instructions. Or for $46, you can order the kit with all the yarn needed to make the pictured design.

Buy It: Loom Weaving Kit ($35, Etsy)

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Knitted Blanket

teal knit blanket on a chair
Courtesy of We Are Knitters

If you're looking for an at-home project to make and give as a gift, add this gorgeous blanket from We Are Knitters to your shopping cart. You can choose from 30 different colors of yarn for the blanket, and if you'd like to use your own knitting needles, they'll knock $12 off the price of the kit (and shipping is free either way). This is a beginner-level project, so you should be able to create it no matter your skill level.

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