Get Crafty in a Pinch with These Five Minute Crafts

If you’re looking for a fun and easy craft, but don’t have hours to spare, you’re in luck! Here are five crafts that you can do in just minutes so you have time to squeeze them into your busy schedule.

From making an adorable pompom candle holder to turning an old picture frame into wall art, there’s no shortage of creative inspiration here! So put down the remote and pick up some yarn because these five-minute crafts are sure to keep you entertained all weekend long!

Label 5 number
Label 5 number

Quick Centerpieces

This centerpiece is quick, easy, and perfect for any occasion. You can make this centerpiece by buying flowers or getting flowers from your yard. The first thing you need to do is find the middle of the table. Next place the vase down and put the bouquet of flowers on top and then place candles on either side. If you have enough time, take out more than one candle from the package and light them both up.

When it comes to crafting there are so many things you can do that don’t require too much time, skill, or money! Crafting doesn’t always mean arts and crafts–crafting could be as simple as making a delicious dinner using your own recipe.

For those who like games–have friends over to play board games while eating dinner together. It’s not only fun but will get everyone talking about something other than their phones for once! Some other quick ideas are rearranging furniture, painting a canvas black and throwing some glitter on it, or picking up pieces of fabric off the ground and turning them into an art project.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to crafting with five minutes because these projects take just minutes rather than hours or days.

Quick Valentine’s Day Gifts

A boy is hugging a girl
A boy is hugging a girl

It can be hard to find the time to make something special for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day. This list has five ideas that take no more than five minutes, so you can feel like you did something this year!

Simple Valentine’s Day Cards: Draw and cut out shapes to create unique cards.

Quick Handmade Gifts: Fill a mason jar with treats and tie a ribbon around the lid.

Heart-Shaped Cookies: Bake up some simple cookies and decorate them with sprinkles or frosting.

Valentine’s Day Wreath: Using a wire wreath frame, wrap red construction paper (or craft paper) around it until it looks like a heart, then decorate by adding ribbon, fabric scraps, or flowers. Finally, tape or staple the ends together at the back of the frame. A gift card is all you need to complete this easy DIY project.

Wrap a scrapbook page from last Valentine’s Day around an index card, punch holes in the top corners of the page, and thread through some elastic string to hold it together. Tie off each end with a small bow knot to finish off your present. Create edible homemade love notes by combining white chocolate chips and candy hearts in any shape (dots, squares, circles). Then melt the two together in the microwave for about one minute. Pour into individual muffin cups and let cool before serving.

Simply adorable! Lastly, cover a sheet cake or pie crust with vanilla icing then add lots of fun Valentine’s Day sprinkles or decorations like strawberries or kisses made from cookie dough. Now pop it in the oven until set and enjoy eating sweets without feeling guilty about spending too much time on crafting today!

Holiday Decorations

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Whether you’re looking to deck your halls for Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, this list of quick and easy crafts is sure to make your holiday preparations much easier. Depending on how much time you have to spend crafting each day, you can easily create one or two pieces per day. There are plenty of projects that only take five minutes or less!

Here are five fabulous crafts that will make your home look festive in no time at all.

Holiday Wreath: Who doesn’t love a seasonal wreath? Gather up some green branches from outside, along with some red berries, a few pine cones (or any other small natural items), and gold ribbon. Bundle them together tightly (don’t worry about it being perfect!) then tie them off with a ribbon to secure them. You could also glue some evergreen garland onto the back for extra pizzazz.

Christmas Tree: Wrap two sticks in aluminum foil so they can act as tree limbs and use brown paper cut into strips to make bark around them as a trunk; add snowflake stickers for an instant faux winter wonderland that’ll get kids excited about putting up decorations! Cut a star shape out of cardboard and attach twinkling lights for another way to spruce up your tree.

Place candy canes in milk jug lids filled with water to give them more dimension when displayed on the mantle.

Or, opt for making this adorable advent calendar using mini mason jars! Fill the jars with treats like the cocoa mix, popcorn balls, peanut butter cups, or anything else you think might be yummy. Add a label explaining what’s inside each jar every day leading up to Christmas Day!

Goodie Bag Fillers

1) Make homemade play dough using flour, salt, and baby oil. Play dough is great for kids of all ages because it’s not only fun to play with, but it also helps develop creativity and fine motor skills. Plus, you can make this one in just minutes! The recipe: 3 cups of flour, 1/2 cup of salt, and 3 tablespoons of baby oil. Mix the ingredients together until they form a dough-like consistency. Store the play dough in an airtight container or plastic baggie so that it lasts longer!

2) Make your own stickers by cutting shapes from scrapbook paper, rolling them into balls, then poking a hole through the middle of them before attaching them to the surface that you want your stickers on.

3) Give your old t-shirts new life by turning them into reusable grocery bags. To do this, cut the shirt down both sides and at the bottom so that it becomes two pieces. Then hem around all four edges (top and bottom) of each piece by sewing across each side twice. Finally, cut off any excess fabric at the top (as close to where you sewed as possible), turn the right side out, and use!

If you want to get really fancy, print off some pictures of vegetables onto iron-on transfer sheets and iron them onto the outside of your totes. You can even laminate these prints if you want them to last longer. Finally, tie the straps around your handles so that they’re easier to carry.

Classroom Decorations

Blue paint
Blue paint

1) Make your own spin-art. All you need is paper, scissors, and a rubber band to create this simple project. Cut out pieces of paper and wrap them around the rubber band. Cut slits in the paper and secure it with staples or glue so that when you spin it, the colors will swirl together!

2) Create your own bird feeder. This project is a little more complicated than others on this list but if you want to get creative, there’s no better way than making your own bird feeder! You can use any type of seed or mix as long as it’s safe for birds to eat. Hang the feeder from a tree branch and let nature do its thing!

3) Plant some succulents. These plants don’t need much water and they’re easy to take care of too! Fill up a pot with dirt (you can buy special pots at the store or just use an old one), stick some small rocks at the bottom, plant your succulent into the pot (they usually come with their own little container), then put in a few tablespoons of dirt before adding water.

The amount of water you add depends on how much sunlight the pot gets. If it doesn’t get any sun, then try adding less water you’ll still have healthy plants!

4) Get crafty with crayons and construction paper. Lay out different color construction papers on top of each other than draw shapes onto them using crayons! Once you’ve finished drawing, set them all on fire to watch the magic happen. Warning: please make sure that the area you are setting things on fire in is well ventilated!


Whether you’re looking for something to do on a rainy day or just want to get crafty for the sake of it, these five-minute crafts are sure to keep you busy. Got an idea? Go ahead and grab your supplies and get started!

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