After a long day, many of us look for things to do to help us wind down and switch off. There are plenty of activities that can help free your mind from daily pressures. Making and doing with your hands, for example, can be profoundly calming. It’s less about the results of your labours and more about the meditative benefits of the process.

We've compiled a few ideas to get you making, mindfully.

Practise stitch craft

Knitting may be old school, but has it ever really gone out of fashion? It always seems to be in a state of revival as more and more people enjoy its magical effects on their wellbeing. Whether you're a knitting newbie or a seasoned purl stitcher, jump on the bandwagon (broomstick) with this cool kit from WOOL AND THE GANG.

Keep your yarn in check

If you’ve already joined the knitting club, here's a nice and easy project to keep your yarn under control. These clever Sugru wool clips will stop you from getting in a tangle.

Create & craft with Sugru

Chock-full of inspiring projects, a couple of nifty tools, and some Sugru (obvs.), this gem of a kit will have you fixing, crafting, embossing, texturising, designing and upcycling (did we leave anything out?) in no time. Once you start, you'll be getting crafty left, right and centre.

Store it in style

Seize the opportunity to give the DIY projects on your to-do list a little creative twist. These lovely boxes make fabulous gifts or storage solutions. Gorgeous and practical.

Don't just say it, cross-stitch it

Another needlework craft that's on our list of fun and creative ways to de-stress is cross-stitching. Stitch your way to your happy place while making beautiful pieces that you can proudly display or gift. Try the cross-stitch beginner kits from Innocent Bones and choose from one of two powerful phrases to create. 

The joy of felting

Reap the many rewards of needle felting. This simple technique of mending holes in your woollens or giving them a fresh new look is immensely satisfying. Keep your creations hidden or show them off, make shapes or patterns, it's up to you. Woolfiller will get you started, and you’ll find it hard to stop.

Make a creative wall

Let the space around you inspire and motivate. Make a creative wall by carefully selecting your most loved pieces and hang them up with the help of Sugru. Follow this guide, and if you need to switch it up from time to time, you can!

Embrace the weird & wonderful

Express yourself artistically with Donna Wilson's super fun and quirky Make Your Own Monster Kit. Just let your imagination go wild. Good to get it all out, right?

Add your own touch

Make your stuff more unique with Sugru. Show off your creative flair and add your own style to the things you love. It feels good to do, and you'll get a kick out of how cool your belongings look too!