Challenge This: Get Crafty
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We’re always looking for ways to combat the restlessness that can come with being indoors over a long period of time. And this week we’re feeling particularly crafty. So, we’ve got a set of challenges for you to try, love, and share. Have a look through our picks below and do whatever takes your fancy - the more the better!
And don’t forget to upload your results on Insta and give us a tag @NCS. We’ll repost our favs...and you’ll give everyone else some competition!
CHALLENGE ONE: SCENE STEALER
Dreaming of the outside world? A visit to the beach? Picnic in the park? Well, make that dream a (kind of) reality!
Find items lying around your house and make a flat lay photo opportunity to put yourself in, just like @allthatisshe.
CHALLENGE TWO: DIY Cacti
Put a pop of colour into your room with some DIY pebble cacti. All the fun, none of the spikes!
Grab some pebbles from your garden (or your designated exercise/walk), slap some green paint on then, and use white paint, or a white pen to draw on some spikes.
Then, use a small pot - or even an empty baked bean can and rehome your new pals.
Not a fan of green? No problem! Pebble cacti can be any colour you want…
CHALLENGE THREE: TIE DYE TEE TALENT
According to TikTok, the world has gone tie dye mad. And what better way to freshen up old tees that you’re bored of, by giving them a splash of wavey colour!
You’ll need: an old tee (or any piece of clothing really), some elastic bands, and some coloured dye.
First off, give your tee a soak in some warm water mixed with two tablespoons of salt for ten minutes. After soaking wring out your tee as well as you can.
Next, flatten your tee out, pinch the middle and swirl clockwise into a big circle.
Grab your elastic bands and slip them over your tee, so you end up having what looks a bit like a pizza.
Now the fun bit! Grab your dyes and douse your tee! Use as many or as little colours as you want and go wild. Once you’ve done one side, flip the tee over and do the same on the back.
Next, you’ve got to be patient and just wait it out. Stick your tee in a ziplock bag, and leave it for at least 24 hours.
Hooray, it’s the next day! Carefully take the bands off your tee and unravel to see your masterpiece. Run the tee under cold water - and don’t worry, it’ll look like loads of dye is coming off, but it’s just the excess. Keep rinsing until the water runs clear and then hey, presto! It’s done! Leave it to dry (obvs) before putting it on and having a whole new look.