6 DIY kits that can help boost your mood and relieve stress

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The time for cable sweaters and fuzzy socks is here, and the days at the beach are long gone. As most of us have more time indoors (and it will only increase as temperatures continue to drop), we are constantly looking for ways to keep ourselves entertained. For some it may mean spending time gathered in a warm blanket to drink endless hot mugs of tea, and for others it may mean sitting back and watching all the seasons of Succession (both work too!). Either way, if you want to pass the time in these frosty days, keeping yourself busy with a do-it-yourself project can be one of the most productive and healthy things for your brain to do – and do-it-yourself can just be really fun.

In addition to being a cheaper alternative to store-bought, engaging in do-it-yourself projects can help get your creative juices flowing in addition to helping reduce stress. So depending on what the project is exactly: A study showed that people who engaged in arts and crafts (such as painting and drawing) experienced lower levels of stress. So whether you’re hoping to channel some creativity, trigger some positive vibes over the holidays or save a few coins, ahead, you’ll find some of the most interesting we’ve picked from the depths of the internet.


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DIY snowball

DIY Snow Globe Ornament Kit – $ 30.00

For those who love to decorate the Christmas tree, you can now put a personal touch on your snow-dusted spruce by creating your own ornaments from scratch. Fortunately, this set comes with more than just some tinsel and a few ribbons. It contains everything you need to feel like Santa’s little helper and more, including: glitter, glue, ribbons, decorative candy canes, snow foam and “click-on-place” globes.

At Home Pottery DIY Kit

At Home Pottery DIY Kit – $ 58.00

If you have always been a fan of the pottery class in high school, this pottery set will bring some joy. In general, ceramics can offer sensory and “tactile satisfaction” by working with your hands as pointed out by Jo-Ann Finkelstein Ph.D. in psychology today. This set comes with two pounds of air-dried clay, paint and glaze.

DIY Lavender Body and Pillow Mist

DIY Lavender Body & Pillow Mist Kit – $ 43.00

Although spraying lavender on your bed may not be a cure for holiday blues, it is able to help boost your mood and make you feel ready to go to bed. In fact, its fragrance has been studied and used as an effective remedy for relaxation and stress relief. For those hoping to reap the same benefits, this set comes with real dried lavender buds that you can use to make two bottles of top-notch aromatherapy spray.

DIY hot sauce

DIY Hot Sauce Kit – $ 45.00

Move over Tabasco and Frank’s RedHot sauce. To spice things up at the next family meal, why not bring your own hot sauce that everyone can enjoy? With this set you become your own Top Chef who creates all the flavors. It contains a variety of spice blends that you can mix together to create two delicious hot, hot sauces. For example, Forager’s Blend has a blend of guajillo, chipotle and pequin pepper.

DIY candle making set

DIY Candle Making Kit – $ 38.00

Burning candles is a sacred part of my self-care routine, which is why this DIY candle set is a dream come true. With it you get soy wax, essential oil, three cans and three wicks to create lavender scented candles. Even if you need a few extra things, including a pot and a thermometer to measure the temperature, you have everything you need to let the craftsman loose in you.

Tie Dye DIY Kit

Tie Dye DIY Kit – $ 38.00

Tie Dye made a huge comeback somewhere in the summer of 2020, and luckily it has come to stay (IMHO). If you want this summer camp look in your life, consider it as done with this set. It comes with a step-by-step guide on how to create different designs and styles of cotton cloths that you can use as bandanas or hair bands.

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