Crafty Ways to Destress for Adults

With so many changes happening in the past year, most of us have stress levels that have been higher than normal. So now we think it's time to focus on lessening our stress! That's why we've created a list of crafty ways to destress using Aleene's Glues that are perfect for adults. Read on to get your mood-boosting inspiration going! PS. Looking for ideas for kids? Check out these mindfulness activities suited for your little ones.

Make a Diamond Painting

Diamond paintings are a great way to destress! Not only will you end up with a sparkly creation, but the act of putting them together can also be meditative. After you have your sparkles set, don't forget to seal the painting with Aleene's Super Gloss Spray Sealer to keep your creativity shining!

Personalize Your Comfy Clothes

Kicking up your feet with a good book or favorite flick is always a great way to destress. We recommend doing it in loungewear with a personal touch. Aleene's Flexible Stretchable is perfect for stretchy clothing - use it to glue patches onto a comfy outfit for a creative way to remind yourself to take it easy. No sewing needed ... just glue and chill!

Make Macramé Wall Art

Macramé is another art form that's meditative and relaxing, while also giving your brain a creative boost. (Plus it's a way to infuse softer-textured, stress-reducing decor into your space!) Aleene's Stiffen-Quik will help you get just the right texture when working with cotton rope so you can display your decor in any way that makes you happy!

Create Paint Pouring Art

You don't have to be a trained artist to make cool art! Paint pouring is an easy way to destress with a colorful, creative end result. Use Aleene's Original Tacky Glue as a paint pouring medium with your favorite acrylic paints, and get ready to tilt & swirl your way to new masterpieces that keep you inspired. 

Make a Bookmark and Read a Book

Reading a book is another great way to destress, especially when it makes you want to keep turning those pages! Never lose your place in the story with a cute bookmark you can whip up yourself with Aleene's Craft Glaze. Seal pretty pressed flowers, your child's artwork, or even an inspiring quote to perk you up while you're winding down.

Do Some Gardening

Gardening is another way to cultivate those feel-good vibes. Whether you're growing herbs & veggies or greens you just love to look at, plants are a gift that keep on giving! Decorate your pots with ribbons and Tacky Glue to give them some decorative flair you'll love to admire every time you exercise your green thumb.

Add Some Flowers to Your Space

Speaking of plants, who doesn't love flowers?! They can be real or faux; either way flowers are fabulous! Make and hang a floral wreath on your front door to greet you with positivity every time you come home. With an embroidery hoop, flowers of your choice and Turbo Tacky Glue, you can create and display your new wreath all in the same day!

Get Some Sun

We can all use a healthy dose of vitamin D! Soak up the sun safely with a big hat that's big on style too. Dress it up with Fabric Fusion and sequins in a quote that makes you smile. You'll radiate happiness while basking in those warm rays of sunshine!

Create Cozy Lighting

Lighting makes such a difference when it's time to unwind. Candlelight is a cozy way to destress, and it helps create the perfect ambiance whether you're dining at your table or sitting on your patio with a glass of vino. Making your own salt luminaries is as easy as brushing Tacky Glue onto a mason jar and rolling it in salt. Create a whole set with your favorite mood word and you're ready to relax the night away!

We hope this list of ways to destress has you feeling better already! How will you be using Aleene's Glues to take some mental health breaks? Tag us on social @aleenesdiy and share your projects with us!