33 five minute crafts

Make your own watercolour clock

If you need more creative projects in your life then you need our selection of five minute crafts. These quick projects are ideal for you to take on your commute, your holidays or just make one evening when you want to relax. We’ve gathered a whole bunch of different crafts for you to have a go at, everything from knitting to needle felting, crochet to sewing! All you need to do is click on the titles to be taken through to the tutorial and get making.

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  1. DIY rubber stamps 

This is a super quick five minute craft that will keep you entertained for hours. Plus you can make a bunch of rubber stamps up to use in your journal!

2. Crochet a pin cushion

For more complex crochet projects, check out our crochet collection blog post which includes over 40 patterns!

3. DIY bag

Practical and pretty – that’s what our five minute crafts are all about. Sew yourself up a drawstring bag out of an old pillowcase and use it for travelling.

4. Simple felt iPad cover

5. Knitted welly warmers 

How to make welly socks and warmers | Mollie Makes

6. Pocket heat packs 

5 minute craft pocket heat pack

A five minute craft that’ll keep you warm in those winter months!

7. Crochet flower coasters

8. Paper pinwheels

This five minute craft is a great one to do in front of the TV on a Friday night. Make lots of colourful pinwheels up as wedding or party décor!

9. Fabric pocket DIY

10. Origami heart bookmark

Five minute crafts for a lifetime of reading!

11. Fruity paper pom poms

Five minute crafts? More like five minute fruit! Paper fruity pom poms for any summer BBQs you might be hosting.

12. DIY watercolour headscarf

A five minute festival make! It’s the addition your festival costume needs. We really have a craft for everyone.

13. Clay doughnut necklace 

14. DIY yarn tassels

Five minute crafts can really make your gift wrapping game glow up. This simple tassel DIY takes your presents from a 5 to a 10.

15. Sew a fabric wallet

16. Paper flower


17. Gemstone earrings

Five minute crafts AKA five minute gifts. Make these gemstone earrings for a lovely Christmas or birthday gift.

18. Printed hankies

printed handkerchiefs

19. Pebble magnets

How to make pebble magnets

20. Clay salt spoons

Tutorial for making clay salt spoons

Practical five minute crafts are our favourite kind and these little clay spoons are the perfect kitchen addition. A pinch of salt anyone?

21. Crochet makeup remover pad

Beauty takes more than five minutes but these crochet makeup remover pads don’t!

22. Macramé plant hanger

23. Tiny pom poms

24. Friendship bracelets


Five minute crafts for lifelong friends. Weave up some friendship bracelets to show your pals how much you love them.

25. Tiny notebooks


Mini notebooks

26. Homemade washi tape

Washi tape can be expensive so try our five minute craft and make your own.

27. Needle felt cherries

If you’re new to needle felting you’re going to want to try our five minute needlecraft project.

28. DIY bow tie

29. Felt flowers

Felt flower by You and Mie

30. Crochet heart granny square

crochet granny square

31.Knitted heart coasters

Free knitting patterns | How to make knitted heart coasters | Mollie Makes

For more complex knitting projects that take longer than our five minute crafts, check out our knitting collection blog post which includes over 20 patterns!

32. DIY hair scrunchie

A fabulous five minute craft that will up your hair game forever. Plus it’s super sustainable because you can make them from your scrap stash!

33.Patchwork papercut bookmark

We hope you’ve enjoyed our five minute crafts and have found a new project to start working on! For more quick projects follow us on Pinterest and subscribe to Mollie Makes.