New Index of No-Power-Tool Projects
When I first published a post about DIY & craft projects that do not require the use of power tools a few years ago, it became one of the most popular topics on this site. A lot of people either do not own basic power tools or simply want projects that do not require them. To help, I’ve catalogued all of my projects with tags indicating whether power tools are required.
You can see them all here:
There’s also tags at the bottom of every post to guide you.
Quiet Please—I’m Being Creative!
I can related to the request for no power tools. For years I avoided using them, with the exception of a drill, not because I was afraid of them, but because I could not stand the noise! I really like to work and create in a quiet space.
This year I finally resolved that issue with a really simple fix: the purchase of good quality ear protectors and now I’m building whatever I want. I’ll be talking about this in an upcoming post because, along with those of you who just want quiet projects, there’s a bunch who write to confess their desire to take on building projects like my mini greenhouse or simple potting table but they don’t know where to start. Watch for help coming up.
Unplugged Creativity: Projects without Power Tools
Here’s a sampling of some of the projects you can make. There’s sewing, handwork, indoor crafts, and some garden art projects (of course) as well.
- Some of them have the optional use of a power tool, but there’s always a manual alternative (such as using a screw driver instead of an electric screw driver).
- Also, I do not consider a glue gun a power tool in this sense. Yes, it uses power, but they’re silent so they get a pass.
Crafts and Handwork
- Hand-Painted Shoes
- Doll and Toy Making
- Golf Ball Garden Buggies
- Pinecone Animals
- Snowman Hot Chocolate Kits
- No-carve pumpkins
- Ironing Board Woman
- DIY Sparkling Garden Orb
- Garden Art made from Kitchen Utensils
- Suitcase Fairy Garden
- Watering Can Garden Art
- See-Through Bird Bath
My Favourite Garden Art Supplies
You can see all of the projects here:
Now go have some good, quiet, creative fun.
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