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March is National Craft Month, which means now is the perfect time to start a new craft project. When you think about craft projects, you might imagine making beaded necklaces and neon lanyard keychains at summer camp. Or, you might think of more advanced projects, like jewelry-making and silversmithing. But fear not! You don’t have to be a Girl Scout or an expert to start a craft project. All you need is a willingness to try.

The best part about crafting is that the process is enjoyable from start to finish. While you’re crafting, you experience a sense of joy from the art of making. And when you’re finished, you feel satisfied that you made something. Plus, you get to enjoy, use, gift, and/or admire the object you made.

These crafting projects are perfect for beginners—yes, even if you still can’t figure out how to start a lanyard.

1Crochet a trio of mini cacti

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Try your hand at amigurumi, the Japanese art of crocheting small creatures. Or, in this case, cacti. The best part? You don’t even have to water them.

2String a strand of dip-dyed tassels

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Add a pop of color to your bedroom, living room, or desk with these gorgeous tassels. Get the directions here.

3Knit a cozy blanket scarf

If you’ve been wanting to learn how to knit for ages but never knew where to start, this kit makes it easy.

4Make a trio of felt hedgehog friends

Can. You. Handle. The. Cuteness? These little critters might look complicated, but we promise they’re easy to make.

5Weave a whimsical dreamcatcher

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Infuse your dreamcatcher with positive vibes while you craft. We’re giving you permission to go wild with beads, stones, and feathers. Get the directions here.

6Decorate your wall with paint pour art

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Paint pour art is so satisfying to make, and the finished product will look great on your wall. Get the directions here.

7Weave a vibrant tassel keychain

You’ll never lose your keys again, and you’ll get tons of compliments.

8Make the unicorn friends you’ve always wanted

Much like the felt hedgehogs, these yarn-wrapped unicorns are a lot easier to make than they look. Zero magic required.

9Upcycle a pair of shorts

Festival season, anyone? Even if you’re not going to Coachella, you can still rock these cute shorts all spring and summer long.

10Make scented candles

Attention, scented candle junkies: This kit will help you make three soy candles of your own with the intoxicating scents of lavender, lemon, and chamomile.