7 Christian Craft Ideas for Adults

Looking for some great Christian crafts for adults? In this post, I’ve compiled a list of seven faith-focused craft ideas, ranging from super easy kits, to more advanced crafts.

Christian crafts for adults

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I might be biased, but I think crafts are AWESOME! My earliest memories of crafting were in Girl Scouts, and also learning needlepoint from my grandmother. And I’m so grateful that my love of crafting has only grown since then!

Nowadays, many of my crafting endeavors center around my faith and relationship with God (like Bible journaling), and loving my neighbors (making handmade cards, and crafts to give as gifts). Not only is crafting fun and in some cases even therapeutic, but it can also be a great way to spend time with God and create things that help you keep your eyes on Jesus.

Even if you don’t consider yourself a “crafty” or “artistic” person, I guarantee there are still plenty of options for you! I mean, c’mon, if a child can finger paint, you can too. It’s all about finding Christian crafts for adults that match with your interests and skill level.

And if you’re totally crafty and can’t wait to discover the next DIY religious craft project to dive into? I might just have some ideas for you!

7 Christian Crafts for Adults

Some of these Christian craft ideas are super-easy, and don’t require any additional supplies other than what comes with the kit. And others are a bit more advanced and give you more creative freedom.

1) Create a “stained glass” effect artwork with stamps!

This is a really unique faith crafts for adults option if you enjoy painting, but without the extra work of creating your own design. Creative Expressions makes several of these stained-glass-effect stamps, depicting different scenes of the Holy Land and Jesus’ birth. Just stamp one onto your paper, then color or paint to your heart’s content, and you have your very own stained glass art.

PRO TIP: Use a waterproof ink (like Archival Ink) to stamp the image, and then you can totally use watercolor paints or whatever you like to color the stained glass. The waterproof ink will ensure that the original stained glass outlines will stay crisp and unaffected by the paints.

2) Sand art crosses

Do you want a super easy-peasy craft? This might be right up your alley, and it’s one that kids could do as well (just don’t let them have all the fun!). These cross sand art craft kits come with the crosses, different colors of sand, a funnel, and some even have a color symbolism guide with each color representing a different aspect of Christian life.

3) Bible verse coloring books

It doesn’t get any easier than this! Of all the religious crafts for adults you could do, coloring requires the least amount of skill (obviously), AND it’s so therapeutic! Not only is it a great stress-reliever, but when you’re coloring Bible verses, it can help you memorize the verse, and think about what the verse means and how you can apply it to your life. Talk about a win-win!

You have tons of options, too. There is Color the Words of Jesus (pictured above), The Psalms in Color, and many many more. BONUS: When you finish a coloring page, you can always cut out that page and frame it!

4) Bejeweled crosses

cross crafts for adults

There are a million ways to paint a cross (whether it be wood, ceramic, or some other material). So, this is one craft where you have the opportunity to let your creativity fly, and paint it however you like!

But, if you’re looking for a specific cross craft idea, I like painting a wood cross with acrylic paints, and then adding rhinestone cross stickers (or any other rhinestone stickers you like) on top. You don’t have to be a master painter—just do some abstract brush strokes in whatever way you like. The jewels add an extra special finishing touch, yet with very little effort on your part. You’re welcome 😉

5) Pipe cleaner crosses

Jesus is risen craft

Up next, we have a super simple cross craft idea that only takes maybe ~2-3 minutes to make, and all you need is a pipe cleaner! This was the very first craft idea for adults that I wrote, back when this blog was brand new. And it’s so simple, nearly everyone can do it.

Once you get started making these little crosses, you can use them in countless different ways! String a ribbon through the top of one, to make a Christmas ornament. Or, nestle three crosses into an Easter basket to create your own “Jesus is risen” craft for an Easter decoration.

6) Paint by numbers

Are you paint-by-numbers kind of person? With this type of Bible verse crafts for adults, all you really have to do is follow the instructions, to create a beautiful artwork that will remind you of a favorite Bible verse or scene from the Bible. Some of these Christian paint-by-numbers kits are what’s called “diamond painting”—where you place colored rhinestones onto the picture to create the final art. But others are actually real oil painting. And some offer both options, like this “With God All Things Are Possible” paint-by-numbers kit.

7) Custom wood pallet sign

Called to Create sign

Our final craft about faith, is this awesome wood pallet sign, which you can make to say anything that you like! For example: “God is love”, “Called to love”, “Created with a Purpose”, “walk by faith”, “pray without ceasing”, or pretty much anything you can fit onto the pallet board. I made mine to say “Called to Create”, with gold and rainbow painted letters on whitewashed board, but you can make yours any colors you choose.

Check out the original “Called to Create” tutorial here, if you’d like to see the exact supplies and paint colors I used.

Which Christian crafts will you make?

I challenge you to think about what kind of Christian crafts for adults will help you grow in your faith, and even enable you to share God’s love by giving some away as gifts or to charity.

Then, all that’s left is to set aside some time for it, and enjoy the process of creating. Happy crafting!

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  • Zoia May 8, 2021, 2:24 pm

    It’s a nice post! Especially I like the cross. I was looking for some crosses for crafting and only could find small ones for necklaces, but your post helped. Thank you!

    • Barbara Austin May 10, 2021, 6:03 pm

      You’re welcome!

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