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16 Southwest Crafts

Find crafts inspired by desert life in this collection.

Updated September 24, 2018
Southwest Crafts

Make Southwest crafts that feature bold Navajo prints, vivid colors, and desert life. Explore lovely cactus crafts, beading projects, and more. If you're interested in the look of traditional Native American crafts, find projects below that are inspired by skills that date back centuries. There are beautiful beading projects below that feature patterns rooted in history, and there are projects we've included in this collection due to their bright and bold prints as well. Some projects are inspired by travels to Mexico, and others are like dusk in Arizona. If you're drawn to a Southwestern aesthetic, be inspired by the ideas in this collection.

Southwest Crafts

Modern Summer Camp Blanket

Modern Summer Camp Blanket: Create a beautiful crocheted blanket with beautiful bright patterns stitched in for a beautiful effect. This project is perfect for summer or any time of year!

Modern Summer Camp Blanket

Southwest Noir DIY Pouch

Southwest Noir DIY Pouch: Slip out of the traditional bold and bright colors from this region and opt for a monochromatic look instead! These black and white prints showcase the patterns in a new and uniquely lovely way.

Southwest Noir DIY Pouch

Southwest iPhone Embroidery Pattern

Southwest iPhone Embroidery Pattern: Love embroidery? Upgrade your phone with a new case when you follow this sweet tutorial. The stitching is absolutely stunning, and the tassels are a fabulous finishing touch.

Southwest iPhone Embroidery Pattern

American Indian-Inspired Beaded Belt

American Indian-Inspired Beaded Belt: Are you up for a challenge? Try your own beading projects with this pattern! If you've ever worked with a beading loom and love these types of patterns, you'll enjoy upgrading a plain leather belt to a beaded version.

American Indian-Inspired Beaded Belt

Coiled Rope Basket DIY

Coiled Rope Basket DIY: Be inspired by traditional projects like this rope basket! It's a wonderfully easy tutorial to follow along with, and you only need rope and hot glue, plus a plastic bowl to help shape your rope bowl, in order to complete this project.

Coiled Rope Basket DIY

Painted Desert Sunset Afghan

Painted Desert Sunset Afghan: If you're looking for a colorful pattern that looks like it was plucked directly from the Arizona sky, give this beautiful afghan a try. It's bursting with colors and an absolute delight to work up and to snuggle under, too!

Painted Desert Sunset Afghan

Desert DIY Fairy Garden

Desert DIY Fairy Garden: Add a piece of home decor that reminds you of where you've been. If you've moved from the Southwest to another region, or you simply love the aesthetic, bring this look into your home by making a miniature version of the desert landscape.

Desert DIY Fairy Garden

Arizona Dusk Scarf

Arizona Dusk Scarf: Are you a knitter? Weave your love of the Southwest into your next accessory with this scarf. The hues are simply gorgeous for picturing yourself at the Grand Canyon on the cusp of night.

Arizona Dusk Scarf

Desert Sunset Tote Bag

Desert Sunset Tote Bag: With shades of orange, teal, navy, and hues in between, this beautiful tote bag is perfect for summer weather. Maybe you're visiting the Southwest for a vacation from the cold winter weather in the North. Bright this tote with you!

Desert Sunset Tote Bag

God's Eye Craft Tutorial

God's Eye Craft Tutorial: Learn how to make a craft that's traditional to the pueblos of New Mexico. These God's eyes are great for kids to make at summer camp and they're also wonderful wall decor for your Southwestern-inspired home.

God's Eye Craft Tutorial

Felt Cactus Ornament and Gift Topper

Felt Cactus Ornament and Gift Topper: Is there anything more quintessentially Southwestern than the cactus plant? Fortunately, we have many cactus crafts on FaveCrafts, and this adorable felt ornament is one of our favorites!

Felt Cactus Ornament and Gift Topper

Native Print Drawstring Bag

Native Print Drawstring Bag: Have you ever tried tapestry crochet? Use this technique to create the beautiful prints found in this drawstring bag tutorial. 

Native Print Drawstring Bag

Darling DIY Dream Catcher

Darling DIY Dream Catcher: Dream catchers are so reminiscent of the Southwest, and there are so many ways to make them! In this example, use an embroidery hoop and lace embellishments to create a lovely version for your home.

Darling DIY Dream Catcher

Native Stripes Knit Blanket Pattern

Native Stripes Knit Blanket Pattern: Inspired by the brightly colored woven blankets found in Mexico, this easy knitting pattern features stripes of vivid pinks and blues offset by a neutral gray interspersed throughout.

Native Stripes Knit Blanket Pattern

Navajo Clutch & Belt

Navajo Clutch & Belt: Learn how to stencil lovely designs on your accessories with fabric paint specifically designed to apply to leather and other textile surfaces. Make the details on these accessories as intricate or simple as you like!

Navajo Clutch & Belt

How To Stencil Cinderblock Planters

How To Stencil Cinderblock Planters: This is the prettiest project for decorating outdoor planters that are rustic chic. Create a stack of blocks all painted in unique ways with a beautiful tile stencil.

How To Stencil Cinderblock Planters

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This is yet another ebook i will be down loading next. I put them on my iPad and then go thru and pick out just the ones I want to make and print them out. The phone cover and belt are on my to do list all ready. Thank you for sharing.

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