Looking for a creative, relaxing and easy hobby? Try one of these super cute paint-by-number printables! A selection of free options – and some stunning Etsy choices too! Affiliate links in post.
This feels like a weird sentence to type, but one of the silver linings of COVID was all the focus on crafting and creative hobbies. (One of the silver linings for me anyway. But, as a DIY blogger, I may be a little biased.)
With our fast-paced lives, it can be hard to slow down and unwind. Plus, a lot of creative hobbies that are great for relaxation – like painting and sculpting – have a pretty steep learning curve.
The rise of Insta-worthy craft kits has definitely made crafting more accessible (and trendy) over the past few years. And one of my favourite trends? Painting by numbers. It’s fun, surprisingly easy and you get something practical at the end of it – artwork.
However, the costs of the full kits can easily add up over time . . . so why not go for a printable paint-by-numbers set and DIY it? Here are 35 of my favorite paint by number printables you’ll want to try out ASAP.
4 Must-Try Free Paint By Number Printables
First and foremost . . . who doesn’t love free? If you want to keep your costs down, make sure to check out the fabulous options above. I personally am obsessed with the bright floral canvases, but the succulent painting is adorable too.
Another fun idea for free paint-by-number kits is actually to make your own! There are tons of online converters that will allow you to upload an image of your choice . . . and have it transformed into a painting guide!
I am definitely planning to create my own paint-by-numbers artwork soon. (And, of course, I will share that with you all!) However, until then, let’s head to our favourite source of creativity – Etsy!
10 Of My Favourite Floral Paint-By-Number Printables From Etsy
Now, we all know about the ongoing love affair I have with Etsy. It’s no secret – after all, I have an Etsy store. (In fact, go check that out – I create some pretty cute printables if I do say so myself.)
I love that, with Etsy, you’re directly supporting a small business or artist. Plus, it’s a treasure trove of beautiful and unique finds!
For our first selection of paint by number printables, I had to stay true to my roots and check out florals. If you watched my home office makeover video, (where I created some of my own artwork) you’ll already know that I am deeply obsessed with anything botanical. Oh, you haven’t seen it? Well, it’s right there – have a watch!
10 Fabulous Boho Paint By Number Printables On Etsy
Okay, so you guys probably already know the absolute love affair that I have with boho home decor! It’s so warm and happy – not to mention, it looks fabulous.
Boho art style is also perfect for an easy paint by numbers activity because it’s often made up of large block colours. This is super achievable for beginner painters to take on too!
My personal favourite is the lemon artwork – I would totally complete it and have it displayed in my kitchen.
10 Unique Paint By Number Printables From Etsy
If you’re looking for a more unique art piece, I have got just the selection for you! These 10 paint by numbers printable kits are quirky and fun – in fact, I think they would make a great activity to do on a date night, or a group hang out.
A really fun idea could be to gift these! You could even print them, buy a canvas and cheap ain’t, and DIY a little “paint by numbers” gift set. In fact, I am totally going to try doing that myself!
How To Make Your Own Custom Paint By Numbers Printable
And for the last part of this article I thought I would share how to make your own custom paint by numbers printables! This opens up a world of possibilities in terms of creating your own home decor – but also making really fun DIY gifts.
The easiest way to do this? Use a free online conversion tool to transform one of your own images into a paint-by-numbers printable. All in all, it takes less than five minutes and the final results are fabulous!
Here are a few free online conversion tools you can try for custom paint by numbers printable sets:
However, my favourite paint by numbers kits have to be the physical ones! You get everything you need, from a high-quality canvas to the correct paint colours – even paint brushes. If you want an all-in-one kit, check out a few of my favourites below!