You know those long-term craft and DIY projects that you always want to do, but never have a large enough block of time for? Yes, they often take a while, but they can also lull you into a peaceful state, where you can focus on breathing instead of any chaos churning around you. Now's a great time to embrace the work and get a hefty project done before fall.
Get in a groove while stenciling gold cacti all around the room, à la A Beautiful Mess. It's a time suck, but much much cheaper than wallpaper.
Using a hula hoop, Anne Weil of Flax & Twine weaves t-shirt yarn round and round until it's large enough to be a colorful rug.
If you did latch hook as a kid, you know how long it takes to loop each individual piece of yarn. This colorful shag rug DIY is from eHow and you know it took a bit.
Your breathing will coincide with the needle while piecing fabric for this Warrior quilt pattern from Suzy Quilts. It's be done just in time for the cooler weather!
I've seen a couple of these aluminum chair makeovers and I love every one of them. This colorful triangular pattern from A Beautiful Mess probably took a bit of time, but it's a keeper.
There are lots of no-weave versions of these textile wall hangings, but if you want to dig in to a meaty project, try making a loom and start weaving. Deer Jane has some nice how to posts, and her finished products are beautiful too.