Many wellness practices and self-care rituals—like going to therapy or applying SPF—have obvious benefits for our mental and physical health. Others, like taking a hot glue gun and attaching hundreds of glittery beads to a headband, pair of sneakers, picture frame, or basketball may seem more unorthodox—but that doesn’t make them any less beneficial.
As we’ve written before, doing things with your hands, shifting focus away from productivity, and leaning into delightful distractions can have positive effects on wellbeing, too. That’s why we’re stoked to share that Sam Reece’s Shitty Craft Club is this month’s SELF Well-Read Book Club pick; it’s a guide to easy, silly, at-home crafting that encourages self-expression and embraces imperfection. A perfect brain break, if you will.
You might recognize Reece from her hilarious TikToks or her Shitty Craft Club Instagram community, where the comedian and now-author demos her nostalgia-filled, Lisa Frank-esque projects and offers a peek into her wacky and colorful world. Now, with Reece’s book as your guide, you can DIY right alongside her. Chapters cover everything from making “soulmate bracelets” to designing your very own trophy (congrats, you won at being you!) to pom-poming the shit out of pretty much anything.
Ready to jump right in, glue guns a-blazing, and read alongside us? Buy the book below.