If you ever need an item, you know you can probably just head to a store to get it.
But there's something so appealing about making things from scratch.
Even without a single artsy bone inside me and after countless epic fails, I still find myself going back to starting new DIY projects or trying to make something out of my bare hands.
Well, for folks who have always wanted to make their own scented candles, bath bombs, or even makeup, Craftiviti in Petaling Jaya is the place for you
Located at 10 Boulevard, the complex on your right when you exit the Damansara toll from the North Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), this store is a haven for craft hobbyists and literally anyone who loves things that smell nice.
As a one-stop centre for pro and newbie crafters, their main focus is selling supplies for your next DIY project
They sell everything from candle waxes to bar soap moulds.
If you're like me and have always been interested in picking up crafting as a new hobby but you find it a bit intimidating, fret not!
Craftiviti offers starter kits for newbies, complete with basic supplies and tools that will allow you to have a smooth first experience making soap, candles, or bath bombs.
However, if you're already a pro, reviews say that this store is still worth a visit because it has a complete selection. This means that if you need to stock up on supplies, it is a convenient place to do so.
One of the main highlights of this store is that you can come with friends and get crafty on the spot.
In just under 30 minutes, you can go home with a personal care product that you made yourself.
The store prides itself on having Malaysia's first DIY personal care and therapeutic crafts bar.
Basically, they'll hand over a menu and you'll be able to choose from a list of recipes such as Candilicious bath bombs, Peppermint Candy lip balms, and Love Potion Candles.
Not only that, at the Crafti Express bar, you can also try your hand at making a skincare product like a deep healing lotion or all-natural deodorant.
If you're a beginner at all of this, an employee will guide you through the process. Once you're done, you can leave the cleaning up to them!
This is great for those who don't want to commit to buying their own tools and just want to try out the activity. Some of the recipes cost only RM30 to make.
Here's a TikTok showing what the experience is like:
Get in losers, we're going crafting