Crocheting is fun and it has many benefits as well, with crocheting you cannot make restricted designs only. You can make any design in the color you want, you can see images from the internet and then make the exact designs with crocheting.
DIY: PVC Pipe Shoe Storage - so fun and so simple, could easily spray paint or cover in fabric or paper too. maybe a horizontal layout of two rows or something. I think this would be good for garage "yard shoes" storage