Unplug and challenge another side of your brain with these creative hobbies that you can learn from the comfort of your own home.
Is there a particular craft or skill that seems to catch your eye every time you cross its path? Something you’ve always admired or wanted to try yourself, but couldn’t seem to find the time to learn or just didn’t know where to start? Now is the perfect time to learn a new hobby from the comfort of your own home – I’m sharing a few of my own favourites with the hope that you find some inspiration to learn something new too!
I’ve always admired watercolour paintings – there’s just something about the softness of them that I’ve always been drawn to. But as someone who can’t even draw a proper stick-man, painting has always felt out of reach. After following along with my friend Lucy and her beautiful tutorials on Instagram, I found myself feeling inspired to finally give it a go myself. After all, what have I got to lose? So, I ordered up a set of brushes, some watercolor paper and a couple of books (this one + this one) and I can’t wait to get started!
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Embroidery + Cross Stitch
I’ve only just discovered the art of embroidery, but just two projects in, I’m already in LOVE! I can’t believe what an easy skill it was to pick up, thanks in huge part to kicking things off with an embroidery kit from this adorable little shop. Not only did it include everything I needed to complete my project, but it came with instructions to guide me through every step of the way, including photo tutorials for all of the stitches. It was the perfect way to dive into this new hobby – in fact, I learned so much through that one little project that I ventured out on my own with my second and I couldn’t be more thrilled with how it turned out (pop on over to my YouTube channel to check it out).
Knitting + Crochet
Knitting is one of my very favourite ways to cozy up at home – whether it’s knitting up some simple dishcloths or a big old chunky blanket, there’s really nothing cozier than curling up on the couch with a pair of knitting needles and a ball of yarn. I’ve rounded up some of my favourite kits and resources below, but you might also want to check out these simple knitting tutorials too.
Calligraphy + Lettering
Brush lettering has been an art that’s been on my radar for a while now. My talented friend Colleen at Lemon Thistle shares the most gorgeous brush lettering projects and each + every one of them makes me wish I could write just as beautifully. She actually has an online course, but I’ve never seemed to have the time to really dive into it, until now that is. I can’t wait to dive into the course and have already ordered some brush pens and a cute little workbook to supplement it. Just in case you’re not sure you want to commit to an entire course, I’ve rounded up some of my favourite hand lettering resources below.
Writing + Journaling
Journaling to me is that perfect mix of sophistication and creativity that I’ve always admired. It’s one of those pastimes that I wish I made time for, but that always seems slightly out of reach. I don’t have time. I don’t know what to write about. I have nothing of any importance to say.
I’ve always wanted to get into it (I’ve got loads of pretty journals collecting dust in my office), but staring at an entire book of blank pages just feels so overwhelming. I just don’t know where to start. But I really think, just a bit of guidance would make a world of difference in helping me put pen to paper. Start Where You Are seemed a fitting place to start for me. And who doesn’t need 52 Lists for Calm right now? But, because I just couldn’t help myself, I’m sharing all of the beautiful journals and writing tools that caught my eye through my search below, just in case something else speaks to YOU.
I hope you found some inspiration today to learn a new hobby from the comfort of your home.
You might also want to check out these 20 creative craft kits for your kiddos too:
Wishing you SUCH a lovely day!