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Have you ever wanted to start a new hobby, but had a lack of inspiration and ideas? Well, you've come to the right place as we've created a list of 10 fun & easy hobbies you can start from home today.
Also, hobbies have been proven to be beneficial and help with reducing stress, strengthens our relationships, improves your well-being, increases your self-esteem and just makes you happier. All you need is a little bit of free time and inspiration.
Did you know that knitting is easier than you think? Especially, when we've got the internet and so many options to learn from. The easiest way to start knitting is by hands with chunky knit yarn. It's the best option for beginners and their first DIY knitting project. What you'll need is a chunky knit yarn and instructions on how to make a chunky knit blanket. Also, you can find out how much yarn you need for your project on our blog. Create your first scarf, blanket or chunky pillow and show us your work on social media. Tag us @woolartdesign and get reposted!
Have you ever thought of creating your own woven wall hanging? Pretty cool idea, huh? As you probably have noticed, weaving is one of the DIY trends of 2020, so you'll find a lot of beginner guides out there. To start this project, you'll need a weaving loom, different kinds of yarns (can use chunky knit yarn), cotton craft rope, scissors and an easy weave wall hanging DIY guide.
Something you've most definitely tried in your life already (most certainly as a child) is watercolor painting. If you haven't practiced painting or drawing for a while, try something simple at first. Look for minimalistic painting ideas like painting plants or simple objects like houses. To make it more fun, wear a painting apron and act like you're a professional painter already. Check out beautiful and chic linen pinafore aprons from Back2Linen. After your project is finished, put it in a frame on a wall, it can be a great and simple room decor in your bedroom or living room.
Want your own candle collection? Natural waxes like beeswax and soy are great sources for candles. Experiment with different colors and scents and make it fun. Even finding a candle container is part of the creative process. Look for tutorials on what you need to start candle making and start creating.
For the ones who'd love to try something more active, have you ever considered yoga at home? All you really need is commitment and yoga mat (you can replace it with a blanket or towel). There are so many free options on youtube for beginners like yoga with Adrienne and SarahBethYoga. Just get started!
For those of you who live in an apartment, but have always dreamed about your own garden - start indoor gardening. Decide on which - herbs, vegetables, fruits or plants, you want to start with and then shop supplies like pots, soil, and seeds. This hobby takes time and patience, but imagine the day when you can actually harvest the goods you've grown yourself? Your own basil, strawberries or maybe lemons?
Love writing? Start blogging. Think about things you love doing or do daily like spending time with your kids, reading books, taking photos, etc. and start writing about it. Since it can be very satisfying and addictive, it can actually lead you to earning money. It has low start-up costs and can be done from anywhere.
If you are creative and love designs, perhaps you'd be interested in developing skill in graphic design. Yes, you don't have to go to school to learn it. Try browsing different websites like Skillshare and Udemy, which offer courses in graphic design. Some websites also offer free courses, but be prepared to work hard if you want to do this professionally. Plus, you'll need to get a graphic design software to get started.
Another trendy hobby to try this year is calligraphy. This is an easy hobby if you do it one step at a time. To start this, you'll typically need a pen holder, nibs, ink and paper. Master calligraphy letters and you can use this skill for creating wedding or birthday invitations, decorative designs, logos and more.
Last, but not least fun is cooking. Do you love food, but find it difficult to think of ideas on what to eat? Maybe it's time to browse some recipes online and try to cook something not ordinary. It doesn't necessarily mean it should be something difficult. Just start variating with different flavors and herbs and see how it goes. Who knows, maybe you'll start a blog about it.
Hope at least one of these ideas inspired you to take up a new hobby as all of them can be done from home and don't take loads of resources to start doing. Some of them can be actually combined. Perhaps you'll fall in love with knitting so much that you'll start blogging about it. So go ahead and start creating!
How to make a chunky knit blanket - DIY guide for beginners