Being at home more is a great opportunity to hone your craft or develop some new skills to keep you busy during the winter months. Maybe you’ve been thinking about building on your skillset for your professional life, or just want to start a new hobby. Either way, here are some hobbies you can learn at home.
Hobbies You Can Learn At Home
- Knitting – once you learn this skill, there are so many options for you. Make clothing, gifts, household items and more! If you’re a beginner, there are tutorials online, kits you can purchase to get started and more. If you already know how to knit, start a new project!
- Crocheting – Find a fun pattern online and start creating
- Learn to play a new instrument (or your first) – Dedicate 30-60 minutes a day to teach yourself to play a new instrument. Guitar, piano, ukelele.
- Colouring – Starting drawing anything from your imagination, or buy an adult colouring book. There are so many fun designs to help you have a few stress-free minutes each day.
- Puzzles – There are two types of puzzle people: those who do puzzles with others, and those who like to complete a puzzle by themselves. Which one are you?
- Painting – You don’t need to be a pro to start patining. In fact, there are so many fun paint-along videos on YouTube. Just like a paint night event, you can set up your studio in your home and paint along with a tutorial (you’ll be SO surprised how well your masterpiece turns out)
- Writing – If you’ve always dabbled in writing, but really want to strengthen your craft, this is a great opportunity for you. Set aside some time each day to write, whether it’s journaling or working on that novel you’ve always wanted to start.
- Reading – There’s no better time to tackle that trilogy you’ve always wanted to read! Looking to make it more social? Start your own virtual book club.
- Yoga – With so many online resources for every stage of yogi, you’ll be able to start at your comfort level and learn as you go.
- Meditation – Meditation takes practice, but it’s a great investment in your mind and body
- Baking – Whether you want to jump on the sourdough train or start making some beautiful cupcakes, baking can be a fun hobby to start…. plus the results are delicious!
- Cooking – If you love to cook, this is a great opportunity to learn some new skills in the kitchen and try out some new recipes. If you’re not quite a master chef, why not take this time to master a few key recipes.
- Origami – Again, YouTube for the win. Start making some cute origami animals. Bonus: white a nice message for a friend, then deliver your figures.
- Candle making – Beeswax, soy wax, gel, scented & more! This is a fun hobby, plus you can repurpose old candle canisters or other glass you have at home. Make your own unique candles and you’ll always have a gift on hand.
- Running – This one isn’t quite in the home (unless you have a treadmill). Running is a great way to get exercise, clear your mind, and explore your community.
- Board games – Pull out the classics or try some new games.
- Calligraphy – Calligraphy can be a soothing activity. Plus when you get good at it, you’ll always have the prettiest-addressed envelopes for any letter or invitaion!
- Basket weaving – Baskets are all the rage in home decor. Can’t find your ideal basket? Why not try to make it yourself!
- Learn a new language – There are lots of apps that can teach you a new language. You can invest as little or as much time as you want.
- Soap making – This is another hobby that will result in a practical item for your home.
- Cross stitching – Start with a beginner’s kit and pattern then create your own designs.
- Photography – There is beauty everywhere, you just have to look for it. Bring your unique perspective to a photography course and start snapping some amazing shots. You can also learn to do your own editing.
- Thinking of something else? – The internet has endless courses and tutorials, so no matter what you’re interested in, you’ll be able to find a guide online!
Just remember: Whatever it is that brings you joy is important. So make sure you reserve some time each day to do the things you love.