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12 Crafting Hobbies To Do When You Are Stuck At Home

If you can’t go out because the weather is dangerous or some other reason, you can fight boredom with these satisfying crafting hobbies. Pick out your favorite!

The rewarding thing about these crafting hobbies is that you can turn them into a way to earn a little extra money too! Or, if you don’t want to sell your crafts, you can save money by giving them as DIY gifts. Either way, you’ll enjoy learning a new hobby or two.

12 Crafting Hobbies To Do When You Are Stuck At Home

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What Are Hobbies

Hobbies are anything that you do when you aren’t working. There are literally thousands of hobbies out there. From baking to fashion to makeup and even singing, hobbies are anything that makes you happy.

I compiled some of the best crafting hobbies I could find. These are all hobbies for couples too. If you want to sell them and set up a shop online, these are hobbies that make money too.

Crafting Hobbies To Do When You’re Stuck At Home

Here’s the complete list of fun hobbies – try one or all of them. You’ll discover how fun it is to make gifts for people. These are also wonderful ways to bond with your spouse, kids, or friends.

1. Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking can be either digital or paper. How you do it all depends on what you enjoy doing. If you love stickers, stamps, and cutting out fun shapes, then try making a paper scrapbook. It’s lots of fun!

hospital bracelets and other items to put in a baby book

Of course, creating a digital scrapbook can be just as fun, and there are tons of options out there. Some programs make it as easy as drag and drop. Others give you more design flexibility.

Creating a scrapbook is a pretty simple hobby that you can do as a family. There are even people that make and sell pre-made scrapbook pages ready for people to just add their photos.

2. Wreath Making

Another fun hobby that you can turn into a side-hustle is making wreaths. There are so many different types of wreaths you can make. Change up the wreath on your door with each season and holiday.

Burlap Ribbon Wreath with two different accent ribbons and three large flowers

Here are just a few of the most popular types of wreaths you can make.

3. Polymer Clay crafting

There are tons of things you can make out of polymer clay. The best part is that you don’t need any special equipment. You can bake the projects right in your kitchen’s oven.

personalized keychain made out of polymer clay.

This is a very forgiving craft that couples and even children can all do together. Here are a few you can start with.

4. Upcycling

Another fun crafting hobby is upcyling! You can literally take things around your home and give them new life. This hobby could help you save money.

A desk with a DIY photo caddy on it; caddy is filled with colorful sharpies.

Which of these things around your home can you turn into DIY home organization solutions?

5. Make Jewelry

Jewelry-making is another one of the crafting hobbies that you can turn into a way to make a little extra cash. There are tons of ways to make jewelry, you are only limited by your creativity.

a beaded necklace with a rainbow of colors

After you get the hang of making your own jewelry, you’ll be well on your way to even selling it. Here are some ideas to start with.

6. Crafting hobbies with sewing

Invest in a sewing machine. There are tons of easy sewing crafts that you can make by yourself. Nothing compares to the feeling of looking at a completed project!

A yellow placemat

Here are some sewing crafts that are perfect for beginners. All of them turn out super cute!

7. Woodworking

Woodworking is a hobby that takes a dedicated workshop. You’ll need an outdoor area and some tools. The results are stunning and a huge ego-boost too!

A hanging wall organizer made out of wood

Even if you haven’t ever used a hammer and nails before, these woodworking crafts are easy to do.

8. Crafting Hobbies With Mod Podge

Mod Podge crafting is kind of a cousin to scrapbooking or collage-making. There are so many things you can decorate with pretty scrapbook paper and some mod podge glue.

Decoupage a letter to give as a handmade gift! We'll show you how to decorate a craft store letter with scrapbook paper and Mod Podge.

Once you start mod-podging things, you’ll get on a roll and come up with tons of other ideas! Here are a few to get you started.

9. Make Soap

It’s not only beautiful but it’s useful too. Handmade soaps are thoughtful gifts. Once you learn the basics you can start making a variety of soaps in different shapes, scents, and themes. This is one of the crafting hobbies that you can actually sell and make a little money from.

Lavender Sea Shell Soap

Here are just a few soap recipes you should try.

10. Paint With Stencils

If you feel like you aren’t very creative or a talented painter, then get a hold of some stencils. There are so many things you can paint and you can use a ton of vibrant and fun colors.

paint stepping stones with stencils

Here are some of our favorite stencil crafting ideas.

11. Take Up Kintsugi

If you are familiar with stained glass windows, then you have an idea how to do kintsugi. This is a really popular hobby where broken pottery is mended with lacquer that is dusted with gold. The end result is stunning!

Kintsugi coasters

You can jump on board with this trendy craft. Learn how to make kintsugi tile coasters.

12. Paint Wine Glasses and Coffee Mugs

Finally, I think that painted wine glasses and coffee mugs are some of the most fun crafting hobbies you can do! These are fun ways to remember happy events like weddings and birthdays. It’s also a run way to decorate items you will use later on.

These fall hand painted wine glasses are so pretty and would make a great DIY gift for the holidays! This tutorial is easy to follow and I love the metallic paints in bronze, copper and champagne gold.

We have some really popular tutorials on Kenarry. Try some of these out!

Still need more craft ideas?

Sometimes it’s nice to have everything you need right at your fingertips. Here are some great craft kits that come with all your supplies and are shipped right to your door so you don’t even have to run out to the store to get started.

Crafting Hobbies: How To Choose One

12 crafting hobbies you can do at home

How do you pick your next hobby? First, think about what you enjoy doing. Is it painting? Working with tools? Think about what makes you the happiest and turn that into a hobby.

Next, consider whether you want to someday turn this hobby into a side-hustle. They can be a lot of fun but they can also supplement your income if you need.

Above all, you never know what you are going to like until you try it out! So try a few new hobbies and see what you think.

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