20 Creative Hobbies To Try This Year

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Are you looking to relax and destress? Do you have a lot of time on your hand and nothing to do? Are you looking for a creative outlet? If you said yes to any one of these questions, you should consider trying creative hobbies.

20 Creative Hobbies To Try This Year

Why You Need A Creative Hobby

There are so many reasons to try a creative hobby.

By trying a new creative hobby you will learn new skills, boost creativity, relieve stress, and improve your mental wellbeing.

Creative Hobbies To Try

For each hobby, we will share a bit about the hobby as well as link to tools and resources to get you started.

 Flower Arranging Creative Hobbies

1. Flower Arranging

If you like to have fresh flowers in your home, consider learning how to arrange flowers. If you have a garden you can grow your own flowers to save on costs or you can buy flowers directly from local growers in your area. If you find you have a talent for arranging, you can even start a business to bring in extra money.

Tools and Resources To Get Started:

2. Jewelry Making

Jewelry making is a great hobby for fashionistas that want to make something they can wear. Just one visit to Etsy or a local bead store, and you will see that you can make an endless number of creations in a variety of styles.

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3. Origami

Do you remember folding notes in middle school? Well you can take your folding skills up a notch by learning origami. You can start out simple and work your way up to more complicated designs.

Tools and Resources To Get Started:

Hand Lettering

4. Hand Lettering

Hand lettering and brush lettering are very slow and relaxing hobbies. Getting started is really easy and requires just a few supplies. Once you get some practice, you can even create lettering prints to sell.

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5. Cake Decorating

Cake decorating is a fun way to combine a love of baking and creative design. You can find books on cake decorating and craft stores like Michal’s often have in-person classes.

Tools and Resources To Get Started:

6. Cooking

Want to learn how to make homemade meals for yourself or your family? Cooking is a great hobby that allows you to be creative while making something delicious for you to enjoy.

Tools and Resources To Get Started:

Photography

7. Photography

Photography is one of our favorite hobbies. A lot of people shy away from photography because it can be expensive. But you don’t need an expensive DSLR, you can use any camera you have including the camera on your phone. If you want to learn the fundamentals of photography, we suggest picking up a used film camera on eBay or at a camera shop.

Tools and Resources To Get Started:

8. Video Creation

You don’t have to be an aspiring director, to get started in video creation. You can create videos of your life, document important days with your family, or create your own movie as they did on Dawson’s Creek. If you want,you can even share your videos and grow an audience on YouTube. All you really need to get started is your phone.

Tools and Resources To Get Started:

9. Graphic Design

If you like advertising, and branding, graphic design is a great hobby. Not only is graphic design a fun hobby, it is also a great job skill for your resume. To get started in graphic design, you’ll want a sketch book for ideas. To bring your designs to life, you’ll want to deep dive into Adobe Illustrator.

Tools and Resources To Get Started:

Blogging

10. Blogging

Blogging is one hobby that is made of multiple hobbies including writing, design, and photography. A lot of people blog for fun, but blogging can also be a great way to bring in extra income if you are serious about it.

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11. Podcasting

If you have ever thought about starting a podcast, it is a great creative hobby. You can make a podcast about anything and everything under the sun. All you need is a computer and a microphone to get started.

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12. Journaling

There are many different types of journals. There are gratitude journals, art journals, bullet journals, and just regular journals. You can even make your journal a combination. All you need is a journal to write in and something to write with. If you want to add some decorations, you can use colorful pens, markers, or stickers.

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13. Writing

Writing is such a great creative outlet. You can write short stories, a novel, essays, or even poems. You can keep your work to yourself or you can try to get published in a literary magazine.

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14. Sewing

This is another great hobby for fashionistas. You can customize everything from the fit, color, and pattern of your clothes. If clothes aren’t your thing, you can sew things for the home like curtains or pillow covers.

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15. Knitting

If you love chunky sweaters, blankets, and scarves, consider taking up knitting as a creative hobby. Knitting can be a bit tricky to learn at first, so consider taking an introductory class or ask a friend to teach you.

Tools and Resources To Get Started:

16. Drawing

Drawing may seem like a hard creative hobby, but the more you practice the better you will be.

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17. Painting

Painting is one of our favorite creative hobbies. We love that painting is something that anyone can do regardless of skill level. There are so many different styles, we are sure you will find one you love. For those just starting, we recommend trying acrylic before moving to oil or watercolor.

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18. Coloring

Coloring isn’t just for kids. There are plenty of fun coloring books made for adults. Or course you could pull a page or two from your kiddos coloring book too.

Tools and Resources To Get Started:

Guitar Creative Hobbies

19. Music

Musical hobbies require a lot of time and practice but don’t let that scare you away. If you love music, go ahead and give a musical hobby a try. You could play an instrument, become a DJ, learn to sing, or record music in GarageBand.

Tools and Resources To Get Started:

20. Dancing

If you love to move, dancing might be the perfect creative hobby for you. There are so many different styles of dancing from modern, to jazz, to ballet, and more. You really can dance any way you want to!

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