Thinking of taking up a new craft hobby? There are lots of craft hobbies that you can easily get into without having to spend too much money or buy lots of equipment. Here are 7 craft hobbies that could be worth considering to provide a creative outlet.
We’ve all watched people craft blankets and cardigans and thought: ‘I wish I could do that’. Fortunately, crocheting and knitting aren’t too difficult to get into, providing you’re patient enough to learn the technique. Crochet/knitting needles are very cheap to buy, and yarn isn’t too expensive to buy either (although watch out! Buying wool can be addictive). Meanwhile, there are many free resources online that can teach you how to craft everything from scarves to tea cosies.
Embroidery involves using a needle and thread to stitch patterns and pictures into fabric. Like crocheting/knitting, it requires a bit of patience at the beginning, but is fairly easy to progress once you’ve nailed the initial sewing technique. You can buy all kinds of coloured threads online or at your local craft store. An embroidery hoop, some needles and some fabric are the only other things you need.
Jewellery making is such an extensive field. From beading to wire wrapping to engraving, there are so many different elements to it that you can learn about. Jewellery making can become an expensive hobby if you’re buying precious gems and precious metals, but it’s also a craft that you can easily do on the cheap. You’ll find lots of beginner tutorials online that can teach you the ropes. There are also jewellery making tool kits that you can buy.
Candle making is another craft hobby that’s easy to do at home and not too expensive. Using different waxes and fragrances, you can create all kinds of amazing scented candles. There are starter candle making kits that you can buy to ease yourself in. You’ll find information on all kinds of candle making techniques online.
Resin art has become very popular in recent years. It involves making all kinds of items like coasters, keyrings, placemats and chopping boards out of resin. Encased in the resin can be all kinds of objects including flowers, glitter, beads, gold leaf, stickers, paint, sand and shells. There are resin art kits that you can buy online. You’ll also find many tutorials on the internet.
Soap/bath bomb crafts
If you love experimenting with bath products, why not try crafting your own soaps and bath bombs? It’s remarkably easy to make many of these bath products. Just check out some of the guides online to see for yourself. As with other crafts listed above, there are soap and bath bomb kits that you can buy to get started.
Many people assume that you can’t do pottery without a kiln and a wheel. While it’s true that certain types of pottery are hard to do without this equipment, there are many pottery projects that you can take on using nothing more than some clay and an oven. Check out this pottery without a kiln guide for more info.