Craft Hobbies | Making, Creating & Crafting Hobbies for Your Free Time

Check out these awesome crafting hobbies! Excellent creative hobbies for anyone looking to express themselves creatively and get crafty…


Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures.

Looking to learn more about the crafty hobby of Amigurumi? Check out Crochet Amigurumi for Every Occasion: 21 Easy Projects to Celebrate Life’s Happy Moments to learn all about it!

photo: Daria Nepriakhina

Bath Bombs

Create your own bath bombs with pure essential oils, Epsom salts, baking soda and other natural ingredients. 

Check out this Bath Bomb Making Kit available from Amazon Prime to create your very own custom bath bombs from the comfort of your own home!

Candle Making

What better way to enjoy some creative do-it-yourself time with your family than by making scented candles together, enjoying real quality time, and making beautiful candles for decoration or as presents for friends?

Create your own custom candles at home with this highly-rated Custom Candle Making Kit available from Amazon Prime here…

photo: Rebecca Peterson-Hall


Cricut makes smart cutting machines that work with an easy-to-use app to help you design and personalize almost anything — custom cards, unique apparel, everyday items & so much more.

Check out this free beginner Cricut video series to get started and learn all of the crafting possibilities…


Collage is a creative art crafting technique combining various photos, cut-outs and elements in an artistic way, typically with paste or glue on paper.

Gather up some old magazines, cut out various images or words and start gathering your craft materials.

Collage is a great hobby for its infinite creative potential and inexpensive accessibility!

Check out artist Erin Case for some awesome crafting collage inspiration!


Crochet is a process of creating textiles by using a crochet hook to interlock loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials. The name is derived from the French term crochet, meaning 'hook'. Hooks can be made from a variety of materials, such as metal, wood, bamboo, or plastic. Wikipedia

Start a new crafting hobby of crochetingCheck out Annies Hook & Needle Kit Club to get all the supplies you need on a monthly basis.

photo: Karina L

Cross Stitching

Cross-stitch is a form of sewing and a popular form of counted-thread embroidery in which X-shaped stitches in a tiled, raster-like pattern are used to form a picture. 

Check out this awesome Star Wars Cross Stitch Pattern available from Amazon to get started and impress your friends!

photo: Lexi T


Create beautiful works of art with a unique crafting hobby of decoupage while practicing your focus, patience and artistic skills.

Decoupage is a great crafting hobby to do with friends, family and loved ones in your free time.

Check out this decoupage kit from Amazon for everything you need to get started including mod podge glue, brushes, gloves etc…

photo: Mike Walter


Embroidery is the craft of decorating fabric or other materials using a needle to apply thread or yarn. Embroidery may also incorporate other materials such as pearls, beads, quills, and sequins.

Check out this highly-rated Brother SE1900 Sewing and Embroidery Machine available from Amazon to get started!

Looking to learn the basics from a pro in an easy to follow online lesson? Check out this Beginners Embroidery Class available from Craftsy here…

photo: Shruti Sahu

Flower Pressing

Press your flower on a piece of parchment paper, close it in a book and wait approximately 3-4 weeks.

Flower pressing is a simple and fun crafty hobby perfect for gardeners with extra flowers lying around!

Check out this simple and affordable Flower Press Kit available from Amazon here to get stared…

photo: monica dahiya


A handicraft, sometimes more precisely expressed as artisanal handicraft or handmade, is any of a wide variety of types of work where useful and decorative objects are made completely by one’s hand or by using only simple, non-automated related tools like scissors, carving implements, or hooks. Wikipedia

Whether it’s bracelets, beaded ropes, or purses made of gum wrappers, there is a handicraft hobby out there for everyone. Get creative!

photo: Tamara Malaniy

Jewelry Making

If you love working with your hands and are looking for a new crafty hobby then jewelry making might be right for you!

Learn how to start making jewelry, including key techniques, materials, steps, studio set-up, where to learn, and more with this helpful article at

Pick up this Paxcoo Jewelry Making Supplies Kit with Jewelry Tools, Jewelry Wires and Jewelry Findings for Jewelry Repair available from Amazon to get started on your jewelry crafting journey!


Knitting is the perfect crafting hobby for people who love to work with their hands and create items that will be cherished.

Knit gifts for loved ones and keep them warm with hats, socks, scarves and mittens with that crafty homemade loving touch!

Get started with Annies Hook & Needle Kit Club subscription for all the yarn and patterns you may needdirect to your door!

photo: Kelly Sikkema

Latch Hook

Latch hook is a fun crafting hobby where short strands of yarn are tied or “latched” onto a canvas to creative unique design typically on rugs or pillows.

Try out this beautiful Sunflower Latch Hook Rug Kit available from Amazon here to get started!

Leather Crafting

Make wallets, purses, pouches, belts and more with a leather crafting hobby. Check out this Leather Crafting Kit from Amazon to get started…

Perfect your craft and create beautiful works of art to give as gifts or even start your own Etsy Shop!

photo: Angelina Litvin


Macramé is a creative crafting hobby perfect for making gifts for friends and family. Add a decorative flare and creative touch to any space with a new hobby crafting beutiful macramé creations!

 Learn the basics and fundamentals of Macramé with an excellent SkillShare course here…

photo: Annisa Ica

Needle Felting

Needle felting is a the art of creating small 3d figure and shapes out of wool. As you felt the wool, you irritate the fibers as they bond and create a solid object. Check out All the Tools & Tips You Need to Try Needle Felting before getting started.

Check out this Beginner’s Needle Felting Kit available from Amazon to get geared up for your new needle felting hobby.

photo: Winston Chen

Paper Mâché

Papier-mâché is a composite material consisting of paper pieces or pulp, sometimes reinforced with textiles, bound with an adhesive, such as glue, starch, or wallpaper paste. Wikipedia

Get messy and creative with a hobby of paper maché. Get some old magazines, a glue brush and some mod podge and start creating your art!

Check out these paper maché masks available from Amazon; the perfect template for your next creative arts project!

photo: Roxanne Minnish


Pottery is the process and the products of forming vessels and other objects with clay and other ceramic materials, which are fired at high temperatures to give them a hard and durable form. Major types include earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. Wikipedia

Start a new hobby of pottery to really get your creativity and craftiness to a new level.

A hobby of pottery can take a lot of skills, practice and resources. We recommend trying out a community education pottery class or visit a studio to learn the basics and where you want to take your craft.

Check out a local pottery studio in your area, or a pottery painting studio to get your foot in the door of this creative and fulfilling pottery hobby.

photo: Oshin Khandelwal


Quilling is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs.

Check out this handy video from HandiCraft to learn the basics of Quilling and get started with your new crafting hobby:

photo: Tanja-Milfoil


Quilting is a great crafting hobby for homebodies who love to work on big creative projects solo or with friends!

Discover a range of key tools and quilting techniques in this in-depth Craftsy Quilting class! Christa guides you step by step through preparing your fabric, cutting out the pieces and sewing them into blocks, as well as basting, machine quilting and binding to help you finish your quilt with ease.

By the end of class, you’ll be able to tackle your next quilt project with confidence!

photo: Tanja-Milfoil


Preserve memories and special moments with a craft hobby of scrapbooking!

Scrapbooking combines collage, crafting and design in a unique way to display your memories in a fun and artistic way.

Check out for an unbelievable amount of scrapbooking materials, stamps and paper to get started with your new crafty hobby!

photo: Elena Mozhvilo


Weaving is a method of textile production in which two distinct sets of yarns or threads are interlaced at right angles to form a fabric or cloth. Other methods are knitting, crocheting, felting, and braiding or plaiting. Wikipedia

Weaving is a crafting hobby perfect for anyone looking to create beautiful textiles and enjoy working with their hands.

Check out the Beginner’s Guide to Weaving from to learn the basics and fundamentals to get stared.

photo: Chris Chow

Wreath Making

Wreath making is a fun crafty hobby for friends and family during the holiday season. Get into the holiday spirit and create your very own Christmas wreath decorations…

Check out this helpful how-to article on How to Make a Christmas Wreath Using Fresh Greens to learn more!

photo: Hillary Ungson

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