Do you enjoy new DIY hobbies? Knitting, crocheting, and painting are examples of creative activities that are beneficial to activitaing your brain. They increase cognitive capacities, lift your spirits, and reduce stress. Not to mention, they're entertaining. You only need to choose one and stay with it (or in our case… stitch to it.)
Dispel any misconceptions you may have about this age-old craft: It's no longer only your grandmother's pastime to knit. Everyone is taking up a set of needles and some yarn these days. (If you ask us, finger knitting has always been one of our favorite crafts.) You're ready to create something of your own once you understand how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off again as well as the many types of yarn. Just have a look at our comfortable knit blankets, mittens, hats, and other items.
You only need a paintbrush, a color palette, and the desire to study; you don't need to be a natural-born Picasso. There are several methods to experiment with in various finishes, including acrylics, oils, watercolor, and even glitter painting. Consider using stencils to create the ideal design; they are available in any form and size imaginable. To discover a look you like, try out various tools and materials. Your craft area is a terrific place to start, but the world is your canvas.
3. Hand Lettering
It's been posted on Instagram. So why not give it a shot? Whether you are right- or left-handed, we guarantee it isn't as difficult as it seems. An easy technique to improve the aesthetics of your handwritten scribble on paper is hand lettering, a more casual style of calligraphy. Take a basic typeface as your starting point and add your own flourishes, such as curlicues, and green laurels, to make it uniquely yours. Cards, chalkboard signs, and presents of all types may be swiftly customized from there. The result is simultaneously endearingly traditional and vibrantly contemporary.
4. Bullet Journaling
Scrapbooking, get out of here. There is no actual right or wrong way to bullet journal, which is one of its wonderful features. You can keep a journal of your everyday activities, such as your chores and meditations, add images and other reminders of the past, or make future plans. It can be structured using bullets, brief words, page numbers, and topics. All of it is up to you.
A set of knitting needles could appear frightening. Sew something. All you need to get started are some fabric scraps and a needle and thread. Learn the fundamental stitches, and you'll find usage for them throughout the house: Make a charming tomato pincushion out of it, fix a seam, patch small holes in sweaters and socks, etc. Start off modestly, and when you're confident in your ability, you may move on to a sewing machine of your own.
Embroidery is mostly for people who enjoy giving something old a fresh look. All it takes is a few short needle pokes. You will be well on your way to custom-embroidering everything from napkins to mittens to tea towels to full-sized quilts and everything in between if you learn a few fundamental stitches like a cross stitch, french knot, blanket stitch, etc. Knowing how to embroider a monogram, name, or date can help you tackle any holiday, birthday, or other life milestone.
Are you looking for a new skill to learn in 2019? Replace your needles with a crochet hook. You may build hats, headbands, cases, purses, a bouquet of flowers, or even tiny wreaths by mastering two fundamental stitches: the chain stitch and single crochet. Invite like-minded friends over for a crochet and rose party to turn it into a crafternoon.