Fun Hobbies For The New Year

Father and son enjoying during bake cookies at home together.

The start of the new year is the perfect time to pick up a new hobby, and with access to the internet, it’s easier than ever to learn a new skill! If you’re having trouble deciding what to do in your free time, try out one of these creative hobbies.


One of the most delicious hobbies to get into is baking! There is a lot of freedom to make what interests you, whether you want to follow a recipe or experiment with new flavors. Your friends and family will love this hobby as well since they get to eat your creations. Take a look around your pantry, you might find you already have everything you need to get started.


Photography is a great creative outlet, and it doesn’t require investing in expensive equipment. One of the best places to start is taking pictures on your phone. Find things that interest you and snap away. If you aren’t feeling inspired, try looking up some photo challenges.


While it used to be a fading art form, cross stitching has regained popularity recently. It is easier to pick up than sewing or embroidery, and it is very relaxing. Most craft stores will have kits for beginners that include all the materials at a low price. You can also find free patterns online!


The art of paper folding, or origami, has been practiced for centuries. Chances are you already have some experience with it, like making a paper plane! Once you’ve got the basics mastered, you can start working towards more and more complex projects.

Bullet Journaling

If you’ve been meaning to get into writing or journaling, bullet journaling is a great way to start. At its core, bullet journaling is a detailed version of a planner. You can make it as simple or complex as you want, and you can include whatever you think you will use. Common sections are monthly calendars, daily journaling, goals, and grocery lists.

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Flower Arranging

Nothing freshens up a home like having fresh flowers around. That’s why flower arranging is so rewarding! It may seem like an intimidating hobby to get into, but luckily there are a lot of resources. Many local florists and some craft stores will host workshops for beginners.

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