5 Home-Friendly Hobbies You Can Start Now

Jan 20, 2022 11:41:51 AM | Hobbies 5 Home-Friendly Hobbies You Can Start Now

Need help narrowing down possibilities for an extracurricular activity in the new year? We’ve put together a list of ideas to help spark your imagination!

January is not just the start of the new year, but it’s also National Hobby Month. Need help narrowing down possibilities for an extracurricular activity in the new year? We’ve put together a list of ideas to help spark your imagination! Plus, you won’t even have to leave your home. Your next passion project awaits…

If you need to fuel your creativity: express yourself with with painting

Let your creativity run wild and channel your inner artist by picking up a brush and giving painting a try. It’s a relaxing activity and you’ll have a new selection of artwork for your home. Before you can begin creating your masterpieces, you’ll need paint, mixing trays, brushes in various sizes, as well as some blank canvases or painting paper. Try shopping for complete paint sets which will have everything you need conveniently packaged together. 

pain brushPainting set

If you love fashion: tie-dye your heart out

Tie-dyed clothing is one of the hottest fashion trends right now, and it’s easy for you to create your own unique designs at home. From t-shirts to cozy hoodies, you can literally DIY tie dye just about anything. Just keep in mind, this is the type of craft where mess is unavoidable, but you can safeguard your floors by investing in a dedicated tie-dying bin and laying plastic trash bags around your work space. If you’re a newbie, shop for full sets that contain step-by-step instructions and all the supplies needed to create your one-of-a-kind wardrobe designs. 

tie dye kittie dye set

If you want to connect more with nature: dig into gardening 

You don’t need to have a green thumb or a large space to choose gardening as a hobby. For beginners, it’s best to read books or watch video lessons before rolling up your sleeves. If you have a backyard, you can stock up on various seeds, soil, a seed starter kit, and garden tools. But, if space is an issue (or if you want something low maintenance) try an indoor hydroponic grow kit. These kits typically come with slots for multiple plants, self watering pumps, and artificial  grow lights to replicate the sun so you can grow fresh herbs and veggies all year round.

Screen Shot 2022-04-01 at 3.05.33 PMHydroponics Growing System

If you enjoy brain teasers: find the perfect fit with puzzles

Bring back the magic of a favorite pastime by solving puzzles. It’s a fun way to unwind and keep busy for hours. And, because your mind will be focused on the challenge at hand, it’s also a great stress reliever. Outside of finding the right jigsaw puzzle, the only other thing you’ll need is patience.

puzzlesJigsaw Puzzles

If you love to write: trade typing for hand lettering 

Do you have some pen and paper lying around? Explore the art of hand lettering! It may seem intimidating, but the aesthetic writing technique gets easier with practice. Once you get good at creating decorative letters, you can personalize gifts, cards, scrapbooks, picture frames, clothing, and even home decor. Start with a writing exercise book or free worksheets online to develop your skills. Most importantly, you’ll need a selection of hand lettering pens in various sizes to achieve creative styles.

Screen Shot 2022-04-01 at 5.16.02 PMHand Lettering Pens

Understandably, the hardest part of moving forward with a new hobby is gathering the materials you need to get started. That’s where Wish’s merchants step in as your ultimate one-stop-shop for cost-effective supplies. Visit the Wish app to start exploring items for your next project.


Delia Mitchell

Written By: Delia Mitchell

Delia Mitchell is Wish's Editorial Manager and oversees the content you see here on the Wish shopping blog! She loves writing about cool brands found on Wish, sustainability, and wellness. Delia holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Studies from Pace University.