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5 Creative & Unique Hobbies To Shake Up Your Year

When our lives lack variety, it’s easy to get a little bored. Doing the same activities day in day out leaves us feeling uninspired and lethargic. To shake things up a bit this year, how about a new creative hobby?

Book Sculpture

As if books weren’t already beautiful enough, these days, many artists are turning old books into sculptures. Book sculpting uses an array of techniques from paper folding and papier-mâché to cutting, stitching, binding, and painting. Artists use a book as the base to build wondrous creations. Ever fancied building a book with paper butterflies bursting out of it? Or perhaps a magical tea party scene? If so, book sculpture could be your new calling!

Jewelry Making

Making jewelry is a fulfilling creative hobby, and best of all, you get to wear your gorgeous creations once you’re finished! To get yourself started in jewelry making, first, you need the right tools. From wire cutters to flat-nose pliers and crimping tools, it depends on which kind of jewelry you want to make. When it comes to creating precision jewelry, CNC software is an essential tool that gained in popularity during the past years. This type of software allows jewelers to create highly detailed and intricate designs that would be impossible to create by hand.

Some prefer to buy materials and watch a few YouTube tutorials. Others like to take a jewelry-making course to hone their skills. Whichever way you choose to learn, there’s a huge market for homemade jewelry, so you could easily sell a few things too.


Pottery is a wonderfully therapeutic practice, allowing you to learn some new creative skills and make some beautiful things. Before you buy clay and tools and get stuck in, try a pottery class or two. If you do get started at home , you'll need a potter’s needle, a cut-off wire, a bamboo brush, and a wooden modeling tool. Kilns are pretty expensive to buy; however you can ask local potters if they rent out their kiln space.


Crochet means creating fabric by the process of interlocking yarn. The yarn is interlocked in loops, and you can also use other materials. As a beginner, a great start is to buy a crochet kit online. With a crochet kit, you’ll get all the materials and instructions you need to make a finished piece, whether it’s a decorative animal, a cushion, or a tea-coaster.

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Dolls House Hobby

Looking for a really unique and creative hobby? Why not get into Doll’s Houses? Basically, you buy yourself a stunning Doll’s house, and then you spend time collecting the furniture and accessories for each room! The popularity of the Doll’s House Hobby has skyrocketed in the last few years. There are so many doll’s house objects on Etsy. Artists make just about everything in miniature form from tiny board games to books (the dolls have it all)! You could even try making some of your own doll’s house items? There are some cool doll’s house miniatures tutorials on YouTube, which can show you how. 

Hobbies boost well being

Once you’ve tried one new hobby, don’t stop there! There are plenty of other unique hobbies to be discovered. What about SUP Yoga? How hard can yoga on a paddleboard be right? Ever tried axe throwing? If not, perhaps get yourself an Axe Throwing Coupon and see what you’re missing! Whichever kind of hobby takes your fancy, it’s always beneficial for our well being to learn new things.

So, what do you think?  Which hobby do you most want to take on first?