Moms need hobbies as part of their self care. Creative hobbies aren’t just for grandmothers anymore. Women in their 30’s need a creative hobby they love to release stress and keep sharp. Be inspired with this giant list of creative hobbies for moms including great beginner resources to get started today!
CREATIVE HOBBIES FOR MOMS
I’ve always been a crafter, I love sewing and quilting. I love knitting and scrapbooking and all things DIY. When I became a mom it became really hard to find time for myself as a crafter.
It wasn’t until my babies were toddlers that I really started to notice how much I missed my creative outlets and once I started to prioritize finding time to get creative I started to notice a huge difference in my mental health.
As moms, it’s so easy to prioritize your children and your families needs before yourself. The trend in 2020 and the hot topic amongst us moms seems to be the buzz word, self care. Creative hobbies are a great excuse for self care because they can really make a difference in your life.
There are a number of studies that prove that creative hobbies help with depression, anxiety, and long term mental health like dementia.
Not only do creative hobbies allow for increased endorphins ( the happy hormones) they also provide a way for moms especially to feel productive, mentally sharp by learning something new and as a way to turn a hobby you love as an extra income source.
By now you’re feeling convinced. It’s time to find a creative hobby you love and can easily learn for free from the comfort of your home.
In this post I’m going to show you just how you can find time for creativity and a massive list of ideas and resources to help you get started!
But first, go ahead and register for my free email course “Create the Time to Craft” for a jumpstart to starting a new hobby or rekindling an old favourite.
GIANT LIST OF CREATIVE HOBBIES FOR MOMS
Here we go, this is the list you’ve been waiting for! 33 Creative Hobbies for Moms to relieve stress. Not only will you see the massive list of different hobbies but I’m sharing some great starting off points for each! Go ahead and click through to what sparks your curiosity.
Let’s get creative!
Knitting is that beautiful lost art of looping yarn using needles to create stunning pieces for your home and closet like dishclothes, blankets and throw pillows to sweaters, scarves, hats, mittens, socks, you name it.
It’s also an amazing creative hobby to learn online and only requires a few supplies, some yarn and needles and maybe a few markers.
As a beginner knitter myself, I find the easiest ways to knit is in the round. Most of my beginner patterns are all done on circular needles.
Similar to knitting, Crochet allows you to do all the above with a single hook . I’ve heard it’s actually much easier than knitting but I’m going to have to give it a go before I can give you my own opinion.
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HOW TO EMBROIDER FLOWERS
My great aunt and my great grandmother were beautiful embroiderers. I was lucky enough to have some of their work passed down to me. Embroidery is free hand stitching on cloth or fabric to create beautiful table clothes, tapestries, linens and more. It’s easier than it looks with bundle sets made just for beginners. I highly suggest starting to learn how to embroider letters and flowers for quick and easy personalized gifts.
LEARN HOW TO CROSS STITCH
My grandmother has gifted me all of her cross stitch supplies. Cross stitch uses embroidery thread like above but is stitched in a cross pattern on woven ada fabrics to create beautiful images and text.
It was quite popular in the 80’s and 90’s as a hobby, but with the recent interest in “rude cross stitch” and revival of some of the classic patterns, I believe it’s made it’s come back.
LEARN HOW TO SEW
Learning how to sew for yourself and your family is a great hobby to have. Save time and money by being able to mend and fix clothes, turn adult clothing into child sizes and create brand new clothing. Learn how to sew with courses and tutorials offered online.
Learn how to sew a button, how to thread a sewing machine, how to using a sewing machine, how to sew a pillowcase and more.
Start with the easiest pattern ever….
HOW TO QUILT AS YOU GO
When I think of quilting, this will always be the creative hobby that reminds me of my mother. She taught me how to quilt with my first sun bonnet sue appliqué pattern.
I highly suggest as a beginner quilter to quilt with Moda Fabric precuts. Find everything you need in the Moda Bake Shop, all of these free patterns and fabrics can be found at the fat quarter shop. Another easy way to learn to quilt is to quilt as you go instead of finding a specific pattern.
Start by simply stitching two squared pieces of fabric the same length together with a quarter inch seam, press to the darker fabric side and keep going.
Paper crafting is one of my favourite past times. There are so many things you can do with paper, from making handmade holiday cards, photo scrapbooks, journals, decoupage and more! The ideas are endless.
Get started with a circuit cutting machine and you’ll be surprised by the endless amount of ways for creative expression!
Learn how to make your own breads including the science and art of kneading, rising, fermenting and more for absolutely delicious warm, soft, melt in your mouth bread loafs. Once you’ve had your own baked bread, and seen just how cheap it is to make you’ll never go back!
COOKING & BAKING FROM SCRATCH
A great creative hobby to have is one that your family will truly enjoy the final product of! Being able to bake and cook amazing food that your family asks for again and again is something to strive towards. Enjoy going through old family recipes or getting creative with substitutions.
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If you’ve been considering writing your own blog, I suggest you go for it. Wether you’re thinking about writing a homesteading blog, a teacher blog, a mommy blog, or a fashion blog- you have something to share with the world, and writing a blog can be a rewarding way of doing so.
Gardening is fun, productive and super amazing for your mental health. From planting on your window sill, balcony, porch or a raised bed vegetable garden the ideas are endless. Learn how to start growing flowers and vegetables this spring with our free beginner vegetable gardening email course.
Chalk Painting is an amazing hobby to have on the side, it’s a great way to bring new life to old household items like never before. Paint Mason Jars, furniture, cabinets, wood, metal and more! It’s a very forgiving product.
Journaling is an absolutely amazing creative hobby to throw in your purse and take along with you. It’s a great way to doodle, brainstorm, get ideas down, lists made, pictures drawn and so forth. It’s also fun to do during a boring meeting or in the waiting room.
Bullet Journaling is becoming an increasingly popular creative hobby to have. Below notice my favourite harbour notebooks for bullet journaling.
Not sure where to start on a blank page? I get it! Go ahead and customize your very own life planner journal and get started with everything you need for a productive, effective and most of all creative way of organizing your life!
Whatever you do, just start a creative hobby!
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