You Need to Give These Cold Weather Hobbies a Chance ...

By Eliza

You Need to Give These Cold Weather Hobbies a Chance ...

It might be cold outside, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have some fun. Even if you’re stuck in the house because it’s frigid outside, there are lots of hobbies you can enjoy inside. So, now that fall is here and winter is closing in fast, it’s time to learn a new hobby so you don’t spend the next several months bored out of your mind. Here are some cold weather hobbies you’ll love.

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Knitting You can knit on the couch while you watch television or while you wait for the kids in the pick-up lane. It’s great for cold nights. Crochet is just as great if you don’t like knitting.


Cross Stitch

Cross Stitch If you prefer needle and thread over yarn, try your hand at counted cross stitch. It’s so satisfying to see an image form as you go.



Reading Chances are there’s a stack of novels you’d love if you just sat down with them. Make this cold season the time when you finally start getting into books.



Painting Painting, whether it’s on canvas or paper, is especially enjoyable. And when you’re done, you’ll have something fab to hang in your living room.



Coloring There’s research backing the therapeutic benefits of coloring so grab yourself a grown-up coloring book and some colored pencils and this fall will be the best one yet.

Famous Quotes

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.

Bruce Lee


Drawing Drawing is really fun and since art is subjective, you can feel good about any of your skills. Draw something for everyone you know and love.


Make a Quilt

Make a Quilt Simple block quilting is pretty easy to do and when you’re done, you’ll have a beautiful blanket to keep you warm until spring comes again.



Pottery Making pottery is soothing and you can do it right at home. Shape vases, mugs and bowls and then paint them when they’ve hardened.


Learn to Cook

Learn to Cook It might be too cold to venture out and try a new restaurant, but preparing your own gourmet meal at home is the perfect answer.



Woodworking Whether you build a birdhouse for your backyard or your use a Dremel to carve some wood, you’ll love the smell and feel of the wood in your hands.


Make a Scrapbook

Make a Scrapbook Do you have tons of photos lying around in boxes? Sort through them and put together a scrapbook so you can look back through them anytime you want to.


Put Together Some Puzzles

Put Together Some Puzzles Puzzles are perfect for helping your brain in shape and it’s really cool to see one finished. Grab yourself a pile of puzzle to get you through the long fall and winter.


Get Moving

Get Moving Being stuck in the house is no reason to skip your workout. Use the cold months to take up kettlebells or Zumba right in your living room.


Learn to Love Music

Learn to Love Music Start listening to new kinds of music or put together playlists to keep you entertained during the cold season. You could even learn to write music if you wanted to.


Take up an Instrument

Take up an Instrument Always wanted to play the piano or the guitar? Use the winter to teach yourself so that you have something to do when it’s too cold to go out.


Learn a Language

Learn a Language Stuck inside? Use Rosetta Stone or YouTube to learn a new language. It’s a highly marketable skill and you’ll be able to communicate in a foreign country.


Indoor Gardening

Indoor Gardening It doesn’t have to be summer to nurture a green thumb. Plant an herb garden for your windowsill or get yourself a few houseplants to care for.

What’s your cold weather hobby? Do you want to try any of these ideas?

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It sounds like you're quite creative, Lorilei Potvin.

I love doing all sorts of crafts. Some other crafts that I've found that are fairly easy to pick up are:. Making jewelry. I've actually been able to make quite a few pieces that I've been able to sell & help turn into a a small business venture. 2. Rubber Stamping- Basically, the "sky's the limit" when it comes to the different options a person has, using stamps & the different 'mediums' you're able to stamp on! 3. Making various types of cards for any occasion! 4. This is a craft that's been around for a very long time; called 'Quilling. It's fairly simple & involves using long thin strips of paper, wound with a tool called a "Quill'. There's lots of patterns & how-to instructions on the Internet that will show you how to make different shapes; which in turn, you can put together to make various designs. I've used Quilling to make some really beautiful Wedding Invitation mementos but again, the possibilities are endless! 5. Embellishing clothing such as jackets, tshirts, jeans, etc. to make plain clothing very unique & actually, you can really update quite a few clothing pieces, to the point that it's almost like having new clothing; when you might otherwise have decided to get rid of those pieces otherwise! These are just a few craft ideas but I have quite a few other ideas; including making wreaths for every location; never mind the endless possibilities I've actually used the crafting ideas I've mentioned, to make all kinds of really great, unique pieces!

I'll try to make me a sweater

I've recently started knittng. I have a new niece and it's so lovely to see her wearing something I have created with my own fair hands.