People all over the world scribble down their bucket lists on the 31st of December, only to forget about them by the end of the first week of January.
With 2021 rolling in soon, it’s time to stick to those bucket lists and do all the things you love.
Starting out with finally getting down to sticking to a hobby. Something that’s unique, fun, and well within your ballpark.
Can’t think of one? Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered with 17 unique hobbies you should try in 2021.
Channeling Your Creative Side
1. Blanket Making
Blanket making is creating a blanket out of scraps into one blanket. It’s similar to knitting, only blanket making is more dedicated towards being used as mementos.
You could create a blanket out of scraps of old T-shirts lying around, pillow covers you don’t use anymore, or you could even digitally print images in squares to layout on your blanket.
In any case, it’s a fun hobby and one that’s rewarding when you view the final result laid out.
2. Resin Art Making
Resins are composite blends that can be manipulated into strong and pliable materials such as plastics and stones for a fraction of the cost.
Resin art encompasses a plethora of possibilities, perhaps similar to taking pen to paper.
Creating intricate artworks out of resin means using paints, colors, and scrapings to create coasters, jewelry, and other art types.
You’ve probably always wanted to create a memento of your child growing up, your relationship, something to give to your mother on Mother’s Day, and so forth. Yet, you couldn’t figure out what’s the best way to do it. Well, a scrapbook has never failed before.
Scrapbooking is the art, actually, of organizing and arranging images, cards, and several other pieces together into a book. You can then design the scrapbook to meet a theme.
It’s something to do in your spare time in the most productive and rewarding way possible.
Channeling Your Athletic Side
1. Clay Bird Shooting
Hunting used to be a way of life; it then transformed into an occupation, later into a hobby, and today it’s often limited to a few areas under guidelines.
Given the number of restrictions and regulations in place for hunting, enthusiasts must look for other ways to practice their aim and have a kick out of it.
One way to do so would be clay bird shooting. There are several clubs and communities where shooting enthusiasts gather around weekly or monthly to practice their aim over a few beers.
If anything, you can do it all on your own with all the beers for yourself too.
Another way to practice your aim without risking harming anyone is by practicing archery.
The sport can be played in the comfort of your backyard with nominal equipment.
All you’ll need is to watch a couple of tutorials, practice your aim, and keep on trying. Before you know it, your hobby might turn you into a pro.
We’ve all wished at some point to be able to fly, and paragliding is the closest and safest way to do so.
Dedicating your free time for an adrenaline rush is a great idea after your nine to five desk job.
4. Joining a Fantasy League
While joining a fantasy league might not seem ‘athletic’ to some people, it encompasses the same love for sports albeit on a more digital platform.
Fantasy leagues are online leagues for sports enthusiasts to combine their love for gaming into one.
Joining such a league costs close to nothing and you’ll be spending your spare time with people who share the same banter and enthusiasm as you do.
5. Hatchet Throwing
A stump, a hatchet, and a safe distance from anyone who can get hurt – that’s all you’ll need to be able to practice hatchet throwing.
While admittedly not the most traditional of hobbies, hatchet throwing is a great way to exercise and relieve stress.
1. Flipping Furniture
How often have you come across a yard sale where people are selling their furniture for close to nothing?
Or, what about the ad you saw on the Facebook marketplace where someone in your town was willing to give away their cabinet to the first person who came to take it?
It’s true what they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. This phrase is best embodied by people who look to flipping thrown out furniture for a profit.
All it takes is cleaning, sanding, priming, painting, and adding in something to make it look worth the price.
Blogging has been popularized in the 21st century as something anyone with half a decent camera should do.
The difference between should and can is evident when it comes to blogging because not everyone who wants to be able to make money via blogging has the right skills to do so.
If you’re confident enough in your skills to excite people around you, blogging can be a great way to pass your time.
Just find something you’re interested in and passionate about and get to it.
Similar to blogging, but without having to incriminate yourself with images, podcasts are digital audiophiles made available via the internet.
A podcast is a great way to speak your heart out on subject matter you’re passionate about or share some expertise in.
To make money off of podcasting, you’ll need to find a platform where people share similar interests as you and then start speaking about the subject.
Subscribers for your podcast can channel in episodically for more content garnering you more revenue.
4. Animation Making
Animation is something that excites everyone from a 6-year-old to a 60-year-old. They’re fun, peppy, and something you’d only expect a professional to be able to do.
In reality, animation software is available online – some for free and some for nominal costs. Plus, there are several free tutorials online showing novices how to animate.
While it might take a minute for someone to get the hang of it, animation making is pretty rewarding both fiscally and financially.
Genealogy refers to conducting interviews, gathering information, putting snippets together, and such to link family histories and create family trees. The process of doing so seems incredibly time-consuming, and it honestly is.
However, if the family in question is your own then it might be interesting and fascinating to go over lineages and histories.
2. Ghost Hunting
Ghost hunting is a lot more than going into abandoned buildings at night, although that could be construed as being a part of it.
It refers to linking details together to come up with explanations for paranormal activity.
3. Online Editing
Contributing to a magazine is fun, but editing one is both fun and financially rewarding.
You could contribute to art or sports magazines online in your spare time or edit final products after you’re done with your 9-5 job.
Fun on Your Own
1. Metal Detecting
A metal detector is device people wand over the ground to find something made of metal. The device gives off a beep each time it’s in close contact with metal.
Metal detecting is actually a pretty fun hobby for days when you have nothing but time on your hands.
2. Dumpster Diving
Dumpster diving is looking for things of worth in dumpsters and trash bins.
It might sound like a weird hobby for sure, but there are people who claim that it’s helped them find valuable treasures.
All in all, 2021 is the year where we reclaim our lives and live to the absolute fullest.
Finding a hobby you enjoy is the first step, and then sticking to it long enough to do well is the second.
In our list of 17 hobbies you should try out in 2021, look for something that interests you and start researching!