In the past year, more and more people have been looking for new hobbies and DIY projects – mostly things we can do alone, at home or in nature. The problem was – where do we begin? Maybe you were one of the people looking for a new hobby that not only helps your mental acuity but is also good for the environment, and you haven’t yet found your right niche. If that’s the case, allow us to help! Here are ideas for crafts and activities that boost your brain, are environmentally friendly, and have online communities all over the world! Whether you’re looking for ways to recycle materials, decorate your home, fill up your free hours, or just have fun, there’s something for everyone, so let’s dive right in and find you a new passion!
#1: Crochet with Plastic Bags, Metal, or Old Fabrics
Nearly everyone has a stash of plastic bags in their pantry. Good news – there’s no need to throw them away! You can make everything from handbags to decorations, chain link fence art, and even hanging plant holders. This is one craft that’s easy to learn, and it’s an excellent way to increase your brainpower!
Did you know you can also use old t-shirts and sheets to make reusable grocery bags – cutting down on plastic waste? They make excellent gifts for your eco-conscious friends, too, or holiday gifts for the family. There are how-tos all over the internet, and the crochet communities on the different social media platforms have hundreds of thousands of people who are willing to help you get started.