Hobbies for Stay at Home Moms – Can You Make Money From It?

Being a Stay at home mom can be monotonous and boring. Especially so, when your little one is asleep or has gone to the nursery or school. Having a hobby can make a huge difference to your mind or mental health. The key thing is keep your mind occupied with something other than the household chores. To do something of your own, not related to your children. As mean as it sounds, it will refresh and rejuvenate your mind! I would like to share a few hobbies for stay at home moms and hopefully it will help you.

 

Please bear in mind that I have suggested only “indoor” hobbies to you – for your convenience.

Calligraphy

If you do not know,Calligraphy means visual art relating to writing, according to Wikipedia. I just call it beautiful handwriting. Calligraphy has to be done with a particular type of pen and ink. It is not only fun to learn but is very handy as well. You can use this skill while making a poster or a greeting card.

You could ask whether Calligraphy is outdated now, due to all the different font styles available on different computer softwares, but a handwritten greeting card or an invite to a wedding or a party has a special meaning! Perhaps somebody would like to have their wedding vows written in Calligraphy! Perhaps someone would like to give out beautiful handwritten baby shower invites!

You can also master this skill and become a Calligraphy teacher and have students to come home and learn from you !

You can also sell personalised stuff on Etsy.com. Etsy allows the seller to sell products only which are handmade by the seller. This is a great way to earn from home for stay at home moms. Setting up an account with Etsy is not hard at all!

If you would like to pursue Calligraphy, I would recommend buying the products from Craft stash, UK’s number 1 paper craft store!

Product name: Calligraphy Products

Where to buy: CraftStash.co.uk

==>>Click here to buy Calligraphy products >>==

Stamping

You can use Calligraphy to do card making. But you can also do Stamping to make beautiful greeting cards. CraftStash runs a Facebook Live show every Friday at 1 pm (UK time) to give stamping ideas. Please refer to my previous post on Tim Holtz Travel stamp review which I feel is a must if you intend to make greeting cards using stamping.

There are lots of beautiful stamps available on CraftStash. Allthe stamps are versatile and easy to use!

Stamping is also a great way to pass time and relax your mind from mundane household chores.

Product name: Stamping Products

Where to buy: Craft stash.co.uk

Craft stash delivery is quick and the customer service is amazing.

==>>Click here to buy Stamping products >>==

Colouring Books

I find colouring extremely therapeutic. It completely relaxes your mind. It is also very convenient and easy to do this. You can do colouring with your child and bond with her/him as well as relax your mind. There will be no tantrums, no fighting (if you have more than one child) as children are occupied.

Product name: Colouring books

Product name: Colours

Where to buy: Craft stash.co.uk

==>>Click here to buy Colouring products >>==

Journaling/Scrapbook

If you are a good at writing, it would be a good idea to maintain a Journal and put all your feelings on paper. It will help you relieve all the frustrations of staying at home and looking after kids. You can use a memory planner if you want to include some memories. For example growth milestone of your child like first step, first word etc!

Product name: Journaling

Product name: Memory Planner

Product name: Scrapbooks

Where to buy: Craft stash.co.uk

==>>Click here to buy Journals >>==

==>>Click here to buy Memory Planner >>==

==>>Click here to buy Scrapbooks >>==

Painting

If you like to paint, then it can become a hobby or a way of earning money or even expressing yourself. You can sell your paintings on Etsy.com. If you have learnt to paint professionally why not conduct some kids painting classes from home ? There are starter painting colours available on Craft stash website at a very reasonable price.

Product name: Faber Castell Starter Kit Tubes

Where to buy: Craft stash.co.uk

Price : £6.49 for 12 tubes of 12 ml each

==>>Click here to buy Faber Castell Starter Kit Tubes >>==

Decoupage

Decoupage means giving a new look or a new life to piece of furniture or some household object. According to Wikipedia ,

Decoupage or Découpage is the art of decorating an object by gluing coloured paper cutouts onto it in combination with special paint effects, gold leaf and other decorative elements. Again you can try to sell Decoupage products on Etsy.com.

Product name : Decoupage Products

Product name: Mod Podge Glue for Decoupage

Product name: Decoupage Scissors

Where to buy: Craft stash.co.uk

==>>Click here to buy Decoupage Products>>==

Benefits of buying from Craft Stash

  • Free delivery on orders over £15
  • Sellers of big brands like Faber Castell, Tim Holtz, Mod Podge etc
  • Quick delivery and great after sales service
  • Reasonably priced compared to other craft stores



Conclusion

Staying at home with kids is hard. But if you can keep yourself mentally occupied few hours a day, it will make a big difference to you. You can also use Facebook to advertise your business, should you choose to make your hobby your business! You could also save money by making your own Christmas or Birthday Cards!

Which activity/hobby out of the above, do you like the best? Please comment via comment box below.

Regards

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