Why Get Creative?

umbrellasumbrellasThere are loads of reasons to get involved in each individual craft, but on the whole, taking up a creative hobby can provide you with the following benefits.

Well Being

Crafts have been shown to be beneficial to people who are suffering from a variety of mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. Knitting and crochet have been shown to help certain health conditions requiring physical therapy for the hands. Find out more about wellbeing through creativity here.


Doing something creative with your time can help you feel productive by working towards a goal and having a product to show for your hard work at the end of the day.


Taking up a hobby is a great way to meet new people, whether it be through a local group or an online community. Talking to others about their creations can also help you to get inspiration for your next project.

The End Product

The end goal for most craftspeople is to create something you're proud of to display in your home or give as a gift. The feeling of giving or receiving one-of-a-kind, homemade products is much more satisfying than buying something from a shop.


Whilst some creative hobbies can be more costly in terms of the materials and tools needed, you will find that you can actually save or make money in the long run, either by making your own products rather than buying them, or by selling your creations at local craft fairs or online.