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Craft Hobbies for Adults 2024: Exploring Creativity and Wellness

In today's fast-paced world, finding time for self-care and relaxation is more important than ever. Craft hobbies offer adults a valuable opportunity to unwind, express creativity, and connect with others who share their interests. In 2024, the importance of nurturing hobbies that promote well-being and mindfulness has become increasingly evident. Let's delve into three popular craft hobbies for adults that are trending this year: flower arranging, soy candle making, and modern calligraphy.


Creating with Flowers: Learning the art of Flower Arranging

Flower arranging isn't just about creating stunning bouquets—it's a therapeutic and fulfilling craft that allows individuals to connect with nature and explore their creativity. Whether you're arranging flowers for your home or considering a career in floristry, learning the basics of floral design can be immensely rewarding. Plus, by joining a flower arranging community, you'll have the chance to connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for blooms.

Where to find Flower arranging courses near me

Bedfordshire Flower School offers a variety of workshops and courses where you can receive expert guidance from an award-winning florist. From group classes to private  or corporate workshops, or even 1:1 flower arranging sessions, there are options to suit every skill level and schedule.

Flower arranging workshops coming up:

Easter Egg Wreath Workshop | Thursday 28th March at 6.30pm | £50 | Book now

Eco Floral Arrangement Workshop | Saturday 20th April at 10.30am | £50 | Spots available

Terrarium Workshop | Saturday 27th April at 10am | £50 | Book your place

Sip and Plant Workshop | Saturday 22nd June at 2pm | £45 | Reserve now

Sip and Plant Workshop | Saturday 20th July at 2pm | £45 | Book in

Posy in a pumpkin workshop | Saturday 26th October | £50 | Limited available places


Soy Candle Making: Craft Your Own Signature Scent

Soy candle making has surged in popularity as more people seek eco-friendly and non-toxic alternatives to traditional paraffin candles. Crafting your own soy candles allows you to blend unique fragrances, personalize your creations, and indulge in a sensory experience that soothes the mind and uplifts the spirit. Whether you're a complete beginner or an experienced crafter, making soy candles is a fulfilling and enjoyable hobby that offers endless possibilities for creativity.

Where to find soy candle making courses near me

Fire Nest is an independent Bedfordshire business which offers soy candle making workshops that are hosted at Bedfordshire Flower School. Providing step-by-step guidance and all the materials you need to get started with soy candle making.

Candle making workshops coming up:

Luxury candle making workshop | Wednesday 10th April at 6.30pm | £48 | Book here

Spring Bloom Peony Candle Workshop | Thursday16th May at 6.30pm | £35 | Reserve your place


Modern Calligraphy: Master the Art of Elegant Writing

Modern calligraphy is a timeless art form that combines gracefulness and precision to create beautiful lettering. In today's digital age, mastering the art of calligraphy offers a welcome break from screens and devices, allowing individuals to slow down, focus, and cultivate patience. Whether you're interested in DIY wedding invitations or simply want to learn a new skill, modern calligraphy offers a relaxing and rewarding creative outlet.

Where to find modern calligraphy courses near me

Olive and Millicent offer modern calligraphy in person workshops hosted at Bedfordshire Flower School and starter Calligraphy kits, providing everything you need to kick-start your calligraphy journey. Katy will take you through the very basics of dip pen calligraphy, showing you how to get to grips with your pen and create beautiful lettering.

Modern Calligraphy Workshop | Thursday 21st March at 6pm | £55 | FULLY BOOKED

Order a Home starter calligraphy kit | Buy here


In conclusion, crafting hobbies offer adults a wealth of benefits, from enhancing fine motor skills to reducing stress and anxiety. By exploring flower arranging, soy candle making, and modern calligraphy, you can unlock your creativity, cultivate mindfulness, and find joy in the art of making. So why not embark on a crafting journey today and discover the therapeutic power of creativity?

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