Top 10 Best DIY Online Courses You Can Take While Quarantining

Being stuck inside doesn’t have to be a time of severe boredom (though that is still likely to happen).

Why not use this time to learn a new skill? In the age of YouTube and online, it is easier now than ever to learn that new hobby you have always wanted to get into.

So if you’re looking for something to do and want to start expanding your skill-set, we’ve got you covered with the 10 BEST DIY online courses you can take right now!

Macrame

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEkCsVsHUo8

Try your hand at creating this beautiful pieces out of fabric and knots. This beginner’s course is a great introductory class, having you make a keychain. Once you have that down, you can move on to the big stuff!

To enroll: Make a Macrame Keychain

Crochet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDHqT_rYMlM

This beginner’s course will show you all the basics of the art, like properly holding your hook, knowing what supplies you need, and even creating your own “granny square”. After this course, you’ll know all you need to in order to take your skills to the next level.

To enroll: Crochet Basics & Beyond

Sewing a Skirt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWkGvK38lQ0

In this starter’s class, you will learn how to sew your very own tutu or tulle-type skirt. It is a simple course, with only an elastic waistband given for you to work with. The material also allowed for any size of skirt to be made.

To enroll: How to Sew a Simple Tulle Skirt

Hand Embroidery

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynDv4V9OtWY

In this class, you’ll be taught how to hold your hoop, know what needles and supplies you need, and inspirational ideas for embellishment. By the end, you’ll be able to jazz up so many things you won’t know what to do!

To enroll: All About Hand Embroidery

Leathercraft

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71ZEFw2tbKk

This class will help you learn how to sew with leather, the basics of hardware placement, and the differences between different kinds of leather you can work with.

To enroll: Leathercraft Basics

Mixed Media

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d9G1NgqiGo

If you have always wanted to dabble in making collages and other mixed media-types of art, this is a great course to start with. This will have you working on one piece of art, but will give you the skills to create more!

To enroll: Introducrion to Mixed Media

Hand Lettering

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKUkSWxNJFc

You’ll be taught all the basics of hand lettering and will also get a daily email prompt to help you work towards improving your skills. You will also be shown how to convert your hand-drawn letters into a Photoshop or Illustrator file.

To enroll: Better Lettering Course

Art Journaling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB96TFiMrbg

These courses can help you learn how to scrapbook and and memory keeping, and give you some great ideas for inspiration, subject matter, and new techniques!

To enroll: Art Journaling 101

Tarot Reading

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbL3SWmtzvo

Over eight weeks, you can learn all about tarot, the meaning of each card, how to interpret them, and how to create a unique reading experience that completely all your own.

To enroll: The Alternative Tarot Course

Floral Arranging

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEuSXZ-a9vo

Learn the basics of how to create your own beautiful arrangements, By the end of the class you’ll have a French hand-tied bouquet, an English garden arrangemen,t and even a bridal bouquet.

To enroll: Floral Arranging 101

 

So there you have it; ten great classes for those of you looking to learn something new!

You may end up finding your next great passion. If not, well, it will give something to kill the time with!

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