Hobbies & Crafts
I tested 2 of Cricut's best cutting machines, and there's a reason the more expensive one is worth the money
Both Cricut machines can cut over 100 materials like vinyl and cardstock, but the Maker 3's expanded capabilities give it the edge over the Explore 3.
You don't have to be at San Diego Comic-Con to snag the exclusive Summer Convention Funko Pop! collection
These exclusives make great gifts for any collector, and they're available to buy online. They include characters from fandoms like Marvel and Disney.
Your guide to avoiding cliche, expensive gifts that feel wasteful — and the better food, flowers, cards, and clothes you can buy instead.
The 5 best terrarium kits, from a "Harry Potter"-themed model to a globe that auto-waters your plants
Making your own terrariums is a fun and creative way to store your plants. Here are the best terrarium kits, according to experts.
From Shutterfly and Mixbook to Walgreens, here are the best photo book services to make modern, sleek albums.
Resin is a highly versatile material that can preserve flowers and enhance all kinds of art. Here are the best resin craft starter kits for beginners.
The 21 best board games to bring to game night, from classics like Codenames to new favorites like Wingspan
Playing a good board game is a great way to bring friends and family together. Here are the 21 best board games to try at your next game night.
Growing your own mushrooms at home is surprisingly easy. Here are the 5 best beginner kits, according to experts.
Growing your own mushrooms is surprisingly simple (and satisfying). Here are the best at-home mushroom grow kits, according to experts.
Sometimes, the best gift is introducing someone to something they'll love for years to come. Here are some hobby gift ideas and beginner kits.
Give your high school graduate a leg up in their next chapter, whether it's help with decorating their new apartment or the best laptop for college.
Roller skating is becoming a super popular hobby thanks to TikTok and Instagram — these are the 5 best pairs, according to professional skaters
Whether you're inspired by TikTok or your childhood, roller skating is a perfect outdoor hobby. Here are the best roller skates to buy.
Cricut machines help you design and cut everything from stickers to leather keychains. I tried the newest Cricut Maker 3, and it's worth the steep price.
Of all of Cricut's latest models, the Maker 3 offers the most features, including exclusive tools and the ability to cut over 300 materials.
Google now offers online certificate programs and free courses in topics like IT support, digital marketing, and data analytics to help people break into the tech industry
Through Coursera, Google offers online certificate programs and free courses in data analytics, UX, project management, IT, Python, and e-commerce.
Uncommon Goods offers virtual classes in everything from making dumplings to tarot card readings. I tried 3 and gave my favorite as a gift.
Uncommon Goods Experiences are virtual classes in everything from tarot to baking. My favorite was a cocktail class that came with some supplies.
I've been gardening for over 14 years. Here are the best basic supplies, tools, and tips for beginners.
Gardening doesn't have to be daunting. If you're a beginner, starting out small with the right pots, seeds, soil, and tools makes a huge difference.
Two professional candlemakers share their tips and recommended kits and supplies to make your own candles at home as a beginner.
Invented by Ryder Carroll, bullet journaling is a good way to stay organized. We spoke to an expert for the best bullet journal ideas and supplies.
If you want to learn how to brew beer at home, starting with a beer brewing kit is a great first step.
These are the best sketchbooks, pencils, erasers, pastels, watercolors, acrylics, oils, brushes, and canvas to buy in 2022.
We asked professional artists about the best drawing supplies and tips for beginners — here's what they recommended
Learning to draw can be a fun —and daunting — activity. We spoke to 2 artists about the best beginner supplies and tips to get started.
If you're interested in making your own soap, a soap-making kit is a safe and easy way to try out this hobby before investing in a lot of supplies.
With so many tarot card decks out there, it can be hard to know what to pick. Here are the best decks, according to tarot readers.
This 'Sonic the Hedgehog' Lego set is the most fun I've had building Legos since I rediscovered the hobby as an adult
For the hobby-starved retro nerd, this Sonic the Hedgehog Lego set should hit the spot with brick-building nostalgia.
Crocheting experienced a huge popularity boost thanks to TikTok. Here's a beginner's guide to getting started.
Cricut's redesigned Explore 3 smart cutting machine makes it easier than ever to create beautiful art using vinyl, cardstock, and more
By introducing Smart Materials, the process of making crafts on the Cricut Explore 3 is simple and no longer even requires a cutting mat.
Two professional photographers share their recommendations for the best camera, SD cards, and books to learn beginner photography.
2 professional carpenters share the best DIY wood projects for complete beginners and the supplies you'll need to make them
Two professional carpenters share tips on woodworking as a beginner, basic supplies you'll need, and the best beginner DIY wood projects.
Quilting is a versatile hobby, but it requires a specific set of tools to get started. Here are the best quilting tools and supplies.
Over the pandemic, I started drawing and mailing handmade cards to my loved ones. It's an affordable, fun habit that's brought us closer.
Drawing handmade cards is surprisingly simple — and has been a great way to connect with my loved ones. Here are all the supplies I use to make them.
I started a side hustle selling stickers during the pandemic — these are the tools I used to get started, from a Cricut to the Procreate app
Since the learning curve with a Cricut cutting machine can be steep, these are my favorite products to get started with sticker making.
I've been sewing clothes and cosplay costumes for 10 years. These are the essential tools I recommend to every sewing beginner.
My at-home sewing setup includes two sewing machines, a scissor wall, an adjustable dress form, and a LOT of fabric.
Leatherman's built its brand on manufacturing quality multi-tools that are perfect for a variety of DIY use cases. Here are our favorites.
You can quickly and easily make slime at home using glue, baking soda, water, and contact lens solution. Fluffy slime and cloud slime are also simple.
Tie-dying is a fun and simple craft that encourages you to get creative and experiment with colors and patterns. And don't limit yourself to t-shirts.
Choose your wax, melt it down, and add fragrance. Making candles at home isn't much more complicated than that, but there are a few things to consider.
Used candle jars can easily be cleaned out and upcycled into succulent pots, jewelry catch-alls, and for other household uses.