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8 DIY Skills You Can Pick Up Rather Than Sitting Idle At Your Homes During The Lockdown

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Editors 28 Mar 2020

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So, let’s face it, spending a day at home after grinding for the whole week was fun but being on a house arrest for a longer period is no fun! It feels like we have achieved and accomplished every task and we have nothing else to keep ourselves occupied. So, to help you with that here’s a list of 9 DIY skills you can pick up rather than sleeping around the whole day.

1. Give Your Old Clothes A Fun New Twist With Sewing & Mending

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Moms quickly fix every apparel of ours and make them look perfect than ever. Why not learn sewing yourself and fix everything on your own? There are numerous tutorials online to teach you that. Not only sewing, but you can also create quirky crochet items for your home. So, find waste cloth pieces and try your hands on them! We recommend checking out Bella Coco on YouTube or check out an online course on Udemy that’ll take your through the intricacies of the sewing world.

Learn Sewing Online | https://www.udemy.com/course/sewing-101-1/
Watch Videos On YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcOzdAzmtNM

2. Spread Some Greenery By Taking Up Gardening

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Do you have a back lawn that has nothing but dead plants because you could never manage time to set it up again? Maybe it’s time to beautify the lawn with some plants and make a corner to spend some quality time with self in the lap of nature. You can also grow some vegetables or fruits to cook later. What better utilisation of time than gardening? Garden Up, Urban Gardening and Home Garden are a few channels you can refer to!

Watch Videos On YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0nChSOqQbA6tAi8_K7pD_A

3. Learn How To Bake Decadent Cakes, Pastries and More

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Picture Credits: shivesh17

Every time you try to cook, do you end up burning the entire dish (too)? No worries, happens to the best of us. Let’s try experimenting and making the dish perfectly because we have ample of time now! Try your hands on brownies and cakes to satisfy your sweet temptations! What’s better than learning with Shivesh from Bake with Shivesh?

Watch Videos On YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq4o0-2ANaIlNf_dPL3rjdw

4. Kill Your Extra Time By Learning How To Doodle 

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Picture Credits: neha.doodles

According to various studies drawing and doodling not only broadens your creativity but also helps in curbing anxiety and stress. In the current situation, there’s not even a single person not panicking so, why not do something to distract your mind? Go back to your old stack of unused diaries and stationery and start doodling just like you did during childhood! You can also revamp your old shoes and tees. Neha Doodles has always been our inspo for times we want to doodle!

Watch Videos On YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR-Y40uk8ELIcYQ9QPxOaHg

5. Give Vision To Your Goals By Journaling & Making A Vision Board

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If some positivity is what you’re looking for in life, why not start journaling? Not only journaling boosts your creativity but also helps your mental health. It’s time to express gratitude for everything that matters! What do you want to achieve in the next 5 years? Put it on your vision board. For beginners, check out Himani Shah’s video on YouTube or take some inspo from Pinterest.

Watch Videos On YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRzHnx8clSA

6. Give An Extreme Makeover To Your Homes By Painting & Playing With Decor

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Are you bored of the vanilla plain walls of your room with the same furniture lying around for a decade? Visit your storeroom and take out the paint bucket and rollers because it’s time to redo your entire decor scheme. Take inspo from all the pins you’ve been saving on Pinterest! Ruchi Style Makeover on YouTube has some super cute organisation and makeover ideas.

Watch Videos On YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3P4hhaTOCZ-zelhpciKcM5oK3d3NtzPQ

7. Learn Some New Moves By Working Out Or Dancing

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Picture Credits: teamnaach

Locked inside the house does not necessarily mean laying on your bed all day long! Think of all the summer body goals you set for yourself! Pick up your yoga mat from the corner, clean off the dust and start working out to achieve your dreams, because dreams don’t work out unless you do! You can also learn some dance moves for the parties you’ll be attending once you step out of the house again! Learn ‘em moves with Team Naach or The Dance Mafia.

Watch Videos On YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwd-Oa3SpLAwZWqZJBQdEpw

8. Spend Some Time Meditating & Indulging In Self-Care

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We know it’s not easy to sit at home doing nothing, but, you need to calm your nerves down. Follow the entire self care routine that you wanted to ever since the grind began. Start meditating, take a bubble bath, put on your face masks, light up the aroma candles, read, do everything. This time will pass! Fit Tak on YouTube will give you all the motivation you need.

Watch Videos On YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmVsKnz_QcSRRqnjRP_BVdQ

You don’t have to get bored anymore because there’s a lot you can do rather than sitting idle at home! Stay indoors, wash your hands and don’t panic!

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