11 Affordable Hobbies You Should Take Up Today

They aren’t just for your inspiration board on Pinterest! And you can do them all without breaking the bank. Pay for these creative activities and more with no hassle, with Serve® from American Express.

1. Hunt For Treasures

We’re totally serious - when you find that mint condition rare Spanish doubloon that’s worth five times your house, the paltry $27.95 you spent on a metal detector is going to be the finest investment you’ve ever made.

2. Customize Your Ceramics

All you’ll need are these $7 ceramic markers, and you’ll be custom designing your kitchen accoutrements forever. Tutorial here.

3. Reunite With Your Favorite Childhood Hobby

Coloring can be for grown ups too! Go ahead and splurge on that $6 Crayola 64 count pack with the built in sharpener. You deserve it.

4. Personalize Your Home Like a Pro

All it takes is a $15 coat of chalkboard paint to make all your organizational dreams to come true!

5. Become An Amateur Film Critic

With The Criterion Collection just an $8 Hulu subscription away, the only thing left to consider is what type of wine-cheese pairing you’ll be indulging in during the movie.

6. Spruce Up Your Picture Frames

Assuming you have the frame, a $5 can of spray paint is all you’ll for this fab DIY.

7. Create Awesome Light Fixtures

This chandelier is basically cardboard, paint, and a few tools - we’d bet you could make it under $50 if you raided your parent’s garage.

8. Bird Watch


9. Become a Scrabble Champion

On a board that you’ve built to double as interactive art. Basically get a $20 piece of sheet metal cut at Home Depot, drop another $5 on magnets to glue on the back of your scrabble pieces, and voilà!

10. Upcycle Your Wardrobe

With tattoo tights! Upcycle your boring beige tights with a $10 pack of textile markers.

11. Pocket Gardening

In need of space saving herb garden? Easy - just repurpose an old hanging shoe rack, or buy one for $13, it’s the perfect solution.

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