Monday, September 26, 2011

Creative Projects to Make While your Hubby is Obsessed with Football

Football season always brings a lot of free time for non-fans. The television is tied up and friendly conversation comes to a standstill as soon as the pre-game show starts. Boredom sets in around the first quarter. That has happened to all of us at one time or another. That is exactly why hobbies were invented.

Container candles are fast and easy to make. All it takes is a heat safe glass jar, some soy wax, a roll of cotton core wick, and a small weight to hold the wick straight. Pop tops from cola cans make great weights. Scents and colors make nice optional extras. You have enough time from kick off through the end of the fourth quarter to make candles for everyone on your gift list.

Crocheting and knitting are good hobbies for when you have to sit with your football fan in front of the television. The size of your project is completely up to you. Start with a scarf and work your way up to a sweater or afghan. Save the larger projects for a full football season when you finish and piece together a project a little bit each Sunday.

Jewelry making can be a fun, quick, and lucrative hobby. One piece of elaborate jewelry or several smaller pieces can be made within the span of a football game. Experiment with bead jewelry and wire art to start. If you feel comfortable with torch soldering, silver work can expand your repertoire. It's probably not a good idea to try it when you're sitting on the couch with your football fan, but a concrete table outside would work very well.

Dress making is not as popular these days, but costuming is picking up steam. Everyone can use something to wear for Halloween, but don't discount the renaissance festivals and Christmastime Dickens fairs. Choose a theme, pick a pattern, and fill your football Sundays and Monday nights with creative costuming. While not everything can be done while sitting in front of the television, tasks like cartridge pleating or embroidery will bring you back to your seat well before the Super bowl.

Football season is the perfect opportunity for non-fans to turn to hobbies. Crafting hobbies produce products that you can keep, give away or sell. Dress making and costuming gives you a creative outlet while providing you with an outfit you can wear later. A lot of times materials can be packed into a small bag or work basket for easy access when you are at a friend's football party. You may be surprised by the interest your hobbies create among other wives and girlfriends at these events. A few may wish to join you in your hobby next time.

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