Whether it is school or work, every day might seem like it is on repeat: Same tasks, same routine. If you have been feeling bored or uninspired lately, it is time for a change of activity on the weekend. It cannot be just a simple coffee chat, a movie date, fine dining, or a club night out — the usual thing we always do to get entertained.
You need something novel and inspiring to refresh yourself. What's better than a creative activity that stimulates your mind and allows you complete freedom? Here are a few ideas to liven up your weekend.
When it comes to pottery, Bat Trang is the place to be. It takes approximately 30 minutes to reach this traditional village in the suburb of Hanoi. There are pottery classes where you are instructed on how to make your own product. After getting your hands dirty, you need to wait for your pottery to be fired. In the meantime, visiting the village is a perfect way to spend your free time.
This is one of the popular pastime trends in recent months among Vietnamese of all ages. Don't worry if you do not have the knacks for painting; you will be guided to produce a particular painting step-by-step. Painting workshops are often held at coffee shops, so the participating fee includes drinks, instructors, painting tools, and a painting to take home.
To make a perfect rug by tufting, you need to have an eye for detail and skillful hands, as you will use a tufting gun as your primary tool. Before beginning your work, you must decide on a design and choose the yarn and gun. A quick lesson on using the tufting gun is needed before you can use it. Once you get acquainted with the tool, it can be fun and rewarding to see your design slowly taking shape.
The childhood of many Vietnamese involves memories of sculpture paintings. Earlier this year, this activity made a comeback, attracting thousands of people to relive their beautiful past. You just need to choose a sculpture you want to paint and be creative with it. Compared to other activities on this list, the price for this one is surprisingly low but still guarantees a beautiful time.
If making soap is one of the hobbies you enjoy, creating a candle cup might be your next favorite. Although it is easy to make, you can add variations to your candle to make it more special, such as putting decorations on top or hidden messages under the candles. They also work as perfect hand-made gifts for loved ones.