Cozy Craft Projects for Winter

by Lauren Caggiano

Ah….Old Man Winter. You either love it or hate it. Whatever camp you fall into, you might as well lean into the season. Craft projects are one way to pass the extra time spent indoors — and make your home a little cozier at the same time. Here are a few ideas to get in touch with your creative side:

DIY Candle

Store-bought candles contain lots of toxins that can create indoor air pollution. (Ain’t nobody got time for that!) Instead, you might consider making your own. This blogger shows you how you can use a slow cooker to make such a sweet-smelling addition to your home.

Cloud-Shaped Rug

There’s something about textiles and their ability to make a house a home. A cloud-shaped faux sheepskin rug may be just what you need to bring some warmth and style to your space.

DIY Furry Stool

Just like the rug adds texture, a furry stool has next-level design appeal, too. All you’ll need is an IKEA Marius stool, spray paint and some faux fur of course.

Lighting Refresh

Call it a bright idea. lighting can really set the mood in a space. If your vibe is feeling a bit tired, maybe it’s time for some new-to-you elements. Whether new, used or some combination, you can really tie a room together on the cheap with lighting fixtures.

DIY Stovetop Potpourri

You know that friend whose home always smells amazing? Well, this might be her secret. Take a cue from this blogger and use fruit and spices to make a sweet-smelling concoction on the stove that will make your place smelling like a dream.

DIY Tufted Headboard

We spend about a third of our lives in bed, so yours might as well do it in style. This DIY headboard is sure to create a focal point in your bedroom.

Knit Pillow

Some people find knitting to be relaxing, almost zen. If you find yourself drawn to this art, making this chunky knit pillow might be up your alley.

Fabric Pouf Ottoman

Do you enjoy lounging around the house on a lazy Saturday? Who doesn’t, right? This fabric pouf ottoman adds form and function to any space. Plus, it’s relatively easy to make!

DIY Mantel

Building a fireplace mantel is a project that nearly anyone can handle. You'll need just a few supplies and tools to get the job done. This is also a budget project that you can do for just $50 and in a few hours’ time. Check out a few ideas from The Spruce and don’t forget to document the transformation!

DIY Blanket Ladder

Are you someone who’s always cold, reaching for a blanket? Then you must add this blanket ladder to your short list of projects.

Glitter Speckled Mug

Winter was made for coffee, tea and the like. Take your morning ritual to the next level with a glitter speckled mug. All you need is a mug, paint and paintbrushes to get the job done.

These projects prove that Netflix isn’t the only way to occupy a few hours. See where your imagination takes you!  

 

 

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