What better time to start some do-it-yourself projects than wintertime. From unique decor for your Rochester home to handmade gifts for your family and friends, there are many interesting choices to pick from. These winter projects are appropriate for do-it-yourselfers of all ages, and crafters young and old will have something to keep them busy through the season.
1. Winter Wreath
Wreaths are a beautiful adornment inside or outside your home. And with winter wreaths, you will never run out of options. With a few simple materials, you could create a pine-bough wreath adorned with shiny ornaments and ribbons, or perhaps a whimsical wreath of white willows and red cardinals. You can also craft a wreath out of colorful winter scarves! Let your creative juices flow with this winter DIY project.
2. Rice Heating Pad
If you are on the hunt for something practical, these rice heating pads might be for you. These soft flannel pads, which can just be warmed in a microwave, are helpful for soothing aching muscles and warming cold fingers. With just some cloth, rice, and some simple sewing, you can make these small gifts for the people in your life.
3. Deer Lawn Ornaments
A beautiful deer lawn ornament from logs will add a rustic charm to your yard. For this project, you will need rough-hewn logs, and branches to make rustic deer that you can then use as part of your exterior winter decor. You’ll need cut logs of different sizes, sturdy wooden dowels for legs, and smaller branches for antlers. Then you just have to drill some holes and assemble!
4. Paper Snowflake Garland
Paper snowflakes are fun and easy DIY projects for both kids and grown-ups. Why not transform those cut-paper snowflakes into pretty garlands to deck your halls or tree? This project can be completed using only a few paper sheets, scissors, and some string. You can make your own snowflake patterns or get some online to make a blizzard of paper snowflakes to string up all around.
5. Pinecone Door Hanger
Another easy winter decor that brings natural beauty is pinecones. Imagine a pretty pinecone door hanger. You will just need some wide ribbons, a few pinecones, and a glue gun for this project. Take different lengths of ribbon and glue a pinecone to one end, then tie the ribbons together at the other end before hanging them. This project can adorn your entryway or hallway or even be given as gifts for neighbors.
6. Faux Fur Throw Pillow
Winter DIY projects can also give your Rochester home a cozy feel. Add a faux fur throw pillow to any room to soften its ambiance. Give your bed or favorite chair an easy upgrade with faux fur fabric and a pillow form. For this winter DIY project, you only need to measure, cut, and sew the fabric to fit the pillow form.
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