Sometimes winter can be an interesting time of the year. Cozying it up with someone you love in front of the fireplace sounds very inviting but you can’t be doing that all winter time. The season calls for you to stay indoors during most days because of harsh temperatures and when you’re cooped up inside, it can be boring. Here is a list of some projects you can do during your free time.
Wood Necklace To Upgrade Your Outfits
Got an old t-shirt lying around that has an interesting print or pattern? Turn them into a cute and fashionable necklace using wooden beads!
Here’s how you should do it: Cut 1 1/2-by-3-inch rectangle from an old shirt of your choice. Wrap pieces around a 1-inch woodcraft bead, cutting slits in the fabric as necessary so it lays flat. Don’t forget to leave the holes of the beads uncovered! Glue in place with craft glue. Thread onto leather or silk ribbon. Tie a knot between the beads to prevent it from moving around. Make sure to make your leather cord or ribbon long enough to go over your head.
Hot Chocolate Stirrers to Give Away
Here is a fun DIY project that you can turn into a small surprise for your friends and loved ones. Make your hot chocolate even more scrumptious!To make delicious stirrers: Dip ends of candy cane in melted semi-sweet chocolate. Sprinkle with crushed candy canes and place on a parchment paper-lined plate. Leave it to chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours. You can even make floating treats for your warm chocolate drink: Lightly spray large marshmallows with water. Sprinkle with crushed candy canes.
Rice-Filled Heating Pad
Who wouldn’t want a heating pad during cold winter days? This simple and cute DIY project is another great gift you can give to close friends and family members. Another perfect thing about this project is that you don’t really need to spend anything! You may have some fabric laying around that you can use and you already might have uncooked rice in your kitchen.
To make a heating pad: cut the fabric into your desired shape or size. You should have two pieces of the same shape or size. Turn the fabric inside out and sew the seams. Make sure to use a backstitch to secure it in place. Don’t sew it all the way since you need a small opening for the rice. Turn the fabric outside in and then place rice inside. Sew the closing securely.
Upgrade your Christmas decoration with a winter wreath that is completely made by you! You will need a wooden hoop, some silk ribbons, craft glue, and other small trinkets or ornaments you wish to decorate your wreath with! This is how to make your own wreath: Wrap your wooden hoop with a silk ribbon of your choice.you may choose one that is plain or that is patterned. Glue one end of the ribbon and then twist it around the hoop tightly. After you have reached the other end, glue the ribbon securely onto place. Let it dry before you continue. Now you can place small ornaments around the hoop that will best showcase your love for the holidays!
The sky’s the limit with your wreath and this is a project you can do any time of the year. Why don’t you create a wreath for each of the four seasons and decorate it with ornaments that will represent the changing times? This will be such a funny project that you can do with other family members or friends.