Wintertime is a great time to start a do-it-yourself project. Whether you want to make decor for your National Harbor home or some handmade gifts, there are many fun & easy winter DIY projects to choose from. Here is a list of winter projects that will keep do-it-yourselfers and crafters, young and old, busy throughout the season.
1. Winter Wreath
Wreaths are a beautiful adornment inside or outside your home. There are many creative designs of winter wreaths to choose from. 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 could even use colorful winter scarves to create a wreath! There is no limit to how creative you can make this winter DIY project.
2. Rice Heating Pad
Rice heating pads are inexpensive, practical, and very pretty projects to make. These soft flannel pads can be tossed into a microwave to provide hours of warmth to soothe aching muscles and warm cold fingers. Just take some cloth, rice, and your basic sewing skills and you can craft these small gifts for the people you love.
3. Deer Lawn Ornaments
This deer lawn ornament adds rustic charm and beauty to your yard. Transform rough-hewn logs and branches into a rustic deer that you can use as exterior winter decor. You’ll need cut logs of different sizes, sturdy wooden dowels for legs, and smaller branches for antlers. Then drill holes, assemble, and display!
4. Paper Snowflake Garland
Paper snowflakes are fun and easy DIY projects for both kids and grown-ups. So why not give those cut-paper snowflakes an upgrade and turn them into whimsical garlands to deck your halls or tree? This project can be completed using only a few paper sheets, scissors, and some string. You can also look for snowflake patterns online and create a blizzard of paper snowflakes to string up around your house.
5. Pinecone Door Hanger
Pinecones are naturally beautiful and very well-suited as winter decor. Imagine a pretty pinecone door hanger. You will need some wide ribbon, some pinecones, and a hot glue gun for this simple but beautiful 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 will look pretty in your entryway or hallway, and can also be gifts for your neighbors.
6. Faux Fur Throw Pillow
Among the best winter DIY projects are those make your National Harbor home feel cozier. Faux fur throw pillows add coziness to any room.Just take some faux fur fabric and a pillow form and you can easily make an accent piece for your bed or chair. Measure, cut, and sew the fabric to fit the pillow, and you have an easy DIY project you can snuggle up to all winter.
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