8 Fun Winter Projects to Make!

Cold weather means that you might be inside more with a bit more time on your hands.  And I totally have a solution for you.  How about some great craft ideas to keep your mind and hands busy?  I put together 8 Fun Winter Projects that are sure to make your day a bit brighter.

Each of these projects has a cool winter theme.  From crochet to painting, to soap making, to sewing, there are some unique ideas here. Grab some supplies and make something amazing!

winter fairy free pattern metal embossing tutorial

Winter Fairy Pattern

In honor of the winter season, I created a Winter Fairy pattern.  I used the pattern to create this metal embossed Winter Fairy out of a couple disposable aluminum cookie sheets, similar to how I made the Enchanted Fish, and the Sleeping Mermaid.  It is a simple process and the 3D results are definitely a conversation piece.   Don’t miss this free pattern!

Mug Cozy Crochet Pattern

Cold weather means that I love to come home to a warm cup of tea.  Drinking tea is not only warm and cozy, but it soothes the soul, invites conversation and makes memories.

With tea as the inspiration, I created a free mug cozy crochet pattern.  After all, its the least I could do for my plain old tea mug.  Wouldn’t you say?  This pattern whips up quickly and is a great starter project for a beginning crocheter!

Snowflake String Art 

snowflake river rocks with bling

Painted Snowflake Stones

What is more appropriate for this time of year than a little bit of snowflake bling?  This craft idea occurred to me the other day when I was trying to come up with a snowflake themed centerpiece for my table.  Yep, I really need to get a life.  But humor me here.

And that is what my husband did as we looked for the perfect smooth river rocks at the Home Depot.  I have to give him credit.  He doesn’t bother to even question me anymore.  River rock I wanted, and river rock I got.

Quick Fleece Arm Warmers Tutorial

Single Use Snowflake Soaps

Easy to make single use soaps made with melt and pour soap!  This easy project takes just and afternoon.  These little soaps are perfect to keep in your purse for when you just need a bit of soap!

envelope diy dog bed

Envelope Dog Bed

Dog beds are quite popular in my house.  I have two little dogs, Faith and Ralph, who both enjoy not only the comfort of their own dog bed, but both have a thing about wanting to be under blankets.  Over a year ago, my daughter made an “envelope” style dog bed for Ralph that has both a blanket and a pillow attached.  He absolutely loves that bed.   Want to know how to make one?  Click here for the pattern!


vintage ripple scarf crochet pattern

Vintage Ripple Scarf Pattern

The Vintage Ripple Fan Pattern comes from one of my old crochet magazines.  I updated the pattern just a bit and am in the process of making a brightly colored scarf with it.  And while I was at it, I even dabbled a bit in the field of videos and created a video to demonstrate the Double Triple Crochet stitches that are used in the fans of this pattern. Click here for the free pattern and instructions!

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  • Florence January 16, 2018, 8:36 pm

    Gee whiz Natalie, these look like fun cute crafty projects. Gonna have to check out that first one. Love the mug cozy too. Wish I could do a lick of crochet. Ha! I’m assigning you to make me one. The other projects look like fun wintry day things to do. Visiting from Sweet Inspiration.

  • Terri Mitchell January 8, 2018, 7:13 am

    I love the fleece arm warmers and the snowflake soaps. Do you think you could use craft foam instead of felt on the soaps. I don’t know how absorbent the foam is but they have such cute precut shapes available, sometimes in big tubs. Would make great donation gifts for the shelters, or class gifts for the nursing homes.

    • Susan Myers January 10, 2018, 1:01 pm

      Hi Terri!

      Craft foam would work. The only difference is that you couldn’t use the foam itself as a “washcloth”. Otherwise, it would still work well as a single use soap.

      Hope that helps!


  • Jaan January 8, 2018, 3:04 am

    Love all of your ideas. Want to make the cute blanket bed for dogs…don’t have one yet, but working on getting a dog soon, I hope. And really like the fleece fingerless warmers. Ive crocheted them but your way is really easy peasy. Thanks.