DIY Projects That Will Make Your Home Feel Extra Cozy

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During the cold winter months, you probably find yourself spending a lot more time indoors than usual. You might also notice that you have a lot more time on your hands, and it's normal to start to feel bored when cabin fever sets in. DIY projects can be great boredom busters during this time of year, and there are tons of crafty things you can do to spruce up your home and bring an added element of coziness to your space. Here are a few home DIY projects to try this winter!

Fleece Tie Blanket

This first craft is super easy and barely require any materials at all! If you live in a colder Northern state, like Pennsylvania or New Jersey, you know how important big, cozy blankets are this time of year. Fleece tie blankets make great snow day crafts, and you can customize them by choosing the size and pattern you desire. To make one, pick up two different pieces of fleece (the size and color/pattern is entirely up to you!) Lay the two pieces of fleece on top of each other, and cut slits on the edges of the fabric using fabric scissors. Then, tie the slits together to create knots, and voila! A cozy tie blanket that will keep you warm all winter long.

Soy Candles

Compared to regular paraffin candles, soy candles are better for your health and your home, and they are also fun to make! To make your own soy candle, you'll need soy wax flakes, essential oils, candle wicks, a saucepan, and any cool container you want to put your candle in! To start, glue the metal wick plate to the bottom of your container, in order to keep it in place. Then, heat the soy wax flakes in a saucepan on low heat until melted. After removing the pan from heat, add 10-20 drops of essential oils of your choosing to the mix and stir. Then, transfer the wax into your container and allow it to completely cool for several hours. Once your candle has solidified, trim the wick and you're ready to go!

Coffee Mug Planters


It doesn't get much cuter than this! Smaller plants, such as succulents and bamboo plants, can be repotted into coffee mugs for a cute, quirky look that's guaranteed to get you a lot of compliments! To do this, look through your kitchen cabinets for old mugs you don't use anymore. You can also check out your local thrift store and pick up some cool mugs for next to nothing! Once you have your mugs ready to go, drill a small hole in the bottom of each one, so that excess water can drain from the plants. Then, simply pop your plants into the mugs with some soil and you're done! These coffee mug planters look great just about anywhere in the home, especially on windowsills with other plants!

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