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Ultimate Guide to Winter: 40 Winter Projects to Survive the Cold Months

These winter DIY projects will show you helpful ways to stay warm in winter and have fun!

By: Rebecca Gonner, Editor, diyideacenter.com
Ultimate Guide to Winter 40 Winter Projects to Survive the Cold Months

Winter happens every year. It won’t be going away anytime soon; so, rather than picking up and moving somewhere tropical, look to this Ultimate Guide to Winter: 40 Winter Projects to Survive the Cold Months for ways to make the most of the final season of the year. This collection offers ideas for keeping warm when temperatures start to drop, ways to decorate your home to get you in that winter spirit, DIY skin products to keep you happy and healthy, and projects for celebrating our favorite winter holidays, Christmas and New Year’s!

Whether you want some fancy touch screen compatible gloves so you aren’t constantly pulling your gloves off in the cold, or need some DIY candles for around the house, you’ll find projects to make your winter easier in this collection. Look below for great DIY ideas and inspiration so you can be living in a winter wonderland.

Ways to Stay Warm

The first step in the Ultimate Guide to Winter is keeping warm. Those winter months get cold up North; so, it’s important to have strategies to minimize exposure to the cold and warm back up quickly. Sometimes, the best part about winter is the feeling of relief and coziness when you begin to warm up after being outside in the bitter cold. These DIY projects will help you with that! The delicious taste of these amazing drink recipes certainly won't hurt this winter, either. 


There are multiple strategies you can use, whether it’s sipping on a warm homemade drink, snuggling in a no-sew fleece blanket, or making sure you don’t get frostbite while scraping your car by using a DIY de-icer spray. You can also use these warm drink recipes to be a fabulous host and keep your guests cozy. We recommend all of these methods and more, which we have compiled in the collection below. Learn how to stay warm in winter with these great DIY projects and winter drink recipes.

Winter Decorating Ideas

It’s not truly winter until you’ve decorated around the house. Without string lights giving off a warm glow to make each room feel cozy and scented pine cones filling the air with cinnamon, how are we supposed to know whether it’s really winter? Obviously you can’t, therefore DIY decor is very important.

Make some winter-themed DIY coasters for your end tables (you need somewhere to set down the homemade apple cider). Toss some DIY throw pillows on the couch and arm chair to bring that winter cheer into your home. These winter crafts and projects will fully prepare you for a great winter season.

Winter DIY Bath Products

Winter can be harsh on skin between the cold air outside and the dry air inside every heated building. These DIY bath products will help your skin and your winter spirit to flourish. With DIY scrubs, soaps, lotions, and lip balms in your corner, your skin will be ready to take on anything winter can throw at it. The smells of peppermint lip balm, pumpkin spice scrub, and gingerbread soap will follow you all day when you use these products, spreading winter cheer to all you meet. Try these DIY bath products this winter and protect your skin from the elements.

Holiday Crafts and Decor

The holidays are undeniably the best part of winter. After all, who doesn't love happy Christmases and the exciting start of a new year? Try these DIY holiday projects to help you prepare to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s. From tips for how to hang those Christmas lights to fun crafts for your New Year’s noise makers, you’ll find plenty of projects to keep you busy leading up to this holiday season. This is the perfect collection for any last-minute decorators and gift-wrappers. 


Check out the great mantel decor ideas or create your very own cookie cutters to personalize your platter. Follow step-by-step tutorials for classy gift wrapping or build a convenient champagne bottle and glass carrier. With these projects, your holidays will be a blast. Your house will be beautiful and welcoming to all of your friends and family this season.

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Winter is one of my favorite seasons. I love the cold. I love wearing thick sweaters and scarves and wool socks and wrapping myself in a blanket. It's summer right now and it is too dang hot for me. Give me fall and winter now please.

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