Looking for some ideas to spend a cozy winter afternoon? I have gathered a wonderful collection of winter craft ideas that are perfect for adults and children alike. Have fun crafting up a storm with these ideas for your home and garden.
Decorating after Christmas can be difficult sometimes, and yet we all need that extra bit of cozy and warm in the dreariest of months. A little January craft party is perfect to fight the winter blues and I have collected the best winter craft projects for you. There are home decor winter crafts and crafts featuring snowmen. I have selected my favorite winter wreaths as well as some great ideas for a winter themed homemade gifts.
Have fun browsing these winter craft ideas!
- Home Decor Craft Ideas Perfect for January
- Easy Winter Craft Ideas to Keep You Warm
- Winter Craft Activities that Make Great Gifts
- DIY Winter Projects With Candles
- Fun Winter Crafts for Adults
- Easy January Crafts Featuring Snowmen
- Easy Outdoor Craft Projects for Adults
- Bird Feeder Chandelier Makeover
- Winter Wreath Craft Ideas
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Home Decor Craft Ideas Perfect for January
Decorating after Christmas is a balancing act. But it is a lot easier if you have some fun homemade winter decorations to work with. I am sure you’ll love these DIY winter decorations and you’ll use them in your decor for years to come.
DIY Fabric Snow Balls
Fabric snowballs are a great item to have in your home decorating stash. They look great in any January winter vignette. And the best thing they are super easy to make. All you need are styrofoam balls and fabric scraps.
Check out more winter decorating ideas.
DIY Centerpiece with Birch Logs
I love this little centerpiece and the snowy birch logs are just the right crafty touch that this little winter decoration needed.
Yarn Wrapped Sticks
These yarn-wrapped branches are a bit of a time-consuming craft but they are so worth it. Wrap the vase together with the sticks in leftover bits of yarn for a unique and beautiful winter home decor craft project.
I think this ecru colored wool yarn would look so pretty wrapped around some sticks (or use leftover yarn like I did).
Winter Door Hanger
Popsicle Stick Snowflakes
These oversized snowflakes are made with every day dollar store items. What a wonderful winter wall decor to make. Find out all about these Popsicle Stick Snowflakes under the link.
You can buy packs of popsicle sticks here.
Easy Winter Craft Ideas to Keep You Warm
Winter is cold, so what better way to warm up than with a heart and body warming craft project. Make these winter crafts to keep you warm.
DIY Fleece Blanket with Pom Poms
This DIY fleece blanket is such an easy and fun craft project. It takes a bit of time to make but it is a simple craft that can be done while watching your favorite show.
It will even be easier and quicker to make with a handy pom pom maker. The felt crosses are cut from a roll of grey craft felt.
Wednesday Inspired Infinity Scarf
Do you know the TV series Wednesday? I loved it and was totally hooked. You know what else was hooked? The crochet snood shawls Wednesday and her friend were wearing. You can make your own Crochet Circle Shawl (snood) with this tutorial.
DIY Winter Sweater Upcycle
Aren’t craft projects that involve a little recycling and upcycling the most fun? If you have an old sweater that is so comfy but has a hole or a stain or two, don’t throw it out! Follow the instructions in this Sweater Makeover tutorial and see how you can give it a second life.
Cozy Warm Neck Cowl
This Cozy and Warm Neck Cowl is a perfect project for lovers of a nice crochet project. It uses just one stitch and an easy-to-follow pattern. Whoever is the lucky recipient of this DIY Cowl will feel very warm and snug all winter long.
DIY Tea Cozy
Cold winter days ask for nice hot tea. And what better way to keep your tea warm than with a DIY Tea Cozy. This pretty teapot warmer is made by repurposing a pillow cover. I think that makes it extra sweet in my book.
Swiss Mocca Recipe
Okay, technically this Swiss Mocca Recipe is not a craft project. But I had to include it because it is the perfect drink to keep you warm while you work on your winter craft project.
Winter Craft Activities that Make Great Gifts
I know that after the holiday gift-giving frenzy you might not have DIY gifts on your mind. But those friends and loved ones that have birthdays and celebrations after Christmas will certainly appreciate a handmade gift too.
So please enjoy these January Craft Ideas that make perfect handmade gifts.
DIY Polar Bear Toy
What a lovely little gift is this DIY Polar Bear. It is a fun little sewing project that can use up lots of little scraps of fabric.
DIY Hot Water Bottle Carrier
This winter particularly we are all looking for ways to stay warm that are budget-friendly. This Hot Water Bottle Carrier is a perfect gift for those that are always cold but too busy to sit still under a blanket. If you carry your hot water bottle around strapped to your body you have your own heating system attached.
I personally have a warm water bottle with a fleece cover and I use it every night to warm up the bed. Love it!
DIY Pom Pom Pillow
I think a homemade pillow cover is a great gift idea. And this fluffy pom pom pillow is not only cute but very cuddly too.
DIY Warm Spices Gift Jar
How cute is this winter gift idea? Create a mixture of warm spices and package them up really nice in a Warm Spices Gift Jar and you are sure to warm the heart of anyone who is lucky enough to receive such a sweet gift.
DIY Winter Themed Coasters
A perfect winter gift idea: these DIY Wooden Coasters with Winter Illustrations. You can handsaw your own wooden slices or buy a readymade pack. It is all good, it will still be a lovely handmade gift idea.
DIY Winter Projects With Candles
When the days are short and the evenings are long we all need a bit of extra light to warm our souls. And what better than to burn a candle or two on a cold winter day. But let’s make some extra pretty candle holders for those candles, shall we? Here are some great ideas for winter candles you can make yourself in a spare hour or two.
Bottle Brush Candle Centerpiece
This candle holder winter centerpiece looks so pretty and elegant and I was amazed at how easy it was to pull together with just the right ingredients. Lovely little project and a great way to use those cute bottle brush trees a little longer after Christmas.
DIY Mason Jar Snowflake Vases
Simply stunning are these Winter Snowflake Mason Jars. With some patience and simple craft paints you can make these winter mason jars too. You can use them as a little vase or as a candle holder. Too cute!
Frosted Winter Luminaries
DIY Snowflake Paper Lantern
I love an easy and quick craft that has a big wow factor. And I think these Snowflake Paper Lanterns just fit that bill perfectly.
DIY Snow Luminary
Make this DIY Snow Luminary in the shape of a house and add some lovely warm candlelight to your cold winter home.
Fun Winter Crafts for Adults
What is the point of a craft project if it isn’t fun to make or to have? From oversized to super easy and from fluffy to perfect game night material. Here are some super fun winter crafts for adults to make.
Winter Wooden Star Craft
How fun is this oversized DIY Wooden Star! What a fun winter craft project to make a large star to hang on your wall or on your front door.
Large Paper Snowflakes
Why go small if you can go big. And super big is even better. How fun are these Giant Paper Snowflakes? I think they would look great in a window display or as winter wall decor.
Giant Paperbag Snowflakes
DIY Cotton Ball Garland
DIY Winter Game Checkers
This is just brilliant! Who doesn’t want to play a game on a DIY Winter Checkers Board as awesome as this! How fun and what a great winter craft to make.
Those mini deer and tiny bottle brush trees are so cute. Can’t wait to craft with them.
Easy January Crafts Featuring Snowmen
A collection of winter craft ideas without snowmen just won’t do. Snowmen and winter just belong together. So have fun crafting your own cute snowman that won’t melt once the sun comes out.
Book Stack Snowman
This little book stack snowman is such a cute little project that you can whip up in an odd minute or two. Add this little man to your winter home decor and he will be the life of the party.
DIY Sweater Snowmen
Just look how cute these sweater snowmen are! I love a good repurpose and this old sweater (or scarf) project is just perfect.
DIY Mason Jar Lid Snowman
DIY Snowman Door Wreath
DIY Glass Jar Snowmen
Super cute and an easy and quick craft project: these glass jars snowmen.
Easy Outdoor Craft Projects for Adults
It is easy to forget about your outdoor space if you are cooped up inside the house. But let’s add a bit of beauty to our winter deck or porch to remind ourselves that warmer times will return. I hope you enjoy these winter outdoor craft projects as much as I do.
DIY Moss Decorations
Let’s not forget to make some fun winter crafts for our outdoor space. I think these DIY moss decorations are just perfect. The moss balls and wreaths are a great way to add some color to our garden table and they will last a really long time outside.
Outdoor Winter Floral Arrangement
A nice big centerpiece is a great way to decorate your garden table. If you use faux flowers and greenery this DIY winter floral arrangement will last the whole season.
DIY Bird Feeder Treats
If we are heading outside this winter season let’s not forget about our feathery friends. These bird feed treats look like outdoor decorations while making our bird friends very happy at the same time.
Bird Feeder Chandelier Makeover
Another great repurpose project. This DIY bird feeder chandelier is a pretty outdoor decorations that will attract lots of birds to your garden. What is there not to love.
DIY Winter Door Swag
Let’s not forget about our front door this winter. How about a DIY Winter Door Swag? I love how luscious and inviting this door decoration looks.
That oversized gold bow really is the showstopper element of this swag.
Winter Wreath Craft Ideas
No collection of crafting or decorating ideas would be complete without some homemade wreaths. Please enjoy this selection of my favorite winter wreaths.
DIY Winter Scarf Wreath
This winter scarf wreath is a pretty decoration that just oozes the winter atmosphere. You will be amazed at how easy and fun it is to create a wreath like this with just a basic straw wreath form.
Winter Door Wreath
This dainty little winter wreath is so pretty and it looks really easy to make with things scavenged on a nature walk.
Winter Pine cone Wreath
Make a big and lush pine cone wreath and paint it white for a perfect winter DIY Decoration.
This DIY pine cone wreath uses a lot of free pinecones that are attached with hot glue to a straw wreath form. I love the trick to fill up the holes between the pine cones.
Winter Tobacco Basket Wreath
It is super easy and fun to make a wreath from a ‘tobacco’ basket. Once you have the DIY tobacco wreath design it is easy to change it up and make perfect seasonal decor. This winter tobacco basket wreath is so pretty.
Easy Winter White Twig Wreath
A DIY twig wreath is the base for this winter wreath beauty. Twig wreaths are the easiest wreaths to change and they make great seasonal crafts to make.
I hope you enjoyed this collection of winter craft ideas as much as I had fun gathering them all together.
What is your favorite among the lot? And are you going to make one?
Marianne Songbird is the founder of Songbird, where she hopes to inspire everyone to create a home they love, one DIY project at a time. She shares anything from craft ideas to home decor inspiration and from DIY projects to decorating hacks. Originally from the Netherlands Marianne and her husband Lex are currently renovating a 250-year-old farmhouse in Germany.