Make Your Own Accessories: 4 Winter DIY Craft Ideas

Happy Friday, Mixbookers! We're launching a new blog post series today. At the end of each week, we’re bringing you a heaping dose of do-it-yourself weekend craft inspiration. Here at Mixbook, we’re all about complete customization and that’s why we adore DIY bloggers. We’ll take any chance we can get to cozy up to a lazy day of crafting. If you love discovering ways to create really cool (and useful!) crafts for you and your kids at home and on a budget, you’re going to love the tutorials we'll be rounding up as part of this blog series. To kick it off, we’re taking a look at four homemade ways to stay warm (and stylish!) this winter.

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First up, we’re loving Ecouterre’s texting gloves (from the looks of the smile on that index finger, we'd bet the feeling is mutual). We can completely sympathize with the predicament that arises when you want to compose a text message but you’re standing outdoors and the thought of ditching your mittens to access your touchscreen is simply unimaginable! Ecouterre’s secret weapon against frozen phalanges is conductive thread. Intrigued? Learn how to make texting gloves.

Next, we’re smitten with A Bit of Sunshine’s sweater bangles. This project is the perfect solution for sweaters that don’t fit anymore or have been damaged by moths. Maybe you have one laying around from last year’s Ugly Christmas Sweater party that you’ll never wear again. All you need is a tiny strip of an old sweater to get started. Learn how to make sweater bracelets.

A Beautiful Mess’ oversize winter mittens have us seriously craving a big mug of piping hot cocoa (with extra marshmallows, please!). If you’ve got material left over from your handmade sweater bracelet project, you’re good to go for this craft. Start by making mittens to fit your hands, and then use the remaining material to fashion warmers for your little ones. Learn how to make winter mittens.

Last but not least, how adorable is Funkytime’s button hat?! It’s like the winter version of a synchronized swimmer’s cap. Break out your abandoned button box, choose a color scheme, and start your sewing engine. Imagine how precious your tiny tot would appear in a pink or purple button hat. They'll love helping you mix and match buttons as you sew. Learn how to make a button hat.

Which cozy winter accessory project is your favorite?

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