Even though we’ve seen gorgeous weather this week in Chicago (sunny and 60 on Tuesday!), the groundhog recently predicted six more weeks of winter, and we’ve been in the Midwest long enough to know spring never comes early. So while we’re gearing up for the five inches of snow predicted for Valentine’s weekend, cozy up and check out the round-up of our favorite winter crafts.
If we have to endure the cold weather, we might as well enjoy the sight of snow. While we don’t get much snow in Ireland, I’d love to have this snowstorm mobile created by the ever-brilliant Jeffrey Rudell hanging above a bed. I love that dental floss is used to hang.
This pick definitely stretches the Wintery topic of this round-up, but this technique for embroidering around small circular objects definitely reminds me of snowflakes. Annie’s example is called a ShiSha Mirror. How pretty!
For something to keep you warm, I have to mention the New York Noro Plaid Scarf from Crafty Pants. She uses a very clever technique of weaving the yarn through the double crochet to show off the colors of the yarn.
Infant mittens inspired by the sphere-handed avatars of Wii bowling. Whatever. They are just so cute on the baby!
In the same technology-inspired vein, these gloves are made with conductive thread so you can control your ipod without having to take off your gloves and risk frostbite. Now that is a cool idea.
Not only do these slippers look incredibly comfy but they’re made from recycled materials as well – go green and stay warm!
This is a really great gift to give in the winter – a homemade hot cocoa mix in a cute decorative jar – or just make it for yourself to enjoy.
I love the idea to make a circle scarf out of an extra large t-shirt. Sure beats paying $28 at American Apparel for one!