Winter DIY Crafts You'll Actually Want to Make

On the search for ways to brighten up the winter season? DIY crafts may be a fun pastime to enjoy in the comfort of your apartment in Boulder. The options we share here are great for all experience levels, so you can enjoy creating these crafts solo or with others in your household.

Hot Chocolate Stirrers

Although the holiday season has passed, hot chocolate is still a welcome treat on these chilly winter days. If you’re looking for an easy and edible craft to try, these hot chocolate stirrers are the perfect choice. Simply melt semi-sweet chocolate and dip the ends of candy canes into the melted chocolate. Then, you can sprinkle crushed candy canes or toppings of your choice onto the chocolate before it cools. Place the decorated candy canes on parchment paper and chill until solidified. When they’re completely cool, whip up your favorite hot chocolate recipe and stir with your homemade candy cane craft.

Mint Milk Bath

Whether you’re in need of a thoughtful gift for a loved one or you’re on the search for a soothing moisturizer for dry skin, you may enjoy making a mint milk bath from scratch. It’s a simple recipe that delivers luxurious comfort on a cold day, and it also packages beautifully and makes for a great gift. To create this aromatic addition for your bath, you’ll just need dry milk, cornstarch, baking soda, and the essential oil(s) of your choice. Although this recipe uses spearmint essential oil, lavender, rose, or lilac essential oils will also work well.

Puzzle Hearts

Looking for a craft that’ll brighten up your home for Valentine’s Day? These puzzle hearts are simple to put together and are great for repurposing puzzles that have lost a piece or two. Simply hot glue puzzle pieces to a heart shaped frame to create eye-catching décor. If you’d like, you can spray paint the puzzle pieces first to achieve a more cohesive look.

DIY Lavender Rosemary Candles

If you love scented candles, you may be surprised to learn that making them yourself isn’t as challenging as you might have imagined. DIY candles are often made with cleaner ingredients than conventional scented candles, and this recipe utilizes rosemary essential oil and dried rosemary and lavender to create its incredible aroma.

On those chilly winter days when you’d prefer to stay in, the DIY crafts mentioned here are perfect for keeping boredom at bay. Whether you’re an avid crafter or you simply enjoy making DIY projects occasionally, it helps to have a spacious area to practice your craft. If you’re on the search for a new apartment in Boulder, our community offers numerous floor plans to complement every lifestyle. Our pet-friendly campus is nestled on an abundance of green space, and we’re conveniently located near several parks. To learn more about availability, please contact our leasing team.

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