I’ve seen a few great DIYs on Pinterest lately. And I noticed so many of the ones cropping up right now are just in time for the cooler weather over here in the US (though I know the other hemisphere is having lovely warm weather…). I thought it would be a nice change of pace to give you something creative to do that doesn’t go right into your business. You know, keep that creativity brewing for FUN every once in a while so your passion for creation doesn’t start to wane with all that work.
The first one is pretty obvious, a cute sweater for cold weather! I love that I can use a sweater that I might be considering throwing in the Goodwill pile. I’ve got lots of those. This might spice them up.
While the sneakers look pretty springy, I find myself wearing them a lot more (especially with my pup) when the weather is chilly and it would be nice if they weren’t so gosh-darn ugly!
These sparkly drink stirrers are part of Martha’s holiday crafts book, but I think they’re pretty easy to figure out. And so darn cute for all those seasonal parties between Halloween and New Year’s.
While you’re party planning, take a look at these yummy drinks (mostly pulled from Food Network so they’re probably decent). Some are alcoholic and some not, so you can pick a nice repertoire for your event.
Getting back to hands-on creativity the way most of you know it… These are cool little decorations, every one of them different, that you could hang or use as part of your centerpieces… they could even be turned into rustic place-cards fairly easily.
The instructions for this one are on Ravelry, which is a site you have to pay for (it’s got millions of gorgeous patterns for crocheters and knitters!!). So I didn’t link it, though you can just click the image from the Pinterest link and get there just fine. But I actually think it’s easy to figure out. Just create the seam on the inside of the bangle using this tutorial as a basis for how to connect the stitches. Make sure you use smaller needles unless the sweater has a really loose knit.
What are your favorite chilly weather DIYs?