The holidays are fast approaching, and with that comes less than ideal weather. As temperatures drop, you’ll need comfy clothing and homeware to keep you warm. However, you don’t want to sacrifice your style just to stay cozy. That’s where embroidery comes in – you can take any of these items and use them as a canvas for your favorite patterns, all while staying nice and warm. Here are some of our favorite cold weather crafts.
Whether you just need something to bundle up in at home, or you need to keep your neck and face warm in low temps outside, a scarf is the perfect way to stay comfy and look stylish. You can easily embellish a plain scarf with embroidery. Just find a thick fabric that is embroidery friendly, and you can add little designs like snowflakes, trees, or flowers, depending on your taste. You can also customize the cut and size of the scarf yourself, as scarves are one of the easiest DIY projects to make.
Everyone needs a cozy sweater to keep them warm during the holidays. Instead of buying something pricey from the mall, why not just customize a cheap, plain sweatshirt to fit your personal style? They can be purchased very inexpensively online or from local retailers like Target and Walmart. Once you’ve found a suitable sweatshirt, it makes a perfect canvas for cute holiday designs, like a Christmas tree, a menorah, or a snow scene. You can also add some text or cute sayings to make it even more fun. This project may take a little longer, so it’s the perfect thing to work on during a snow day.
A throw blanket is an essential to keep in every living room or bedroom during the cold weather months. The snow seems much more bearable when you can cuddle up with a blanket, a movie, and of course, a hot drink. You can easily embroider a plain blanket to make it more stylish and fun. If you want something subtle that could match with any decor piece, try adding small embellishments throughout the blanket. Alternatively, you could go with something large and dramatic that makes a statement – whichever you prefer.
Take your favorite pair of warm winter socks to the next level by embroidering something cute on the ankles or tops of the feet. A cute saying or design will make you smile anytime you put them on. Socks are an absolute essential during the wintertime, particularly if you have hardwood floors. However, this doesn’t mean they have to be boring, so be sure to use all of your creativity! Embroidered socks also make a very cute Christmas gift if you need something sweet and personal for a loved one.
In the cold weather, it’s not only you that needs to stay warm – your hot drinks do too! Cute drink cozies have been very trendy lately, but that doesn’t mean you need to buy one that’s super pricey. You can easily make one with some thick fabric and embellish it with embroidery. Try adding a fun saying or a cute wintery picture to the cozy that will brighten up your mood whenever you take a sip.
These are just a few of the ideas that you could use to brighten up your winter season and stay warm. The beauty of embroidery is that there is no limit on where you can use it, so you can really customize almost anything you want. Embroidered pieces also make great Christmas gifts, particularly if you don’t want to spend a lot of money, but still want to show your loved ones how much they mean to you. Happy embroidering!