1. Faux Fur Pompoms
Add some spunk to your winter wardrobe with these DIY pompoms by Aimee from Clones and Clowns.
Materials: thick wool yarn (real wool if possible, it looks so much nicer!), scissors, a brush, and your hands.
1. Wrap the wool around the palm of your hand about 50 times.
2. Cut another piece of wool 30cm long.
3. Take the wrapped yarn off of your hand, lay it on top of the single piece of cut yarn, then tie the cut yarn around the center of your wrapped yarn. Tie it very tightly!
4. Chop open the loops to make the pompom. Gently tug at the wool to open out your pompom.
5. Now brush your little pompom friend with a wiry brush to give it the perfect faux fur look ! Keep going until it’s perfectly furry.
Tada! Make lots of different colors to accessorize hats, bags, scarves, and more!
2. Tights Turned Headband
Aimee also turned a pair of tights into this adorable wintery headband.
Supplies: a pair of tights (thicker materials works better), scissors, needle and thread.
1. Cut your tights in the middle of each leg so that you have two pieces the size of your head (simply measuring by holding tights around your head like a headband) and a third piece 10cm wide.
2. Start with one of the longer pieces flat on the table. Fold one side into the centre. Fold the other side into the centre too, joining the two in the middle.
3. Slip one side in the other and fold the outside edge in for a neat hem. Hand stitch or machine sew it in place. Don’t worry, tights are difficult to sew in a straight line – you won’t be able to see the stitching when it’s done.
4. Repeat with other head-sized piece of material so that you have two headbands (you’ll understand why very soon)! Place one headband on top of the other, seams together in the middle.
5. Pinch the top headband and top layer of bottom headband to create your bow. Take your smaller piece of tights, and fold in both edges to make it look neat.
6. Place it on your pinched bow and pull both edges to the back to create the middle of your bow.
7. Stitch together at the back. Stitch through the rest of the bow too, simply making sure you never go through the front layer so that, as suggested above, your sewing is invisible from the front.
Adjust your bow so it’s just right, Now wear your pretty headband out into that chilly weather!
3. Tartan Buttons
This post shows you how to cover buttons in tartan fabric for an easy way to add pizzazz to your cold weather wardrobe.
4. Heart Socks
Embellish fuzzy white socks with red felt hearts, as done here. Great gift for Christmas, Hanukkah, and right up to Valentine’s Day.
5. Pearl Gloves
This blogger transformed a pair of old gloves into glamourous winterwear with the addition of pearls.
6. Studded Neck Warmer
Make a simple neck warmer from fabric of your choice, then embellish with little metal studs, as done here.
7. Long Gloves
Turn an old sweater into cozy long fingerless gloves. Check out this tutorial.
8. Faux Fur Collar
Add an edge to your outfit with this easy-to-make faux fur collar. Details here.
9. Sweater Boots
Cover up an old pair of boots with this this no-sew boot sweater tutorial.
10. Pompom Sleeved Sweater
This blogger made a regular old sweater a bit more fun with pompom sleeves.
12. Pearl Studded Tights
Stitch pearls into legging for a festive twist, like this blogger did.
13. Old Sweater Mittens
There are endless ways to upcycle sweaters into gloves. Here is a great starter tutorial.
14. Felt Flower Pin
This post shows how to make a felt flower pin, perfect for embellishing your winter hat.
15. Hand Muff
Turn an old sweater and fleece lining into a toasty hand-warming muff. This tutorial has all the details.
16. Fur Ear Muffs
You can make your own fuzzy ear muffs with a headband, faux fur, and some felt. This post has the details.