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10 Ingenious DIYs To Keep You Warm Through The Winter

Are you or your roommates frugal when it comes to the heating bill? Or is it just too dang cold wherever you live? Here are some creative DIYs to keep you warm this winter without turning up the heat, that you'll be equally as proud to show off to your friends.

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1. Knit yourself this snuggly blanket using just your arms

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Snuggle up with this cozy blanket you can knit yourself in 45 minutes by following the tutorial here. Using your arms as knitting needles, all you need is yarn.

2. Using an old sweater you can easily make a pom-pom hat

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Have an old sweater that won't fit? Put it to good use and make yourself a warm beanie, complete with pom-pom. You can find the tutorial here.

3. Put your crochet skills to the test and create these slouch boots

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Using flip-flops as a base for the soles, crochet these sweater slouch boots following the tutorial here. These are perfect for keeping your feet toasty around the house or to wear outside. The tutorial also includes links to create moccasins in a similar way. (You can make both if you're really a crocheting fiend!)

4. Indulge in microwaveable a microwaveable heating pack to keep you oh so toasty.

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This quick DIY can be made with just a small amount of flannel fabric. You can even add essential oils to the heating packs for a customized fragrance. Lavender works well because it promotes relaxation and reduces tension. Use the tutorial here for larger heating pads (good for back and muscle warmth and relaxation) and the tutorial here for small heating packs to slip into gloves and boots (best for keeping hands and toes toasty).

5. Treat yourself to this unbelievably easy blanket coat DIY

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Basic sewing skills and a blanket are all that's needed to make this cute blanket coat - you won't believe how easy it is. A wool blanket is used in the tutorial here, but you can use any kind of blanket you have at home (fleece works really well for a warm cozy coat!)

6. This no sew braided blanket is perfect to cozy up under

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If you know how to braid and you've got some fabric, then you're all set for this DIY. This tutorial is an easy way to make a unique blanket you can cozy up under in the colder months.

7. Make a flannel robe to keep you toasty around the house

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Use a flannel sheet you probably already have to make this easy DIY robe, perfect for keeping you warm and toasty while lounging around your house. You can find the tutorial here.

8. Make a tie blanket that's anything but ordinary

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For a stylish blanket that will keep you warm (you can never have too many blankets) this tutorial is especially easy - and no sew! As an innovative twist on the classic tied fringe fleece blankets, the edges appear braided for a more polished finish.

9. Add some trim to a fleece blanket for a whimsical touch

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If you just can't get enough of fleece blankets, this tutorial shows you how to add a little whimsy to the edges of some already snuggly fleece. There are two additional variations if you want to make another to give as a gift!

10. Wrap yourself up in this cozy cape

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For an additional layer to keep you warm, follow this tutorial for an easy-to-sew winter cape. Perfect for beginners to sewing, you'll be wrapped up in this cute, cozy cape in no time.

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