12 Gorgeous DIYs to Make Your Home a Little Brighter This Winter

by Colleen Stinchcombe
Jan 23, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. ET

Why is it that winter seems to last forever? Maybe it’s because it’s the only season that happens twice in a year (even if it is the same stretch of time) or maybe it’s that we’re not creatures meant for the cold.

Either way, we find that winter requires some pick-me-ups in order to be tolerated. One of our favorite ways to do that? Home decor DIYs. It’s so nice to change your space when you’re feeling stuck inside, and DIY'ing it adds that extra element of personalization that can make a room feel like you (not to mention keeping your hands and mind busy).

These DIYs are a blend of trying to celebrate winter with some cozy choices and ushering in warmer weather. From cozy blankets to plant hangers, there’s bound to be something here that will make the gray days feel a little lighter for you.

1 /12: Arm-Knit Blanket

1/12 :Arm-Knit Blanket

Make your own arm-knit blanket for some extra warmth.

2 /12: Flannel Coasters

2/12 :Flannel Coasters

Upcycle old flannel shirts with these hip coasters.

3 /12: Modern Yarn Hang

3/12 :Modern Yarn Hang

Warm up your hands and try this chic yarn wall hanging.

4 /12: Flower Wall

4/12 :Flower Wall

Make spring come early with this sweet flower wall headboard.

5 /12: Feather Pendant Light

5/12 :Feather Pendant Light

Embrace the snowy white of winter with this feather pendant light.

6 /12: Minimalist Wreath

6/12 :Minimalist Wreath

Let plants breathe some air into your space with these simple modern wreaths.

7/12 :Fur Bench

This fur bench will add a sophisticated but cozy feel to your space.

8 /12: Floating Shelf

8/12 :Floating Shelf

Make a floating shelf so your houseplants have better access to sunlight.

9 /12: Succulent Garden

9/12 :Succulent Garden

Create a succulent garden to let summer know you're ready for it.

10 /12: String Globe Lantern

10/12 :String Globe Lantern

Create this cool globe string light to shine some brightness into the winter dark.

11 /12: Macramé Planter

11/12 :Macramé Planter

This macramé planter is perfect for holding your hardiest plants.

12 /12: Watercolor Forest

12/12 :Watercolor Forest

If it's too cold to walk through the forest, paint one with watercolors instead.