Winter Home Projects: Easy Ways to Spruce Up Your Place

  • A close-up shot of a mug of tea, lemons and knitting materials.
The days are short this time of year and we’re often stuck inside. But instead of letting that get you down, why not take an afternoon and spruce up your space?

The key this time of year is to think light, bright, and fresh. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Winter Crafts for Adults—Sparkle and Snowflakes

Sparkly tree branches look great during the holidays—and all winter long. To make them, you’ll need braches, of course, as well as spray paint, spray adhesive, and glitter.

The blog Momtastic outlines exactly how to make the branches here, but it’s pretty much as simple as finding a few smaller tree branches, spraying them with silver (or gold) spray paint, applying a spray adhesive and then adding glitter.

Paper snowflakes, meanwhile, aren’t just for kids. Make them the Martha Stewart way and use them to decorate windows or as elegant gift tags. Or, check out these oversized gold snowflakes, made from popsicle sticks. They cost next to nothing and brighten up any wall.

Winter Do It Yourself Décor: Bring Nature Inside

It may be gray outside, but you can easily add beauty to your surroundings by forcing bulbs to bloom indoors, including tulips, paperwhites, daffodils, and more.

If you want to keep it simple, you can buy a kit that comes with the bulbs already potted and ready to grow—or you can plant your own bulbs by following these instructions from Better Homes & Gardens.

If you have a little more room—and a sunny window—consider brining in a potted Meyer lemon tree. They typically grow between six and 10 feet tall and start producing lemons within two years. Plus, the blossoms add a bright, citrusy scent to any room.

Bring on the Cozy

If you know how to knit, a cozy for your candleholders is an easy way to warm up your décor. But you don’t have to be able to knit or even sew to add some homespun charm to your surroundings.

So what do you need? An old sweater that was on its way out anyway. Check out how charming these candles  by the blog Just Crafty Enough look with the addition of a knit sleeve. (Basically, you just cut of the cuff and put it around a candleholder.)

These no-sew burlap pillows are another great way to freshen up your décor, without spending hundreds of dollars.

Everything in its Place

Between the holiday decorations, the seasonal décor, and all your crafting supplies, it’s easy to find yourself feeling cramped. Sure, you can buy a bigger house or add on a room just for crafting, but that’s a lot easier said than done.

Instead, consider renting a self storage unit. At StorageMart, it’s quick and easy to rent a unit and, if you find you no longer need the extra room, you won’t be burdened by any contracts or commitments.

We offer affordable, clean, well-lit self storage units that range from about the size of a closet to the size of a garage—or even bigger. Check out our storage unit guide or rent a unit online today.

About Sarah Little

Sarah Little, Marketing Director at StorageMart, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. She serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association, a non-profit group dedicated to improving the lives of children.

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