White winter snow is here, the holiday tree lots are everywhere and it’s time to get cozy and warm! While we may be sans-snow over here in Southern California, I was just in Colorado where the flakes came down in the most magical way and it sparked my creativity! Other than not wanting to be outside and freeze our toes off, it pushed me to work some new winter crafts into my agenda that will last through the holidays, may even serve as gifts and beyond!


image via camille styles
I’ve noticed that wreath making is a huge trend this year, and with good reason! They are incredibly easy to make and can be created with anything from yarn, to flowers and even succulents! Depending on what is local to your area, you can pick from the stock of crafty supplies. Your local Whole Foods or Trader joes always has fresh flowers, too!

I love the wreath that Camille created above! You can choose whichever colors you like and go as minimal or as lush as you feel!

Want to learn how to make your one-of-a-kind wreath? Here are some workshops in your area: DIY Mini Wreath Bar (Los Angeles), DIY Holiday Garland & Wreath Workshop (Seattle)



I love how gingerbread cookies look and am sloooowly getting used to the taste. I’m beginning to think it’s all about the frosting! Anyways, seeing how creative decorate gingerbread cookies in a variety of ways always floors me. I love a good gingerbread man, but gingerbread donkeys, ornaments and these mudcloth gingerbread cookies are just too cool! If you’re up for making cookies this weekend, these are your easy go-to.

Want to learn how to build your own gingerbread house or win some tasty gingerbread cookies? Here are some workshops in your area: Gingerbread House Decorating Class (BYOB) (New York), Gingerbread House Workshop with Little Sparks Cookies! (Los Angeles)


image via the merry thought
If you’re like me, you don’t have a fireplace or mantel (boo!) although I desperately want one, especially in the wintertime! There are so many missed decorating opportunities without a fireplace! Nonetheless, this branch display is very on-trend and SO easy! You could definitely extend the life of this into your everyday decor by hanging plants, jewelry or scarves once the holidays are over.


image via anne sage
Nothing says a winter cocktail better than CRANBERRIES! As a big fan of Anne Sage, I was so excited to see her recipe for this Sparkling Cranberry Punch pop-up after she realized she invited 90 (yep, ninety) people to her house for a holiday party. I love that this festive cocktail is easy and beholds the holiday season so well since it can make enough for a crowd!


image via francois et moi

If you’re either A.) trying to figure out what to buy 20 of your coworkers so it doesn’t look like you’re cheap or B.) trying to figure out how to make some of our gifts look prettier, THIS is the craft you need to do first this weekend! These super cute horse ornaments/gift toppers are just a few steps and look so expensive! You can give them as gifs, tie them onto gifts or hang them on your tree. Such a multi-functional project!

What’s on your winter craft to-do list this weekend? Share your inspiration below!

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