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4 Ways to Perk Up Your Winter Wear

4 Ways to Perk Up Your Winter Wear

After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it's easy to feel like you're stuck in a rut. The parties are over, the celebrations are done. The winter has you feeling all "bleghh," but it doesn't have to be that way. If you have the mid-winter blues, a great place to start is by mixing things up. It's still cold outside, but that's no excuse to be blah. We have four quick and easy ways for you to perk up your winter accessories!

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Give you hat and gloves a little something extra by adding pom poms.

With Christmas and New Year's long gone, I'm itching for a holiday to get excited about. I picked hearts and shades of red for my winter accessories because I'm already excited about Valentine's Day!

Watch the video for a quick walk through, or follow the steps below to see exactly how we jazzed up our winter accessories.


PROJECT #1

You'll need: 

  • A pair of gloves that need more razzle-dazzle
  • Some yarn
  • Scissors
  • Two cardboard circles, about 1 1/2 inches in diameter
  • A pen
  • Needle and thread

Materials needed to jazz up your winter wardrobe

 

Step

4 Ways to Perk Up Your Winter Wear: How to make pom poms

4 Ways to Perk Up Your Winter Wear: How to make a pom pom

In the middle of one of the cardboard circles, draw a smaller circle. Then draw a line from the smaller circle to the edge of the cardboard. Stack both pieces of cardboard together. With scissors, cut up the drawn line, and cut out the inner circles.

Step

4 Ways to Perk Up Your Winter Wear: How to make pom poms

4 Ways to Perk Up Your Winter Wear: How to make a pom pom

Begin wrapping yarn around the cardboard circles. Wrap about 175-200 times, holding the opening of the cardboard to keep the yarn in place. Next, use the scissors to cut the yarn in between the two pieces of cardboard. 

Step

4 Ways to Perk Up Your Winter Wear: How to make pom poms

4 Ways to Perk Up Your Winter Wear: How to make a pom pom

Grab another piece of yarn (about 5-6 inches in length), and double-knot in place between the two cardboard circles. Remove the cardboard, and trim the pom pom.

Step

4 Ways to Perk Up Your Winter Wear: Pom poms + gloves = new look!

After making four pom poms, knot them together by twos. Sew each pair in place under the cuff of the gloves. Happy gloves!


PROJECT #2

You'll need: 

  • A boring hat
  • Yarn
  • Two cardboard circles, 4-5 inches in diameter
  • Scissors
  • A pen
  • Needle and thread 

What you'll need to give an old hat new life

Step 1

4 Ways to Perk Up Your Winter Wear: How to make pom poms

Like in project one, use the cardboard and yarn to make a pom pom. Because the diameter of this pom pom is bigger, wrap the cardboard 250-300 times.  

Step 2 

4 Ways to Perk Up Your Winter Wear: Add a pom pom to your cap!

Sew the pom pom to the top of your hat. Done!


Project #3

You'll need: 

  • A sad pair of gloves
  • Vinyl or felt fabric (it can be any fabric that doesn't fray)
  • Large needle and embroidery thread
  • Scissors
  • A pen or pencil

Materials needed to jazz up a pair of boring gloves

Step 1 

4 Ways to Perk Up Your Winter Wear: Add hearts to your gloves in time for Valentine's Day

On the back of the fabric, trace a heart shape. Cut the heart out, and use it to trace a second heart. Cut that one out as well. 

Step 2 

4 Ways to Perk Up Your Winter Wear: Stitch vinyl shapes to gloves

Stitch one of the hearts into a glove using embroidery thread. When you're finished, knot the thread on the inside of the glove so it doesn't show. Do the same for the second glove. Lovely!


Project #4

You'll need: 

  • A hat that's missing that extra "something"
  • A piece of felt measuring 2.5 x 4 inches
  • Vinyl or felt fabric (it can be any fabric that doesn't fray)
  • Fabric glue
  • Scissors
  • A pen or pencil
  • A small piece of cardboard

Materials needed to add appliqué to a hat

Step 1 

4 Ways to Perk Up Your Winter Wear: Add a strip of felt to a cap for a new look

Place a small piece of cardboard or paper in between the front and back of the hat to protect the back from glue. Attach the felt with fabric glue to the bottom corner of the hat, wrapping underneath the cuff.

Step 2 

4 Ways to Perk Up Your Winter Wear: Add fabric shapes to a hat for a new look

As in the previous project, trace two hearts out of vinyl. Glue them to the felt, and let dry before wearing. Ta-da!


Learn how to throw a big fuzzy pom pom on a boring beanie.

Learn how to add tassels to a pair of gloves.

Change up your winter look in time for Valentine's Day

4 Ways to Perk Up Your Winter Wear
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