Winter Crafts For Your Workplace 

Winter Crafts For Your Workplace 

Although where you live might not be cold and snowy, winter is officially here. While some people might hear the word “craft” and immediately think of “kids,” there are a few that you can use to spruce up your office.

 

Snowy Forest

What You’ll Need:

  • 150 page book
  • Paper clamp
  • Silver spray paint
  • Cotton balls
  • Hot glue gun
  • One piece of cardboard, 12×12

Create this decoration for a common space within your office. This craft will keep you entertained for a few hours, keeping you warm and dry.

Instructions:

Ground

  1. Use cotton balls and pages from an old book that’s around 150 pages long to create a winter wonderland.
  2. Use a piece of cardboard for the ground, and spray-paint it. Fill this in with the cotton balls.

Trees

  1. Tear off the front and back covers of the book, but leave the binding intact.
  2. Fold each page down twice to meet the binding, and then create a triangle at the bottom of the page.
  3. Repeat steps one and two for each page.
  4. Glue the first and last pages together so the tree fans around and stands on its own.
  5. Lightly paint your tree with silver spray paint to make it glisten.

 

 

Painted Ceramic Mug

What You’ll Need:

  • Ceramic mug
  • Sharpie pens
  • Scrapbook stickers
  • Oven

Do people in your office take your coffee mug everyday? This is an easy craft that will allow you to make your mark.

Instructions

  1. Use scrapbook stickers with letters to put your initials on your mug.
  2. Use your creativity to paint or create dots around your scrapbook letter.
  3. Once you have your design, peel off the letter and preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Let your mug bake for 30 minutes and cool down for a few hours before enjoying your favorite beverage.

 

 

PineCone Penguins

What You’ll Need:

  • Hot glue
  • Glue sticks
  • Self-adhesive Styrofoam circles
  • Small Christmas tree balls
  • Acrylic craft paints
  • Paint brush
  • Long, narrow pinecones
  • Craft sticks
  • Pre-twisted rush twine
  • Wool felt for a penguin scarf
  • Cardboard

Looking for a unique, cute DIY decoration for your desk? Start off by making this penguin. For the head, any small, round item like a wood bead or Christmas ornament can be used. Wings can be made from black paper or cardstock. The nose can be made from a wooden stick that you can paint orange.

Instructions

  1. Find a narrow pinecone and turn it upside-down. Your seeds should face up.
  2. Trim both ends of the pinecone so it can stand flat.
  3. Paint the head white, and create two black dots for the eyes. Give the paint a few hours to dry before attaching the head to the rest of the body.
  4. Attach the head, wings, and feet to the pinecone.
  5. Attach the nose.
  6. Create a scarf out of felt to cover glue spots on the penguin’s neck.

 

 

Paper Roses

What You’ll Need:

  • Rose and green colored paper (any paper that’s thick enough where a slight fold won’t ruin it)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pen or pencil
  • Stapler
  • Paper clips
  • Hot glue gun with glue

If you have someone in your office that is allergic to live flowers, or you just want your desk to look nice and don’t have natural lighting, this is a good alternative. You will want green paper for the stem and rose or pink colored paper for your pedals.

Instructions:

  1. Cut a circle from your paper.
  2. Cut spirals in your circle.
  3. Roll the cut spiral until you reach the center.
  4. Glue the outer portion of your swirl to the center to secure the rose in place.
  5. Cut leaves from green paper and attach to the rose.

 

You can also learn how to create stems for your roses so you can make a bouquet. Instructions on stems can be found here.

 

 

Cozy Cup Sleeve

What You’ll Need:

  • Wool or yarn (part of an old sweater is optimal)
  • Needle and thread
  • Cardboard coffee sleeve
  • Button

If you drink iced coffee or tea, even when the temperatures dip below freezing, you know how much you dread holding it. Why not create a little “sweater” for your beverage so you can stay warm?

Instructions

  1. Start by grabbing a coffee cup and a cardboard sleeve.
  2. Wrap the fabric around the sleeve and determine where the ends should meet.
  3. Sew in the buttons.

Needle and thread your way to warmer hands this winter.

 

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