17 Winter DIY Home Projects to Try During the Pandemic

After months of living through COVID-19, your to-do list may have shortened a lot. But now that we are in the middle of winter and still staying home, what are some good DIY projects around the house for the winter?

Home improvement projects

Let’s get started with some winter home improvement ideas. If you’ve read about fall DIY projects, you may have already tackled painting kitchen cabinets and accent walls and changed your light fixtures. If so, congratulations on that achievement! Now, let’s look at some other home improvement projects that you can tackle.

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Give your interior trim a new coat

Freshly painted wall with white trim and beige paint
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After painting accent walls, you may have noticed that you also need to add a new coat of paint to the molding around your floors, ceilings, windows and doors. All you need to get started is something paint, brushes Y headband or a mudguard.

Repair your window and door screens

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It may be cold now, but when spring comes, you will want to open your doors and windows. But when you do, will you let insects enter your home through holes or tears on your screen? This is a great winter DIY project because you can take your screens into your garage or basement for off-season repair. If you want to replace the whole screen, you will need put on screen, groove and a rolling tool. You can buy them individually or, to start, pick up a complete screen replacement kit. If you have a small hole that just needs to be repaired, you can use screen tape or pre-cut patches.

Organize your garage

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After spending time in your garage, you may find that you don’t have much space with tools and sports equipment everywhere. You can solve this problem with some garage organization measures. Take out your garden tools with a wall shelf. A bike storage rack you will lift your bikes off the ground as you probably won’t be using them this winter. Add some hands to store other things on the wall. A sports rack You can keep all your balls, bats, gloves, and rackets in one easy-to-find place. Stackable storage containers they are ideal for all the other items you keep in the garage.

Organize your closet

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Now that you have finished your garage, you are ready to move on to your closet. Even if you have a small closet or no closet, these tips are for you.

You can choose a closet organization system or select the parts you need on your own. You may want to include space saving folding hangers They allow you to hang four or five items in the same space as a normal hanger. Or you can use a hanging rod, which gives you a two-tier system, doubling the amount of clothes you can hang in the same space. Hanging shelves with drawers give you great flexibility, while hanging shoe organizer it will free up a lot of space on your floor.

Put your kitchen in order

Open kitchen drawers with well organized food, cutlery and plates
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If you’re ready to organize more, skip to the kitchen to find ways to create more space and make it easier to find the things you need. Organize your cutlery and flatware with a extendable drawer organizer It will work in most drawers, narrow or wide. If your cans are always in the confines of your pantry, make it easier to find with a stackable can organizer. Take advantage of more space in your corner cabinet with a Lazy susan. Keep your flour, sugar and other foods fresh in Stackable Airtight Food Containers. With a grid organizer for flower pots, you can always find the pot and lid you need without having to search your cupboard, while shelf over door It can be used for both spices and cans to save space in your pantry.

Rejuvenate your bathroom

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Ready for a new look for your bath? This may be a good time to spruce up this room with a new shower curtain, matY towels. Dress up your countertop with a new soap dispenser kit. Cover it up by replacing your sink faucet Y bathtub and shower kit.

Refresh your doors and drawers

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You may not want to search for new doors in your whole house or new wardrove, but you can give them a fresh new look by replacing the door handles Y cabinet knobs.

Good winter projects to unleash your creativity

Now that you have completed this job, you may be looking for some fun. What are some other good winter projects beyond DIY home improvement?

Build a snowman

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If you wake up and find snow on the ground, it’s time to build a snowman! After rolling the snow around your snowman’s body, you need to give it some personality. With a snowman kit, you will get a hat, scarfeyes, mouth, nose, buttons Y tube. Or, if you already have some supplies, you can purchase your snowman accessories individually. If you don’t have snow, you can build an indoor snowman with He felt, foam or putty.

Christmas decorations

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You may have already decorated your Christmas tree, but you can prepare for next year creating custom ornaments. With pre-drilled wood slices, you can paint ornaments or you can use them for Christmas coasters. Looking for an easy craft for kids? With colored wooden sticks, you can create and decorate ornaments of any size. And for the older craftsmen, porcelain bells can be decorated with markers.


Scrapbook supplies arranged on the table,
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Sometimes you want all your memories of a special event in your life in one place. A scrapbook it may be the way to go. It should start with a scrapbook. Depending on the album you select, you may want to add more Scrap paper. So you may want glue, decorative ribbon, scissors, markers, photo cornersY stickers to unite everything.

Photo albums

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Even if you have hundreds or thousands of photos on your phone or on social media, sometimes you may want physical photos to commemorate a wedding, anniversary, birthday, or any special occasion. To put together a Photo albumIn addition to physical impressions, all you need is a album with self-adhesive pages.

Empty wine bottle lights

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If you are drinking more wine during the pandemic, you may have many empty wine bottles. Don’t throw them away! Put them to use instead – create a colorful display with mini lights and a battery operated cork. Turn your voids into a real lampshade or hang them from the ceiling with some basic wiring. Or create an oil lamp with Fireplace, wick Y oil lamp.

Wine bottle and cork creations

Map of the United States made with wine corks
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Beyond the lights, you can make other crafts with Wine Bottles. Add a cork pump dispenser for your hand soap. Use a bottle cutter to remove the cap from your bottle. You can then create your own candles or glasses (or use them as mugs to hold a variety of objects). You can also create with the corks: display them in a map of your state.

Snow globe

DIY snow globes with pinecones and Christmas tree
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There is something magical about a winter wonderland within a snow globe. You can make a custom snowball with round jars with lids, snow imitation, decorations to get into your snowball and Glue for making crafts.

Bird feeder

Two birds eating from homemade bird feeder
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Birds may have a harder time finding food in the winter, so we can help by making a simple bird feeder. Everything you need is empty toilet paper rolls, vegetable shortening, curl Y birdseed. Simply cover the empty roll with butter, roll it around the birdseed, and tie it to a tree branch with the twine.

Valentine’s Cards

DIY cards for valentines made from cardstock
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Valentine’s Day, February 14, will arrive before you know it. This is a good year to try your luck creating your own cards. The sky is the limit to create a special letter. But some of the supplies you may need include construction paper or cardboard, paint and a brush or markers, With stickers.


Glasses full of beer and ingredients for home brewing
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After all these winter DIY home projects, you might be thirsty. Instead of drinking mass-brewed beer, you could drink yours homemade beer, a trend Pinterest says will be all the fury in 2021. It is better to start with a brewing kit.

The bottom line

Even though you may be stuck indoors for a while, there are plenty of good winter projects you can do at home that will keep you productive and entertained while also distancing yourself socially.

Laurie Garrison, a Florida-based freelance writer whose specialties include sports business, sports technology and awards. In addition to MYMOVE, he has written for publications such as Sports Business Journal, Boston Business Journal, Charlotte Business Journal, Dallas Business Journal, Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal and more.

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