Prevent Cabin Fever: 5 Fun Winter Crafts January 26, 2015 08:04 1 Comment

Cabin fever, by definition, is a state characterized by restlessness and boredom arising from a prolonged stay in a remote or confined place, during winter and without crafts. Okay, we added that last part, but these fun winter craft ideas are just what the doctor ordered!

#1 – Cat Toy

These dapper little mice made from menswear, should be at the top of your list because the needs of your cat ALWAYS COME FIRST! In fact, your cat is probably watching you right now… waiting. Don’t make eye contact! Just get started right away with this tutorial.

#2 – Heat Pad

You won’t regret spending your time making one of these (they come together quickly, so you’ll be back to watching Judge Judy in no time). Typically used to sooth aches and pains, these microwavable heat pads are also great for preheating your spot in the bed during the cold months. View the tutorial here.

#3 – Tablet Stand

Not only is this tablet stand pleasing to look at, it has purpose! Perfect for displaying recipes while you cook up a storm (or for looking up a take out menu… either way.) Get the full tutorial here.

#4 – Fabric Wreath

Remember when they all said you were crazy for saving those tiny fabric scraps? “You’ll never find a use for them”, they said. “Your cat will get lost in them”, they said. Well, this shaggy chic wreath is your craft to prove them all wrong. Behold the beauty, nay sayers! Click here for the tutorial.

#5 – Braided Rug

No more bending to societies expectation of the braided rug. They said to make it round, but maybe you prefer yours straight. Stick it to the man with this tutorial.

#6 – Restock on fabric

The crafts listed above should give you a great defense against cabin fever, but getting out of the house once in awhile can help too. Visit us at our store in Monmouth, Maine to see what fabrics we have available for your next project.