25 fabulous home accessories to stay indoors & make during winter

Keep yourself busy during the winter and make your own fabulous home accessories. You don't have to be adept at any particular skill; there's plenty of inspirational ideas for all skill levels, from beginners to advanced. An armchair that looks like it's wearing a white woolly jumper

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1. If you love knitting this Aran pattern chair cover will keep you busy through the winter. Two lampshades with knitted covers, one cream and one dark red

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2. Knitted lamp-shades will give a room a warm ambience. Foot stool covered in a white knitted cover

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3. A chunky knit stool will make a usable addition to a country cottage or Scandinavian style home. Spoons and forks attached to the wall and used to hang keys

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4. Simple bent spoons mounted of blocks of painted wood make a stylish places to hang things like keys. A novelty knitted teacup containing wooden letter blocks

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5. Crochet a tea cup and saucer for storing bits and bobs. Hollowed out branches cut into pieces to make candle holders


6. Collect small pieces of silver birch trunk while you're out on a walk and then turn them into pretty tea-light holders. A room full of indoor clouds, made from cotton wool

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7. Make hand-made clouds and suspend them in a child's bedroom or in you meditation room. A light bulb hanging from a beaded electricity cord


8. Thread some large beads onto electric cord and make a stylish light. Up-cycled coil for industrial wire, turned into a wheeled book shelf


9. If you come across a large disused wooden spool turn it into a book storage unit. Two picture frames made from wooden driftwood

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10. Make wooden frames for photographs or mirrors. Knitted round rug in white

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11. Crochet a large pin-wheel play rug. Glass bottles wound in string

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12. Make vases by covering bottles and jars with string. Filing cabinet covered in wallpaper, decoupage style

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13. Decoupage a tired looking filing cabinet or chest of draws. Wooden staircase with stickers and decoupage on the front of each step


14. Decoupage the risers on your stairs. A bundle of branches glued together to make a side table

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15. Make a side table from a stack of thin tree trunks. Decorative ornament for the mantle piece made from driftwood

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16. Make a driftwood tea-light holder. Waste paper basket made from old magazines

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17. Weave strips of magazine pages into waste paper baskets. A wall mounted cork board made from win bottle corks

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18. Drink lots of wine and then use the corks to make your own cork board! Decorative bowl made from old bolts, nuts and washers welded together


19. Make a fruit bowl from old metal washers, nuts and bolts etc.

20. Strap a pile of magazines together with a couple of belts and make your own stool. A wooden rope shelf hung on a white wall

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21. Make a Jenga style bookshelf. Wooden clothes pegs used as a coaster for a metal tea pot

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22. Create a trivet from pegs. A clock made from old papers, looks like a concertina fan

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23. Concertina magazine pages to make a clock dial. A guinnee pig wooden cage and house

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24. Make your guinea pig a new home from wood. Unusual spherical plant pot with a spout at the top

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25. Craft an old book into a vase.

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