Warm Up with these DIY Winter Accessories Ideas

This contributor post was written by Beth of Parsimonia.

For those of us in the four-season states, the temperatures are really starting to drop! I finally broke out my mittens, scarves, hats and other cold-weather accoutrements this week, thus adding a whole new level of accessories to my wardrobe. But, I have to be honest: There are several pieces I acquired years ago that I know aren’t going to see the glint of snow. Just like most women, my tastes change with the seasons, but replacing winter wear always seems a bit more expensive. So instead of browsing online stores, I’ve been hitting the blogsophere for ideas, and these five DIYs are just the ticket for keeping me (and you!) warm, head to toe.

(above) Sew Your Own Mittens by A Beautiful Mess

DIY Leg Warmers by Split the Lark

Snowy Day Hat Pattern by See Kate Sew

Long Pom Pom Cowl via Purl Soho

Yellow Bow Ear Warmer by Delia Creates
(Note that tutorial is for personal, not commercial, use)

Beth is the writer behind Parsimonia: Secondhand With Style, where she blogs about her first love (thrifting) and her second love (cooking), as well as DIY projects, sustainable style and other bits of inspiration. She lives in St. Louis with one husband, one fuzzy dog and lots of dreams, and recently launched an online vintage store.

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I am loving the pom pom cowl scarf! Yes, I could be pretty cozy and stylish in that one!

Amy R.

Plain & Fancy Living | January 27th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

I’m partial to the mittens myself. Great roundup up Beth! And thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment Amy. Have a great weekend.
-Brittni

papernstitch | January 27th, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Oh my goodness…I’m partial to anything Elsie does, those mittens included! Always happy to round things up for Papernstitch! Thanks for the opportunity! 🙂

Beth | January 27th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

me too beth (partial to anything elsie does). actually i was going to say that initially, but i was too lazy to type anything longer than what i had already written. ha! i blame the fact that its friday.
-brittni

papernstitch | January 27th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Friday is my favorite scapegoat. 🙂

Beth | January 27th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

I love the leg warmers! lovely and simple!

laura | January 28th, 2012 at 7:21 am

I am going to make that cowl, what a great round up of ideas! 🙂

Alice | January 28th, 2012 at 6:30 pm
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