After this rough winter — we’re looking at you, Winter Storm Jonas — a change of weather would definitely be a welcome one. But before you get too excited, remember that there is one furry little rodent standing in the way of you and all your summery dreams of sunny skies, sandals and beach days. That’s right, that little groundhog may just determine how much longer you have to make the most out of a cold situation with snow day activities and impromptu blizzard photo shoots. To help you be prepared for whatever comes your way, we’re throwing out 17 cozy DIY projects that will provide a little creative therapy. Six more weeks of winter? No problem.


1. DIY Winter First Aid: When a storm hits, it pays to be prepared with a little first aid kid. Stock up on flashlights, lots of batteries, candles, bottled water and a few other things to hold you over until the snowplows save the day. Candy is also a necessity. (via Brit + Co)


2. DIY Eyelash and Cactus Mug: Dig through your cupboards and pull out any plain mugs lurking in the back – it’s time to update those babies. You can’t drink a proper dirty matcha in a boring white mug, right? Start making a list of cute things (flamingos, eyelashes, pineapples, etc.) and spruce up your mug collection. (via Enthralling Gumption)


3. DIY Tea Blends: More cold days = more days to cuddle up with a good read and a cuppa tea. Check out this tea-torial to make personalized tea blends to outlast even the longest winter. (via Brit + Co)


4. DIY No-Sew Blanket Scarf: Yeah, you probably have a million scarves, but now you can make one with your most favorite fabric ever and without wrestling with your sewing machine. Once you decide on the fabric (the hardest part!) you can wear it like a normal blanket scarf or fold it as a triangle scarf. Not leaving the house? Just use it like an actual blanket. (via Brit + Co)


5. DIY Painted Chair Makeover: Getting snowed in means you’re spending a lot of time in your living room. Got a chair that’s coming up a little “meh”? Before you go snow crazy, perk up a plain white chair with some fabric paint and a pattern of happy squiggles and polka dots. (via Sugar & Cloth)


6. DIY Teddy Bear Marshmallows: Seriously. So. Cute. Celebrate a few more weeks of winter with a teddy bear marshmallow floating in a sinfully delicious cup of hot cocoa. (via The Simple Sweet Life)


7. DIY Marbled Jewelry Trays: Just because January is almost over, doesn’t mean you get to ditch your organization resolutions just yet. Finally get your jewelry collection organized with these easy, DIY marble catch-all dishes. Use oven-bake clay to make the dishes and make them look extra fancy with a gold edge. (via Brit + Co)


8. DIY Abstract Art: Bye bye winter blues, hello spring cheer. Stock up on inexpensive acrylic paints in a host of rainbow colors and then have a brushstroke party. Have fun with it and just keep layering colors until you come up with a piece of art you love. (via Bird’s Party)


9. DIY Hand Warmers: Winter chill doesn’t stand a chance against these mini hand warmers. Pop them in the microwave for a minute and a half to get them toasty warm and stuff them in your pockets. Or just sit on the couch and cuddle with them. (via Brit + Co)


10. DIY Faux Fur Wall Hanging: Textured wall art is one of the best decor trends ever. Take a break from the weaving and turn your walls into a cozy, faux-fur-fest with these furry wall hangings. Sewing is option, but you can totally add tassels and fringe to add more personality and color. (via A Joyful Riot)


11. DIY Monogrammed Ring Cones: Catch-all dishes are great for organizing jewelry, but sometimes it’s nice to get your rings a little more vertical and show off that bling. Make a few of these mini ring cones with clay and glaze. You’ll need a spot to display those Valentine goodies…hint, hint? (via Brit + Co)


12. DIY Recipe Box: Cold weather always makes us want to pull out those old comfort recipes…mac and cheese, anyone? Give your old faves a pretty home with this DIY decoupage box and keep it on hand when you’re running low on dinner ideas. (via Brit + Co)


13. DIY Pom Pom Pillows: Snowball, schmoball, it’s all about these pom poms. You can never have too many cushions, especially when you’re spending some quality time with your couch every evening. (via Burkatron)


14. DIY Rope Basket: We’ve all got a creative project or two that is stuffed in a corner, er, taking over the dining room table? Instead of hiding it all in a drawer, DIY this pretty basket and get all your creative projects neatly organized. (via The House That Lars Built)


15. DIY Spa Gift Box: Winter weather is stressful whether you’re traveling somewhere or just trying to get groceries. Treat yourself to the ultimate relaxation treatment with lotion, calming smells and a candle or two. Oh, and chocolate. Duh. (via Brit + Co)


16. DIY Marbled Travel Cup: A hot drink in hand is practically a requirement when the weather is cold and dreary. Amp up your coffee game by taking your own ceramic travel cup (you’re welcome, planet) and dress it up with a pink watercolor paint job. (via Fall for DIY)


17. DIY “Hi Y’all Bye Y’all” Winter Mittens: Depending on that groundhog’s shadow, you might be saying “hi y’all” to another few weeks of cold weather, but that’s alright when you’ve got rad accessories like these mittens. Say “bye y’all” to cold fingers and rock that blizzard with the greatest of ease. (via Brit + Co)

Make sure to share all your snow-day DIY projects with us on Instagram using the hashtag #iamcreative!