Get Cozy With 9+ Hygge-Inspired DIYs

Diply 16 Oct 2018

Contrary to what some companies try to market, the Danish idea of hygge isn't so much a trend or something you can buy, but rather a cozy awareness of a good moment in your day.

Thanks to Danish winters and some trend-setting, the North American view of hygge involves chunky knits, cozy reading nooks, and warm fireplaces. Which, after waking up in a freezing bedroom this morning, is a feeling I can get behind.

1. DIY Slipper Socks

Martha Stewart | Martha Stewart

Slippers and I have a love-hate relationship. They want to keep my feet warm, and I want to kick them off at any opportunity. It's completely irrational, I know. And, since my home is all hardwood floors, just wearing socks is a slippery situation.

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Martha Stewart may have finally solved my problem with these slipper socks.

Martha Stewart | Martha Stewart

By fusing a suede-like material to the bottom of chunky knit socks, she's given traction without the bulkiness of a rubber-soled slipper. I'm definitely going to try these because a good book and a cup of coffee is no fun with cold feet.

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2. DIY Heated Blanket Chair

Instructables | wylop

Heating pads and microwaved rice-filled pouches are great for warming up on a cold evening, but what if you didn't even need to go find that heating pad before curling up in a chair?

What if the chair was the heating pad?

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I never realized that a heated blanket chair could be a thing, but now I need one.

Instructables | wylop

It takes some sewing, and you'll need to find a cheap frame (or build one), but wylop shared the whole process on Instructables with really easy-to-follow instructions.

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3. DIY Tabletop Fire Bowl

Instructables | tomatoskins

We're not all lucky enough to have a fireplace in our home, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy an open flame that's a bit more impressive than a tea light.

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This project by tomatoskins on Instructables makes a simple cement fire bowl that'll fit any small space.

Instructables | tomatoskins

The thick cement insulates the heat, protecting your furniture surface beneath the bowl. Just make sure that you pick a fuel can that is safe to burn indoors.

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4. DIY Pocket Warmers

Fellow Fellow | Fellow Fellow

My hands are always cold — especially in the Diply office! — and I could totally see myself tucking a couple of these warmers into the pockets of my office sweaters.

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The tutorial from Fellow Fellow requires only basic sewing skills.

Fellow Fellow | Fellow Fellow

You can use any cotton fabric and essential oils of your choice to add a bit of scent. Just toss the little pouch in the microwave for a minute to warm it up.

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5. DIY No-Sew Coffee Sleeve

Create Craft Love | Create Craft Love

A cup of coffee or hot chocolate is comforting on its own, but it can be made even more so with a cute cup cozy. I mean, it's literally called a cozy!

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All you need for this cute one from Create Craft Love is an old shirt.

Create Craft Love | Create Craft Love

Any shirt with a cuffed sleeve will work. I love how the buttons on this one give a little detail, but you could use a flannel shirt or even a sweater. If the cut edge frays, you can use a bit of fabric glue to seal it.

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6. DIY Lavender Dryer Bags

Today's Creative Life | Today's Creative Life

If you want all your clothes and linens to feel cozy, why not try these lavender dryer pouches from Today's Creative Life? They're easy to make and cheaper than buying store-bought ones.

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Lavender is known as a calming scent.

Today's Creative Life | Today's Creative Life

Imagine curling up on a cold evening under a quilt that smells of cozy lavender? It would be so soothing and perfect for a few chapters right before bed.

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7. DIY Aromatherapy Reed Diffuser

Lydi Out Loud | Lydi Out Loud

If you're not keen on adding scent to your clothes, you could also try a DIY aromatherapy diffuser, like this reed one from Lydi Out Loud.

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You can use any decorative jar or bottle for this.

Lydi Out Loud | Lydi Out Loud

Add some essential oils to a light oil base, such as light sesame oil or grapeseed oil. The oil will travel up the rattan reeds to diffuse into the air. When the smell fades, it's time to replace the reeds and top up the oil.

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8. DIY No-Sew Fleece Blanket

Instructables | labell2

You don't need to know how to sew, knit, or crochet to make yourself a warm blanket. If you can tie a knot, you can make this blanket shared by labell2 on Instructables.

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Of course, you don't need to choose Batman-themed fleece, but why not?

Instructables | labell2

This technique just involves buying two equally-sized pieces of fleece, snipping the edges to create a fringe, and then trying the fringe together to secure the two layers.

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9. DIY Suitcase Pet Bed

Brooklyn Limestone | Brooklyn Limestone

While you're adding some coziness to your home, why not share it with your pet too? A special bed can really make them feel at home.

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This one Brooklyn Limestone made form an old suitcase is full of hygge charm.

Brooklyn Limestone | Brooklyn Limestone

Just imagine it: You're curled up in your heated blanket chair, whiffs of soft lavender in the air, and your furry friend snoozing on their chic little bed by your feet. Bliss.

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10. DIY Infinity Scarf

H Is For Handmade | H Is For Handmade

Before the infinity style became commonplace, I used to balk at wearing a scarf. They tangled in things, got caught indoors, and I tended to forget them places. Infinity scarves solve all those problems.

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And, as H Is For Handmade proves, they're ridiculously easy to make.

H Is For Handmade | H Is For Handmade

Just find a fabric you love, get it cut to the right length, and then sew a seam or two. It's like you're wearing a hug all day long.

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11. DIY Pom-Pom Pillow

A Kailo Chic Life | A Kailo Chic Life

Is there anything more fun and cozy than pom-poms? This pillow from A Kailo Chic Life just makes me want to squish down into it.

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While I love the bright colors, your choice of wool can really change the final look.

A Kailo Chic Life | A Kailo Chic Life

An all-white version of this same pillow would be super chic, or maybe get a yarn with metallic thread woven in for a little bit of bling.

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12. DIY Arm-Knit Blanket

YouTube | Peony and Thyme

My mother tried to teach me to knit many times, but it just never clicked with me. I never managed to coordinate my needles well enough to get tight, even stitches.

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I may need to try again in giant size, though, because I need one of these jumbo knit blankets in my life.

YouTube | Peony and Thyme

No knitting needles required for this tutorial from Peony and Thyme.

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