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Our win­ter roundup has some­thing mar­velous for ev­ery­one.

Get cozy with col­or­ful kits and cool tools that make win­ter

a lit­tle brighter.

1. Hand-cut from up­cy­cled vin­tage leather scraps, this luxe con­fetti is a col­or­ful ad­di­tion to any

party or table­top. Each jar in­cludes about 1/4 cup.

Leather con­fetti, $10;

crave­by­crv.com

2. Join­ing the sides of a box can be hard, es­pe­cially for ca­sual wood­work­ers. These plas­tic clips keep cab­i­nets and book­cases con­nected at an ex­act 90-de­gree an­gle for per­fect con­struc­tion. EZ Cor­ner Clips, $50 for a four-cor­ner set;

ez­wood­shop.com

3. No more fray­ing. Cut and seal rib­bon ends in one sim­ple step with this

clever heat tool. Make V shapes, an­gled cuts, and pat­terns for pro­fes­sion­al­look­ing hair ac­ces­sories,

gift bas­kets, and home decor. BowVy Cut­ter, $40;

lit­tlepin­kla­dy­bug.com

4. Learn the fine art of macramé with this stylish guide. Try your hand at one of the 33 fea­tured

projects, in­clud­ing a hand-knot­ted light fix­ture

and drift­wood wall art.

ModernMacramé, $25;

mod­ern­macrame.com

5. Pro­tect an up­right shrub or hedge from wind, snow, and an­i­mals with a zip­pered jacket. Re­sis­tant

to mildew, the UVpro­tec­tive fab­ric al­lows wa­ter and air flow. TreeZip Cedar Jacket, start­ing

at $23; gar­den­ers.com

6. These cross-stitch pat­terns aren’t your grandma’s typ­i­cal em­broi­dery project.

Each kit con­tains a quirky pat­tern, in­struc­tions, Aida cloth, a nee­dle, and floss. Cus­tomize designs and add per­sonal text with free on-site edit­ing tools. Sugar Skull Em­broi­dery Kit, $28;

folk­lore­com­pany.com

7. In­spired by 19th- and 20th-cen­tury Bri­tish art, the cur­rent lineup of An­nie Sloan fab­ric fea­tures hand­painted prints avail­able in a va­ri­ety of co­or­di­nat­ing col­or­ways. Dul­cets, Tick­ings, and Tac­its start­ing at $80/yard;

an­nies­loan.com

8. This smart dead­bolt un­locks via Bluetooth

(or key­pad or phys­i­cal key, if de­sired). A mo­bile app makes it easy to give vis­i­tors a cus­tom en­try code and view a log of en­tries. Dead­bolt 2S, $199;

igloohome.co

9. Trans­form fab­ric into a pa­per­like ma­te­rial that’s easy to cut, sew, fold, and shape with­out fray­ing. Just spray, hang for a bit, and iron flat for craft-friendly fab­ric. 16-ounce with sprayer, $13;

terial­magic.com

10. Color your world (lit­er­ally) with this over­size col­or­ing sheet. Turn it into a table­cloth, make cus­tom wall­pa­per, or just roll it out on the floor. At­las XXL Gi­ant Col­or­ing Roll, $30;

us.omy-mai­son.com

11. Pack­aged in a beau­ti­ful slide box, this

beanie kit is ideal for gift­ing. The kit in­cludes knit­ting nee­dles and a ball of su­per-soft merino wool

in your choice of color.

Her Beanie DIY Kit, $65;

loopy­mango.com

12. Wire­lessly stream au­dio through your over­head lights. Retro­fit re­cessed down­lights and pair up to eight at a time

with mu­sic-stream­ing apps for a bal­anced sound

ex­pe­ri­ence. Litho­nia 6SL Speaker Down­light, $75;

ama­zon.com

13. Get a head start on spring! This grow light of­fers eight LEDs with bright­ness con­trol and a three-set­ting timer to mimic nat­u­ral sun­light. In­cluded hard­ware makes hang­ing or mount­ing easy. Hang Any­where Grow Light, $99;

un­com­mon­goods.com

19. Pic­ture frames hang straight ev­ery time with

TapHanger. Use the in­cluded tool to tap tacks into the back of a frame,

then press di­rectly into dry­wall. TapHanger, $13;

ama­zon.com

15. Add a lit­tle fun to your work space with this bright de­cal col­lec­tion. The peel

and-stick ad­he­sive of­fers easy, residue-free re­moval. Ban.do × Chas­ing Pa­per

De­cals, start­ing at $15;

bando.com

16. Turn felt into tiny faux suc­cu­lents with this easy kit. Dec­o­rate pots with the in­cluded stick­ers, shade felt with chalk, and pot your adorable plants for main­te­nance-free decor. Craft Crush Felt Suc­cu­lent Pots Kit, $18; an­nwilliams­group.com

17. Slide this rip­stop polyester or­ga­nizer over a stan­dard milk crate for a mul­ti­func­tional way to trans­port all you need. A slew of sleeves and pock­ets keeps smaller tools handy, while a big cen­ter com­part­ment fits larger items. Crate Mas­ter Tool Or­ga­nizer, $70;

du­luth­trad­ing.com

18. This plant-based dish­wash­ing sponge is hand­sewn and free of plas­tics, glue, chem­i­cal dyes, and ar­ti­fi­cial col­ors for a truly sus­tain­able scrub. Dish Dumpling, $4;

twist­clean.com

DIY Pin & Flair Kit, $15; yel­lowowl­work­shop.com

Your child­hood is hip again! This throw­back flflair flair kit in­cludes 18 pieces of printed shrink plas­tic, six col­ored pen­cils, and 18 lapel pin backs—enough to make per­son­al­ized gifts and to keep a few pins for your­self.

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