If you’ve got the winter blahs, look for some craft ideas and projects to carry you through until spring. DIY crafts are a fantastic way to keep your hands and brain occupied when it’s too cold and snowy to spend time outdoors. And they have tons of benefits. For starters, keeping winter weight gain at bay—keeping your hands busy while watching TV means you won’t be using them to feed yourself snacks. Continuing to learn new skills as an adult keeps you alert and helps ward off Alzheimer’s. But perhaps the most important benefit of DIY crafts is de-stressing.