So long winter gloom! Welcome spring, the season of renewal. The daffodils and tulips are blooming, so it's high time to shake off the gray days and embrace the season in all its bright, pastel glory. What better way to do that than to trick out your house with some colorful, fun, yet practical ideas that are sure to add whimsy, delight, and some much-needed spring cheer. After you've done your annual spring clean, take at look at this list of creative spring crafts. You'll get inspired to head to the craft closet, grab the glue gun or paint brush, and get crafting one of these grand ideas that will add loads of spring fling to your space.
Maybe a pretty DIY wreath made from a vintage watering can and filled with a plethora of blooms is just what you need to welcome guests. Planning a party? Why not deck out the table with an over-the-top decorative centerpiece—a simple "runner" made of brass bunnies will do just the trick—or try setting single blooms in vintage spools and placing one at each place setting along with napkins fashioned into the shape of bunnies! Trust us, these easy projects will infuse your house with a breath of fresh country spring air. Be sure to also check out farmhouse decorating ideas and beautiful flower crafts for more delightful spring inspiration. Happy spring!
Vintage Outdoor Faucet Handle Wreath
With their fun colors and shapes, outdoor metal faucet handles are perfect for a wreath.
To make: Start by loosely wrapping a wire wreath form in burlap ribbon. Bend 4-inch lengths of green floral wire into U shapes. Thread both ends of a wire piece through a handle and poke through the ribbon, wrapping the wire ends firmly around themselves to secure handles.
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Seed Packet Organizer
Keep your seed packets organized with this simple DIY idea. Just add dividers to an antique recipe box. It's a pretty and practical way to add some personality to your garden shed.
DIY Rope Table Setting
Craft festive chargers and napkin rings all from the hardware store staple, rope!
Oversize Quilt Square
Brighten any room with the colorful painted quilt square. Simply lean it against the wall for easy installation.
To make: A large-scale piece of painted plywood lends graphic punch to any space. First, cut a piece of plywood to desired size (ours is four feet square). Draw a quilt block (here, Twin Star–style) on the wood with pencil, using a ruler or painter’s tape for straight lines, then paint with acrylic paint. Nail strips of 1/2-inch trim alongthe edges to finish. Lean or hang on the wall.
A sweet-smelling lavender sachet will brighten up a purse or drawer bringing the fresh scent inside.
To make: Cut a 2-by-4-inch rectangle from a handkerchief. Fold in half crosswise with the pattern facing inward. Stitch two sides closed with a sewing machine; turn pouch right-side out. Fill with dried lavender. Hand-stitch opening closed.
Dogwoods in a Basket Wreath
A symbol of new life and hope, these flowering tree branches first start blossoming in early spring. For a fresh twist on a floral wreath, gather a cluster in a vintage fishing creel (lined with plastic and a wet floral foam base to keep pieces secure), and hang on your front door.
Hankie Pin Cushion
For those who love to sew, create a custom flowery pin cushion that is sure to become a prized possession for years to come.
To make: Start by wrapping a handkerchief or piece of fabric around a pouf of batting. Attach it (with the batting sandwiched in between) to the bottom of a Mason jar lid with hot-glue; trim excess. Place metal screw band over pin cushion and attach to jar.
Spring is the time to start getting the garden ready and these DIY garden markers, made using rusty or wobbly handled garden tools, is just the thing to help you do that!
To make: Drill a small hole in the wood handles and tie hand-penned wooden tags through the holes with twine. Insert the pointy tips into the soil so the markers stand upright. *Coat wood with clear varnish to protect the handwriting from the elements.
Hankie-Wrapped Hanging Planter
For folks with a green thumb try planting a live plant in a custom-covered ceramic planter.
To make: Wrap a ceramic hanging planter with a handkerchief, overlapping where necessary to make it lay flat. Use Mod Podge to adhere to the planter.
The German tradition of decorating trees dates back centuries.Perch on the mantel or sideboard for a perfect spring arrangement.
To make: Fill a vintage tea tin or vase with floral foam and insert blooming branches (here, dogwood). Hang dyed blown or painted wooden eggs using a length of ribbon looped around the egg and held in place with a wooden craft bead.
Everyone will hop hop hop to the table and be delighted when created by these sweet bunny-folded napkins.
To make: Paint small wooden craft beads pink. Fold a square napkin in half creating a triangle. Roll up the napkin, starting at the pointed end, and fold into a u-shape. Wrap the napkin in a length of raffia and feed the ends though the opening in the craft bead. Fray the ends of the raffia to make whiskers.
Mossy Nest Wreath
Don't be surprised if a bird moves into this sweet wreath made from vintage tart tins, moss, and tiny eggs.
To make: Wrap a wire wreath form in ribbon and loop an additional piece around the top for hanging. Attach tart tins, moss, and quail eggs with hot-glue.
Serve seasonal candy and cookies on DIY pedestals. Set decorative plates or shallow bowls on overturned (or upright) footed dishes, candlesticks, or sugar bowls. Use museum wax to hold the pieces together.
Brass Bunny Placecards and "Runner"
Create a welcoming fluffle (that’s the name of a group of rabbits!) by anchoring placecards under the paws of small brass bunnies. For added appeal, create a “rabbit runner” down the length of the table.
DIY Patterned Carpet
Why spend a fortune on a new spring rug when you can easily craft your own? With an 8' by 10' carpet at the ready, use any wall stencils and a foam stencil brush to easily imprint your own designs. Pinpoint a color scheme and stock up on a quart of standard interior paint in a satin finish. Note: Make sure you wash the stencil after every other use to avoid unwanted marks on the rug.
Watering Can Wreath
There's no better way to welcome spring than crafting a cheerful wreath. Gather your favorite florals, place them in a watering can, loop wire around the handle, and hang the finished product on your front door.
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