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DIY Mini Rustic Spring-Inspired Wreaths

twig spring wreath DIY Mini Rustic Spring Inspired Wreaths
This project allows you to bring the beauty of Spring indoors. This tutorial will give you step-by-step instructions, so you can create a custom wreath almost entirely out of nature. Try your hand at home decor with this fun DIY.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 Minutes
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Sticks
Fresh greenery
Flowers
Scissors
Ribbon
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Jute

Things to do:
1. The first step is making the wreath frame. You’ll need to find eight branches of a similar length to start.
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2. Once you’ve sorted out eight branches, arrange them in a square shape. Place two branches on each side of the square.
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3. Use a 4-inch piece of jute to secure the corners of the square wreath frame. Trim any excess.
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Nature Inspired Spring Wreaths5 DIY Mini Rustic Spring Inspired Wreaths
4. Once you’ve created a wreath frame, it’s time to adorn it with fresh greenery. Use hot glue to attach the leaves to the frame. Layer the greenery until you reach your desired look.
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5. Create a mini bouquet using hot glue and adorn it with a ribbon bow. Use hot glue to secure this beautiful bloom to your wreath.
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Nature Inspired Spring Wreaths8 DIY Mini Rustic Spring Inspired Wreaths
6. The final step is creating a hanger to display your creation. Simple cut a 1 ½ foot piece of jute and tie the ends in a knot. Hot glue the loop onto the back of your wreath and enjoy!
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Nature Inspired Spring Wreaths10 DIY Mini Rustic Spring Inspired Wreaths

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DIY Decorative Spring Bloom Mobile

bloom mobile DIY Decorative Spring Bloom Mobile
Adorn your space with beautiful spring blooms! This fun tutorial is a great group project or party craft. Get the supplies together and gather your friends for a night of crafting.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 Minutes
Age range: 13 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Two metal hoops
Jute
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors
Fishing line
Greenery ribbon
Artificial flowers

Things to do:
1. The first step is decorating your metal ring with greenery. Anchor the end of the greenery ribbon with hot glue and wrap it around the ring until the entire surface is covered. Once you’ve covered the whole ring, trim any excess and secure the end with hot glue.
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Spring Bloom Mobile3 DIY Decorative Spring Bloom Mobile
2. Next, you’re going to attach the smaller and larger metal rings. Tie fishing line in four different places on the hoop, hanging it evenly from all sides. Trim any excess fishing line.
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3. It’s time to decorate the mobile! Cut three even pieces of jute, roughly 8-inches in length, and braid them together. Use hot glue to add flowers to the braid.
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4. Make several jute decoration pieces and secure them to the metal hoop with hot glue.
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5. The final step is attaching a hanger to the top of the mobile. Cut three even pieces of jute and braid them together. Secure both ends to the small metal hoop and display your art for all to enjoy!
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DIY Plantable Spring Seed Gift Tags

Seed Gift Tags DIY Plantable Spring Seed Gift Tags
Spring is filled with many opportunities to give thoughtful gifts- Easter, Memorial Day, and Mother’s Day to name a few. This simple DIY tutorial shows you how to tuck seed packets into your gift tags to make your gifts extra special. Who wouldn’t love a gift that brings lots of flowers and garden treasures?

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 5 minutes
Age range: All ages

Things you’ll need:
2 – Blank Mosaic Paper Tags
1 Seed Packet
Glue Dots
Markers
White Grosgrain Ribbon

Things to do:
1. Fold one side of the seed packet over and tape so that it will fit inside the 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ mosaic tag.
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Seed Gift Tags3 DIY Plantable Spring Seed Gift Tags
2. Then tape the top and bottom of the seed packet to the backside of a blank mosaic paper tag.
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3. Add glue dots to the top and bottom of the tag. Align the two white tags so that they are even and press the glue dots securely into place. You will now have white tags on the outside with a seed packet in the middle.
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4. Add ribbon through the pre-punched hole of the tag.
5. Decorate the outside of the tags with markers.
6. Add your new spring seed gift tag to any gift!
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DIY Fairy Thimble Teapot

April 14, 2015 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under General Crafts, Spring Crafts

Thimble Teapot DIY Fairy Thimble Teapot
Fairies love tea parties, you know, and you can’t have a tea party without tea! Your fairies will love to host parties in their fairy garden with the addition of this sweet little teapot. Look for a button that matches the color of your thimble for the bottom to create the perfect pot and match the felt handle and spout to your teacups for the perfect tea set.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 5 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Thimble
Button
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Gray felt or other color of your choice
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Cut a thin strip felt about ¾ of an inch long for a handle and a small square to roll into a spout.
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Thimble Teapot3 DIY Fairy Thimble Teapot
2. Roll the square into a tight tube and run a thin bead of glue along the edge to secure it.
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3. Once the glue is dry, cut one end at an angle.
4. Attach the spout to the side of the thimble with a dot of glue.
5. Fold the strip in half and add a tiny dot of glue along each of the cut ends. Press them into the side of the thimble to create a handle.
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6. Attach the button to the bottom of the thimble to finish with a bead of glue around the edge of the thimble and pressing the button onto the bottom.
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DIY Fairyland Street Signs

DIY Fairyland Street Signs DIY Fairyland Street Signs
There are, of course, many magical places to visit in Fairyland. And even fairies can get lost if they don’t know the way, so be sure to make a few signs for your fairy gardens to let your winged friends find their way. Gather the names of your favorite magical, mystical and fantastical places and point the way!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 5 minutes plus dry time.

Things you’ll need:
Miniature signs
Dowels rods
Acrylic paint
Fine permanent marker
Hot glue gun and glue stick

Things to do:
1. On a covered work surface, paint the fronts of each sign with two coats of paint, allowing the first coat to dry before adding the second.
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2. When the paint is thoroughly dry, write the names of your destinations on each of the signs, not forgetting to add arrows.
3. Flip the signs over and, applying a large dollop of glue to the back side and press them into the dowel to create the sign post.
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Fairy Thimble Teacups

Fairy Thimble Teacups Fairy Thimble Teacups
Get ready for a fairy tea party! Fairies love to take tea in their gardens, and with the gardens they have, who would blame them? This project turns the simple, humble thimble into a picture perfect teacup sized to suit your fairies! Look for fun buttons for the saucers and shiny thimbles for a sparkly, pretty tea set!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 5 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Thimbles
Buttons
Gray felt or other colors of your choice
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Apply a dollop of glue onto the bottom of each thimble and press the button saucer onto it.
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2. Once the glue is dry, flip the teacups over and trim away any glue that came through the button holes as needed to make sure they sit flatly on a table.
3. Cut narrow strips of felt about ½ an inch long.
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4. Fold the strip in half and apply a very small dot on each of the cut ends. Press the cut ends onto the side of the thimble to create the handle. Once the glue is dry, push the center of the handle in a bit to shape it.
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5. Repeat with more thimbles and buttons to create the tea set your fairies need.
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DIY Easter Paint Can Party Favor

Easter Paint Can Party Favor DIY Easter Paint Can Party Favor
I am in love with these little paint cans! They are perfect for any DIY project – think party favors, gifts, and centerpieces! The possibilities for creativity are endless here. Today I am using the empty paint cans to create an Easter centerpiece. How cute would a collection of these look on your Easter table or mantel?

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 10 minutes
Age range: Any age, please just allow adults to handle E6000 glue.

Things you will need:
Clear Paint Can
Miniature Yellow Flocked Ducklings
Assorted Pastel Craft Pom Poms (optional)
Scrapbook paper
Scissors
White E6000 Glue

Things to do:
1. Quick little tip to get started. These little paint cans lids seal tightly to the can. The quickest way to open them is with a coin or washer.
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2. Cut out a circle to line the inside bottom of the paint can. I used gift wrap paper, but you can use any scrapbook paper or decorative paper that you like. The paint cans are 2 3/4″ in diameter, so a 2.5″ circle should fit nicely inside. I traced the bottom of the can onto my paper and then trimmed the edges to make it fit snugly inside.
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If you would also like to line the top of the paint can lid with the same paper, punch out or cut out a 2″ circle also at this time. If you are lining the lid, attach paper with a small drop of E6000 glue. There is no need to glue the bottom lining to the can.

3. Use E6000 glue to attach the flocked duckling directly to the paint lid can (or to the 2″ circle scrapbook paper lining on your paint can). I tried it both ways and found I preferred the look of the paper lining on top. Allow 1 hr for drying time.
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4. Your Easter paint can should now look like this.
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5. Fill the Easter paint can with pom poms, Easter eggs, craft supplies, grass, or flowers.
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Spring Bud Wire Tree

Spring Bud Wire Tree Spring Bud Wire Tree
Spring is the best time in a Fairy Garden! The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, the garden is growing! And fairies love growing things! Here’s a fun way to add a touch of spring to your garden with this spring bud wire tree! Chose whatever color bead you want for your blossoms to customize the tree to match your garden!

Difficulty level: Moderate
Time required: 15 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Brown wire
Pony beads
Wire cutters

Things to do:
1. Cut the wire into fairly equal lengths, a little more than twice as long as you want your tree.
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2. Thread a bead (or two) to the center point on each piece of wire and fold the wire in half, twisting to secure the bead in place. Twist the rest of the wire about ¾ of the way down the doubled wire.
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3. Start twisting the wires together, about an inch up from the cut ends, wrapping first three together then wrapping additional wires around to build up the trunk.
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4. Splay out the bead ended “branches and the cut end “roots” and shape to create a tree.
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DIY Burlap Easter Bunny Bag Tutorial

March 31, 2015 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under Spring Crafts

Burlap Easter Bunny Bag DIY Burlap Easter Bunny Bag Tutorial
With spring right around the corner it is time to start working on some Easter crafts. This DIY is particularly great because you can re-purpose this burlap Easter bag each year. Simply erase the chalk lettering on the bunny chalkboard tag and add a new word or name.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: This project will require various drying times throughout, allow 2 days to complete this project (though actual work time will be around 10-15 minutes for painting and gluing).
Age range: Any age, please just allow adults to handle E6000 glue.

Things you’ll need:
Natural Jute Burlap Bag
Unfinished Wooden Lying Rabbit Cutout
Black Chalkboard Paint
Chalk or chalk ink marker
Small white Craft Pom Poms
Small Foam Brush
White E6000 Glue

Things to do:
1. Shake chalkboard paint well, then apply a thin layer to the wood cutout with a small foam brush. Make sure to paint outer edges as well. Do not paint the back of the wood cut outs.

Craft Tip Time Saver: To avoid cleaning brushes between painting intervals, place the small foam brush in a Ziplock or plastic bag. This will keep the brush from drying out.
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Burlap Easter Bunny Bag3 DIY Burlap Easter Bunny Bag Tutorial

2. Follow directions on the chalkboard paint, wait one hour before applying a second coat. Let secondary coat cure for 24 hours before starting step 3.

3. Insert newspaper inside the burlap bag to protect it from any extra glue that might squeeze through the woven fabric. White 3600 glue can have strong odors. I highly recommend doing your gluing in a well ventilated area with gloves on. Have a few paper towels handy in case of spills.
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Apply glue to the back of the painted wood cut out and apply with pressure to the front center of the burlap bag. Attach a small white pom pom to the bunny to create a fluffy bunny tail. Place a heavy object such as a book on top of the glued wood cut out. Allow 2-3 hours for the bag to completely dry.

4. To personalize your Easter bag, write directly on painted chalkboard wood cut out with a chalk stick or chalk ink marker.
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DIY Globe Inspired Easter Eggs

DIY Globe Inspired Easter Eggs DIY Globe Inspired Easter Eggs
You really can have the whole world in your hands with this Easter craft. It looks difficult, but you will find it’s pretty simple and requires only a few materials to create this wood egg Easter globe. I have given many as gifts and have even personalized them further by adding a heart to specific locations (such as on a favorite city, vacation spot, or home town).

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 1 hr
Age range: 10 and up, depending on painting skills

Things you’ll need:
Pencil
Small paint brushes
Flat Bottom Unfinished Wooden Eggs
Caribbean Blue Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Leaf Green Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Folk Art Matte Acrylic Sealer (glossy works also if you prefer a shiny look

Things to do:
1. Trace world map on to the wood egg. I had a world map handy as reference while drawing. You can make this map as general or precise as you desire. The egg globe will look great either way.
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2. Use a very small paintbrush to paint the countries green. Allow 20 minutes to dry.
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3. Use a slightly larger paint brush to fill in the water areas with blue, including the bottom of the egg. Allow 20 minutes to completely dry.
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4. Touch up any areas that might need a second coat of paint. Let dry overnight.
5. In a well ventilated area, place your egg on newspaper and spray acrylic sealer to the egg. This will protect and seal your paint.
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