Category: Spring Crafts

‘Spring has Sprung’ Floral Ball Garland Tutorial

Spring_Floral_Ball_Garland
This floral garland adds the perfect bright and airy touch to your home. Choose blooms that complement your color scheme and leave it up all season long.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Styrofoam balls
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Artificial flowers
Scissors
Jute
Embroidery needle

Things to do:
1. First, pull the blooms off of your artificial bouquet.
Spring_Floral_Ball_Garland2
Spring_Floral_Ball_Garland3
2. Use hot glue to secure them to the surface of your Styrofoam ball. Overlap the blooms so all of the blank space is covered – the fuller, the better!
Spring_Floral_Ball_Garland4
Spring_Floral_Ball_Garland5
3. Thread your embroidery needle with string and run it through the top portion of your Styrofoam ball.

Continue Reading

How to Make a Decorative Felt Valentine Envelope

Felt_Valentine_Envelope_main
This faux envelope is a great way to organize your valentines or keep them on display. Your kids will love taking them to class on Valentines Day and passing out notes to all of their friends.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Felt sheets
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Scissors
Embroidery needle
Embroidery floss
Foam heart stickers
Buttons

Things to do:
1. The first step in making your envelope is folding the top two corners down, so they meet in the center. Secure this fold with hot glue.
Felt_Valentine_Envelope1
Felt_Valentine_Envelope_tutorial2
Felt_Valentine_Envelope_tutorial3
2. Next, it’s time to add the button and closure. Start by using your needle and embroidery floss to create a small loop at the bottom center of your envelope.
Felt_Valentine_Envelope_tutorial4
Felt_Valentine_Envelope_tutorial5
3. Use embroidery floss to attach a button to the top center of the “V” on the side that will be facing out.
Felt_Valentine_Envelope_tutorial6
Felt_Valentine_Envelope_tutorial7
4. Now you get to decorate your envelope! Start by cutting a felt square to use as a stamp. Use hot glue to attach it to the front corner and add a foam heart sticker to the center.
Felt_Valentine_Envelope_tutorial8
Felt_Valentine_Envelope_tutorial9
Felt_Valentine_Envelope_tutorial10
5. To create an “address label,” cut a rectangle out of felt and use embroidery floss to add initials. Use hot glue to attach it.
Felt_Valentine_Envelope_tutorial12
6. Add embroidery details around the edges of your envelope.
Felt_Valentine_Envelope_tutorial11

Continue Reading

How to Make a Felt Flower Headband Tutorial

Felt_Flower_Headband_main
Give her this beautiful headband for Valentine’s Day or for a special occasion. It’s easier to make than it looks!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time to complete: 1 hour
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Red felt sheets
Plastic headband
Narrow ribbon
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Scissors
Needle and thread *optional

Felt_Flower_Headband1

Things to do:
1. Wrap your headband following the instructions here.
Felt_Flower_Headband2
2. Trace 6 circles onto the felt. I’ve used the lid of a mason jar.
Felt_Flower_Headband3
3. Warm up your hot glue gun. You’ll be folding 5 of the circles into quarters. Fold the first one in half as shown.
Felt_Flower_Headband4
4. Fold in half again.
Felt_Flower_Headband5
5. Glue in place, or stitch if desired, for extra security.
Felt_Flower_Headband6
6. Begin gluing the folded circles to the remaining circular piece of felt.
Felt_Flower_Headband7
7. Repeat with all the folded circles.
Felt_Flower_Headband8
8. Open up the folds to reveal the flower.
Felt_Flower_Headband9
9. Glue this to the headband.
Felt_Flower_Headband10
Felt_Flower_Headband_last

Continue Reading

DIY Valentine Heart Ornaments Tutorial

DIY_Valentine_Heart_Ornaments
These 3D hearts look lovely hanging on a seasonal tree or scattered on a table to celebrate love. If you’re looking for a unique, inexpensive way to decorate this Valentines Day, this is the project for you!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Red, white and pink felt
Embroidery floss
Scissors
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Needle
Flaxseeds or cotton

Things to do:
1. The first step is cutting out your heart shapes. You can either make a paper pattern and use it for all of your heart ornaments, or you can cut each heart by hand so they vary in size and shape. You need two identical hearts for every ornament you make.
DIY_Valentine_Heart_Ornaments2
DIY_Valentine_Heart_Ornaments3
DIY_Valentine_Heart_Ornaments4
DIY_Valentine_Heart_Ornaments5
2. Next, use hot glue to attach two hearts. Run the glue around the very edge of the hearts, leaving a 1-inch gap so you can fill your heart.
DIY_Valentine_Heart_Ornaments6
3. Fill the heart with flaxseeds or cotton.
DIY_Valentine_Heart_Ornaments7
4. Seal the gap with hot glue.
5. Use embroidery floss to add a decorative stitch to the outside edge of your ornament.
DIY_Valentine_Heart_Ornaments8
DIY_Valentine_Heart_Ornaments9
6. Run a piece of embroidery floss through the top center of the heart and knot it to create a hanger.
DIY_Valentine_Heart_Ornaments10

Continue Reading

Kid Friendly Fox Valentines Tutorial

Kid_Friendly_Fox_Valentines_Tutorial
This fun, festive project is perfect for rainy, winter afternoons. Your little ones will love assembling their own little fox and giving them away to friends on Valentines Day.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 Minutes
Age range: 8 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Popsicle sticks
Red paint
Felt
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Scissors
Buttons
Heart stickers

Things to do:
1. Start by painting your popsicle sticks. For a festive valentine fox, use red. For every fox, you’ll need 3 painted popsicle sticks.
Kid_Friendly_Fox_Valentines_Tutorial2
Kid_Friendly_Fox_Valentines_Tutorial3
2. Next, glue the popsicle sticks together, forming a triangle.
Kid_Friendly_Fox_Valentines_Tutorial4
3. Lay your triangle on top of a piece of felt and trace around the edges. Cut out the shape.
Kid_Friendly_Fox_Valentines_Tutorial5
4. Glue your felt to the back of the popsicle stick form.
Kid_Friendly_Fox_Valentines_Tutorial6
5. Cut two small, felt triangles and glue them to the top of your form. These will be the ears of your fox!
6. Cut two small white circles of felt and glue them halfway down the sides of your triangle. These will be your eyes! Add foam heart stickers to the center to complete the look.
Kid_Friendly_Fox_Valentines_Tutorial8
7. The final step is using hot glue to attach a button to the bottom point of your triangle, creating the nose.
Kid_Friendly_Fox_Valentines_Tutorial7
Kid_Friendly_Fox_Valentines_Tutorial9

Continue Reading

DIY Burlap “Love” Banner

DIY_Burlap_Love_Banner_main
Welcome your guests by hanging this burlap “Love” banner in a prominent place in your home. You may either create this as shown, or add the burlap to a large wooden plaque for a firmer surface.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time to complete: 1 – 2 hours
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Burlap fabric
Stencils
Stencil brush
Black acrylic paint
Red acrylic paint
Scissors
Ruler
Large-eyed needle
Twine or embroidery floss

DIY_Burlap_Love_Banner1

Things to do:
1. Punch out the stencils for L, O, V and E.
DIY_Burlap_Love_Banner2
2. Cut the burlap to 14 inches square.
DIY_Burlap_Love_Banner3
3. Carefully measure and draw faint lines to divide the square into quarters. Stencil the “L” in the upper left corner.
DIY_Burlap_Love_Banner4
4. Repeat with the remaining letters as shown.
DIY_Burlap_Love_Banner5
5. Paint a red border around the edges of the burlap.
DIY_Burlap_Love_Banner6
6. The banner should look like the one shown here.
DIY_Burlap_Love_Banner7
7. Thread your needle and add the twine or heavy floss to hang the banner. Alternatively, you may nail the burlap to a large wooden plaque and add a sawtooth hanger to the back.
DIY_Burlap_Love_Banner8

Continue Reading

DIY Valentine-Inspired Luminary Jar

Valentine_Inspired_Luminary_Jar_main
Spray paint this beautiful gold Valentine jar with a big heart, and fill with ribbon, candy, or buttons to display during February.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time to complete: 90 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Clear pint mason jar
Gold spray paint
Glitter spray paint
Red ribbon
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Scissors
Paper
Pencil
Tape

Valentine_Inspired_Luminary_Jar1

Things to do:
1. Draw and cut out a heart that will fit on the front of your jar.
Valentine_Inspired_Luminary_Jar2a
2. Tape the heart securely in place.
Valentine_Inspired_Luminary_Jar2
3. In a well-ventilated area or outside, and while protecting your work space with newspaper, spray the jar and lid with gold paint. You’ll need to spray all sides and allow to dry between, being careful not to get any spray under the heart cut out.
Valentine_Inspired_Luminary_Jar4
4. Once the gold paint is dry, spray the glitter paint on top for a beautiful sheen.
Valentine_Inspired_Luminary_Jar5
5. Cut a piece of ribbon and glue around the jar, tying into a bow. Add to the top of the jar and display!
Valentine_Inspired_Luminary_Jar6
Valentine_Inspired_Luminary_Jar_last

Continue Reading

DIY Deco Mesh Valentine’s Day Topiary

Deco_Mesh_Valentines_Topiary_mainAdd this stunning Valentine topiary to your table for a party or dinner, and be prepared for the oohs and ahhs! This is a stunning centerpiece sure to wow your guests.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 1 – 1 1/2 hours
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Silver mesh ribbon
Burgundy mesh ribbon
2 1/2 ” Styrofoam ball
3″ Styrofoam ball
Floral picks
Wire
Wood dowel rod
Resin hearts
Green felt
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Heart buttons
A small terra cotta pot
Scissors

Deco_Mesh_Valentines_Topiary1

Things to do:
1. Cut a piece of mesh ribbon to 6 inches.
Deco_Mesh_Valentines_Topiary2
2. Repeat for 30 pieces of ribbon, in two colors. Cut 30 pieces of wire to 6 inches as well.
Deco_Mesh_Valentines_Topiary3
3. Roll a piece of ribbon and wrap with the wire. Clip the wire so it’s about 2 inches long.
Deco_Mesh_Valentines_Topiary4
4. Start piercing the ribbons into the 3″ ball.
Deco_Mesh_Valentines_Topiary5
5. Continue adding the rolled ribbons into the Styrofoam ball.
Deco_Mesh_Valentines_Topiary6
6. Poke the dowel into the 2 1/2 ” ball.
Deco_Mesh_Valentines_Topiary7
7. Add the ribbon-filled ball to the other end of the dowel.
Deco_Mesh_Valentines_Topiary8
8. Put the smaller ball inside the pot. Fill with pieces of felt or another material.
Deco_Mesh_Valentines_Topiary9
9. Add buttons to the floral picks and add them to the top of the topiary. Add the resin hearts to the pot for more decor.
Deco_Mesh_Valentines_Topiary9
Deco_Mesh_Valentines_Topiary_last

Continue Reading

DIY Valentine’s Day Pom Pom Heart Wreath Tutorial

DIY_Pom_Pom_Heart_Wreath_main
Love is in the air! This fluffy wreath is an adorable way to decorate for Valentine’s Day. If pink isn’t your color, feel free to use red pom poms instead.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time to complete: 1 hour
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Styrofoam heart wreath
Small pink craft pomp poms
Larger craft pom poms
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Scissors
Red ribbon

DIY_Pom_Pom_Heart_Wreath1

Things to do:
1. Warm up your hot glue gun. Glue the larger pom poms around the foam heart.
DIY_Pom_Pom_Heart_Wreath3
2. Continue gluing the larger poms around the heart, leaving spaces between.
DIY_Pom_Pom_Heart_Wreath4
3. Fill in with the tiny poms and add a ribbon for hanging.
DIY_Pom_Pom_Heart_Wreath5
DIY_Pom_Pom_Heart_Wreath_last

Continue Reading

DIY Felt Heart Pocket Tutorial

DIY_Felt_Heart_Pocket_Tutorial_main
Keep all of your secret Valentine notes, change, or other important baubles in this cute felt heart pocket. These would be fun to give out as Valentines for kids, with notes inside!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Red and pink felt sheets
Embroidery floss
Scissors
Needle with large eye
Paper
Pencil
Pins

DIY_Felt_Heart_Pocket_Tutorial1

Things to do:
1. Draw a heart about 3 1/2 ” to 4″ high and wide onto your paper, and trace onto three pieces of felt. Two should be the same color.
DIY_Felt_Heart_Pocket_Tutorial2
2. Cut the two same-color hearts as shown. The bottom of one should be cut longer, and the top of the other should be cut longer. You’ll use both larger sides for this project.
DIY_Felt_Heart_Pocket_Tutorial3
3. Decorate the straight edge of one piece with a running stitch, as shown.
DIY_Felt_Heart_Pocket_Tutorial4
4. Pin both pieces to the full heart, so that they overlap. Begin stitching around the outer edge with a running stitch.
DIY_Felt_Heart_Pocket_Tutorial5
5. Complete so that the heart is stitched all the way around the perimeter.
DIY_Felt_Heart_Pocket_Tutorial6

Continue Reading
1 2 3 22