Category: Spring Crafts

Color-Block Popsicle Picture Frame Tutorial

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I love how inexpensive, simple, sweet, and versatile a popsicle stick photo frame is. And it’s the type of gift a mom will treasure forever! Of course, this isn’t just a great gift for Mother’s Day … it’s perfect for Father’s Day, Grandparent’s Day, a special person’s birthday, Christmas, Teacher Appreciation Day … any time you need a heartfelt, handmade gift.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 1-2 hours
Age range: 6+

Things you’ll need:
Jumbo popsicle sticks
Embroidery thread or yarn
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Magnets *optional
Photo

Things to do:
1. Place a drop of hot glue at each end of two popsicle sticks
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2. Create a square by placing two more popsicle sticks across the dots of glue.
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3. Tie the embroidery thread around the top popsicle stick and then continue
wrapping loops of yarn around the stick, keeping the thread taut and each
loop touching.
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4. Every inch or so, turn the frame over and secure the loops of thread with a
dot of hot glue. Secure the end the same way.
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5. Wrap the opposite side with pink thread and the remaining two sides with
yellow thread.
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6. Place your chosen photo behind the frame and draw lines to correspond with
the edges of the frame. Cut inside the lines.
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7. Place the photo behind the frame and hot glue in place.
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Popsicle Stick Flowers Tutorial

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Flowers are sure to make mum smile this Mother’s Day but if kids are unable to pick or buy them, here’s another way to give her flowers. These popsicle stick flowers won’t wilt and don’t need water, plus they’re made lovingly by hand.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 20 minutes per flower
Age range: 6+ *Younger kids should use white glue

Things you’ll need:
Green popsicle sticks
Yellow, green, fuchsia, white, red, purple foam
Pink and green glitter foam
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Buttons

Things to do:
1. Cut leaf shapes from green craft foam flower shapes from other various
colors of craft foam. Select buttons to correspond with your chosen colors.
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2. Apply a line of glue to the top portion of a green popsicle stick and attach the
flower
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3. Using hot glue, attach a leaf to the middle of the popsicle stick.
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4. Apply a drop of hot glue to the center of the flower and add a button.
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Mother’s Day Flower Letters Tutorial

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Celebrate Mother’s Day with a beautiful, blooming sign that will show her how much you care. This decor looks lovely on a shelf, or as a centerpiece on a table.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 1 hour
Age range: 13 and up

Things you’ll need:
M and O paper mache letters
Artificial flowers
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Paint
Paintbrush
Knife

Things to do:
1. First, you need to hollow out your letters. Use a knife to cut along the edge of the letter and peel it back. Remove the extra cardboard inside.
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2. Paint the edges of your letter with acrylic paint. If your letters will be displayed on a table where you’ll be able to see the back, be sure to paint it as well.
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3. When the paint is dry, it’s time to start adding the flowers! Pull the blooms off of the stem and use hot glue to attach them to the inside of your letter. As you fill up the letter, be sure to vary the colors you use to create a more natural look.
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Lollipop Bunnies Tutorial

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It doesn’t need to be Easter to appreciate the cute spring bunny! Delight young party guests with these quaint party favors – lollipop bunnies. Once they’re done admiring them… they can eat them.

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

Things you’ll need:
Pink pom poms
Felt
Assorted pipe cleaners
Pink grosgrain ribbon or other embellishments for the neck
Two 1 1/2 ” Styrofoam balls
Assorted googly eyes
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Scissors
Large lollipops
Clear tape

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Things to do:
1. Tape the top of the wrapper to the back of the lollipop.
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2. Slip the Styrofoam balls onto the sticks. Warm up your hot glue gun.
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3. If making two bunnies, cut out four feet shapes from your felt. You can create these in any shape you desire.
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4. Glue two of the feet together so that they’re a double thickness. This helps with stability, so the bunny stands up.
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5. Glue the feet to the bottom of the lollipop wrapper.
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6. Glue on the eyes and nose.
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7. Cut the pipe cleaner in half and bend to create two ears.
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8. Push the ears into the Styrofoam.
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9. Glue on any embellishments you create or have handy, for the bunny’s neck.
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How to Make a Spring Bunny Hair Clip Tutorial

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She’ll love this adorable bunny clip. Perfect all spring long, the clip looks more difficult to make than it is! Loops of ribbon, a couple of google eyes and craft poms, and you’ve got it made!

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Two sizes (5/8-inch, 1/4-inch) of white ribbon:
White pom poms
Pink pom pom
Pink grosgrain ribbon
Assorted googly eyes
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Scissors
Metal barrette
Needle
Thread

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Things to do:
1. Thread your needle and knot one end. Leaving the ribbon on the spool, create a double-looped bow a little larger than your barrette. Slip the needle into the center, but don’t pull it all the way through.
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2. Continue looping ribbon, about the same size as the first loops, pushing the center of the loops on top of the needle.
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3. Continue with at least 4 loops on each side, as shown.
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4. Sew through the middle now, securing all the loops. Clip the thread and the ribbon.
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5. Cut two pieces of the larger white ribbon to 5 inches long.
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6. Fold them into “ears” as shown, gluing them together at the bottom.
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7. Glue the ears to the back of the bow you finished in step 4.
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8.Glue on the eyes and nose pieces.
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9. Create a little bow or another embellishment for the top.
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10. Glue the embellishment in place.
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DIY Paper Easter Bunny Treat Pouches

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Fill these bunnies with sweet jelly beans or other Easter treats, and don’t feel bad when your recipient tears into them as fast as they can!

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Kraft paper
Scissors
Small pink craft pom
Bunny template
Sewing machine and sewing notions

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Things to do:
1. Cut out the template bunny.
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2. Trace it onto a folded piece of Kraft paper.
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3. Cut around the shape; you’ll have two bunnies.
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4. Place both pieces together and pin in place.
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5. With your sewing machine, sew around the bunny with a 1/4 ” seam allowance but leave the bottom open.
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6. Fill the bunny with treats.
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7. Stitch the bottom so the treats don’t fall out.
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8. Glue a craft pom at the bottom, for a tail.
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DIY Moss-Covered Easter Eggs Tutorial

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For a rustic farmhouse look, try these moss-covered Easter eggs. They’ll look right at home with rustic decor or mixed among different styles of eggs.

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

Things you’ll need:
2-3 styrofoam eggs
2-3 packages of dried sheet moss
Pink ribbon
Scissors
Pink sequin or other embellishment
Sequin pins

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Things to do:
1. Take a bit of moss out of the bag and shape it over the egg. Pin in place with the sequin pins.
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2. Continue pinning the moss to the egg as shown.
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3. Repeat for a second or third egg.
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4. Cut ribbon to fit around the egg, and pin in place.
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5. Create a small bow by folding a 4-inch piece of ribbon as shown.
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6. Slide sequin onto a pin and pin the bow in place.
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Easter Bunny Treat Mason Jars Tutorial

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Paint this bunny jar for your own decor or for gift-giving. Fill with faux miniature eggs or with jelly beans – yum!

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

Things you’ll need:
Clear mason jar
Paint brush
Acrylic paint
Yellow ribbon
Lace
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Scissors
Bunny template
Tape

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Things to do:
1. Cut out the bunny from the template and add tape to the back of the template. Secure it to the jar as shown.
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2. Paint the first coat, taking care not to get paint under the template.
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3. After the paint dries, paint another coat. Allow to dry again.
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4. Remove the paper template.
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5. Cut the lace to fit under the lid as shown. Warm up your hot glue gun.
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6. Glue a strip of ribbon around the edge of the lid to finish the bunny jar.
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Easter-Themed Embroidery Hoop Tutorial

Easter_Themed_Embroidery_Hoop_mainTry something a little different for your Easter and spring decor this year. This lace embroidery hoop can be topped with a whimsical embellishment, as shown here, or you can aim for a vintage or primitive style for your Easter embroidery hoop.

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

Things you’ll need:
Embroidery ring
White lace
Canvas or burlap
Easter-inspired embellishments
Narrow pink ribbon

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Things to do:
1. Cut the lace and the canvas at least 1-inch larger than the size of the hoop. Take the hoop apart and insert the two fabrics into the hoop.
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2. Trim the excess. Warm up your hot glue gun.
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3. Glue the embellishments to the front of the hoop.
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4. Slide a piece of ribbon into the top of the hoop at your desired length.
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DIY Easter Egg Wreath Tutorial

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Eggs, eggs, everywhere! This spring-colored wreath of eggs is perfect for your holiday celebration. An egg wreath you’ll bring out year after year!

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

Things you’ll need:
Styrofoam wreath
2 containers of miniature eggs
Hot glue gun
Twine or ribbon
Glue sticks
Scissors

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Things to do:
1. Warm up your hot glue gun. Start gluing the eggs to the wreath, leaving as little space as possible between the eggs.
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2. Continue adding eggs as shown. Make sure to leave a small space along one edge to add your twine or ribbon for hanging.
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3. To fill in areas with holes, glue some eggs on top of others.
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4. Add your string or ribbon and glue more eggs over the area to cover any bare spots.
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