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DIY Decorative Carrots for Easter and Spring


Get ready for Easter with these adorable, jute carrots! In just a few minutes, you can create a lovely addition to your spring decor or table centerpiece.

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

Things you’ll need:
Cardboard cone
Hot glue gun/hot glue sticks
Orange twine
Artificial grass
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Use hot glue to anchor the end of your orange jute to the bottom of your cone. Wrap the jute around the cone until it is completely covered, using hot glue when needed to keep the jute in place.



2. Trim several pieces of artificial grass off and stick them through the top of your cardboard cone.

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Spring Chick Wooden Spoon Tutorial


Looking for a fun project to do with your kids? These Spring chick wooden spoons are simple to make and oh-so-cute!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 minutes
Age range: 8 and up *Younger ages will need assistance with hot glue gun

Things you’ll need:
Scissors
Wooden spoon
Hot glue gun/hot glue sticks
Google eyes
Yellow paint
Paint brush
Orange foam sheet

Things to do:
1. Paint your wooden spoon with yellow acrylic paint and set it aside to dry.



2. Cut a triangle out of an orange foam sheet and fold it in half. Apply hot glue to the end and attach it to the front, center of your spoon. This will be your chick’s beak.



3. Use hot glue to add two google eyes just above the beak.

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“Spring” Door Hanger Tutorial


Welcome the season with a festive door hanger! Our burlap, “Spring” banner looks lovely hung on your front door and is easy to display – No nails needed!

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

Things you need:
Gold metal ring
Hot glue gun/hot glue sticks
Scissors
Burlap ribbon
Cork letters

Things to do:
1. First, cut a 3-foot piece of burlap ribbon.


2. Slide the burlap ribbon through the metal ring and use hot glue to attach both sides.

3. Use hot glue to attach the cork letters to the burlap ribbon and spell out the word “spring.” Space them evenly all the way down and keep them in the center of the ribbon.

4. The final step is adding a bow to the top. Tie a bow out of burlap ribbon and use hot glue to attach it to the top of your door hanger.

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Kid Friendly Spring Bunny Tutorial


Celebrate the season with this festive and fun craft project! These adorable bunnies are simple to make, so they’re perfect for kids! Just swap out the hot glue gun for craft glue and you’re ready to go!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 minutes
Age range: 6 and up

Things you’ll need:
Wooden plaque
Acrylic paint
Paint brush
Hot glue gun/hot glue sticks or craft glue
Google eyes
Foam sheets (white and pink)
Buttons
Ribbon
Scissors

Things to do:
1. First, paint your wooden plaque with cream or black acrylic paint. Set it aside to dry.


2. Next, cut your foam shapes. You’ll need a pink heart and two white rectangles. These pieces will be your bunny’s nose and teeth.
3. Use hot glue to attach two google eyes, your heart nose and teeth to the front of your painted plaque.

4. Cut a 14-inch piece of ribbon and tie it in a bow. Use glue to secure the bow to the top of your bunny’s head.

5. Add a button to the center of the bow.

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DIY Ice Cream Cone Decorations


Celebrate a birthday with these festive ice cream cone decorations! This sweet treat brightens up your space, adding a colorful, playful vibe to any party!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 45 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
2 1/2 inch styrofoam balls
Brown cardstock
Fabric
Sewing machine
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Tacky glue
Bakers twine
Pen
Ruler
Compass
Pinking shears
Floral pins

Things to do:
1. First, make a pattern for your cones. Use a compass to draw a 1/4 circle that is 5 1/2 inches tall. Cut out the shape.



2. Cut a notch off the end and roll the cardstock into a cone shape, overlapping the paper roughly 2-inches at the widest part of the cone. Use glue to hold it in place.

3. Cut a 42-inch x 1 1/2 inch strip of fabric and trim the edges with pinking shears.

4. Sew long stitches down the center of the fabric and pull the thread to gather the fabric until the length measures 8-inches. Trim excess thread.


5. Cut a 9-inch fabric circle and wrap it around your Styrofoam ball, using hot glue to secure.


6. Run a line of hot glue around the inside of your cone and slide the Styrofoam ball onto the cone.

7. Use hot glue to attach your ruffle to the top of the cone.

8. Finish your cone by cutting a 24-inch piece of bakers twine, folding it in half and using a floral pin to attach it to the top of your cone.

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DIY Spring Farmhouse Wall Pocket Tutorial


Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 45 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Wooden pendants
Chicken wire
E6000 glue
Scissors
Artificial flowers
Clothespins
Natural vine wire rope
Craft glue
Wire cutters
Sheet moss

Things to do:
1. Lay your pendant on a sheet of chicken wire and cut a piece large enough to wrap around the edges of your wooden pedant, with roughly 1-inch extra on all sides.


2. Wrap the chicken wire around the pendant, bending the edges around the wood to hold it in place. There should be a gap between the wire and the wood on the front, where you can slide your flowers and moss in.

3. Sandwich the wire between a second pendant, using E6000 Glue. Pin the edges with clothespins to hold the pieces in place while the glue dries.


4. Cut a piece of sheet moss just larger than your pendant and slide it down in the chicken wire.

5. Fill the planter with artificial flowers.

6. Finish the planter by adding a natural vine wire rope hanger. Wrap the wire around the edges of the planter and display.

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DIY Easter Egg Topiary Tutorial


Welcome spring with a fresh piece of home decor! This Easter egg topiary looks lovely on your table for Easter or shelves all season long.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Halved wooden eggs
Acrylic paint
Hot glue gun/hot glue sticks
Styrofoam cone
Moss

Things to do:
1. Paint your wooden eggs. Start with a base coat and when it’s dry, add bright pattern details. Try polka dots or small “x” shapes.



2. Next, we’re going to attach the eggs to our Styrofoam tree. Apply a thin layer of hot glue on the back of the egg and attach it directly to the Styrofoam form.
3. When all of your eggs are attached, fill in the gaps with artificial moss. Be careful to apply it nice and thick, so the Styrofoam doesn’t show through.

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DIY Easter Sucker Treat Holders Tutorial


Who knew Easter candy could be so cute! These spring chicks are a fun alternative to an Easter basket. Tuck a few more pieces of candy inside the egg and watch your kiddos face light up when you hand them this sweet treat!

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

Things you’ll need:
Pastel felt sheets
Orange foam
Suckers
Google eyes
Yellow feathers
Bakers twine
Needle and scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Create a pattern for your egg shell. The oval should be roughly 5-1/2 inches across and 7-1/2 inches tall. Trace the pattern onto felt and cut out two oval shapes.



2. Cut one of the ovals in half with a zigzag edge.
3. Use a needle and bakers twine to stitch the felt pieces together, creating a little pouch. Tie the ends of the bakers twine in a bow.


4. Fill the pouch with yellow feathers.

5. Embellish the front of the pouch with felt stickers.

6. Add a bird face to your suckers. Stick on a pair of google eyes and cut a beak out of orange foam and use glue to hold it in place.

7. Slide your sucker chicks down into the pouch.

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‘Spring has Sprung’ Terrarium Tutorial


Welcome the season with a ‘Spring has Sprung’ terrarium! The yellow chicks perch on a pussy willow branch, add a fun pop of color to your seasonal decor.

Things you’ll need:
Mason jar
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors
Knife
Floral foam
Artificial eggs
Chenille chicks
Ric rac
Branches
Moss

Things to do:
1. Use a knife to trim a piece of foam to fit on the mason jar lid. Use glue to secure it in place.


2. Stick several branches down into the foam.


3. Use hot glue to cover the foam with moss.

4. Use hot glue to attach two little chicks to your branches so they’re perching in your terrarium.

5. Add several eggs to the base of the branches.

6. Slide the mason jar down over the branches and screw it back on the lid.
7. Use hot glue to attach a piece of ric-rac trim around the edge of the lid.

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Quick and Easy Spring Bunny Garland Tutorial


Hoppy Easter! This colorful bunny garland is a cute addition to your Spring decor! Let your kids help trace and cut the shapes and string them together for a fun rainy day activity.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 6 and up

Things you’ll need:
Pastel patterned cardstock
White yarn
Pom pom maker
Scissors
Bakers twine
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Hole punch

Things to do:
1. First, create a bunny pattern for your garland using the measurements provided on our example.


2. Trace the bunny pattern onto cardstock paper and cutout the shape.

3. Use a pom pom maker and make pom pom tails for all of the bunnies on your garland and attach them with glue.


4. Punch two holes at the top of your bunnies and slide them onto a piece of bakers twine.


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