Category: Spring Crafts

DIY Valentine’s Day Wall Art

Give your loved ones a lasting reminder of what they mean to you this Valentine’s Day. This festive art is easy to make (even for the non-artists!) and is a lovely reflection of the way you feel.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 1 hour
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Red felt
10-inch canvas
Black, white, red paint
Red marker
Red buttons
Tacky glue
Stencil tape
Pencil
Paint brush

Things to do:
1. Measure down 1″ and mark the canvas. Continue to mark the canvas every 1 1/2 “.
2. Cover the marks with tape.
3. Paint the canvas with black paint, covering the tape.
4. When the paint has dried, pull the tape back to reveal the stripes.
5. Write ‘Me + You’ in pencil and cover the letters with red marker. If you want to make the letters a little fancier, you can add paint dots with the end of a paintbrush.
6. Cut out a heart shape from a 6″ square of felt.
7. Arrange the buttons on the felt heart and use glue to attach them.
8. Glue the button heart onto the canvas.

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How to Make a Cupid Heart Wall Hanging

It’s the season of love! This cupid’s arrow wreath is a cute addition to your front door or shelf decor. Coordinate the color of your burlap ribbon to match your home for a lovely, Valentine’s Day display.

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

Things you’ll need:
Styrofoam heart
Burlap ribbon
Dowel
Felt
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Ribbon
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Use hot glue to attach the end of a piece of ribbon to the back of your wreath form. Wrap it around the heart shape until the entire surface is covered.
2. Push a dowel rod through at an angel, making your arrow.
3. Cut a felt heart from a 1 3/4 ” square of felt.
4. Cut a 1 3/4 ” feather shape from felt.
5. Use hot glue to attach the shapes to either end of the dowel.
6. Tie a loop of ribbon and use hot glue to attach it to the back of the wreath, creating a hanger.

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Wired Button Valentine’s Heart Ornament Tutorial

Dress up your space this Valentine’s Day with a button heart! This mini door hanger is the perfect rainy day project for your kids or yourself!

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

Things you’ll need:
Buttons
Craft wire
Pearl bead stand
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Heart cookie cutter
Wire cutters

Things to do:
1. Double your wire and wrap it around the heart cookie cutter. Twist the ends together so the shape holds.
2. Thread the buttons through with beading wire. Vary the sizes on the strand.
3. Next, attach your buttons to the wire heart. Use hot glue to sandwich the wire between the buttons on the wire and a loose matching button on the other side.
4. Use hot glue to attach the pearl beads to either side of the heart, creating a hanger.

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Valentine’s Day Pom Pom Wreath Tutorial

Dress up your front door with this conversation heart wreath! It’s super simple to make and adds a fun pop of color to your seasonal decor.

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

Things you’ll need:
Pom poms (large and small)
Felt hearts
Styrofoam wreath form
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Use hot glue to attach the felt hearts to the Styrofoam wreath.
2. Fill the empty space with pompoms, using hot glue to secure them in place. Try to vary the colors so the wreath looks full and vibrant!

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DIY Farmhouse Valentine’s Wood Bead Garland Tutorial

This home accessory is the perfect accent piece for your shelves or table centerpiece. Wrap it around a vase or display it next to a photo frame to celebrate love this season.

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

Things you’ll need:
Beads (unfinished wood, white, red, and striped)
Jute
Paint (red and white)
Paintbrush
Ribbon
Wood tag
Sandpaper
Stencil
Stencil tape
Stencil brush
Scissors
Ruler

Things to do:
1. Paint your wood tag red and let it dry.
2. Sand the edges to smooth any roughness.
3. Position your stencil and tape it in place. Apply paint to transfer the design.
4. Cut 24″ of jute and tie the tag on the end.
5. String the beads in a repeating pattern until you have about 3″ of cord left.
6. Make a tassel by cutting 25 10″ lengths of jute. Add some ribbons in with the jute to give a little color.
7. Tie the tassel on by folding the string in half and tying them with the end of the bead cording. Slide the end of the knot up into the beads and trim the tassel to your desired length.
8. Tie matching ribbon above the tag.

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How to Make a Snowman Door Hanger

Do you want to build a snowman? This simple winter craft is the perfect cozy afternoon activity! Have your kids help you wrap the yarn for the snowballs and watch the snowman come to life.

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

Things you’ll need:
Styrofoam balls (3-inch, 4-inch, 5-inch)
White chunky yarn
Buttons
Burlap ribbon
Scissors
Florist pin
Heavy gauge black wire
Wire cutters
Cardstock
Felt (black and grey)
String
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Wrap all three Styrofoam balls with chunky yarn.
2. Twist your black wire into arms for your snowman. Insert the arms on both sides of the 4-inch ball.
3. Hot glue the three balls together and let the glue dry completely.
4. Cut a 2″ strip of felt and glue it into a hat shape. Trace around it to cut the top felt. Then cut a 4″ circle for the brim. Glue together and trim any excess edges.
5. Add a 3/4 ” band of grey felt around the base of the hat.
6. Glue hat and buttons onto the snowman.
7. Tie the burlap ribbon scarf around the neck.
8. Knot the ends of a piece of string together, creating a loop. Push it down into the back of the head and secure with a florist pin for hanging.

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How to Make a Spring-Inspired Tree Centerpiece

Spring has sprung! This whimsical decoration is a great way to brighten up your space and welcome the season.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 45 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Pruning sheers
Tree branch
Pompoms
Bird’s nest
Eggs
Bakers twine
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors
Birch bark planter
Florist foam
Bird stickers
Rocks
Moss

Things to do:
1. Trim florist blocks to fit tightly into the planter.
2. Trim your tree branch to a sharp point and insert it in the foam bocks.
3. Cover the foam with rocks for stability and use moss to cover the rocks for decoration.
4. Cut pieces of bakers twine into 5″ lengths. Tie a knot close to the end to make a loop for hanging. Glue the bakers twine to the top of an egg to create an ornament for the tree.
5. Peel the paper off the back of the birds and place a knotted bakers twine loop between two stickers. Press the stickers together to create an ornament.
6. Use hot glue to add pompoms to the branch. Try to vary the colors and placement for a cheery, whimsical look.
7. Hang your bird and egg ornaments around on the tree.

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How to DIY Yarn Dandelion Bouquet

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. These Dandelion flowers may be a bother in your yard, but they look super cute on your shelves or table!

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

Things you’ll need:
Pipe cleaners
Yarn (yellow and green)
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Fork

Things to do:
1. Tie a piece of yellow yarn two inches below the end of the pipe cleaner.
2. Place a fork next to the pipe cleaner and wrap the yarn around the fork until it’s about 1/4 inch thick. Cut the yarn.
3. Fold both sides of the pipe cleaner around the yellow yarn bundle and twist it to secure.
4. Knot a piece of green yarn 1/4 inch up the yellow yarn bundle and start wrapping until the bottom portion of yellow yarn is covered with green yarn. Cut the yarn and use hot glue to secure.
5. Use scissors to get open the yellow yarn bundle, revealing your flower.

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How to Make a ‘Spring has Sprung’ Grass Wreath

Spring has sprung! Make sure your front door is ready for the sunshine with this green grass wreath.

Difficultly level: Beginner
Time to complete: 1 hour
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Grass mat
Artificial gypsophila pick
Wood cutout flowers
Bumble bees
Ladybugs
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Wreath form
Paint (lavender, light pink, diva pink, and white)
Paint brush

Things to do:
1. The first step is painting your wood flower cutouts. Use different colors of acrylic paint to make them pop.
2. Cut the grass into strips and use hot glue to secure it around the paper mache wreath form. If there are any blank spots when you finish, use your scraps to fill them in.
3. Arrange flowers, lady bugs, bees and small flowers around the wreath, leaving an empty space for a bow at the top. Use hot glue to secure them in place.
4. Cut a piece of ribbon and tie a large bow. Use hot glue to secure it to the wreath.

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How to Make a Spring Bunny Planter

Spring has sprung! Celebrate the season with this cute bunny planter! This decor looks adorable on your dinner table or displayed on a shelf.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 minutes
Age range: 9 and up

Things you’ll need:
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Flower pot
Greenery
Paint
Paint brush
Pen
Chalk pen
Chalkboard sign
Large pom pom
Small pom pom
Decorative eggs
Floral foam
Felt
Scissors
Wire cutters

Things to do:

  1. Cut a piece of foam to the size of your pot and slide it inside. Use hot glue to hold it in place.
  2. Arrange your greenery in the foam. Add in flowers with hot glue.
  3. Cut two felt circles and paint bunny paws on them.
  4. While you’re waiting for the paint to dry, use hot glue to add eggs to the greenery.
  5. Use hot glue to attach the paws to your pompom.
  6. Use hot glue to attach the bunny to the greenery in your pot.
  7. Write a message on your chalkboard sign and slide it down in the foam.
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