Category: Spring Crafts

Decorative Yarn-Wrapped Easter Eggs Tutorial


Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 45 minutes, including drying time
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Lavender acrylic paint
Foam brush
Assorted wood eggs
Yarn
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Apply two coats of acrylic paint to the egg, allowing the paint to dry after each coat.

2. Add a dot of hot glue to the egg near the side of the egg.

3. Immediately place the yarn tail over the dot of hot glue and allow it to dry.

4. Begin wrapping the yarn around the egg, crisscrossing it back and forth.

5. When you’re ready to cross the yarn in the opposite direction, add a dot of hot glue to the tip of the egg.

6. Wrap the yarn over the dot of glue, allowing the glue to hold the yarn in place. Continue to wrap the yarn around the egg, adding a dot of glue anywhere that needs extra security.

7. When you’re finished wrapping, add a dot of glue and lay the yarn over the dot to secure it.

8. Snip the yarn right at the spot where you added the glue, cutting as close to the glue as possible. Tip: If you have any frayed edges, try to tuck them under a nearby yarn wrap.

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Glitter and Tissue Paper Easter Eggs Tutorial

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 1 hour, including drying time
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Wax paper or other covering for work surface
Assorted wood eggs
Various colors of tissue paper
Foam brush
Mod Podge
Chunky Glitter
Scissors
Spray adhesive

Things to do:
1. Cut the tissue paper into small squares. Don’t worry about getting the perfect shape.

2. Cover the work surface with wax paper or another covering. Using a foam brush, apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the wooden egg.

3. Immediately add tissue paper squares one at a time to the egg.

4. Once most of the surface of the egg is covered, you can add Mod Podge in the empty spaces, then add more tissue paper on top to layer it. Continue until the entire egg is covered in tissue paper. Allow 20 minutes for the Mod Podge to dry.

5. To smooth down any tissue paper edges, apply another layer of Mod Podge, gently pushing the edges down as you apply it. Allow another 20 minutes for the Mod Podge to dry.

6. Once the egg is dry, add a small pile of chunky glitter to the work surface. Spray the wooden egg with spray adhesive.

7. Immediately roll the egg in the glitter, turning the egg to distribute the glitter evenly. Allow the egg to dry.

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Cactus Easter Egg Pot Tutorial

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 1 hour, including drying time
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Small terra cotta pot
Wood eggs
Meadow green acrylic paint
Foam brush
Black paint pen
Scissors
River pebbles
Fuchsia tissue paper

Things to do:
1. Paint two coats of acrylic paint onto the wooden egg. Allow the paint to dry between coats.

2. Using the black paint pen, cover the entire egg with angled lines. These don’t have to be perfect, so don’t worry about placement.

3. Using tissue paper, cut 7 circles that are about 3/4″ in diameter. Again, these do not have to be perfect circles.

4. Add a dot of hot glue to the center of one circle.

5. Immediately layer another tissue paper circle on top of the glue dot.

6. Repeat steps 4-5 until you have layered all 7 circles.

7. Fold the circles into the center, creasing it in four angles.

8. Carefully unfold the layers, using your fingers to ruffle the sides so that they look like a flower.

9. Hot glue the flower to the top of the cactus.

10. Add river pebbles to the terra cotta pot, filling up about 3/4 of the pot.

11. Place the cactus inside the pot with the flat bottom facing the pebbles. Begin adding pebbles to the sides of the pot to fill it in.

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How to Make a Pompom Sheep Garland Tutorial


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

Things you’ll need:
Medium 45mm pompom maker
Bulky white yarn
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Black pipe cleaners
1/4-inch black pompoms
Jute twine

Things to do:
1. Connect the pompom maker, if it’s not already connected. Begin wrapping the bulky yarn around one half of the pompom maker.

2. Continue wrapping until the half circle is full and bulky, then fold the half circle inside the pompom maker.

3. Begin wrapping the yarn around the second half of the circle, again wrapping until the circle is full and roughly the same size as the first half circle.

4. Close the half circle inside the pompom maker, then trim the yarn away.

5. Trim the pompom loops on both sides of the pompom maker.

6. Cut an 8″ length of black yarn. Wrap the black yarn around the pompom maker and knot it, pulling tightly.

7. Open the pompom maker and carefully remove the pompom.

8. Trim the pompom to make the ends as even as possible.

9. Hot glue a small black pompom to the side of the pompom. This will be the sheep’s face.

10. Cut four lengths of pipe cleaners that are each 2.5″ long.

11. Apply hot glue all the way around the top of one pipe cleaner.

12. Insert the pipe cleaner into the center of the pompom, toward the front. Push the pipe cleaner gently as far into the center of the pompom as possible without bending the pipe cleaner. You’ll insert four pipe cleaner legs, so leave plenty of room for the other legs.

13. Repeat steps 11-12 until you have inserted all four pipe cleaner legs: two in the front and two in the back.

14. Trim the pipe cleaners so that they are 1″ from the pompom edge.

15. Tie the black yarn into a knot at the top, creating a loop.

16. Repeat these steps to create as many pompom sheep as you’d like for your garland.

17. Cut a length of twine that’s long enough to hold all your pompom sheep, plus 5-8″ on each end.

18. String the sheep one at a time onto the twine, then hang the garland.

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How to Make Dimensional Paper Easter Eggs


>Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 20 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Oval template
Pencil or other tracing tool
Nine sheets of patterned cardstock paper
Scissors
Double-sided tape

Things to do:
1. Grab a sheet of patterned cardstock and flip it over to the wrong side. Using a tracing tool and oval template, trace two eggs onto a sheet of cardstock. You can use any oval template you’d like for tracing; we’re using an oil container.

2. Trace two eggs onto three more sheets of cardstock, then trace one egg on the last sheet of cardstock. You should have a total of nine traced eggs.

3. Cut out each egg.

4. Fold each egg in half vertically, lining up the edges as best you can.

5. Place a small piece of double-sided tape on the blank side of a paper egg.

6. Place a second different patterned egg over the taped side of the egg, again lining up the edges of the eggs as best you can.

7. Turn the eggs over so that the blank side faces you. Place another piece of double-sided tape on one side of the egg.

8. Place a third different patterned egg over the tape.

9. Continue adding tape and eggs until you have used eight eggs. As you add eggs, alternate the patterns so that the same pattern doesn’t repeat. When you finish, place a piece of double-sided tape on each side of the blank egg halves.

10. Insert the last egg onto the taped blank halves.

11. If you have uneven edges, trim them with scissors. You can make several paper eggs and display them in a bowl as a centerpiece, or you can punch a hole in the top of the egg, add a thread, and hang the paper eggs from a tree or as a garland.

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DIY Mod Podge Paper Napkin Easter Eggs


Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 45 minutes, including drying time
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Assorted wood eggs
Paper napkins
Mod Podge
Scissors
Paintbrush

Things to do:
1. Using scissors, cut the parts of the paper napkin you want to use for the egg. We decided to use the polka dot border of this napkin, but you can use any part of the napkin you like. Cut the napkin into small pieces that will easily fit on the egg.

2. Using a paintbrush, cover the entire egg in Mod Podge.

3. Begin adding the paper napkin pieces to the egg, smoothing them down as much as you can. There will be some corners that won’t lay down smooth, but don’t worry about those for now. Tip: If you’re finding it difficult to cover the entire egg because the egg is rolling around, you can work in small sections, adding Mod Podge and napkin pieces in one section, then moving on to the next.

4. Keep adding paper napkin pieces until the entire egg is covered. Allow 15-20 minutes for the Mod Podge to dry.

5. When the Mod Podge is dry, use your paintbrush to add one more layer of Mod Podge over the napkin pieces. As you add Mod Podge, try to smooth down the corners of each piece.

6. If there are still corners that won’t lay flat, you can also use your fingers to smooth down the corners. Once you’re finished, allow 15-20 minutes for the Mod Podge to dry.

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DIY Bunny Tail Planters Tutorial


Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 30 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Tracing tool such as a pen
Oval and circle templates (we used household items like lotion and glue bottles)
4-inch jumbo pom pom
1-inch pink pom pom
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
White felt
Pink felt

Things to do:
1. Using the tracing tool, trace two oval shapes onto the white felt. We used the bottom of a lotion bottle as our templates. You can also draw the feet freehand.

2. Cut the two oval shapes from the felt.

3. Using the tracing tool, trace eight small circles onto the pink felt. We used a glue bottle as our circle template. You can also draw the paws freehand.

4. Cut out the circles.

5. Flip the white felt ovals over so that the tracing marks are not visible. Begin hot gluing the tiny pink circles around the bottom of the foot. Be sure the pink felt is flipped over so that the tracing marks are not visible. You will need four pink circles on each white oval.

6. Continue to hot glue the pink circles until you have four circles on each white felt piece.

7. Hot glue a small pink pompom to the center of the large white pompom.

8. Hot glue each white felt foot to the large white pompom, slightly below the pink pompom.

9. Push the white pompom into the side of the planter.

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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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