Now that spring is officially here, it’s time to make your home bright and cheery. Dust off the dreary winter, put away any remaining snowman decorations and head to the craft supply store to make your own spring decorations. Get the whole family together, or set up your kids and their friends with some glue sticks and materials so they can each take a spring decoration home to their families.
Pine cone flower frame: If you have some pine cones laying around (or you can get some at the crafts store), you can paint them cheery colors, and clue them inside a decorative frame to make an easy craft for your home. See all the instructions over at Crafty Morning.
Spring boot door decoration: Have an old pair of rain boots you want to get rid of? Install a metal grommet on the back of each rain boot and tie a piece of burlap ribbon through grommets. Tie ends of ribbon together and hang on a nail. You can add silk (or real) flowers or greenery to the boots to add some additional color and flare.
Succulent and/or toy terrarium: With any jar or vase, you can create a terrarium. With kids, it’s even more fun to add some toys (small figurines or cars work great!). All you need is soil, succulents and the jar, with whatever additions you want to add. Fill the jar with soil then add the plants. Finish it off by adding any of the decorations your kids have picked out. Keep it in a sunny spot and don’t forget to water it – this is a great way to teach kids about plants. Find full instructions at Succulents and Sunshine.
Mason jar vases: This is a great, simple one for smaller kids. Get some mason jars and paint and let them have at it, painting their own creations on the sides of the jars. You can use these for live or silk flowers throughout your home. Don’t forget to lay out some newspaper beneath the painting area to make clean-up a breeze!
Spring wreath: For an easy wreath you can make, get a foam wreath and some ribbon, as well as craft carrots, flowers or other items you may want to add. Wrap the ribbon around the wreath and hold in place with pins or hot glue. Then, add any of the decorations you want, before creating a bow and hanging it on your wall! Check out the tutorial (with pictures) at The 36th Avenue.
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