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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Creative Crafting - Spring Crafts

Spring Wreath Alternative



This spring wreath alternative is an easy and creative way to dress up your door or entryway. Tie off your umbrella two-thirds of the way down. Stuff plastic grocery bags into the folds to create the “full” look. Fill with leftover floral stems or with real flowers.


To view detailed photos of each step of this crafts and other spring crafts please visit www.GreenOwlCrafts.com.

Spring Mantel Décor

Framed Burlap Rosettes

I love springtime. The grass is so green and all the flowers start to bloom. This mantel has a rustic look for early spring. The materials I used to make this mantel focal piece were a thrift store frame painted (this one is a 16 x 20), burlap, faux robin eggs, brown craft paper, and a hot glue gun. I removed the glass and spray painted the frame. While the paint dried, I lined the frame back with the craft paper. The length of your burlap will depend on the size of the rosettes you’d like to make. For this particular size I cut my strips close to two inches wide and six inches in length. Measurements do not have to be exact. To create the rosettes simply twist the burlap into a loose coil, and start rolling at one end into a circular shape. Hot glue the loose end and secure underneath to hold the rosette into place. After the glue is set, hot glue it onto the frame back. I measured and marked each spot to ensure symmetry. To give this a little color to go with my other décor items, I simply added the robin eggs to make the rosettes look more like a nest. Put the frame back together and viola! A beautiful and inexpensive mantel focal piece!

To view detailed photos of each step of this crafts and other spring crafts please visit www.GreenOwlCrafts.com.

Paper Butterfly Specimens

This work of art is a great craft for children to have fun with. Materials for this particular project are 8 x 17 canvas, colored cardstock, butterfly paper punch, and hot glue. Simply punch the butterflies, measure and match up before you glue. Score the cardstock down the center and hot glue along the seam. I lined mine up lightly with a pencil and erased the marks after the glue had set. This would also be cute with other insect designs!



To view detailed photos of each step of these crafts and other spring crafts please visit www.GreenOwlCrafts.com.


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