Crafts with Flowers

Spring is here.  I think.  Are we the only ones with a little chilly weather this week?  Either way you can bring a little spring or summer inspiration with over 40 crafts with flowers.  From fabric flowers to the real thing, I partnered with some fabulous ladies to gather the crafts below.  Enjoy y’all.  Just click the pictures below to be taken directly to the craft tutorial.

Crafts with Flowers -- get tons of spring inspiration with over 40 ideas for making crafts with flowers.

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Mason Jar Spring Vase

 The week of mason jar crafts over at Crafty Hangouts has come to a close.  I have one last mason jar spring vase video tutorial for you today.  I love the fabric flowers adorning the front of this painted mason jar vase.  It is simple and quick to put together as well.  I love a quick project that is so darn cute.  Another huge thank you to the Ball brand for sponsoring our hangouts all week and providing jars for our event.

Mason Jar Spring Vase -- a quick and easy vase to make with a painted mason jar and fabric flowers.

 

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Pretty Flower Vase with Printable Spring Decor

Jen is back again with a fun flower vase printable for your spring decor.  Wrap this around a vase or jar for your spring parties and weddings.  The free printable download is below.  Y’all be sure to follow along with Jen at 100 Directions as well to get even more of these great printables!  

I love spring and all it’s beautiful new flowers blooming all around. So today I have a printable for you to dress up your glass jars to use as vases for all your favorite flowers. Use a regular hole punch to create a lace effect before attaching the wrap to your vase. I love it when something so simple can become fabulous with just a little extra effort!

Flower Vase -- a printable vase wrap that can be added to any jar in seconds.  A fun way to dress up flowers for a spring party or wedding.

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Two Toned Dyed Jars

 It is time for Crafty Hangouts again.  This month we have mason jar crafts all week long.  I am kicking things off with these two toned dyed jars that are perfect for candle holders.  Plus you can make them in just a few minutes.  The hangouts this week are actually sponsored by Ball brand.  I am using two different Ball brand jars in this video and if you will hang around until the end of the week I will use a different type of jar for another craft.   

Two Tones Dyed Jars -- dye your mason jars in just minutes with a multi-tone appearance your will love.

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Confetti Tiered Planter

 I am hoping that spring finally makes an official appearance here soon.  I started on a few outdoor projects to try and move it along.  This confetti tiered planter is one of them.  Grab a few different size terra cotta pots to make your own tiered planter easily.  Plus I have a super secret weapon to make that confetti pattern.  This one would also make a great gift for Mother’s Day y’all so be sure to make two — one for you and one to give!   

confetti painted tiered planter

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Spring Push Pop Cupcakes

 It may not feel like spring out there but it is here!  Spring is here!  I am going to celebrate a little with my spring push pop cupcakes.  This one was originally posted over at Crafts Unleashed but I thought we would celebrate here a bit as well.  These are super festive and easy to make.  So bring it on spring we are ready for ya!

spring push pop cupcakes

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Carrot Spring Wreath

A fun carrot spring wreath for your home decor at Easter or throughout the spring season.  Make this wreath in just minutes by following the directions below.  This one is super easy and will make a unique statement on your front door.  The cones for our crafting were provided by FloraCraft as part of our Crafty Hangouts series.  

 
Carrot Spring Wreath -- grab some StyroFoam to make a fun carrot then add to a rectangular wreath.  A fun spring wreath that is cute and unique.
 
 

I am joined by Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts in the video below as we craft with StyroFoam crafts from FloraCraft.  What would you make with a cone?  Watch below and see what we make.  Then head to Crafty Hangouts to see even more fun cone crafts.  
 

 
Watch the video above for the full instructions.  Here is a brief explanation if you miss any of the instructions in the video:
 
  1. Cut a StyroFoam ball in half and add to the top of the cone with hot glue.
  2. Cut a piece of felt into a funky or fun shape and stick into the top.  Secure with a little hot glue.
  3. Start wrapping at the very top with orange yarn.  The top will need to be secured in a few places with hot glue so it does not slide off.  After that you can wrap the rest rapidly without securing.
  4. At the bottom use hot glue and quite a bit of yarn to create a carrot “tip”.
  5. Wrap a frame in burlap or strips of any fabric for a wreath form.
  6. Tie the carrot on with jute twine and secure with a little hot glue as well to hold in place.
  7. Tie on a fun spring saying to your wreath as well.
  8. Hang on your door.
Carrot Spring Wreath -- grab some StyroFoam to make a fun carrot then add to a rectangular wreath.  A fun spring wreath that is cute and unique.

Enjoy this carrot spring wreath all season long.  Be sure to see all of the other cone crafts at Crafty Hangouts.  What would you make with a cone for spring?

Carrot Spring Wreath -- grab some StyroFoam to make a fun carrot then add to a rectangular wreath.  A fun spring wreath that is cute and unique.
 
Portions of the products used in this tutorial were given to me for free for my participation.  All projects and opinions are my own however.
 

 

Sweet Treats Free Printable Kit

Y’all Jen Goode from 100 Directions is here again this month with a free printable sweet treats kit that you will love.  This one is perfect for wedding favors or heck just a fun way to give sweet treats to anyone on your list.  There are some major changes happening on this website in case y’all have noticed.  I am ironing things out over the next few days.  Hang onto your hats!

This month’s printable I took on the challenge of creating something to add to your wedding. To me, weddings are so very personal, you have the opportunity to personalize every tiny aspect of your day if you want. So, I wanted to make sure to create something you could add yourself to. I created a tiny treat bag with a selection of embellishment pieces and parts so you can put together every little bag with that special touch that is uniquely your own.

Sweet Treats Free Printable Kit -- perfect for wedding favors or any small gift.  Print these for free and fill them up!

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Spring Cone Wreath

I thought I would share a great alternative to a spring wreath today.  My spring cone wreath can be made in 10 minutes or less and will look great on your front door.  The cones for this project were provided by StyroCrafts as part of a cone challenge on Crafty Hangouts.  Our bloggers are all crafting with cones this week so head on over to see what they come up with!  

Spring Cone Wreath -- a fun alternative to a wreath for your front door.

Want to make your own spring cone wreath?  Watch the video below for the full instructions for the cone wreath as well as a spring tree ornament from 30 Minute Crafts.  We make both of the crafts LIVE for you in less than 10 minutes!    

 

In case you missed any of the instructions on the video, here is a brief recap.

  1. Cover a large cone with wood grain contact paper.  I picked up mine at the dollar store.  Trim any excess with a pair of scissors from the side as well as the top.
  2. Add reindeer moss to the top of your cone with hot glue.
  3. Add in these great burlap flowers from Consumer Crafts randomly in the top.  Secure with hot glue.
  4. Form an 18 inch piece of floral wire into a handle like shape and turn it in (90 degree angle) about 2 inches from both ends.  Push those ends directly into the cone at the top through the contact paper.  Push into the cone about 1 inch down from the top on both sides.
  5. Add a ribbon to the top and you are ready to hang this one on your door.

 

 

Spring Cone Wreath -- a fun alternative to a wreath for your front door.
 
This spring cone wreath makes a lovely alternative to a traditional wreath. Change it up by using fabric dye for the flowers or a different pattern of contact paper.  The possibilities are endless y’all.  What will you do with this spring cone wreath idea?
 
Spring Cone Wreath -- a fun alternative to a wreath for your front door.
 
Portions of the products used in this tutorial were provided to me free of charge.  All opinions and projects are my own however.

 

Carrot Cookies from Nutter Butters

I have a super fun recipe for y’all today.  These carrot cookies from Nutter Butters can be made in just minutes for the kids or yourself.  Send an entire garden of these fun carrot cookies to school and celebrate the beginning of spring this month.

Carrot Cookies from Nutter Butters -- perfect easy recipe for celebrating spring with your kids.

Carrot Cookies from Nutter Butters Recipe

 
Nutter Butter cookies
Orange Wilton candy melts
Green Apple Twizzlers (found in the candy section)
White frosting
 
Directions –
 
Separate the Nutter Butter cookies into two halves.  Using kitchen scissors, cut the green apple Twizzlers into 2-3” sections and separate the ropes. Each cookie will require (3) 2-3” ropes. Using a butter knife or a small spatula, spread a small amount of white frosting on the top/inside section of each of the Nutter Butter cookies. Take the 2-3” green apple Twizzler ropes (leaves) and place on the frosting. Place the top half of the cookie on top to make a sandwich and place on a cookie sheet or plate.  Repeat this process with the rest of the cookies. Once all cookies are put together, set in the fridge for 30 minutes so the frosting sets – it will hold the cookie and Twizzler ‘stems’ together like glue once they are set. 
 
Carrot Cookies from Nutter Butters -- perfect easy recipe for celebrating spring with your kids.
 
Once the cookies are set, microwave the Wilton orange candy melts in a microwave safe bowl stirring every 30 seconds until melted.  Let the chocolate cool 2-3 minute before dipping the cookies.  Take each cookie one at a time and dip into the chocolate covering ¾ of it (see photo below). Lay on a wax paper or a foil lined cookie and using a teaspoon take a small amount of orange chocolate and cover the rest of the cookie with it – go slow and be careful not to cover the ‘stems’. 
 
Carrot Cookies from Nutter Butters -- perfect easy recipe for celebrating spring with your kids.
 
Repeat with the rest of the cookies. Let set at room temperature for 1 hour. You can also place in the fridge for 20-25 minutes to speed up the process.  Store in an airtight container 1-2 weeks.

Carrot Cookies from Nutter Butters -- perfect easy recipe for celebrating spring with your kids.
 
You have adorable carrot cookies from Nutter Butters all with minimal hands on time.  You have to love that!