Mother’s Day ideas can be hard to come by. Especially those that are super easy to make by kids of all ages. This handprint pillow can be made by toddlers and preschoolers (with a little help from you of course). So grab you supplies and make mom (or grandma) this one of a kind keepsake gift idea. This one was originally posted over at Crafts Unleashed where I am a paid contributor but I am posting it here in case you missed it.
You can make this cute Easter wreath in minutes with a few bandannas and some other supplies. I love how easy this one is and how inexpensive! A great way to add some spring cheer to your front door. Are you ready to make an Easter wreath for yourself or someone you love?
Jen Goode with 100 Directions is back again this month making easy tissue paper flowers that y’all are going to love!
You can make your own easy tissue paper flowers for all kinds of occasions. Tissue paper flowers are simple to make and you can customize them to make your favorite colors and decor. This is a basic flower design that you can use on a whole pile of projects. Accent a wreath, make a bouquet or design a pretty flower corsage. Once you know how to make this flower, you’ll be able to make all kinds of paper flower projects.
Make Easy Tissue Paper Flowers
You can make tissue paper flowers in minutes with this simple technique. Use standard gift wrap tissue paper or colored coffee filters. I’ll show you how to make both.
- Tissue paper or Colored Coffee filters
- Glue (optional)
If you’re using coffee filters, add color and allow it to dry thoroughly. I used water color paint, applying layers of colors. To speed up the drying process, use a hair dryer. I have more details on my blog if you need help for creating your own painted coffee filters to make tissue paper flowers.
If you’re using tissue paper, cut layers of paper into circles. For this example my circles are about 3 inches wide.
Let’s start with a single layer flower. Create a cone shape by either placing your finger in the center of paper or folding paper starting in the center of the circle. Twist the center of the circle upward until you have a tight end to your flower. Wrap twine around this end and tie. Optionally, you can apply a little glue inside at the center of the flower to help hold it’s shape.
To make a layered flower, there are two options.
- Make a single layered flower, twisting the end. Add another paper layer and twist again.
- Layer 2-3 paper pieces and twist them all together.
You can layer different colors of tissue paper or add additional color with paint or water based markers.
These flowers are such a pretty decor piece you can make for Mother’s day, Easter, birthdays… or for a pretty every day accent added to your home. You can make them as fancy or simple as you’d like. Add a little sparkle by dusting on a glitter accent or use a sparkly ribbon to tie up the flower twist. You can also add wire or chenille stems to create flower stems and create a full bouquet. Get creative, I can’t wait to hear about all the flowers you make!
Love these and want more spring ideas? Try the links below!
Wood burning ideas are some of my favorite crafts. Today we are going to talk about how to make DIY coasters but you can use wood burning to create a wide variety of projects. It is actually super simple but might sound a little scary to you. Never fear! We have all of the details below!
Coffee sleeves make a really great and inexpensive gift idea. I thought I would show how to both cut one and customize it with your Cricut machine today. Of course, if you just want a plain version it would be super simple to cut from felt with scissors. But who doesn’t want a little bling?
This is a part of Craft Lightning week where we are sharing felt projects all week that can be made in 15 minutes or less. You can see today’s ideas at the bottom of this post. You can also catch up with the ideas from day 1 and day 2.
This wall hanging craft is super easy to make. You see, I share quite a few Cricut tutorials around here but wanted to share something that you could make even if you don’t own one! This farmhouse style felt leaves hoop art will look great on your wall or use it as a non-traditional wreath. Either way, you are sure to love how quickly you can whip your own up! This post is sponsored by DecoArt however all projects and opinions are my own.
This post is also a part of Craft Lightning where we are sharing 15 minute felt crafts all week. You will want to be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post for today’s ideas. You can also click here to see the ideas from day 1.
I have been wanting to try my hand at making a sock snowman for a while now. They are adorable and a great use for those extra socks that we all have around the laundry room. I thought I would use this as a kick off to felt Craft Lightning week as well. You see all week I will post a 15 minute or less craft that uses felt in some way. I will also have other ideas from my co-hosts as well as our blog partners for this series. You can see today’s ideas at the bottom of this post then stay tuned all week for even more felt crafts that you don’t want to miss. For now, lets see how to make a sock snowman!
Hot chocolate in a jar can be an inexpensive and easy gift idea. I dressed up a jar like Rudolph for an adorable gift that anyone would love. Plus you can get everything you need at the dollar store. You have to love that! I am actually joining up with a group of ladies today to bring you holiday ideas from the dollar store so don’t miss those links at the bottom of this post.
Are you ready to see how to make an adorable scarecrow wreath? I am partnering with OLIKA today to share some recycling ideas for their Birdie hand sanitizer. All projects and opinions are my own however. I also came up with a cute recycled Christmas ornament idea for y’all as well. So whichever way you want to recycle your empty Birdie container, I have all of the details below.
Want to make a tacky tourist costume for Halloween? It is probably way simpler than you think it is. Grab a few accessories from the thiftstore and you can be a tourist any day of the year. We pulled together this look with one trip to the store and a little ingenuity! Grab your supplies and make your own today.[Read more…]