50+ Ways to Upcycle Everything

{50+ Ways to Upcycle Everything}

50+ Ways to Upcycle EVERYTHING from light bulbs to jeans to drawers! #upcycle #upcyclingcrafts #earthdaycrafts #earthdayprojects

It is possible to UPCYCLE just about everything! In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, I wanted to share some INCREDIBLE ideas for rescuing something out of the recycling bin or garbage can and creating something beautiful and useful with it! 

From decor and furniture to items for outdoor living and organizing… you’ll never look at your “garbage” the same way again.

Decor and Furniture

Light Bulb Hot Air Balloon

Repurposed Light Bulb Hot Air Ballooon by Rook No. 17

Shabby-Altered-Bottle-Tutorial

Shabby Altered Bottle Tutorial from Pet Scribbles via Deja Vue Designs

Book Pages to Decor

Book Pages to Starry Dyed Decor by Yesterday on Tuesday

Pallet Coffee Table

Pallet Coffee Table by Ms Moozy’s Open House

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Swiffer Container to Faux Planter from Yesterday on Tuesday 

Dresser Drawer to Storage Box

Dresser Drawer to Storage Box by Two It Yourself

T Shirt Braided Coasters

T-Shirt Braided Coasters by Carolyn’s Homework

Napkin to Throw Pillow

Napkin to Throw Pillow by View from the Fridge

Coffee Filter Flowers

Coffee Filter Flowers by Lovely Wren via Delineate Your Dwelling

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Shoebox Lid to Photo Frame from Yesterday on Tuesday

Vintage Sifter to Vase

Vintage Sifter to Vase by Carolyn’s Homework

Dropcloth to Curtains

Dropcloth to  Ruffled Curtains from Green Willow Pond

Metal Basket to Light Fixture

Metal Basket to Light Fixture by Two It Yourself

Shopping-Bag-to-Teen-Sign-via-homewo[10]

Shopping Bag to Teen Sign by Carolyn’s Homework

Drawer to Rolling Cart

Dresser Drawer to Rolling Cart from Lipgloss and Lumber

Grateful-Pocket-Banner

Jeans to Grateful Pocket Banner by Yesterday on Tuesday

Faux Tile Tray

Paper to Faux Tile Tray from Carolyn’s Homework

Yarn Wrapped Glass Bottles

Yarn Wrapped Glass Bottles by View from the Fridge

Craft Organization

Tin-Can-Ribbon-Organizer

Tin Can Ribbon Organizer by Cupcakes and Crinoline 

Tiered-Craft-Tray

Jam Jars to Craft Storage from Yesterday on Tuesday

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 Corn Starch Container to Sewing Kit by Yesterday on Tuesday

Kid's Creativity Box

Swiffer Container to Kid’s Creativity Box from Yesterday on Tuesday

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From Egg Carton to Craft Organizer by Yesterday on Tuesday

Fun Stuff

Fabric Scraps Monkey Cards 

Fabric Scraps to Monkey Cards by Rook No. 17

Upcycled-Apple-Treat-Cups

Plastic Bottles to Apple Treat Cups from Yesterday on Tuesday

From Socks to Play Donuts

From Socks to Play Donuts by Rook No. 17 

Plaster of Paris to Homemade Chalk

Plaster of Paris to Homemade Chalk from Yesterday on Tuesday

Upcycle a Basket with Old Leather Belts

Upcycle a Basket with Old Leather Belts by Cupcakes and Crinoline

Upcycled Crayons

Old Stubby Crayons to Cute Crayons from Yesterday on Tuesday

Gifts

Altered Cigar Box DIY

Altered Cigar Box from Pet Scribbles

Mint Tin to Mini Album

Mint Tin to Mini Album by Yesterday on Tuesday

Chippy Painted Cigar Box Tutorial

Chippy Paint Altered Cigar Box by Pet Scribbles

Organizing 

Repurposed Boxes to Trash and Recycling Center

Repurposed Boxes to Trash and Recycling Center by The Silly Pearl

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 Tea Canisters to Chic Containers by Yesterday on Tuesday

Push Broom Desk Organizer

Push Broom Desk Organizer by Homeroad

Chalkboard Spice Jars

Mason Jars to Spice Jars from Yesterday on Tuesday

Cookie Tin to Coffee Bin

Cookie Tin to Coffee Bin from Carolyn’s Homework

Soy Sauce Bottle to Dish Soap Dispenser

Soy Sauce Bottle to Dish Soap Bottle from Yesterday on Tuesday

Picture Frame to Jewelry Organizer

Picture Frame to Jewelry Organizer by View from the Fridge

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Wooden Strawberry Box to Recipe Box

Milk Carton to First Aid Kit

Milk Carton to First Aid Kit by Wesens-Art

Cardboard Tray to Classroom Kit

Cardboard Tray to Classroom Organizer from Yesterday on Tuesday

Plates to Jewelry Tray

Plates to Tiered Jewelry Tray by Sweet Parish Place

Wipes to Doggy Bag Dispenser

Wipes Container to Doggy Bag Dispenser by Yesterday on Tuesday

Garbage to Desk Organizer

Trash to Desk Organizers from Yesterday on Tuesday 

Outdoors

Garden-Bench-Redo-@cupcakesandcrinoline.com_1

Garden Bench Redo by Cupcakes and Crinoline

Watering Can

Milk Jug to Watering Can by Yesterday on Tuesday

Lamp Birdbath

Lamp to Bird Bath by Second Chance to Dream

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Tin Cans to Portable Herb Garden by Yesterday on Tuesday

Baby Food Jars to Bug Jars

Baby Food Jars to Bug Jars from Yesterday on Tuesday

Happy Upcycling!

Easter Crafts for Kids

Catch these ideas LIVE on Seattle’s KOMO-TV, Channel 4 on Monday April  14th at 4pm.

Easter Crafts for Kids

Easter Crafts

 With Easter less than a week away, it’s the perfect time for kids to create Easter Crafts. Here are some simple and colorful projects that kids can make (with some adult help of course).

Spring Crayon Art 

Easter Crafts for Kids

 Supplies:  8 x 10 inch canvas, crayons, a white vinyl egg and yellow chick (these were made in the Die Cut Center at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond, if you purchase the products there you can use the die cut machine for free). You’ll also need pipe cleaners, a googly eye, hot glue, regular glue and a hair dryer. All craft supplies available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions: 

Prep your work area with plenty of newspaper to catch any drips.

1. Choose the crayon colors you want to use and have an adult help to hot glue them to the canvas.

2. Using a hairdryer aimed at the middle of the crayon, melt the crayons. Let it set.

3. Cut colorful pipe cleaners to decorate egg and glue them on.

4. Glue googly eye on chick.

5. Add vinyl egg to canvas and glue chick to canvas.

Bunny Granola

Easter Crafts for Kids

Supplies for Jars: Mason Jars, spring fabric, self-adhesive googly ete, a pink pom poms for the nose, white rik rac for whiskers, white 8 1/2 x 11 inch scrapbook paper and glue dots. All craft supplies available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions:

1. On the wrong side of the fabric, trace a bowl and cut out (we used pinking shears, but any sharp scissors will be good). Place fabric on top of lid.

2. Add adhesive eyes, and use glue dots to add nose and whiskers.

3. Print and cut out these free Mason Jar Bunny Ears and attach to lid with glue dots.

4. Fill with candy or granola. You can find the Bunny Granola Recipe here.

5. Put fabric lid on and enjoy.

Easter Egg Garland 

Easter Crafts for Kids

 Supplies: Large felt Easter Eggs, various colors of ric rak, jute, glue and a hole punch. All craft supplies available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions:

1. Kids can cut pieces of rik rak to decorate the eggs and glue them down.

2. Punch a hole in either side of each egg.

3. String jute through holes and hang.

Giant Easter Bunny

Easter Crafts for Kids

 Supplies: Giant pom pom, two sheets of white foam and one sheet of pink foam, large googly eyes, glue and FREE  bunny template. All craft supplies available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

 Directions:
1. Trace and cut out bunny parts from white and pink foam.
 
2. Glue eyes, nose and ears to bunny head.
 
3. Glue head, arms and legs on pom pom.
 

  Easter Bunny Family

Easter Crafts for Kids

 Supplies: Three styrofoam cone shapes in different sizes, acrylic paint, googly eyes, felt, pipe cleaners and glue. All craft supplies available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

 Directions:

1. Kids paint cones and let them dry. It make take 2-3 coats.

2. Cut two pieces of felt freehand for each each. Glue sides together except for the bottom. Cut smaller piece of felt for inside of ear and glue. 

3. Cut a pipe cleaner to fit inside ear and poke in top of styrofoam. Make six ears total.

4. Cut three small triangles for bunny noses.

5. Glue on eyes and noses.

6. Cut pipe cleaner whiskers and poke in styrofoam. 

Chalkboard Eggs

Easter Crafts for Kids

 Supplies: Paper Mache Eggs, Chalkboard Paint (we used Americana) and chalk.

Directions:

1. Kids paint eggs with chalkboard paint (it may take 2 coats) and let them dry.

2. Kids decorate eggs with chalk.

Easter Egg Critters

Easter Crafts for Kids

Supplies: Large Paper Mache eggs, acrylic paint in white, yellow and pink. Felt in black, yellow, orange and pink. Googly eyes,  two yellow feathers and one white pipe cleaner. All craft supplies available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

 1. Kids paint the eggs.

2. Cut a heart shape out of felt to make the feet. Using the photo as a guide, cut the ears/face/beak out of felt also. Glue felt pieces on egg. 

3. Glue eyes on eggs.

4. For bunny, add pom poms and whiskers.

Bunny Place Cards

Easter Crafts for Kids

Supplies: Bunnies (these were made in the Die Cut Center at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond, if you purchase the products there you can use the die cut machine for free). You’ll also need thin ribbon. googly eyes, glue letter stickers and craft sticks. All craft supplies available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions:

1. Kids can add ribbon and google eyes to bunnies.

2. Use letter stickers to spell out names.

3. Glue the craft stick to the bunnies.

4. Place in glass of jelly beans. 

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Easter Bunny Granola

 The Easter Bunny will soon be hopping around, delivering eggs… and we’ll soon be “hopping” around to Easter celebrations and parties ourselves! What can you bring to share that’s cute and cheap? I have an idea. Here’s my Easter Bunny Granola recipe. It’s the perfect hostess gift (or present for a neighbor or a teacher).

Granola

 Easter Bunny Granola

4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 10 oz package of Nestle Toll House Springtime Chocolate Morsels
1 8 oz package of Jet Puffed Bunny Marshmallows
2 cups of raisins
2 cups of peanuts
Makes enough to fill six pint-sized Mason Jars
 
Craft Supplies: Googly eyes, pink pom pom for nose, white rik rak for whiskers, glue dot or glue, springy fabric, a small bowl for a template.

Easter Bunny Granola

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a large baking sheet with foil
2. In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, oil and vanilla. Add the oats combining well.
3. Bake mixture until golden brown and crisp, 20 minutes. Let cool. 

Easter Bunny Granola

 4. Add raisins, marshmallows, mnm’s and chocolate chips and mix well.

Easter Bunny Granola

 5. Using pinking shears, cut a piece of fabric larger that the lid, place over insert and seal.

6. Download and print these Mason Jar Bunny Ears, cut them out and use glue dots or double sided tape to attach them to jar.

Granola

7. Add googley eyes, a pom pom for the nose, and white rik rak for whiskers. 

Granola

For more fun Easter themed Mason Jar printables by Printabelle for YoT, click here

Easter Printables

Wishing you a delicious Easter!

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7 Amazing Earth Day Projects

{Earth Day Projects}

Upcycling Ideas

Earth Day is Tuesday April 22nd… and what better way to celebrate this special day than transforming some trash to treasure? Here are some super cool upcycling ideas using items you’d normally throw away. YOU WON’T BELIEVE what they started out as!

1. From a Swiffer Container to Faux Flower Planter

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 Here’s what this stunning arrangement started as: 

Swiffer Packaging

Directions:  Use a clean and empty Swiffer container as your base. Add wooden feet with hot glue, paint the tub and feet with acrylic paint, then dab on gold paint to distress. Place a faux flower, rocks, moss and bamboo inside. Your gorgeous flower will never fade. 

 2. From Tea Canisters to Chic Containers

7 Amazing Earth Day Ideas

These stylish containers are great for storing pens, pencils and other desk supplies. Here’s what they looked like “before.” 

Tea Cannister

Directions: Start with tin tea canisters. Drill a hole in the top of a tea cannister, and add a small knob. Cover the container with scrapbook paper and add number stickers.

3. From a Shoe Box Lid to Photo Frame

7 Amazing Earth Day Ideas

 Don’t recycle those old show boxes… UPCYCLE them into beautiful photo frames! 

Shoe Box

It’s the LID from a sturdy show box! Thank you Ivanka Trump for the handy boxes.

Directions: Paint the box and add scrapbook paper, ribbon, embellishments and a photo.

4. From a Corn Starch Container to Sewing Kit

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 Directions: Clean out a corn starch container and remove the label. Using Mod Podge, cover the top with batting, ribbon and fabric. Then cover the sides with ribbon and fabric and add some fun “sewing” trinkets. Put your sewing essentials inside and you’re good to go!

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5. From Tin Cans to a Portable Herb Garden

7 Amazing Earth Day Ideas

 This project is a smart way to reuse all those tin cans. Mine were actually dog food cans! 

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It’s really easy to give them a new purpose.

Tin Can

Directions:  You’ll need four tin cans and a wooden photo frame. Rinse out the cans well. Paint the cans and wood. Drill a hole in each can and in the wood and use screws to attach. Use hot glue to add twine to pretty  up the cans. Plant herbs in cans and now you have a portable herb garden!

 6. From an Egg Carton to a Craft Caddy

7 Amazing Earth Day Ideas

Stow all those crafty bits and pieces away in a repurposed egg carton! Paint, scrapbook paper, baker’s twine and a few embellishments takes it from plain to pretty awesome.

7. From a Wooden Strawberry Container to Recipe Box

7 Amazing Earth Day Ideas

 Strawberries are sweet as so are the wooden containers they come in! 

Wooden Strawberry Box

Directions: You’ll need a container, acrylic paint, scrapbook paper and stickers. Paint the container and let it dry. Add scrapbook paper and stickers.

Happy Earth Day!

You can find these ideas and many more on Hometalk! Just use the hashtag #EarthDay.

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Mason Jar Easter Printables

Mason Jar Easter Printables

Easter Printables

What’s more fun than Easter? Mason Jars and Easter! My friend Michelle (also known as Printabelle) created these GORGEOUS Easter-themed Mason Jar Printables for us. I love the spring colors of apple green, lilac and blue. The other neat thing about this collection is that it works well with last year’s Vintage Blue Mason Jars and this years Vintage Green Mason Jars (they are perfect with ANY and EVERY Mason Jar).

 AND WAIT THERE’S MORE…

There are also cute bunny ear printables to dress up your Mason Jars in their Easter best!

Mason Jar Bunny Ears

Mason Jar Easter Circles

Mason Jar Easter Gift Tags

Mason Jar Easter Mini Banner

Mason Jar Easter Tags

Check out the other Mason Jar themed printables :

St. Patrick's Day Printables

Have a Ball on St. Patrick’s Day

Valentine's Day Printables

Have a Ball on Valentine’s Day

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Fruity Pebbles Flower Cake

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Fruity Pebbles Cake

 Spring is here and you can see her beautiful colors everywhere. I love color and finding ways to celebrate this special season. There is one pretty cereal that really encompasses all the gorgeous shades of spring: Fruity Pebbles Cereal, which I bought at Walgreens.

Fruity Pebbles Cake

 Seriously… aren’t all the colors of Fruity Pebbles amazing?

Fruity Pebbles Cake

 I felt inspired to create a festive spring recipe using Fruity Pebbles as the main ingredient. 

Fruity Pebbles Cake

Ingredients for the Cake: 2 cups of crushed Fruity Pebbles, 1 package of white cake mix (and the ingredients you need for the cake mix including egg whites, oil and water). For the Frosting: 1 package of cream cheese, 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 6 tablespoons of milk. For the “flowers”  large marshmallows, 3 per flower.  Optional: Colored sugar cookies and white store bought frosting. * I used Bundt Pan sprayed with cooking spray.

Fruity Pebbles Cake

 Make the cake batter.

Fruity Pebbles Cake

 Add the crushed Fruity Pebbles. Follow package instructions to bake cake.

Fruity Pebbles Cake

Isn’t this a pretty cake? While it’s cooling off, you can make your “flowers.”

Fruity Pebbles Cake

 Dip the marshmallows in the Fruity Pebbles, they will magically stick to the cut side! I used colored sugar cookies and white store bought frosting to make flowers BUT you could also jut mix up the bunt cake glaze and put the flowers on the cake.

Bundt Cake Glaze: Mix ingredients and add more milk if you need to make it thinner.

Fruity Pebbles Cake

 Add Bundt Cake glaze and adhere cookies (or flower petals).

Fruity Pebbles Cake

Score Fruity Pebbles for a Steal!

Post Cereal will be on sale at Walgreens for $1.99 from March 30 thru April 5. While supplies last.

Enjoy this gorgeous Fruity Pebbles Cake.

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Flower Mason Jar Business Cards

Hi Friends!  This is the second installment of a new series… on Mason Jar Business Cards ideas. I plan on sharing one idea a month, using FREE graphics and stuff you probably have on hand.

Flower Mason Jar Business Cards

Mason Jar Business Cards

 I am Mason Jar OBSESSED… and proud of it! I  have “a thing” for stuff that is beautiful, useful and versatile. Oh and cheap. Did I mention cheap? So that’s the deal with my Mason Jar madness. 

DIY Business Cards

Last month, I shared my idea for Mason Jar Business Cards with crocheted hearts. I bought mine from Raising Up Rubies, but here’s a fantastic tutorial on now to make Crochet Hearts from Live Laugh Rowe. This month included the start of spring, so a theme of seeds and flowers seemed appropriate.

Mason Jar Business Cards

Here’s what I used but I strongly suggest using whatever you already have in your stash.

 Supplies: FREE Mason Jar graphic from Sweetly Scrapped. For a tutorial on how to make these graphics into business cards for free using PicMonkey, click here. Print on colored card stock. You’ll also need fabric glue or hot glue. Canvas tags (these are from Michaels), black ink, small alphabet stamps, seeds, glue dots, scissors and flower stickers.

Mason Jar Business Cards

Trim the bottom and top of the canvas tag.

Mason Jar Business Cards

Fold the bottom of the tag up and glue the sides. Stamp “seeds.”

Mason Jar Business Cards

Add seeds to the packets and use a glue dot to attach it to Mason Jar.

Mason Jar Business Cards

 Add a flower sticker for the finishing touch.

Mason Jar Business Cards

 Spread spring flowers!

 For more Mason Jar projects check out my Mason Jar Crafts Project Gallery.

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Spring Crafts with Cones

Spring Crafts with Cones

Cones are perfect for Spring Crafts! Here are some of the projects that my Crafty Hangouts friends and I came up with, featuring styrofoam cones from FloraCraft.  Visit Crafty Hangouts and the individual blogs to check out the fun video tutorials and create these projects.

Carrot Bunting

Carrot Bunting by Creative Cynchronicity

Cupcake Liner Spring Decor

Cupcake Liner Spring Decor by Sugar Bee Crafts

Styrofoam Bunny Craft

Easter Bunny Family by Yesterday on Tuesday 

Spring Cone Wreath

Spring Cone Wreath by The County Chic Cottage

Shabby Chic Sping Topiaries

Shabby Chic Spring Topiaries by Mrs. Greene

DIY Styrofoam Corks DIY Styrofoam Corks by Homemadeville

Ruffle Flower Topiary

Ruffle Flower Topiary by Simply Designing

Lace Topiary Tree Tutorial

 Lace Topiary Tree by Pet Scribbles

Anthro Inspired Wall Cone

Anthro Inspired Wall Cone by Morena’s Corner

DIY-Foam-Cone-Vases

DIY Foam Cone Vases by Denise Designed

Easter-Tree-Ornament-Tutorial

 Easter Tree Ornament by 30 Minute Crafts 

DIY Hydrangea Topiary

DIY Hydrangea Topiary by The Scrap Shoppe

carrot spring wreath

Carrot Spring Wreath by The Country Chic Cottage

Modern Styrofoam Topiaries

Modern Styrofoam Topiaries by 30 Minute Crafts

Thanks to Angie from The County Chic Cottage and Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts for making Crafty Hangouts so much fun!

6 Flower Projects for Spring

  Catch these ideas LIVE on Seattle’s KOMO TV, Channel 4 at 4pm on Monday March 24th.

6 Flower Projects for Spring

Spring has officially SPRUNG! It’s the perfect time to take a cue from all the gorgeous flowers outside and add some beautiful blooms to your home decor.

Flower Projects for Spring

 Here are some quick and easy floral projects.

Flower Cupcakes

Flower Projects for Spring

 These simple Flower Cupcakes would be perfect for Easter, a garden party or any spring celebration!

Ingredients: Cupcakes, frosting, large marshmallows, Rainbow Sugar (ours is from The Gourmet Baking Co) and Candy Pearls (ours are from SweetWorks) both available from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions: Make and frost cupcakes. Cut three large marshmallows diagonally with kitchen scissors. Dredge in rainbow sugar. Add to frosting to make petals. Place seven candy pearls in the center to create a flower.

Spring Jars

Flower Projects for Spring

 Usher in Spring with a welcome sign! Bonus: remove the letters PRING when summer rolls around, and add the letters UMMER to use the Jar Sign for the next season!

Supplies: Small glass jars (ours are by Sierra Pacific Crafts). We used one in each color: pink, yellow, blue, orange, green and violet. Glass beads (also from Sierra Pacific Crafts) in green, blue and yellow, six flower pinwheels and letter stickers. All craft items from  from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions: Just add glass beads to jars and insert pinwheels. Place letter stickers on top of jars. 

Spring Shadowbox

Flower Projects for Spring

Whether you want to show off photos of your kids or grandkids… or the bounty from your garden, a Spring Shadowbox is a wonderful way to display them.

Supplies: Wooden Tray (ours is from Sierra Pacific Crafts), two twelve by twelve pieces of patterned scrapbook paper (ours is from Simple Stories, hemp rope from Canvas Crafts, small birdhouse, three birdies (are are from Touch of Nature), drift wood piece (Sierra Pacific Crafts), moss (the Moss Collection), paint (Coral Blush by DecoArt Americana), small clothespins (Amy Tangerine), and a faux plant. You’ll also need scissors and a ruler (or paper cutter), double sided tape and hot glue. All craft items from from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions:

1. Paint the birdhouse in Coral Blush and set aside.

2. Adhere a large piece of patterned paper with double sided tape. Measure and cut out two smaller pieces of paper (two pieces at four by six inches) and add to tray.

3. Now for the fun part, play with the birdhouse, birds, moss, driftwood etc until the scene makes you smile and then use hot glue to adhere.

4. Cut a fourteen inch piece of help rope and use hot glue to adhere to inner side of box, about three and a half inches down from the top of the box.

5. Add clothespins and photos.

Painted Vase

Flower Projects for Spring

 Infuse a simple glass vase with a happy color and bright bloom!

Supplies: Plain glass vase (ours is from Darice), acrylic paint (Bright Yellow by Americana), Sculpey Oven Bake Clay, Flower Silicone Mold from Martha Stewart Crafts, E-6000 glue or hot glue. All craft supplies from from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond. You’ll also need paper towels and a surface you don’t mind possibly getting paint on… I used an old cookie tray with wax paper on it and a glass baking dish.

Directions: 

1. Clean and dry inside of vase.

2. Pour paint inside, swirl around and turn upside down until interior is covered.

3. Place vase upside down on top of paper towels (which would be placed on your surface you don’t mind getting paint on). Check on it every ten or so minutes and move it so the paint drains out and there’s not a big mess underneath.

4. When the paint stops draining, place the vase right side up and let the paint continue to dry.

5. Using the Sculpey clay, make a large ball and put it in the flower mold. Press down and then remove.

6. Place flower in glass baking dish in the oven for fifteen minutes on 275 degrees.

7. Remove from oven and let it cool off.

8. Attach flower to vase with E-6000 or hot glue.

For decorative use only (great for faux flowers). If you want to use the vase for real flowers with water etc, paint the outside instead of the inside.

Flower Basket 

Flower Projects for Spring

 This Flower Basket is perfect for a mini picnic on your patio or for add some color to your home decor.

Supplies: Basket, faux flower pick, ribbon and hot glue. All craft items from from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions: Attach flower pick to basket using hot glue. Add ribbon.

Pretty House Numbers 

Flower Projects for Spring

Give your door or address numbers  a little makeover with these Pretty House Numbers.

Supplies: Decorative Plate (ours is from Sierra Pacific Crafts), wooden numbers, acrylic paint (Coral Blush from Americana), scrapbook paper (Simple Stories), scissors, a pencil double sided tape and hot glue. The Frame Department at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond can add a hanger to the back for you for a small fee. All craft items from from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions

1. Place the “wrong” side of the scrapbook paper on the plate and rub with pencil until you see the inner shape.

2. Paint numbers and let dry.

3. Carefully cut it out and use double sided tape to adhere to front of plate.

4. When numbers are dry, use hot glue to attach to plate.

5. Add hanger on back (or better yet, have Ben Franklin do it for you).

Happy Spring!