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Geometrical Decoupage Spring Vases

These pretty vases are a great springtime decoupage craft for adults and kids alike!

When I think of spring, I think of bright colors, flowers, rain, and chirping birds. It’s a time of renewal and freshness, which is what these cheerful vases represent as well. This decoupage craft project is great for kids and adults alike. They are wonderful for Easter flowers or as a Mother’s Day gift. I used glass vases I bought   Read More »

Foam Cup Bunnies

How cute! Bunnies made from foam cups, what a great Easter craft for the kids!

You already saw my foam cup chick and foam cup sheep, so here’s the cute little bunnies you can make too! If you want to make this a little easier for the little ones, you can skip the pipe cleaners on the ears. Get my tutorial for these Foam Cup Bunnies at Spoonful.

Rubber Band Stamps

Make your own stamps with rubber bands! Love it!

This is a great activity for a rainy day. Make your own stamps using recycled items from around the house, or you can use wood shapes as a base, and rubber bands! Use paint or ink stamps to create all sorts of fun pieces of art. Make your own stationary or gift wrap too! See my tutorial for these Rubber   Read More »

Easter Egg Sun Catcher

Fun! Make a cute sun catcher shaped like an Easter egg!

Tissue paper sun catchers have been around forever. They are fun to make and so pretty to look at! You can adapt them for every holiday and kids love to make them. You will need clear contact paper. One roll will make a ton of sun catchers! I made this candy corn sun catcher for Halloween a few years ago   Read More »

Foam Cup Sheep

Aww what a cute little sheep craft, great for preschoolers!

I showed you my foam cup chick earlier, and that inspired me to make this really easy sheep. It’s a great project for preschoolers because it doesn’t require a lot of detail work, and NO painting. So there’s no mess, making it a great “busy time” project for the Easter holiday. Here’s the tutorial for my foam cup sheep at   Read More »

Layered Felt Flower Magnets

Cute flower magnets made from layers of felt, great for Mother's Day!

I drew a little inspiration for these layered felt flower magnets from one of my previous projects. I’m actually running a little low in my felt stash, so I was digging through the containers and came across some felt circles I had brought home from the CHA show a few years ago. They were from a make and take demonstration   Read More »

Foam Cup Chick

isn't this Easter chick craft adorable!? A foam cup, pipe cleaners and paint. So sweet!

I actually drew a little inspiration from somewhere else when making this adorable springtime chick from a foam cup. I was browsing Pinterest and found this picture (below) of a cute stuffed chick pot sitter. As soon as I saw it, a foam cup popped into my head. The rest is history. :) Get the tutorial for my Foam Cup   Read More »

Cardboard Tube Polka Dot Pig

What a cute little cardboard tube piggy! I love polka dots and he's so sweet :)

This idea literally popped into my head while I was sitting at the craft table doing something completely different. I had some polka dot duct tape sitting on my table, but there was only a small amount left on the roll. Then there it was. A polka dot pig. Amazingly, I used what was left on the roll to make   Read More »

Seed Packet Decoupage Clay Pots

These decoupage clay pots are so cute! I need to get some seed packets :)

I was at the Dollar General one day and saw that they had a big display of flower and vegetable seeds. I grabbed several, but then the “must recycle everything” portion of my brain kicked in and said “hey, what are you going to do with the empty packets? Hmm?” I like to decoupage clay pots, they turn out so   Read More »

3D Tropical Fish Painting on Canvas

This tropical fish painting is three dimensional and full of beautiful colors!

This tropical fish painting is near and dear to my heart. It was inspired by a large piece of wall art I saw while on vacation a couple of years ago in Florida. We stayed with my good friend Jodi and she had a large tropical painting hanging in her guest bathroom. I loved the textures and the three dimensional   Read More »

Stick Tree Silhouette

This Stick Tree Silhouette from @amandaformaro would look great in my front entryway! So easy too!

If you’ve followed this blog with any regularity you probably know that I love tree crafts. I’ve painted several trees and even used recycled denim to make one, and this tree silhouette is no exception. I have a board on Pinterest where I collect things that inspire me. If I’m thumbing through a catalog and see something I’ll look it   Read More »

Recycled Spring Jars with Texture

I love how bright and cheerful these recycled jars are. The three dimensional effect is so cool!

You’ve probably noticed that I’ve been posting a lot of colorful spring crafts lately. That’s because winter is clinging to my little town in southeast Wisconsin and is just refusing to remove its claws. It was snowing this morning, and the other day I woke up to more snow. It’s not sticking, thank goodness, but the temps really need to   Read More »

Little Pom Pom Sheep

How sweet are these little sheep made from pom poms?? What af un Easter or spring craft for the kids :)

Sheep, which is the grown up version of a lamb in case you were wondering ;-) are one of the adorable symbols of spring. These look kind of like babies don’t they? Sure I could have made these with white pom poms, but I love color in crafting! Head over to Spoonful for my Pom Pom Sheep tutorial.

Craft Stick Bunnies

Aww so cute! Love these craft stick bunnies from Crafts by Amanda. A great Easter craft for the kids.

It doesn’t have to be Easter to make a fun bunny rabbit craft with the kids. Spring or summer, an animal or forest unit, or even just because you want something colorful to make on a rainy day. I’ll show you how to make these colorful bunnies over at Spoonful. Get my Craft Stick Bunny tutorial at Spoonful.

Craft Stick Spring Birds

Cuuuuute! Craft stick spring birds from Crafts by Amanda - this will be great for our spring unit.

It’s spring. Well, according to the calendar it is, but it was snowing in southeast Wisconsin this morning. Someone needs to tell Mother Nature that she’s late. I need more color in my life after months and months of white snow, so these craft stick spring birds were just the ticket. I think someone needs to invent a feather dispenser.   Read More »

Polka Dot Treat Cups

Holy cuteness! Perfect for Easter, can't wait to make these with the kids!

These treat cups were inspired by my Easter Chick Placeholders which are also adorned with polka dots but are made from terra cotta pots. These treat cups are fun, colorful and easy to make. You’ll find my instructions over at Spoonful. I’ll show you how to make my Polka Dot Treat Cups at Spoonful.

Peacock Duck Tape Business Card Holder

I love this business card holder made with peacock and glitter Duck Tape! Must make one :)

This post brought to you by Duck Brand. All opinions are 100% mine. A few times per year I attend blogging conferences and always need business cards. I don’t even remember how many years ago I stopped carrying a purse. Now I carry my license and debit cards in my pocket or in a little miniature wallet just for cards.   Read More »