Colorful Snowflakes ~ Deck your Christmas tree with a color-happy flurry of snowflakes. To make, use lightweight wood veneer paper cut into strips to form 14-16 loops per snowflake. To add the bright colors to your snowflakes, paint one side of the wood veneer paper before cutting into strips. Glue together using fast-drying crafts glue to form a circle. Glue circles punched from scraps of the wood veneer to the center. Tie thread through a loop to hang.
Star Christmas Ornament ~ Add a festive message to your Christmas tree with our fun-to-make three-dimensional paper star ornament. Pick patterned paper in bright colors to make the Christmas craft stand out when hung on the tree. Learn more about this project.
Snowman-Face Ornaments ~ It's easy to assemble a whole garland filled with these happy snowman ornaments. Start with small foam balls; cover with air-dry clay, adding an extra-small amount to each to shape into a nose if desired. Wet the clay to attach black beads for eyes; use a toothpick to draw mouths. Paint facial details with orange paint, or add a bit of cosmetic blush for rosy cheeks. Add a hanger using an 1-1/2-inch-long piece of florist's wire. Seal with clear gloss gel medium or clear glitter paint.
Tree Ornaments, Two Ways ~ As ornaments or gift embellishments, little wintry trees add handmade flair. Make the Triangle Tree Ornament: Trace a triangular tree base onto medium-weight wood veneer paper; cut out. Punch holes in the tree shape using various-sizes hole punches. Glue the tree shape to a piece of felt; trim felt edges. Punch a hole in the top and thread string through to hang. Make the Scallop Tree Ornament: Cut multiple-size triangles from felt and medium-weight wood veneer paper; use scallop-edge scissors to cut along the bottom of each triangle. Glue the scallop-edge triangles to each other, layering from bottom to top. Be sure to alternate between the wood veneer and felt as you go. Use the wood veneer to create a tree base. Punch a hole in the top of the tree and loop thread through for hanging.
Two-Tone Felt Tree Ornament ~ For a simply-styled Christmas ornament, our two-tone tree will do the trick. Trace a tree onto stiff felt using a stencil; cut out. Trace an overlay tree onto a contrasting color of felt, cutting it slightly smaller than the foundation tree; glue the two trees together as shown. Finish by gluing on a star topper and hot-gluing a hanging loop to the back of the ornament.
Miniature Embroidered Ornaments ~ Whip up a batch of these mini Christmas ornaments -- hang some from the tree and give a few as gifts, too. Simply trace a design onto a small piece of brightly colored linen or cotton. Embroider the design, then place in a miniature embroidery hoop (use hot glue to seal the edges).
May Day (May 1st) is celebrated in many places around the world. The traditions and stories surrounding May Day vary from place to place. There is, however, one thing that is similar in most celebrations - the use of flowers!
One of the most popularly known May Day traditions is to hang a basket full of spring flowers and/or other small gifts on a neighbor's doorknob. The trick is you don't want the neighbor to see you! If you get caught, you are supposed to get a kiss.
1. May Day Baskets for Friends – Take a cute basket around the neighborhood, to the office, to school, to church, etc. Everyone loves a surprise made with little love!
2. How to make Hydrangea Cupcakes – A gorgeous way to re-create such a beautiful flower for a yummy May Day treat.
3. How to Make Matchbook Favor Boxes – A tutorial on how to create this adorable matchbook favor boxes to fill with treats or goodies of any kind.
Outdoor Happy Easter Flag
Wave a flag of welcome and good wishes. Natural linen creates a warm, textured backdrop for this iconic critter. 30" wide x 38" high and made of natural linen.
No Easter display is complete without our natural mama bird and baby chicks. Small: 1.5" wide x 2" deep x 1.75" high, Large: 1.75" wide x 2.5" deep x 2.25" high. Made of natural buri fiber with a painted finish. Wooden beaks and feet. Set of 6 includes one mother and five chicks.
Put grandma's (or your own!) springtime quilt to good use—smack dab on the center of the table. Match the rest of your settings and centerpieces around this sentimental tablescape base.
A DIY tin can, moss, and nest place setting with log chargers screams spring in the best, most rustic ways possible. Get the tutorial at Liz Marie Blog.
A vintage flower almanac, speckled egg, and velvet bow make this the easily replicated Easter table setup of our dreams. Get the tutorial at One CrafDIY Girl.
Trust us—nothing will complement your place settings and table centerpieces better than a delicately designed piece of linen. Keep an eye out for tablecloths or napkins with floral embroidery to stay true to the seasonal theme.
Arts and crafts fanatics, this one's right up your alley. Exercise your painting itch to give a sweet nod to the Easter bunny. Get the tutorial at Taryn Whiteaker.
Give your floral centerpiece a rustic flair. To make, bundle a half dozen milk jars with colorful string o…
Coiled Fabric Easter Baskets
All you need for these pretty Easter baskets is cord, fabric strips, and glue. Fill them with spring treats for a sweet Easter present. To make one basket, you'll need about 3/4 yards of colored print fabric (cut into 16x1-1/2-inch wide strips), 4 yards of cotton piping cord, and a hot-glue gun and glue sticks or needle and thread. Hot-glue the first fabric strip to one end of the cord, and wrap it around the cord at an angle. Do this until the cord is covered entirely. Coil the cord tightly around itself, hot-gluing or sewing as you go, until you have 2-inch spiral. Contine the spiral until the you've reached your desired base size. Stack the next round atop the base, gluing or sewing as you go, until your basket is the desired height. Add tiny handles fashioned from leftover fabric strips.
Flowery Rainboots Easter Basket
Spring-pattern rainboots serve as a neat hiding place for sweet Easter treats. Start with a layer of Easter grass tucked in the …