Tag: Spring


Spring Kid Activities - walking sticks, bird feeder, bubbles, sidewalk chalk paint, crafts, windsock, water games, and so much more!

The sun is shining and the flowers are coming up… it’s time to get outside!  We are so ready for Spring activities around here, how about you?  This roundup has a little something for everyone… little ones and big ones alike.

Spring Kid Activities

Spring Windsock from The Crafting Chicks

Spring Kid Activities - walking sticks, bird feeder, bubbles, sidewalk chalk paint, crafts, windsock, water games, and so much more!

Color Changing Flower Experiment from Go Science Girls

Spring Kid Activities - walking sticks, bird feeder, bubbles, sidewalk chalk paint, crafts, windsock, water games, and so much more!

Walking Sticks from The Crafting Chicks

Spring Kid Activities - walking sticks, bird feeder, bubbles, sidewalk chalk paint, crafts, windsock, water games, and so much more!

Noodle Sunflowers from Crafty Morning

Spring Kid Activities - walking sticks, bird feeder, bubbles, sidewalk chalk paint, crafts, windsock, water games, and so much more!

Patriotic Bike Flags from The Crafting Chicks

Patriotic Bike Flags

Q-Tip Painted Handprint Cherry Blossom Tree from Glued To My Crafts

Qtip handprint cherry blossom tree kid craft

Bubble Blower Painting from Childhood 101

Bubble Blower Painting

Thumbprint Flower Pot from Upstate Ramblings

DIY Tumbprint Flower Pot

Handprint Flower Bookmarks from Live.Craft.Love

Handprint Flower Bookmark

Grass Head Pots from Non Toy Gifts

Grass head flower pot

Squirt Gun Races from Made From Pinterest

Squirt Gun Races

Homemade Bird Feeders from Growing Family

Homemade Bird Feeder

Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint from A Little Pinch of Perfect

Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint

Spring Kid Activities - walking sticks, bird feeder, bubbles, sidewalk chalk paint, crafts, windsock, water games, and so much more!


Nothing says Spring quite like fresh flowers and…asparagus! Ok, maybe not asparagus, but look how great it looks in this Fresh Spring Centerpiece!

Fresh Spring Centerpiece

Here’s what I used:

-Flowers
-Asparagus
-Rubber bands
-Jute Twine
-Scissors

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I got the tulips from Walmart for less than $5! First, I arranged the flowers how I liked, put a rubber band around them to hold them in place and trimmed the stems to the height I wanted. Make sure that your ends are all the same length so it will set evenly on a table.

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I used a toilet paper roll to add a little structure and to keep the tulips in place. Next, I trimmed all the asparagus. I used another rubber band around the toilet paper roll to hold the asparagus in place. Then I started adding the asparagus around the toilet paper roll.

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Once all the asparagus was in place, I tied jute twine around the top and bottom and removed the rubber band.

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I love tulips, but you could use any kind of flower and it would look great! I can’t wait to use this on my dining table! Heck, I might even cook! Make sure you come over to life preKARIous and see what other fun stuff I’ve got for Spring!

-Kari


Hello! It’s Ginger from GingerSnapCrafts.com, & I am so excited to be here at The Crafting Chicks. I’m also excited to be bringing you an easy chalkboard inspired spring block tutorial. I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for spring to be here! Even if it’s a little bit cold outside we can always bring a little bit of spring into our home. Hopefully the outside weather will get the hint & catch up soon. 😉 I also love the look of chalkboard but without the mess. So this project was perfect! Keep reading to see how easy this spring block was to put together.

#spring #homedecor

You’ll need a few supplies to get started:
digital craft cutter (I used my Silhouette CAMEO.)
vinyl lettering (I found this spring wreath image in the Silhouette online store.)
chalkboard paint
brush
wood block (My block was about 10 inches by 9 inches.)

craft supplies

This really is so easy to put together. If you didn’t have to wait for the paint to dry you could put it together in under 10 minutes. ha! 😉

After you paint your block (I used 2 coats of paint.) & your paint is dried you’ll apply your vinyl. Applying vinyl is super easy. Vinyl comes on a backing paper with clear transfer paper on top. You carefully remove the backing paper. Flip it over onto the wood block right were you want to apply your vinyl decal (transfer paper on top). Then gently rub the transfer paper with your hand. Slowly lift your transfer paper off leaving your vinyl on the wood. It’s amazing! I applied the spring wreath vinyl first. I made sure I left some room for the “hello spring” at the bottom of my block.

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I found the “hello” in the Silhouette online store, & I cut the “spring” out using a font from my computer. Apply those along the bottom of your block.

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That’s it! I love the contrast of the black & white, and the wreath is too cute!

Hello Spring block

I think I am ready to say “hello” to spring! How about you? 😉

Crafting Chicks Hello Spring home decor

You can check out more of my spring inspired projects over on my blog. Enjoy!

#spring #homedecor


 Spring is almost here!  Are you ready for it?  Oh I am!  Well, my house isn’t … but I am!  To help get you ready for Spring, we’ve gathered 20 of the best Spring Decor projects from the web.  Add any of these to your home and you’ll be feeling the sunshine!

20 ideas for your Spring Décor – I love these!  So many easy DIY projects!

20 Spring Decor Ideas

Chalkboard Herb Garden from The Crafting Chicks

20 ideas for your Spring Décor – I love these!  So many easy DIY projects!

Pallet Planter from Southern House Restoration

20 ideas for your Spring Décor – I love these!  So many easy DIY projects!

Rustic Succulent Pots from Meatloaf and Melodrama

20 ideas for your Spring Décor – I love these!  So many easy DIY projects!

Boxwood Wreath from Reasons to Skip the Housework

20 ideas for your Spring Décor – I love these!  So many easy DIY projects!

Colorful Burlap Wreath from Ginger Snap Crafts

20 ideas for your Spring Décor – I love these!  So many easy DIY projects!

Faux Flowering Branches from My Soulful Home

20 ideas for your Spring Décor – I love these!  So many easy DIY projects!

Tulips in a Vase from Life Fad

20 ideas for your Spring Décor – I love these!  So many easy DIY projects!

Tint Mason Jars Blue from Setting for Four

20 ideas for your Spring Décor – I love these!  So many easy DIY projects!

Spring Sign from Creations by Kara

20 ideas for your Spring Décor – I love these!  So many easy DIY projects!

How to make a Moss Wreath from Entirely Eventful Day

20 ideas for your Spring Décor – I love these!  So many easy DIY projects!

Hello Spring sign from Create Craft Love

20 ideas for your Spring Décor – I love these!  So many easy DIY projects!

Spring Baby Grass Wreath from P.S. It’s in the Details

20 ideas for your Spring Décor – I love these!  So many easy DIY projects!

He Has Risen printable from 36th Avenue

20 ideas for your Spring Décor – I love these!  So many easy DIY projects!

Paper Spider Mums from Live Laugh Rowe

20 ideas for your Spring Décor – I love these!  So many easy DIY projects!

Egg Topiaries from Lolly Jane

20 ideas for your Spring Décor – I love these!  So many easy DIY projects!

Spring Floral Canvas from Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke

20 ideas for your Spring Décor – I love these!  So many easy DIY projects!

Spring Door Basket from FrugElegance

20 ideas for your Spring Décor – I love these!  So many easy DIY projects!

Moss Topiary from All Things Heart & Home

20 ideas for your Spring Décor – I love these!  So many easy DIY projects!

Moss Pots from Project Wedding

20 ideas for your Spring Décor – I love these!  So many easy DIY projects!

Indoor Tabletop Garden from One Krieger Chick

20 ideas for your Spring Décor – I love these!  So many easy DIY projects!


Hi everyone! Kiki from Kiki and Company here to share a fun printable with you to help your kiddos get excited for all those Easter Egg Hunts coming up.  I don’t know about your kids, but mine LOVE everything Easter Bunny when March and April roll around, so today I thought I’d whip them up some fun Printable Easter Masks and give them to you too!

Free Easter Masks from kiki and company at the crafting chicks. LOVE these!

These Easter masks come in 2 sizes (Big for bigger kids and Small for your littles).  There is an Easter Bunny, a chick and a bird.

Free Easter Masks at thecraftingchicks.com CUTE!

The masks are super simple to put together.

Free Easter Masks at the crafting chicks. LOVE THESE!

Supplies

Free printables at end of post

Scissors

Ribbon

Hot glue

Cute kids  *not optional* 😉

Instructions

1- Download and print out masks on a heavy cardstock paper.

2-Cut out the masks and eye holes.

3-Cut two pieces of ribbon about 12″ long.

4- Glue ribbon to the x’s on the sides of the mask.

5- Find that cute kiddo and let them be an Easter bunny, chick or bird and take lots of pictures!

Free Easter Masks at the crafting chicks. LOVE ALL OF THESE!

I also added the masks with eyes on them so your littles can wear them as a hat (in case they don’t want them over their eyes).

Free Easter Masks at the crafting chicks. SO CUTE!

To download the free Easter masks, click on the link below:

MASKS

Bunny Mask- Big

Chick Mask- Big

Bird Mask- Big

Easter Masks- Small

WITH EYES

Bunny Mask with eyes- BIG

Chick Mask with eyes- BIG

Bird Mask with eyes- BIG

Easter Masks with eyes- Small

Have a Happy Easter!


colorful burlap wreath #burlap #wreath

Hello! I’m Ginger from GingerSnapCrafts.com, and I am so excited to be here today sharing this super easy & fun colorful burlap wreath! This wreath provides that fun pop of color to your front door that is perfect for spring. Who’s ready for spring? I know I am. So let’s get started! 🙂

burlap ribbon wreath

You’ll need a few supplies for this project:
foam wreath form
wide burlap ribbon
glue gun & glue sticks
4 burlap flowers

I found these (already made!) burlap flowers for a few dollars each at the craft store. They come in so many fun colors. I’m sure you can find some to match your home decor! 🙂

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First I wrapped my wreath form with the burlap ribbon. I used the hot glue gun every couple of inches or so to secure the ribbon to the wreath. Be careful the hot glue is hot, & the burlap is pretty porous. You don’t want to burn yourself. I’m talking from experience. 😉

burlap wreath #burlap

After my wreath form was completely covered with burlap it was time to glue on the burlap flowers. I spaced them pretty close together, & then I glued them in place with the hot glue. That’s it! All done! I told you it was easy. 😉

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I love how it looks on my front door. It’s so nice & springy!
Now I’m just hoping the weather thinks that, too! ha! 😉

 burlap spring wreath tutorial

Thanks so much for letting me share this fun tutorial with you, and thanks so much to the Crafting Chicks for having me over! It’s been fun! 🙂

colorful burlap wreath #burlap #wreath


Hi there Crafting Chicks followers! This is Ali from Dream Crafter back again to share another artsy fartsy idea. 🙂 I’m sure you have seen these DIY floral crowns floating around Pinterest and I can’t get enough of them! (Sigh…if only I had  girl.) But I do love them for adults too. Not only are these floral crowns really cute, they are also REALLY easy to make (my favorite aspect of any craft.)

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Here’s what you’ll need to make these festive little beauties:

1. A whole bunch of fake flowers. (I would suggest getting some quality ones like at Michaels or Hobby Lobby.) I had an entire box full of fake flowers in my grandma’s basement just waiting to be used. Score!

flower supplies 2. Fabric Scissors 3. Neutral colored felt 4. Floral wire 5. Needle nose pliers 6. Wire cutters 7. Regular craft scissors 8. Hot glue gun and glue 9. Headbands or something stiff you can make a crown with. (Like thick cording or anything that has some bend to it).

Supplies

The first crown I made was this one:

Carnation Floral Crown

I actually started with a stretchy headband (and I have to say…it was a pain in the neck) but I’m glad it can fit a baby up to a five year old.  Then I just got my floral wire and wrapped it through the flowers and around the head band. Then on the backside I covered the wire with some felt (using my hot glue) so that it wouldn’t snag in some little gals long luscious locks. I love how this one turned out but I wish I had done more flowers around the sides.

Just in case you were wondering, I DID try these on my toddler boys (which they were not too happy about) just to see if they would fit and how they would look. And they looked amazing (for being on a boy) if I do say so myself. 😉

The second one I made I wanted to do more of a crown so I went all the way around the headband this time with some neutral colored daisies.

Daisy floral crown

I also loved this one, and it looks even cuter on. The only downside to this one is that because I hot glued the felt all the way around the inside, the headband doesn’t stretch as well and so it only fits a baby to a 2 year old. (My 3 year olds giant head was not very accommodating to this dainty piece.) Seriously, his head is huge. Its like an orange on a toothpick.

And lastly I decided to try using something else besides my stretchy headbands. I started by fashioning a fitted crown from my floral wire by tying a loop at one end and then braiding three pieces together. Then I just laced small flowers in between the spaces. Turns out, I like this one the best. And it took me the least amount of time…go figure.

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In the end, I think they all turned out pretty great (for me not having ANY experience making girly things) and I can’t wait to give them away as gifts. I have been thinking about making me one like this third one (but larger…obviously) for all of those summer solstice parties I go to. (That was a joke…I have never been to one but it looks like fun.)

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I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial and now you can start making your own floral crowns! Ready, Set, Go! Don’t forget to check out all the other fun shenanigans I have been up to over at Dream Crafter!

-Ali

 


Hi all! Jordan from FunCheapOrFree here. Does anyone have the Spring Cleaning itch yet?? I have 3 kids, and my oldest just turned 4. Yes, you heard that right. And yes, my house can be a real disaster. Spring comes around and I am a cleaning machine! The rest of the year? Not so much…UNTIL NOW! Here are 3 simple techniques to help get you spring cleaning in no time, and keep your house clean all year long!

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1. BLITZ CLEAN.

If you’re anything like me, you tend to look at your messy house and have a hard time imagining when you’ll find a full day to get it clean again. My solution for getting, and keeping your house clean? Blitz clean! We might not have all day to clean our house top to bottom, but everyone can find 10 minutes in their day. Here’s how this works:

  • Find 5-10 minutes in your day, but no more than 10! (Why? It’s too easy to get side-tracked, it’s harder to stay fast and focused for longer, and it’s easy to find 10 minutes vs 20 or more.)
  • Pick one area of your home that needs to be cleaned/organized. Keep it to a small area, no greater than one room, as small as one drawer or closet.
  • Set your timer, and GO! I use the timer on my phone. Work as fast, hard, and focused as you can for those 10 minutes.
  • Clean generally first, then work down to fine details. Rather than picking up one item and running into the next room to put it away, be more general. Pick up all items first. If it doesn’t belong in that room, put it in a laundry basket to empty and put away later. Once the room is picked up and tidied, you can work to fine details such as vacuuming, decluttering, organizing, and even deep cleaning such as dusting and scrubbing.
  • Stop cleaning when the timer goes off and move on with your day.
  • Repeat. Commit yourself to two 5-10 minute blitz-cleans per day. If you happen to find another 5 or 10 minutes later in the day, do it again!
  • Get your family involved! My kids know what Blitz Clean means. We “huddle” up, decide what each of us is going to “tackle” in that room (“I’ll tackle picking up the floor. You tackle washing the windows. You tackle straightening the pillows on the couch. Ready, BREAK!”), and we make a game out of it! When the timer goes off the kids brag about how many things they “tackled”.

You can get a lot done in 10 focused minutes. After all, how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time! “Bite” away at the mess in your house and it will keep you encouraged and able to stay on top of the overall mess.

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2. DEEP-CLEAN YOUR HOUSE WITH 1 CHORE PER DAY

One of my most viral posts is my “Keep your home clean with 1 chore per day“…because it really works! Again, it’s hard to find hours to deep-clean your house. In addition to the day-to-day chores we all must do, stay on top of deep cleaning by tackling one chore per day. If all you can dedicate is 15-20 minutes, that is enough. You can make your own schedule, or you can use this free printable and try my schedule. Here is a condensed version (see lots more detail HERE):

  • Monday: Laundry day. Keep the machines running all day long. Yes, you will probably have to do laundry throughout the week…but this is your day to dedicate to towels, sheets, rugs, clothes, etc. I also have Monday as a vacuum and tidy day.
  • Tuesday: Bathrooms. All parts of all your bathrooms. This may take you longer than 15-30 minutes the first time you do it. But remember…Tuesday comes around every 7 days! So by staying on top of the schedule it will be quicker and quicker each time because it will be more “touch-up” cleaning than super-deep cleaning.
  • Wednesday: Surfaces. Anything that can be dusted, mopped, vacuumed, or wiped (counter tops, base-boards, windows, floors, microwave, mantels, shelves, etc.). Again, it will be lots of work the first or second time, but if you stay on top of it, it gets much easier.
  • Thursday: Organize/clean out something. Your car, a junk drawer, a closet, your garage, big or little just pick one thing and tackle it that day.
  • Friday: Tidy and vacuum. Tidy the whole house (never leave a room empty-handed!) and vacuum the whole house, including stairs.

Note: My house is large, so often times I will split up the levels with bathrooms and sometimes surfaces. So I’ll focus mostly on the main floor the 1st week of the month, then upstairs the 2nd week, the main floor again the 3rd week (it’s the most used floor), and basement the 4th week.

Use catch-all baskets to keep your home clean.

3. USE CATCH-ALL BASKETS.

A simple, yet effective tool. In each room, closet, or even on the stairs (like THIS ONE), have a “catch-all” basket. I recommend it to be cute, of course 🙂

As you tidy up your house, toss things that don’t belong in those baskets. In your closet, if you’re in a hurry you can toss your clothes in the basket, and put away the clothes when you have more time. It keeps things off the floor, and is an easy way for kids to put things away…”no dessert unit your basket is empty!”.

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I hope these cleaning tips will help you Spring Clean your home in no time…and keep it clean all year long! For more great tips be sure to visit me at FunCheapOrFree.com!

 


YES, it’s our friend Amy from Pink Parlor Designs.  You may recognize the name from the popular tents she sells.  She is awesome.  Welcome Amy!

Let’s admit it, Spring is the best! The anticipation of spring blooms, summer picnics, and flip flops!  In our home we basically live outdoors beginning in the spring and don’t want to come inside until the new school year starts up again.  While being outside we love to do our fair share of gardening.

The first signs of spring however start with our family tradition of planting our own Easter grass.  It’s a quick, easy, fun, project that your little ones can help with. Yes it makes a mess for about 12 minutes, yes you will want to sweep up immediately and think you could have done this in about 4 minutes by yourself but that’s not the point.  The fun in this is watching them learn and test their patience over the next few weeks of watching their grass grow.  You can do this……together.

First step is getting your supplies. You need your favorite soil, grass seed (I prefer Kentucky Blue Grass) pots or vases, water, and sun! For this years grass I decided I wanted to use different types of glass, metals, etc. I went to the local Deseret Industries and found a old cake pan that I thought would be prefect!

 

 

 

It’s pretty simple and fun and that’s why it’s perfect to have little ones help out.  Fill your pots with soil leaving about 1 1/2 inches from the top. Put a thick layer of seeds on top of the soil, covering all the soil. Add about 1/2 inch of soil to the top, covering the seeds!  Immediately water and you will water 2 times a day until your grass has come in fully.  Then you can cut back watering once a day. (Another job the little hands can do) Put them to  work, they love it!  They love the responsibility of a task, they love feeling like they are contributing, they love the fun in watching something they helped with grow!

 

 

 

You should start to see your grass pop up within about a week and a half.  Don’t get frustrated, be patient!  Because trust me once it comes in your going to have grass everywhere!!!  This also is a fun craft if you’ve ever had the desire to be a hair stylist because you will get to put your trimming skills to the test when you can cut the grass and give it a fresh trim.  As it gets closer to Easter I love to add Easter eggs to the grass as décor.  Have fun and get planting!

 

ENJOY!!

We are so thrilled to have the CARAVAN SHOPPE here on our site today.  You will DIE over their darling printables.  They are unlike any other.  I used their Thanksgiving set and everyone had so much fun with it.  WELCOME!

Happy Spring everyone! We are Caravan Shoppe, and are so happy to be sharing a printable Easter craft today!

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After spending hours cooking a ham, potatoes, and countless pies, decorating is the last thing on your mind. We have the easiest solution for you (seriously). Your guests will actually do the decorating for you! Kids and adults alike will love being able to color their tablecloth, placemat, or wall art and you won’t have to stress about cleanup.

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Use the tablecloth to distract the kids with coloring while the Easter Bunny is hiding their eggs for the hunt. And use the “dipping station” and “drying station” placemats to protect your table from the dyes and help your little ones learn the process!

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Our Draw Together Easter Set costs $8 to download, and you’ll have all the files for the activities you choose. You can print the large prints like the table covering at copy shops that have large format black and white printers—we recommend Staples, which will print up to 3-foot by 4-foot for about $7 (call ahead and ask your print shop if they have an engineering/blueprint printer, just to be sure!). Placemats print in black and white on 11 x 17 paper (also at your local print shop!). Since everything is in black and white, then printing is very affordable!

Once you have your prints at home, simply lay out all the markers, crayons, or paint, and let your guests’ creativity flow!

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To buy this craft, and to see the rest of our products, come visit us at Caravan Shoppe! Happy Easter Everyone!



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