It is a very cold day in Texas today.
We have been in the mid 70's about every day in February and today we are in the low 30's.
But I am not letting this cold front get in my way of starting to decorate for Spring.
I have already done a couple of items for my front porch, but it is not quite finished yet.
As we wait for the cold weather to go away, here is a little inspiration on some Spring crafts
you can be making meanwhile.
These cherry blossom branches were very simple to make.
I started by spray painting some branches from my tree on the front yard.
Of course, I used my favorite paint, oil rubbed bronze.
I bought tissue paper from Dollar Tree and I selected two different shades of pink.
To make the flowers, I made myself a template with cardboard paper
I cut all the tissue paper in 4x4 pieces, placed the two different colors together and using the template
I started to cut my flowers.
When you are finished, overlap the two colors together, pinch and twist the ends, add a little drop of hot glue
and start attaching to your branches.
And this is the final product.
Total cost of this project was $2.00 for the tissue paper.
This next project was a little more time consuming.
Spring mason jar dioramas.
I already had the tree jars and the first thing I did was paint the lids and I did add some little wood knobs I already had, which I painted apple green and glued to the lids.
I had purchased three glass candleholders from Dollar Tree a long time ago and using E6000 glue,
I attached them to the jars.
I did let them dry for a whole day, just in case :)
And then came the fun part, decorate them!
I put some moss on the bottom of each jar and added some little birds I already had.
I made a tiny banner out of craft paper in the same colors as the birds and I attached everything to two small pieces of branches from the boxwood bush that sits on my flower bed.
I did not want to use any glue inside the jar, so I am not going to lie, it did take me a looong while to get it to fit tight. Everything kept falling to the bottom of the jar. These little branches just did not know how hard headed Maria is. :)
Total cost of this project was zero for me since I used everything I already had.
I hope this post gives you a little inspiration to start making some easy and very economical Spring crafts.
I wish you all a very happy weekend.