Ladybugs, thanks for popping in for my 2 quick spring crafts to do one of these idle quarantine afternoons. Chances are you will have some if not all the materials needed for the first project. And for the items you don’t have, I bet you could find something in your craft stash to sub in. Who doesn’t have an old frame, can of spray paint, some artificial flowers and a little ribbon?
The second project is probably more seasonal or holiday themed. You might not have orange napkins and green plastic cutlery, but this craft would be cute with any paper napkins, plastic ware and ribbon or twine. Maybe red napkins and black cutlery for a picnic?
I had fun making both projects and hope if you try them, you will, too.
2 Quick Spring Crafts for a Quarantine Afternoon
Before this whole Covid-19 business, I had such high hopes for spring and Easter. When the poppies began ‘popping’ out (yeah, I am still talking and thinking about them), I envisioned having photos taken in the fields with my grandbabies. We were looking forward to having Brennyn, Mustafa and Cady Coo come for a visit to meet Cami.
While putting together my spring decor, I discovered these versions of the same embellished frame project on…PINTEREST!! Do you still pin? I do, everyday. Follow me here.
But back to the project and Easter. I dreamed of taking Easter/spring photos in the poppies with all my family then framing them in my Easter/spring picture frames. That wasn’t to be.
I sent all my grandgirls Easter outfits. Then asked their mommies to take pictures of them in their new clothes. Nine year-old Cady is all about rompers and has the spankiest lil behind to put in them. Bought her 2 JCP rompers. This cold shoulder sage and pink one (my personal fave) and the one Cady liked best, an ivory blush jumpsuit with a dusty rose floral print. I bought Cia and Cami tie-dyed pieces from Target. For Lucia, a tie-dye skort and leggings and ice cream graphic tee. And a tulle skirt and tee for Cami. I knew my babies would be cute in their new duds and wanted to make these extra special frames to show case my cuties.
Here are my babies in their finery.
And here are the steps I took to make my spring crafts embellished frames.
Picture Frames Spring Craft Project
While I probably have at least a dozen empty frames tucked under the bed or in a drawer somewhere, I wanted frames I could paint and doll-up without feeling guilty. So I purchased 2 bargain-basement 4″ x 6″ frames at Walmart especially for this project. Here are the other supplies you need.
- spray paint in yellow and turquoise blue (or color of your choosing)
- spring decorations to embellish the frames: nest, eggs, artificial flowers, carrots, bows, tulle, lace, feathers
- scrap book paper, sheet music, or photographs cut to fit frame
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Wipe off frames to be sure they are dust and dirt free
- Spray with 2 coats of desired paint color and allow to dry completely
- Insert scrapbook paper, sheet music or photographs cut to fit frames. Until I had my grandgirls’ photos, I used scrapbook paper that looked like a handwritten journal entry in the blue frame. And scrapbook paper with a sheet music print for the yellow frame.
- Play with your embellishments until you have a pleasing arrangement that dresses up the frame but allows the photo inside the frame to still be seen.
- Adhere embellishments with hot glue.
When I finished the frames – or thought I had – I set them on my mantel. Decided the blue frame looked like something was missing. Woke up in the middle of the night thinking that feathers might be cute with the nest. First thing the next morning, I was digging through my box of library craft supplies for my feathers.
Finally, the frames were the way I liked them and then my daughters sent photos of my little angels in their Easter outfits.
Yup, I think the feathers were a good call. Seemed to balance the frames better. Boy, I love my babies.
My next spring crafts project is, I guess, primarily for Easter. But since we didn’t have our official Easter dinner yet…thanks, Covid-19…I am going to defrost the ham and turkey and prepare all the fixin’s the minute we can break quarantine. And won’t these little carrot cutlery packets be adorable?
Bet you can guess where I found this darling idea. But of course, here, on Pinterest.
- green plastic cutlery for carrots, or color of your choosing
- orange paper napkins
- terra cotta planter or primitive bowl or vase in which to display the ‘carrot cutlery’
- Place knife, then fork then spoon on top of one another and on top of and in the middle of napkin
- Make sure the tines of the fork stick out beyond the top of the knife and spoon
- Fold the bottom corner of the napkin below the handles of the cutlery up over the bottom end of the knife, fork and spoon
- Pull the left corner of the napkin over the silverware
- Wrap the silverware by rolling it inside the napkin
- Secure the wrapped cutlery with a length of twine tied around the bundle and tied in a bow
- Arrange carrot cutlery into a terra cotta planter, vase or basket
This was to have been my Easter table setting. Have temporarily put the paper plates and carrot cutlery away. But, believe you me, I will be pulling them back out to celebrate Easter and the end of quarantine as soon as the coast is clear.
Makes me smile! Looks so festive and happy. Found my paper plates at Dollar Tree, along with the green cutlery and orange napkins. My spring place mats are new this year from Kohls.
Before life returns to normal, whatever that will look like after Covid-19, I hope to paint some rocks to set about for others to find. If I get them done, will share here in an upcoming post. Also, want to snap some pics of my spring decorations to post. So, hope you will come back soon and check for those posts.
Mother’s Day Giveaway
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How have you been filling your idle hours? Have you completed any quick spring crafts projects? I know lots of folks have broken out their jigsaw puzzles. I have, too, but haven’t made much progress. Putting it on my to-do list for tomorrow.
Off to beddy bye. Hope you and your loved ones are staying home and staying well. Thank you for spending a few minutes of your day here with me.
Hugs and kisses,