30 Plus Free Spring Crochet Patterns

30 Plus Free Spring Crochet Patterns from @savedbylovesThe fact that winter is coming to an end doesn't mean it's time to put away the yarn. Today's round-up is full of beautiful free spring crochet patterns. You'll find everything from Easter decor to spring scarves and more. Enjoy!

50 Plus Awesome Ribbon Crafts

50 Best DIY Ribbon Crafts @savedbylovesIf you are obsessed with ribbons like me, you will love today's round-up. Read on for over 50 ribbon crafts, including holiday projects, DIY home decor, kids crafts and more! If you want your ribbon project included, leave a link to your tutorial in the comments.

Upcycle Wine Bottles to Terrarium Wonderlands

Wine-Bottle-Terrarium-Photo Do you love eco-friendly crafts?  How about succulent plants?  Combine the two by creating your own whimsical land of tiny garden fairies, mushrooms, moss and more with this DIY terrarium wine bottle world.  This project is simple is completed using artificial moss and succulents for those of us with less than a green thumb.  What great gifts, home décor and centerpieces for your woodland themed birthday party these would make!

SUPPLIES:

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 -Cut wine bottles with varying heights (See How to Cut Wine Bottles)

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-Artificial Moss

-Various artificial succulents

-Hot glue gun and sticks

-mini mushrooms, fairies and gnomes (found in most hobby stores for doll houses and miniature trains)

-Glass knobs or big glass prism or crystal beads

-E6000

-Latex or nylon gloves are optional

-Various round objects for the base of your wine bottle cloches; jar lids, candle lids, etc.

 TUTORIAL:

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 Clean the surface of your cloche base and begin hot gluing your moss and filler.

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 Build with layers, adding miniatures and succulents.

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  When you are satisfied with your scene, place your cut wine bottle cloche top over the tiny world you created.  You can glue this if you would like.  I left mine removable so I could change things later.

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To add a special touch, use E6000 to glue a knob or glass bead to the top.

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EXTRA TIPS

○ Cut the metal threading  off of antique flea market drawer pull using bolt cutters, for a flat surface you can glue onto the top of your cloche.

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DIY Patriotic Paint Chip Paper Hydrangeas

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Show your American, upcycling spirit with this patriotic paint chip hydrangea craft!  These make a lovely centerpiece for your summer festivities and Fourth of July party tablescape.  This is a craft the kids can help with for some creative family time during school break.

Patriotic Paper Hydrangea Paint Chip Craft

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DIY Paper Hydrangeas

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What is better than a bouquet of fresh hydrangeas?  A bouquet of paper hydrangeas that don't ever wilt!  Today I am sharing with you this easy, however time consuming, paper hydrangea tutorial.  I am going to be upfront here... this project to me way longer than I expected.  That said, it is a perfect way to keep creative while chilling in front of your favorite t.v. series.  I used a Sizzix die for my project, but Lia Griffith has a great Paper Hydrangea Printable Template and DIY that I featured at Printable Decor recently.

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I used wonderful filter paper that I got from Materials for the Arts in Bloomington.  If you are a crafter/artist and don't have a relationship with your local recycling center, you could be missing out big time!

imageI die cut the petals with my Sizzix Lilac Die and colored them with distress markers. For a watercolor effect I painted over the marker with a wet paintbrush. You could use watercolor or acrylics too.

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I followed Lia's tutorial linked above to assemble my flowers. Holy ninjas, that took forever. It was totally worth it though. Papercrafting tutorial paper hydrangeas

For more paper flower tutorials and awesomeness, visit our 50+ DIY Paper Flowers Roundup;

50 Plus Gorgeous DIY Flowers to Make

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Whether you are decorating for a DIY Wedding, spring our summer party, or simply want to make your space more beautiful, this roundup of DIY paper flower tutorials is a great place to start!  We have gathered our 50+ favorite handmade paper flowers from all around, and you are sure to find what you need to add some zero maintenance, everlasting floral decor to any occasion.  Enjoy!

Easy DIY Mother’s Day Gift Idea

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Hello! Colleen here, with a way to decorate a totebag that will make it worthy of gift-giving. You do realize that Mother's Day is right around the corner, right? I know! With Easter being so late in April, we have to really move fast if we want to give any handmade gifts to the moms in our lives. No worries because this happens to be a fast project. And cute too.

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You only need a few supplies -

  • Tulip Fabric Markers (available at craft stores and Walmart)
  • a paintbrush
  • a totebag (this is a shopping bag from the Dollar Store)
  • a pattern
  • a piece of cardboard to fit inside the tote

While this tutorial is for a totebag you could also use the markers on almost any fabric. Tee shirts are cute too. However, I made this for my own mother who can always use another totebag.

I've provided the Hydrangea in a Teacup pattern for you to download. If you'd like, I have other patterns that are free to download too. Most of them would work fine for this project.

tea-time-totebag After you print your pattern, place it on top of the cardboard and slide it into the totebag. This prevents the markers from seeping to the backside as well as holds the pattern a little more stable.

You could also iron the pattern onto the shiny side of a piece of freezer paper, then iron that to the tote or tee shirt to prevent slipping. However, make sure you do a test for iron safeness on any shopping bags. The one I used above needed a press cloth between it and the iron.

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Now all you need to do is outline the pattern with your choice of colors.

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You can mix more than one color too.

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This was the finished design after outlining with purple, pink, and a few green dots in the center for the hydrangea buds.

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Dampen your paintbrush with a little water and go over the marker lines. The more water you use, the more of the markers will blend. The less water, the more defined the lines will be.

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You can do a little of both - leave some outlining and blend other parts. There is no right or wrong way to do this.

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You can fill in the pattern completely or leave spaces for the totebag to show thru.

It's a great kids' project too. If they're too young to outline, they would still love to grab a paintbrush and "paint" a present for Mom or Gramma, wouldn't they?

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Isn't this a great craft for Mother's Day? Or any other day, actually.

If you use the markers on a shirt, they're washable after drying 24 hours. To be on the safe side, I think I'd heatset them anyway with an iron, although the instructions don't mention that.

Have fun with this! I hope you'll stop by Just Paint It and say hi one of these days. I'm always painting . . . or drawing with markers! You can also find me on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram too.

Happy Crafting!

Colleen

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Over 50 Amazing Spring Decor Ideas

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This has been one long, cold and snowy winter.  Are you ready for spring?  Today I am sharing 50 of the best DIY spring decorating projects out there.  I hope you are inspired to usher in the spring.   It is coming, truly!

Make a Cool Wreath From Fabric Scraps

Hi everyone! It's Vidya from Whats Ur Home Story. Great to back here sharing an exciting project!

Don't know about y'all but after all the cold and snow this winter I'm so ready for Spring! I know we have got over a month to go but no harm in pretending that it is already Spring around here especially when you have this bright and cheery wreath made out of fabric scraps and felt flowers hanging on your front door.

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Other than buying a fake fern sprig from Micheals I didn't spend a penny to make this beauty. The chevron fabric scraps are from a chair makeover while the vintage lace I salvaged from a neighbor's trash. The yellow felt strips for the flowers are leftovers from my felt circles pillow, †the other pieces of felt from my handmade Christmas ornament project. The wreath frame is the same one I used to make my Magnolia wreath.

Materials

Foam Wreath form Fake Greenery Fabric Scraps Felt flowers (I made them using this tutorial.) Hot Glue Gun Scissors A small pieces of poster board 2 Pipe cleaners

 

 

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Tutorial

  • Before you start try wrapping the fabric scraps around the wreath form to see if you have the required length to cover the form. Nothing fancy just some slopping wrapping would do. All you are trying to gauge is how much fabric you need. Also place your flowers on the wreath to get an idea of their layout.

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  • Now that you have your pattern figured out start by hot gluing one end of your fabric scrap to the underside of the foam and wrap tightly as you go. If your scrap is not long enough just end it on the back of the foam and start with a new piece. Hot glue the other end. Start with the next scrap in this case, the vintage lace.†I liked the look of the lace over the chevron fabric so I made sure that I started the 2nd chevron wrapping before I hot glued the other end of the lace.

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  • For the flowers, trace the wreath form (where the flowers are supposed to go) onto a piece of poster board, cut out, and glue the flowers in the layout that you liked from Step 1.

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  • Hot glue the pipe cleaners to the back of the poster board at places where the weight of the flowers would be the most. Ideally you should use pipe cleaners that would match your fabric but black is all I had on hand.

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  • Glue the fake leaves to your poster board too. Now attach the poster board 'flower piece' to the wreath by tightening the pipe cleaners. And there you have it, your fabric scraps Spring wreath.

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Are you ready for Spring too? do you usually make Spring Wreaths?

For more easy DIY ideas stop by†Whats Ur Home Story†or follow me via†Facebook,†Pinterest,†Twitter, G+ or†Instagram.

How to Print on Burlap with Free Spring Printable and DIY

[pinit]DIY how to print on Burlap with free Printable wall art @savedbyloves[pinit]

Hi there everyone!
I'm so happy to be back chattin' with you!
Do you love the look of burlap prints?
If you do, this is your lucky day because I'm going to teach you how
to make your very own right in the comfort of your home!
Honestly, this whole project took me less than 15 minutes to make
and I absolutely adore it!

SUPPLIES:

-burlap
-card stock
-scissors
-home printer
-spray adhesive

TUTORIAL:

DIY Burlap Printable-Supplies Needed
You first step is to cut your burlap to the same size as your card stock.
Spray the card stock with your adhesive and then apply your burlap on top.
 Press down and make sure that there are no lose ends.
How to print on burlap
Now it's time to insert the burlap into the printer.
You want to make sure the burlap in on the side that will be printed on.
For my printer, I placed it in upside down.
(Please ignore the dust on my printer. Dusting is not my favorite activity!)
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If you would like to print my quote, 
just right click on the image below and save to your computer.
Printing on burlap at home Then it's time to print your design or quote.
 I chose this quote because I thought it was beautiful
and I knew I had the perfect burlap accessory to go along with it. 🙂
Now sit back and watch your fabulous art appear.
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Once it's done printing some tutorials may tell you to remove the card stock.
But I won't. Nope.
I am going to use the card stock to give my burlap some support for when I frame it.
I didn't want my printable behind glass because I wanted to accessorize
with some pretty burlap flowers.
So I placed the burlap print in the frame first and placed the glass behind.
To add my flowers, I simply used my glue gun.
And that was it.
Can you believe how easy that is?
I know right. I better go stock up on ink because I am going to be
a burlap printing fool!  🙂
 Are you addicted to burlap like I am? I hope you enjoyed this easy burlap craft.  If you would like to see more of my projects or keep up with my latest updates, follow me on FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+ or Instagram.
 

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