Spring-Inspired Foam Wreath

Designer: Jan Carlson

Inspired by springtime renewal, this moss-covered wreath starts with a foam base.


Materials:

  • 14″-diameter plastic-foam wreath
  • Preserved sheet moss: natural green
  • Reindeer sheet moss: chartreuse and basil-green
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  • 212“-wide decorative ribbon: faux bark with moss
  • 14“-wide double-stick tape (such as Scor-Tape)
  • Double-sided cardstock: light purple small dot, dark purple small dot, light green small dot, newsprint, light green large dot, light purple large dot, dark purple large dot
  • 314×5″ wooden plaque with jute hanger
  • Spray paint: hammered metallic silver
  • Sticker letters

1. Cover foam wreath with preserved sheet moss using hot glue. Glue small patches of chartreuse and basil-green reindeer sheet moss on top of the preserved sheet moss as desired.

2. Determine length of hanging ribbon. Cut decorative ribbon to determined length and loop the ribbon through the wreath at the top. Secure ribbon ends together with double-stick tape.

3. Referring to “How to Make a Paper Flower”, below, and the patterns here, make one light purple small dot flower, one dark purple small dot flower, and one light green small dot flower. Cut three leaves from light green small dot. Glue the flowers and the leaves to the top of the wreath, atop the hanging ribbon.

4. Print butterfly patterns here; cut out. Cut two large butterflies from desired cardstock. Fold each wing at the body. Adhere two butterflies together using a small piece of double-stick tape.

5. Cut six small butterflies from desired patterned paper. Fold each wing at the body. Adhere three butterflies together using double-stick tape. Repeat to make a total of two small butterflies.

6. Hot-glue butterflies to wreath as desired.

7. Remove jute hanger from wooden plaque. Spray-paint plaque with hammered metallic silver paint; let dry.

8. Adhere sticker letters to plaque to spell the word Grow. Add brackets around the word and add dots from the letter i‘s on the sticker sheet to the corners of the plaque.

9. Tie jute onto wooden plaque. Hot-glue the jute to the inside of the wreath so the plaque dangles in the round opening.


How To Make A Paper Flower:

 

1. Trace the flower pattern found here onto a 6″ square of double-sided patterned cardstock.

2. Cut out the wavy spiral on the drawn lines.

3. Roll up the spiral, starting from the outside and working toward the center. Secure the base of the flower with a large dab of hot glue.

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Craft your way to a hoppy Easter with egg-cellent projects! Decorate eggs with a twist. Paint them and add trendy phone icons, glue bright pom-poms to them, or decoupage them with tropical leaves. Decorate your home for the season with colorful button egg art, a gorgeous wreath featuring eggs, or wall art using an embroidery hoop and ribbon strips. A paper egg place setting and honeycomb egg garland are the perfect additions to Easter brunch. Give the gift of fabric strip eggs or felt eggs for ornaments that guests will love taking home.

Spring Basket Wreath

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Designer: Elizabeth Stumbo

 

Weave ribbon into a spring basket wreath for your front door!

 

Materials:

  • 14″ foam wreath form
  • 1-1/2″-wide burlap ribbon (at least 6 yards)
  • Dressmaker pins
  • 1– 3-1/2×10-1/2″ rectangle of dark green cardstock
  • 1– 3-1/2×10-1/2″ rectangle of light green cardstock
  • Adhesive glue dots
  • 1-1/2″-wide pastel stripe ribbon

 

Assemble the Wreath:

1. Wrap the top half of the foam wreath form with burlap ribbon. Secure ends with pins.

2. Cut remaining burlap ribbon into six — 16″ strips and six — 12″ strips.

3. Lay the burlap ribbon 16″ strips across the bottom front of the wreath. Pin ends to back side of wreath. (This should cover the bottom half).

4. Weave the burlap ribbon 12″ strips between the pieces added in Step 3 to get a basket weave look. Pin bottom ends to the back side of the wreath. Secure top ends to the back with adhesive glue dots.

5. Cut fringe into one long edge of both cardstock pieces to make grass. Layer the grass pieces, offset them slightly, and glue together.

6. Add adhesive glue dots to the bottom front edge of the grass. Adhere the grass to the back of the wreath, so the grass peeks out from the top of the burlap basket.

7. Using the pastel ribbon, tie a bow to the basket handle to complete the wreath.

 


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Bunny Treat Bag

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Inspired by Rudolph Treat Bags from designer Lisa Storms

 

Fill this cute felt bunny with candy treats for an Easter surprise!

 

Materials:

  • Crafts felt: two pieces of white and one pink
  • Fabric glue
  • Gray embroidery floss
  • 1–1″ pink pom-pom
  • 2–10×13 millimeter oval googly eyes
  • Sewing machine
  • Bunny pattern (get the pattern here)

 

Assemble the Treat Bag:

1. Download and print the bunny pattern, found above.

2. Layer two pieces of white felt on top of each other. Trace the bunny pattern onto the felt and cut around the pattern.

3. Cut two bunny ear centers from pink felt.

4. Using gray embroidery floss and a straight stitch, add whiskers to the center of one bunny shape. Refer to photo above for placement.

5. Pin the felt bunny shapes together. Sew around the felt shapes using a 3/8″ seam allowance, leaving the area between the ears open.

6. Glue the pink pom-pom and the goggly eyes to finish the bunny face.

 


 

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Easter Egg Wall Art

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Make easy Easter wall art with pastel ribbon! The oversize hoop makes for larger-than-life decor for standout spring style.

 

 

Materials:

  • 18×27″ wooden quilt hoop
  • Ribbons in various widths and colors
  • Adhesive of your choice (we used glue dots)

 

Remove the outer hoop of the quilt hoop and set aside. Working from the center out, add lengths of ribbon to the inside quilt hoop, adhering the ends to the hoop using adhesive. We added rickrack accents to the wider ribbon for more texture. Hang for a pretty Easter decoration!

 


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