Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Fun Spring Crafts

2 x 4 blocks:
I saw these 2 x 4 blocks from How Does She and loved them.  So much, that I prepped 50 sets of these for my MOPS group.  Call me crazy...but it's all worth it when I see how much fun would be non-crafters have creating something useful and cute for their homes!  If you want to make these, follow the wonderful tutorial found at How Does She.  I couldn't find the cute clips they use, so went with mini clothes pins.  I also opted for a non-St. Patrick's Day saying so I could use it next month also.

Here are a couple of my MOPS friends, Danika Demers and Danielle Bond with their blocks!

Julia asked if she could make some blocks for her room in pink.  How could I say no?  She loves all things crafty!

Subway Art:
These are everywhere in blog land!  This is the first one I have printed out, but may start printing more.  It's an easy and inexpensive way to decorate for a holiday or season.  I have many pinned in Pinterest.  Go check them out if you are looking for a fun one.  In the end, I decided on the one designed by Every Creative Endeavor.  I printed it out at Costco and slipped it into a frame I found at a garage sale for .50!  My husband is always asking me, "Why do you need another frame?"  Well, you just never know when you will need one, right!  I placed a few books under the frame to add some height and paired it with my only living plant, a Christmas Cactus.  My mom had a few of these when I was growing up, so they remind me of her and her love of plants.

Faux Vinyl Print:
One of my crafty friends had pinned this print from A Little Tipsy, to her St. Patty's pin board and it called my name.  Rather than putting this in a frame I decided to modge podge it to a scrap board and prop it next to a family photo.  Doesn't it look great?

I painted the sides of the board a dark green to go with the colors in the print.  Let the paint dry, then cover the top of the board with Modge Podge and gently lay the print down.  Smooth it out so there aren't any bubbles and let it dry.  Then paint over the print with another layer of Modge Podge.  This will give it a more finished look.  Now find the perfect spot to lean your board.

Fabric Covered Balls:
I first made these at a craft night hosted by Landee See Landee Do.  I had been following her blog for a while and then saw that she was local to Colorado!  My husband was a bit worried that I may be in danger, since I didn't know this blogger.  But really, do craft bloggers hurt other crafters.  I think it's a rule written in vinyl that we can create together safely!  I had a fantastic time, not to mention I was able to check out all of Landee's home projects first hand.

Materials: fun fabrics, styrofoam balls, scissors and pins

 Cut some strips of fabric and pint it to your ball.  Continue pinning until your ball is covered.  Then put them in a wire basket, glass bowl, vase or in my case a lantern.

Have fun and get crafting!

I am linking up at 52 MantelsThe 36th AvenueThe CSI ProjectEvery Creative Endeavor


  1. So cute!I want to make some. Thanks for linking up to The CSI Project! These are my favorite :)

    Dee, the CSI Girl

  2. I'm dropping by as the guest judge on The CSI Project this week. These are so cute! And I'm super impressed that you prepped 50 sets. I bet you got a huge variety in everyone's projects which is what makes this idea so great.

  3. These are SO cute!! I love them and love that you have a little crafting group...I might have to start one:)