How to Make Spring Crafts

Three Methods:Incorporating Flowers Into Your CraftsCrafting Fun VasesCreating Crafts for the Home

Spring is a time for cleaning and resetting your home after a long winter. And there’s no better way to add some flair to your domicile than by trying out some new spring crafts. Even if you’re not a naturally patient or creative person, there’s sure to be a spring craft that will work perfectly for you and your home.

Method 1
Incorporating Flowers Into Your Crafts

  1. 1
    Create a planter out of a colander. Wrap twine around the handle of the colander, making sure to wrap the twine tightly to avoid gaps. Secure the twine by tying it and adding a little glue. Repeat the same process on the colander’s other handle.[1]
    • Place sheet moss inside the colander to line it.
    • Fill the colander with potting soil, then plant ferns and pansies inside.
    • Attach four lengths of twine to the colander handles, then use the twine to hang the colander in a sunny spot.
  2. 2
    Make a door display with old boots. To complete this project, you will need a pair of old rain boots, a metal grommet, some burlap ribbon and two cylindrical vases. Install a grommet into the back of each boot, using a hammer.[2]
    • Thread a piece of burlap ribbon through both grommets.
    • Place a 3-inch-wide vase in each boot and fill the vases with flowers.
    • If the vases seem unstable, pack the bottom of the boots with tissue paper.
    • Tie the ends of the ribbon into a knot, then hang the display from a nail in your front door.
    • Grommets can be purchased at any hardware store.
  3. 3
    Sew a sachet out of a handkerchief. Take a handkerchief and use sewing scissors to cut out a four-inch square. Place the square pattern side up, then fold three of the corners inward, towards the square’s center.[3]
    • Sew the three sides together to create a pouch that looks like an envelope.
    • Turn the sachet inside out and press it with an iron.
    • Sew a button on the flap (this will be strictly decorative).
    • Pour dried lavender or other dried flowers into the pouch, then sew the flap shut.

Method 2
Crafting Fun Vases

  1. 1
    Make vintage vases. For this project, you will need nine vintage milk bottles and gardener’s twine. Line up the nine bottles in three rows of three. Wrap the twine around the bottles twice to attach them to each other.[4]
    • Tie the ends of twine together in a nice bow.
    • Place two or three flowers in each vase and use the arrangement as a centerpiece.
    • Make sure the milk bottles are all the same size.
  2. 2
    Turn old Mason jars into gilded vases. For this project, you’ll need several mason jars (size doesn’t matter), a foam brush, adhesive and sheets of gold leaf. Apply adhesive to each of the jars in small, random patches.[5]
    • Wait 30 minutes for the adhesive to turn clear.
    • Press the sheets of gold leaf onto the jars. Rub away any excess leafing with a paper towel.
    • All of the materials for this project can be purchased at a craft store.
  3. 3
    Use a doily to dress up a vase. Start by wrapping a doily around a vase (make sure the doily is wrapped tight). Use sewing scissors to remove any excess fabric, then sew the doily around the vase, making sure it fits snugly.[6]
    • Use a clear glass for a more elegant looking vase.
    • Try using a blue glass vase paired with a off-white handkerchief for a more modern take on this project.
    • Fill the vase with flowers and use it to brighten up your kitchen.

Method 3
Creating Crafts for the Home

  1. 1
    Transform a Mason jar into a soap dispenser. Start by measuring the center of the jar’s lid; mark the center of the jar with a pen. Take a ½” high-speed drill bit and drill a hole in the center of the jar lid (make sure the hole is big enough to fit a pump from a soap dispenser).[7]
    • Pour liquid soap into the jar, put the lid back on and place the pump inside the hole.
    • You can use scissors to trim the bottom of the pump if it’s too long for the jar.
    • Soap dispenser pumps can be purchased online, or recycled from old soap dispensers.
  2. 2
    Make a table runner out of handkerchiefs. Start by measuring the length of the table you want to cover (add a couple of inches on each side so the runner has some overhang). For an 82-inch-long table, use ten 12-inch handkerchiefs.[8]
    • Place two handkerchiefs pattern side down and pin them together so the edges have 3/8” worth of overlap.
    • Stitch the handkerchiefs together.
    • Repeat this process until all the handkerchiefs have been attached to form one long runner.
  3. 3
    Make a napkin ring out of a bandana. Cut a colorful bandana into 6 x 9 inch strips (you will get a different number of strips depending on the size of the bandana). Take each strip and fold it lengthwise into thirds, then do the same thing widthwise.[9]
    • Sew a button on each bandana strip, approximately 1 inch from the edge.
    • Cut a buttonhole using scissors on the opposite end of the strip.
    • Loop the bandana strip around a rolled up white napkin and button the strip to secure it in place.


  • Before heading out to the store to stock up for your project, look around your house. You may have some of the materials already.

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