Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A Little Springtime Crafts Inspiration

Spring is in the air, the birds are chirping, the forsythia is bursting with yellow buds and the daffodils are blooming.

I couldn't be happier.

It was a very LONG winter this year and I'm so happy it's finally over. At least I hope it's over. In New England you can still get snow in the end of April and May. So, I've got my fingers crossed. Hopefully I haven't jinxed it just by mentioning that dreaded S-N-O-W word. With my luck I probably have.

The feel of Spring in the air always invigorates me for crafting and creating delightful cheery crafts. Then again, if you're a follower of my Linda's Blog you know that it doesn't take much to get my mo jo going for crafts just about any time of the year.

When it comes to Spring I love creating beautiful spring silk floral arrangements and wreaths and have made many of these over the years.

One of my favorite Spring silk florals is an arrangement I take out every year that I created about twenty years ago and is shown in the picture above. I made it using a small blue ceramic pot with blue silk floral roses, white azalia, and beautiful delphinium blue flowers. Lots of green leaves were added for fill.

It looks as good now - twenty years later - as it did when I first made it. That's the beauty of silk floral. They never deteriorate.  And, if you're careful when putting them away and storing them in the off seasons they'll last for decades.

This is where my baby sister, who is an amazing gardener, would add, "that may be true, but they can't compete with the real blue delphiniums in my garden!"  She's right about that.  There is no comparison to Mother Nature's beauty. However, silk florals never give you poison ivy - which my gardens always did.

Two years ago when I was creatiing needle felted art dolls I decided to create several flower fairies. It was springtime when I was working on my needle felted dolls so I shouldn't have been surprised with an urge to create something with flowers and gardens. Flower fairies were perfect. If you'd like to read my post about them please click here.

I also love creating painted birdhouses with little birds and silk floral decorations like the picture collage above. I made these back in 2002 when I was in a painted birdhouse phase and have been trying to find the time to create some how-to's on them. Hopefully, I'll be able to create those sometime soon.  

I also love adding wonderful Spring time craft tutorials that I find from all the talented crafters on the web to my Spring Craft Tutorials, Video's, Patterns and How-To's board on Pinterest.

There's over 150 pins on this board and it is filled with adorable tutorials for creating birdhouses, flowers, wreaths, bunnies, topiaries, floral decorations and so much more.   Of course, I want to make all of them, but that's not going to happen so instead I visit from time to time just for the springtime inspiration.

I hope you enjoy some of the spring seasonal crafts tutorials, video's and how-to's I have found.

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