Spring is the perfect time to redecorate your house, to replace the old with the new. While the first inclination is to go shopping, there are plenty of ways to add little touches without spending all that much money, like through crafts. Here are five fun and crafty decorations you can make to help brighten up your house.
Pinecone Bird Feeder
All you need for this fun craft is a pinecone, ribbon, peanut butter, and birdseed. First, tie the ribbon around the top of the pinecone, making sure that you can use the ribbon to hang it. Next, spread peanut butter all over the pinecone, including in the cracks. Finally, roll the pinecone in birdseed and sprinkle some in so there is birdseed all over. Now your Pinecone Bird Feeder is ready to hang and feed the birds.
Scrabble Tile Coaster
This works best with a Scrabble game that may be missing a few pieces, or one that you found in a thrift shop. Glue sixteen Scrabble tiles together to form a large square. You can do random tiles for a silly coaster, or spell out words or phrases on the coaster to make it uniquely you.
Flower Pencil Topper
Cut a piece of paper in half, hot dog style. Decorate that piece of paper on both sides with markers, watercolors, glitter, whatever you feel like. Cut a series of slits into that piece of paper, making sure to leave an uncut strip on a long edge. Roll the paper around the top of the pencil, and tape the end. Push the pieces of paper out to make it look like a flower.
Faux Stained Glass Window
Tear up colored tissue paper into little square pieces. Take a sheet of wax paper, and spread a thin layer of white glue on it. Arrange the colored tissue paper on the glue, in a fun design or just random colors. Spread glue on another piece of wax paper and press on top. Cut out your design in a cool shape, then add a fun colored masking tape border.
Folding Paper Butterfly
Fold a piece of construction paper in half hamburger style. Using the folded edge as the middle, cut out half of a butterfly. Unfold it, and then decorate one half of the butterfly with goopy paints and glitter. Fold the butterfly in half again, and you are left with a perfectly symmetrical decorated butterfly.
Be sure to try out all these crafts, whether to decorate your house or just for fun. What was your favorite craft? Be sure to tell us in the comments.
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