Can you feel it? Spring is HERE!
Okay, spring might just be a date on a calendar and snow might still be coming our way, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start our spring projects now and hope for the best. Let’s talk about the top spring craft trends happening right now.
Easter is April 12 this year, and there are tons of cute ideas springing up. Paint an upside-down wineglass or a rectangular piece of wood white and add cut-out burlap ears on top. Paint a cute little face and you’ve got little bunnies to decorate the house with. Why not decorate the porch with floral displays and wreaths too, so that when guests come over for Easter dinner or the kids gather for an Easter egg hunt, everyone is greeted with a warm welcome? Use pallets or long boards to shape a bunny, then add egg planters. Enlist the kids to help paint carrot or bunny signs. Even make an Easter tree full of colorful eggs or a wreath that looks like a bird’s nest! Check out some more great ideas here: https://farmfoodfamily.com/best-easter-porch-decor-ideas/
Pastels seem to always be popular during the spring season, and it’s no different this time around. Pastel fabrics make a beautiful edition to all your projects, whether you’re making quilts, pillows, or cute stuffed animal crafts with the kids. Choose shades of periwinkle, mauve, tangerine, and lavender.
Flower motifs for your spring quilts are all the rage this year. They’re the perfect representation of hope and rebirth as plants start to come alive again in the spring. The trend goes over well for quilted table runners and bags too. Add some butterflies into the mix for an adorable baby quilt. Get some great ideas here: https://www.favequilts.com/Spring-Quilts/24-Sweet-Spring-Quilt-Patterns-and-Easter-Sewing-Projects
What do you plan on crafting this season?
This year my goal has been to clear up unfinished projects. I promised myself for every two completed projects from prior years I could start a new one. The three projects on top are old projects that were quilted (by me on my Juki Sewing machine) and bound in 2020. The quilt on the sofa was started and finished this year. I hemmed a pair of curtains too but decided that they didn’t count against my quilt top backlog. Because I was on a roll I prepared two more quilts for quilting this week. I don’t have sewing time planned until April but they are ready to go when I get a free minute.
I have done a lot in the past couple of years to organize my sewing supplies (more on that soon). I was weeks away from getting rid of this sheet pan rack when I saw that Victoria Findlay Wolfe was using one to organize her works in progress. This technique has helped tremendously. I can always see what needs to be finished. It is easy to move the trays around to prioritize what needs to be done. Wishing you creative days! Chris
Spring 2020 is all about upcycling by taking older things and making them new again. There’s no better crafting trend for spring! It’s never too early to start spring cleaning! When you do all that spring cleaning and organizing, you’ll find a bunch of old projects you haven’t thought about in months, or random supplies that you can use for new projects. Why not get started right now? As you prepare to work on your spring projects, you may as well take some time beforehand to clean and then organize all of your supplies.
In your cleaning, you may have found a slew of random keys that you haven’t used in years. Why not turn them into something useful, like an upcycled key rack? Just a piece of wood and some keys will come together to make a great addition to your wall, and the perfect place to hang your keys, jewelry, small bags, or pet leashes.
Image Credit: Lori Eanes https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/green-life/2014/03/hop-spring-these-10-diy-crafts
Paper Towel Roll Flowers
In your mad dash to clean everything in sight, you’ll probably go through a roll or two of paper towels. Don’t throw those leftover tubes out! You can make a variety of different flower shapes that add a nice rustic touch to your décor.
Image Credit: kolleenk https://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Towel-Roll-Flowers/
In your cleaning frenzy, did you stumble upon any random chopsticks leftover from Chinese takeout? Rather than leaving them in the drawer to take up space and jam up the drawer, make use of them by crafting a chopstick vase. Attach the chopsticks to a glass vase or jar for an elegant, sturdy vase.
Image Credit: Lori Eanes https://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Towel-Roll-Flowers/
As you clean, we also encourage you to finish any quilting projects that you encounter. If you don’t otherwise plan on finishing them, it’s time to donate them.