Tag Archives: Outdoor Crafts

Kids’ Crafts: A Burst of Color

Whether you’re experiencing the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been having here in Portland or the strangely chilly weather in the NE these bright tie dye crafts are sure to be a crowd pleaser. Traditional tie dye can be kind of messy so I’d recommend a warm day in the backyard for those projects, but the Sharpie tie dye experiments and the tie dye clay can definitely be indoor activities as well. I hope you enjoy these Tie Dye favorites!

Clay is fun and easy to work with for kids and adults. The bright mix of colors is fun to create and use to decorate clay pots and coasters. These would also make great gifts for teachers and grandparents!

Polymer Clay Pot and CoastersBy Brittany Goldwyn

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Miniature Terra Cotta Flower Pot Wreath

By Guest Blogger Victoria from the blog Dazzle While Frazzled.

Check out Victoria’s colorful home decor projects, unique design flair and inspired craft ideas over on her blog!

DIY Miniature Flower Pot wreath by guest blogger Victoria from Dazzle While Frazzled

What better way to bring on the spring sun, warmer weather and the desire to plant some pretty flowers than with a miniature flower pot door wreath?

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Flower Pot Mushroom House

By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

Create a little toadstool house for your fairy garden this spring!

Create some magical little fairy houses to add a touch of whimsy to your yard or garden this spring.  These simple houses are a fun addition to a fairy garden, and are simple enough to make with the kids.  Make one, or make a whole village to place among the flowers!

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Terra Cotta Bird Feeder

Make a hanging bird feeder with a natural look with terra cotta clay!

I’ve had a hummingbird feeder on the window by my couch for about a year now, and I love spending weekend mornings with my coffee, my knitting, and my hummingbird friends. There’s also a tree right outside my window that has tons of activity that I love to watch. I decided to bring the other birds a little closer too with this homemade bird feeder.

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Kids’ Crafts: Flower Power

Here in Portland it’s the most beautiful time of year. Everything seems to be blooming at once. I know it won’t last forever, so we’re enjoying it while it lasts; going for nature walks, playing in the backyard, and taking lots of pictures of the beautiful flowers we find. Another way for the family to preserve some of the color and texture of spring is by using real flowers in our crafts projects with the kids.

This first project is a fresh take on a pressed flower craft kids can make using fallen flowers found in the neighborhood.

Dried Pressed Flowers SuncatchersIn the Playroom

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Nature Crafts

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With spring in full swing, I’m looking for any excuse to spend time in the beautiful weather. But I’m always looking for more time to spend crafting. This collection of crafts using products found in nature is the perfect solution. Spend some time outside gathering materials and create something beautiful!

Pinecone Wreath

Pinecone Flower Wreath

This wreath screams springtime for me with these flowers made from painted pinecones. In the northwest, we have plenty of these around any time of the year, it’s just a matter of going out for a fun walk.

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Pebble Fairy Mushrooms

By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

Create little mushrooms for your fairy garden with a DIY tutorial for all ages!

Make a little springtime magic with the kids by creating these sweet fairytale-like mushrooms for your potted plants or yard.

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