To make flowers of this spring bouquet first you have to cut a long strip of yellow crepe paper almost 1.5 inches wide. Cut a 2 inches piece from the strip, twist it in the centre and then fold it in half as shown. This will be a single petal of the flower. Make more petals in the same manner. Then cut a small piece from the strip cut earlier and make cuts in it as shown in step 6. Wrap the fringe around a crafting wire and secure with a green thread. Start fixing petals over it and as you fix each petal secure with a green thread as shown in step 8. Cut an almost half inch wide long strip of green crepe paper and apply glue on its one end. Start wrapping it starting from the base of the flower till the end of the wire.
Make more flowers in the same way and you can use an assortment of colors too. Happy crafting!
Here’s a fantastic, easy idea we just came across – how to use eggshells to plant seeds. I love this one. There are numerous benefits to this idea:
1) You don’t have to uproot the seeds when it comes to time to plant them out – simply crack the shells and the roots will grow through! This saves you from potentially damaging the young seedlings – and the shells will break down.
2) The eggshells are biodegradable, so there is no waste.
3) The seeds benefit from the nutrients in the eggshells. Eggshell contains a good quantity of bioavailable minerals – especially calcium; a mineral that is not only essential for humans, but essential to all stages of plant growth.
4) You don’t have to use plastic pots, so it’s eco-friendly! Another win for the zero-waste home
Spring forward and fall back in love with warm weather style! Chloé is one of our favorite go-to’s for whimsical yet structured looks, and we’ve had our DIY eye on this season’s midriff bearing tank. Its simple structure and embellished arrows point toward the perfect project, so we teamed up with our friends at Who What Wear to make this equally chic creation.
To create: Use a measuring tape to determine the desired length of the beaded trim, on yourtank top. Trim four strips, leaving an extra 3” on each to allow for it to wrap onto the back of the top. Glue two strips of trim on either shoulder with fabric glue. Embellish the middle of the strips with gems and use excess materials to create an arrow.
Spring Rainbow Push-Up Pop Cupcakes | Cookies & Cups
Cupcakes are so easy to make and serve for parties but there’s nothing worse than picking up half eaten cupcake wrappers (or if you’re my niece, cupcakes that have had the icing licked off). Step in push-pop cupcakes! How cool are these?! And the best part is that they can be re-used. So pretty in Spring colours but you can make them in any cupcake flavour combo. Etsy of course has quite a few sellers who stock them but check eBay too. Now I’m really craving a chocolate cupcake…
Nothing’s more radiant than a little gradient, so fade into Spring and tone up your wardrobe with a look that’s anything but shady. The ombre trend has spread from tresses to dresses, as seen in this season’s to-dye-for designs from Band of Outsiders, Theyskens’ Theory and Margiella. Tell your own short story by adding a splash of color to j’amazing lace!
To create: Start at the hem of your shorts and spray black fabric paint about four inches up. Add extra coats of paint closer to the hem, keeping the top clean and paint-free. Use a piece of paper to repel and block paint as you work your way up. Continue spraying, concentrating more on the bottom, until you achieve the desired ombre effect. Repeat on the reverse side, then hang until completely dry.