Monday, 14 March 2016

Free Spring Craft Ideas: Butterflies, Flowers, Bunnies and More!

If you're in the mood for some spring-themed crafting, here are lots of free tutorials to keep you busy...

Make a butterfly mobile from felt + felt beads, or brightly coloured card:

http://bugsandfishes.blogspot.co.uk/2009/02/how-to-butterfly-mobile.html

Use card to make butterfly napkin rings and other pretty accessories for a spring tea party:

http://bugsandfishes.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/how-to-butterfly-napkin-rings.html

Make a statement with big butterfly brooches, embellished with embroidery, sequins or mini buttons...

http://bugsandfishes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/how-to-felt-butterfly-brooches.html

Or use felt and pairs of matching buttons to make these simple butterfly brooches:

http://bugsandfishes.blogspot.co.uk/2009/01/how-to-butterfly-brooches.html

Decorate with doilies and butterfly shapes cut from sugar paper - make a big butterfly curtain like mine, or a smaller spring mobile. Doilies and butterflies are also a great combo for spring gift wrapping.

http://bugsandfishes.blogspot.co.uk/2009/02/butterflies-for-spring.html

Sew a folk-inspired floral brooch from felt and fabric:

 http://bugsandfishes.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/how-to-felt-fabric-flower-brooch.html

 Use felt, pretty washi tape and a mini button to make a sweet and simple flower card:

http://bugsandfishes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/diy-felt-flower-card.html

 Stitch a flower in bright spring colours using this flower embroidery pattern:

http://bugsandfishes.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/free-flower-embroidery-pattern.html

Make a leafy felt brooch to pin to your jacket or spring sweater:

http://bugsandfishes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/how-to-felt-spring-leaves-brooch.html

Wish someone luck with a felt four-leaf clover:

http://bugsandfishes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/diy-lucky-four-leaf-clover-card.html

Or send a spring "hello!" with this simple leaf card:

http://bugsandfishes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/how-to-leaf-card.html

Sew a whole set of bunnies from pastel felt...

http://bugsandfishes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/guest-post-felt-spring-bunnies-tutorial.html

... and use them to decorate a happy spring wreath:

http://bugsandfishes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/guest-post-spring-bunny-wreath-tutorial.html

You could also make bunnies from card, with this bunny gift box tutorial I designed for Tesco Living.

If you're stuck indoors because of spring showers, why not make a cute raincloud mobile? Or a cloud brooch!


If you've got a friend who's feeling under the weather thanks to a spring cold, make them a card to say "get well soon"...

http://bugsandfishes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/diy-get-well-soon-card.html

... and if you really want to cheer them up, make them a rainbow box filled with sunshine!

http://bugsandfishes.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/how-to-make-box-of-sunshine.html

And last but by no means least, sew Mr & Mrs blackbird from felt - these would make cute brooches or little ornaments:

http://bugsandfishes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/how-to-make-pair-of-felt-blackbirds.html

Follow the links to find each tutorial.You'll find lots more free step by step projects and crafty ideas in my tutorial archive. Happy crafting! :)

P.S. For even more projects, try my booksSuper-Cute Felt includes lots of spring designs to make from felt, including pansy hair clips, a bird on a branch necklace, a bunny brooch and a butterfly cushion:

http://bugsandfishes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html

And in Super-Cute Felt Animals you'll find Boris the beautiful butterfly, Richard the colourful rabbit, Sheelagh the shy sheep, and a whole family of chickens:

http://bugsandfishes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html

2 comments:

Cream Linen said...

Excellent post !!!
Thank you very much for all these really good and easy to make ,beautiful ideas!
Happy Easter.
Tina x

BugsandFishes said...

Thanks for your comment, Tina! Happy crafting :)

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