I don't know about you, but I am in a super happy mood today, and it's because today marks the last day of Winter! (And, well, I'm listening to Voxtrot, but they just make it super happy). In celebration of the upcoming season, I dug up a bunch of crafts to inspire you! Hopefully they'll get you so excited that you ignore Spring Cleaning until summer and you get creative instead!
CHOCOLATE EGGS BY MARTHA STEWART | Say you want about Martha, but her staff... now they are awesome. When they developed this Chocolate Egg how-to with simulated Robin's Eggs, they tugged at my heart strings and appealed to my ever-present love of brown and blue together. We can't forget the chocolate aspect, either, or course! This crafty recipe makes a great springtime present for friends or co-workers and can also be a great surprise for your guests after an Easter meal.
PRESSED FLOWER SOAP BY TEACHSOAP.COM | A very cute idea for gifts or for a little spring time relaxation (and indulgence!) for yourself. To prevent browning if you are planning to use them later (rather than sooner), I might even consider drying them properly and using petals rather than pressing them.
FABRIC FLOWERS AT WISE CRAFT | These are too cute! Using simple techniques and a snazzy template that is provided, you can make your own fabric flowers. Sew them onto a bag, or glue it to a pin backing (as shown) - this project has a number of uses when a creative mind is working on it!
TERRARIUM MAKING AT MIGHTY GIRL | Terrariums are the essential gardener's tool for those, like me, who are resigned to life in an apartment - at least for the time being. I used to make some with my father in fish bowls, but these are so much cooler! Maggie uses awesome antique apothecary jars (I love those - any excuse to use them is GREAT in my book!) and cacti to make an amazing mini garden. She's got a lot of pointers and (mistakes to avoid) to make yours fabulous.