Creative, one word that describes me. It sums me up so much. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t enjoy creating, coloring, painting, making or learning how to create with a new medium. It is so much fun! It’s definitely an outlet for me too. Creating keeps me sane. What I love even more about creating is sharing it with others. Several of you probably have something I made at one time or another. My mom’s house is like a gallery for all my years of creativity. Haha! She has gotten tons of my handmade gifts from me since I was little. Social media has brought a new way to share my creativity through Instagram and blogging, and I love using it to inspire others to get creative! So, let’s have some fun together! Shall we?
I thought a DIY Challenge would be an exciting way to share our creations through social media. I came up with five different ideas to guide you to create some seasonal decor for your home. If you’re a mom, you can include your kids if you want to, but it’s not required. Sometimes us mamas need some time alone. Haha! You might want to get together with friends to make a thing or two on the list. You can choose one thing to make, or create everything on the list. Print this image out and check off the items as you complete them if you like a checklist like me. It’s the perfect size to share in your stories on social media as well. Tag me, @annakateturner, in your creations and use #easterDIYchallenge, so I can share them as well. I have used Pinterest to create a board just for this challenge organized into the five categories to help you find inspiration without sorting through thousands of pins. Finally, here’s why I chose these five crafts.
- Decorate a Wreath. I could argue that a wreath is an essential item to have for seasonal decor. Wreaths can add color and personality to your front door. If you’re like me, I even have wreaths hanging on the wall in different places in my home. For budget-friendly wreaths, check out dollar tree for small sizes or use a coupon at your local craft store. Several wreath ideas here for you.
- Embellish a Basket. I’m drawn to baskets for some odd reason. Haha! There are so many uses and several ways to upcycle them. Decorating an Easter basket for your kids would certainly count, but there are lots of other ways to include baskets in your spring decor. Check thrift stores for cheap baskets to spruce up. Find my basket inspiration here.
- Color Eggs. Wood, plastic, foam, or real eggs- anything shaped like an egg counts. Color them any way you’d like. In Bullseye’s Playground at Target, there are several wood egg sets for less than $5. Or you can gather the kiddos and get creative with some boiled eggs. I found lots of creative egg ideas for you.
- Arrange Fresh Flowers. Why fresh flowers? Because you will LOVE having fresh spring flowers in your home. If you don’t have a vase, pick up one at Dollar Tree or use a vase alternative. Some alternatives I use are jars or pitchers. Anything that holds water. You can go fancy or simple. Fresh flowers don’t have to cost a lot either. Check your grocery store for lots of options. Find inspiration for fresh flowers here.
- Create a Garland. Garlands are so fun. They can be whimsical or classic. You can add TONS of colors or keep them neutral. Paper or felt are both inexpensive and easy to cut if you want a simple and quick garland. Pom poms and tassels will add great texture to your garland. I can’t wait to see what y’all make! Here are some garland ideas.
So, let’s spend April getting crafty together! CANNOT WAIT to see what y’all make. Tag me, so I don’t miss it and use the hashtag #easterDIYchallenge. I’ll be sharing what I make too, so follow or keep a check on the hashtag for more inspiration.
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I’ve also created an Amazon list of craft supplies if you need items sent to your door. Sometimes these are not the best prices, but they certainly are convenient.