20 Spring Craft Project Ideas

Welcome to the season of renewal and creativity! With spring in full bloom, it’s the perfect time to indulge in some crafting fun. Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or just looking for a new hobby, we’ve curated an exciting list of 20 spring-themed craft project ideas to spark your imagination. From colorful floral projects to adorable home decorations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy as we celebrate the beauty and vibrancy of this wonderful season. So grab your supplies, roll up your sleeves, and let’s dive into these delightful DIY projects that will add a touch of springtime charm to your home!

Hand Sew Springtime Bunny and Carrot Softies

In this class, Alison shares her method for hand-stitching a sweet little bunny with a companion carrot softie. Only a few stitches are required to complete these adorable dolls – satin stitch, running stitch, and blanket stitch – and Alison shares tips for how to work the stitches successfully. Templates are provided to make a large and small bunny, both of which are sewn exactly the same way. Have fun stitching up a little springtime bunny family, and don’t forget to sew a carrot or two for them to munch on while you’re at it.

Embroidered Heirloom Napkins

These embroidered napkins serve as a sentimental record of everyone who has gathered around your table for special meals and holidays. Rebecca shows you what kind of tools to use to gather signatures, and how to embroider those signatures or drawings onto napkins so they can be washed and used and cherished for years to come. 

Botanical Boughs for All Seasons

Looking for a bit of seasonal foliage to greet you at your front door? In this class, Cobrina of Creativebug shows you how using fresh, dried, or faux leaves and flowers can create a simple bough for your door or anywhere in your home. She demonstrates two of her favorite ways to hang these lovely sprigs – a simple upside-down bouquet hung by a ribbon, as well as one that uses branches to make a triangle shape, creating a more modern feel. Whether you collect foliage from the outdoors or want to use a beautifully fading bouquet, these botanical boughs are easy to update and refresh throughout the seasons.

Wool Felting: Make a Woodland Celebration Crown

You have just entered a storybook land filled with colorful flowers, fairytale toadstools, sweet forest mice, and happy snails – all made with fluffy felt. Melissa of Hex House Crowns is a fiber artist and hand-work teacher, and she loves working with wool felt because it’s soft and fuzzy and easy to transform into whatever you wish. In this class, learn how to make a felted woodland celebration crown. You’ll get to know your needle felting tools by starting with a landscape for your woodland scene: wispy clouds in the sky and soft grass on the ground. Then Melissa shows how to create more three-dimensional shapes as you needle felt an amanita mushroom and a cute mouse. You can use these skills to add flowers, trees and any other friends that you can dream up. While assembling the crown, decide whether to make ribbon ties or a fabric-covered elastic band for your closure. Whoever wears this crown will look like forest royalty, friend to all animals, and you will feel like a maker of magic.

Intuitive Mark Making

Take an experimental approach to creating abstract art with intuitive painter Flora Bowley. In this quick class, you’ll learn how to use nontraditional “tools” – like Gerber daises, mushrooms, and celery – to make unique marks with acrylic paint. Flora’s teaching style is equal parts eye-opening and fun, and her techniques will help you nurture a curious and open-minded approach to painting with acrylics.

Watercolor Painting in the Garden

Yao Cheng’s rich, energetic style of painting truly comes to life when she paints outdoors. In this plein-air style class, she shares her approach to going outside to paint from life – a skill that will add new dimension to your watercolor practice. Learn how Yao works quickly to combat ever-changing light, and how she simplifies a landscape or a rose in bloom to capture the feeling of the focal point with efficient and bold brush strokes. Join Yao as she paints in various locations at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, celebrating the beauty and simplicity of nature in all its forms. 

Flower Pounding on Paper

Crafting with nature is a lovely way to spend time looking at and appreciating the flowers and plants around you. In this class, artist and educator Courtney Cerruti shows you how to make vibrant botanical prints by hammering or “pounding” flowers onto paper. You’ll also learn how to shift the color of plant pigments by toning them with acidic or alkaline solutions, as well as fun ways to enhance your prints with watercolor. Using simple materials and a simple technique, you can create beautiful floral art with a hammer and blooms.

Make a Paper Cherry Blossom Branch

Cherry blossom season is fast and fleeting; the peak bloom period, when the blossoms are open, lasts only a few days. Capture that springtime wonder by making ever-blooming paper cherry blossoms with Mia Semingson. Mia is an artist, book binder, and owner of Two Hands Paperie in Boulder Colorado. In this class she teaches you how to use basic origami folds, simple cutting techniques, and a fun dip dye process to transform paper into beautiful flowers. How each one turns out is a mystery until you unfold them, and the surprise is part of the magic. You can use your cherry blossoms to adorn the tops of gifts and Mia also shows you how to attach them to a branch for a beautiful decor piece.

Garden Journaling

Garden historian Mac Griswold poetically states that “Gardening is the slowest of the performing arts,” but this art moves swiftly once the growing season is underway. In this class, led by lifelong gardener and artist Lorene Edwards Forkner, learn how to make the most of every season by developing a personal garden journal that provides space for exploring garden dreams, stashing pertinent plant tags and seed packets, and diagraming planting ideas. Included is a practical garden log sheet: a place to record seasonal weather and keep track of bloom time and harvests, along with garden wins, losses, and discoveries. A well-used garden journal is a valuable reference when plotting for the future but you need not limit yourself to the realities of your growing region or resources; simply choose any plant that appeals to you and have some fun!

The Wilton Method®: Sugar Cookies

Make classic sugar cookies from scratch with the Wilton method. Not only will Emily show you how to make the dough and cut out shapes, but she also shares expert tips for decorating the cookies with royal icing. This class is perfect for anyone who wants to make professional looking cookies for holidays, Halloween, parties and special events year round.

Springtime Hats

Learn how to add floral accents to springtime hats.

Color In and Out of the Garden

Every single day since 2018, writer and gardener Lorene Edwards Forkner has been on continuous quest for natural color. Encouraging you to pick up a brush and pay attention, she shares her personal daily practice of painting a grid in watercolor inspired by collections of natural elements such as flowers, shells, and rocks, as outlined in her beautiful book, Color In and Out of the Garden. Each day this month you will chase color and create gorgeous watercolor studies as you begin to see color more clearly and deeply. Lorene’s unique painting process offers a chance to see the ordinary with fresh eyes and look closely with great heart.

Thread Painting: Embroider Spring Blooms

Colorado artist Anna Hultin of OlanderCO is known for her gorgeously stitched landscapes and botanicals inspired by the land. In this class, Anna teaches how to embroider two of her favorite spring blooms: the Oriental Poppy and the Sweat Pea. After learning two simple stitches – the back stitch and satin stitch – you’ll see why Anna calls her embroidery style “thread painting,”  approaching her stitches like paint strokes on a canvas and realistically blending colors. Anna guides you through her entire process, from transferring a pattern to fabric to attaching labels for a perfect finish. If you admire the minimalist beauty of botanical illustrations, you will fall in love with translating this style into thread.

Felt Flower Headband

This pretty and sweet adornment adds a midsummer night’s feel to any season. Working with felt in bright color combinations creates a wearable bouquet of plush happiness – but you can equally create a bracelet, garlands, or decorate the edge of a lampshade. Beads add texture to the bohemian feel of this project.

Daily Painting Challenge: Flowers, Fruits and the Natural World

Join artist and illustrator Carolyn Gavin for a month of exploring color. Using both gouache and watercolor, Carolyn will demonstrate how she works from reference and imagination to create her paintings. She begins the daily challenge with her signature florals, then works through the month using fruits, veggies, and household objects as subjects. You’ll experiment with shape and color and learn how to let inspiration guide you along your painting journey. Finish your paintings by adding detail with pen and ink to create a month of beautifully rich paintings. 

Botanical Sketching Techniques

Few things are more rewarding to sketch than botanicals. Fine artist and art coach David Tenorio emphasizes the importance of observing and respecting your reference material, and also encourages leaving some aspects of the work in process. In this class, learn essential elements of sketching plants, including lending 3D quality to leaf and flower shapes, creating varied line quality, and exploring a range of botanical images to add interest to your work. This class starts with simple sketches before moving onto more detailed drawings and is designed to build confidence in your core drawing skills, increase your set of techniques, and encourage a relaxed time to create. David inspires a conversation between drawing and painting, adding richness to the work, always remembering that, as Emily Dickenson said, “Beauty is not caused, it is.

Cricut Crafts: Layered Nature Card

Designer and illustrator Natalie Malan uses patterned papers based on her original paintings and the Cricut Explore Air 2 to create two dimensional cards inspired by nature. Working in Cricut Design Space, learn how to add your own setiment to a beautiful layered butterfly card and play with color and pattern to create a variety of beetle cards along with a matching envelope. These insect cards combine color and garden florals that are perfect anytime of year.

Crocheted Beanbag Frog with Lily Pads

Whip up a set of crocheted frogs and lily pads with crocheter of all things cute, Megan Kreiner. These froggies and lily pads come together in a flash with a combination of single, half-double, and double crochet stitches. Once you’ve made your pieces, Megan shows you how to whipstitch them together and fill them with beans. The finished frogs and lily pads are the perfect gift for an amphibian-loving child, and Megan shows you how to use them to play a beanbag toss game for the whole family.

Mushroom Fairy Houses

 Creativebug instructors Courtney Cerruti and Twinkie Chan make fairy houses for Earth Day. Discover cute and fairy-friendly DIYs using terracotta pots and simple materials to create a magical scene. Add embellishments and sweet little details for your woodland wonderland. We will also show you how to adapt the design for an indoor tablescape or mantel scene.

Yarn Birds

These charming birdies are made from extra-fuzzy yarn, feathers, and your child’s imagination. Nicole and her daughter show you how to create them, along with a yarn-wrapped branch. So these little guys can perch anywhere that will benefit from some fuzzy cuteness.