Sharing all the details of how to make this beautiful spring garland craft in just a few minutes to decorate your spring fireplace mantel with pictures!
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Easy Spring Garland Craft
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I think we are all ready for a little more Spring, don’t you think?
A few weeks ago the kids had off from school and we made some easy DIY spring crafts.
Book page Easter eggs (see them HERE) and this simple spring garland craft to decorate our dining room fireplace spring mantel.
This garland craft is soooo easy to make and CHEAP!
Perfect for your spring mantel decorating.
Supplies Needed to Make this Easy Spring Garland Craft
- DAS modeling clay
- Spring cookie cutters (eggs & bunnies or flowers)
- Wax Paper & Spatula
- 1 Chop Stick
- Pretty Ribbon (enough for at least 6 feet)
Tip We only used half of the clay so it cost us roughly $2 worth for the garland shown.
Step by Step Instructions for How to Make Spring Garland
Step ONE – Roll Out Your Modeling Clay
Roll out the modeling clay on wax paper, to about 1/4 inch thick.
Step TWO – Cut Out Your Spring Shapes
Next use cookie cutters to cut out your shapes.
We chose Eggs & bunnies for our spring garland but flowers would work well too!
Now… they are not quite as perfect as maybe I would have done but the kids made them!
Step THREE – Make a Hole in the Top of the Shapes
To make a hole in the top of every bunny & egg shape we used a chop stick for the ribbon to go through.
Step FOUR – Air Dry the Clay Shapes
Let the clay dry 24 hrs before adding the ribbon & hanging the spring garland.
Step FIVE – String & Hang Your Spring Garland
Add your pretty ribbon & string through each spring shape.
I chose to alternate between each bunny & egg shapes & left about 6 inches between them.
To hang the spring garland, I placed the ends of the ribbon each under a heavy flower vase & pot.
I had a couple of places in mind for this spring garland so I might change my mind yet & move it but for today they are hanging on my dining room fireplace spring mantel.
In keeping with the yellow accent color in my Spring decorating I picked up some yellow tulips from Trader Joe’s.
Spring Dining Room Centerpiece with an Apple Jug, Branches & Forsythia
For my dining room table centerpiece, I added a recycled Whole Foods apple juice jug (minus the label) with some branches from our yard and a sprig of forsythia from the hobby store.
And for a large glass jug for $8…and you get to drink the juice in it!
It makes a beautiful simple centerpiece for really anywhere in your home.
And I still love my newly refinished farmhouse dining room table that Jason made me.
To see how he made it to look like a popular Restoration Hardware one for FREE click here.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!
Jason started laying the hardwood in our Master bedroom this past weekend!
I hope this inspires you to create this easy DIY spring garland craft for your home!
by Tara Lehman
Don’t forget to pin our Spring Garland Craft for your Favorite Spring Ideas Pinterest Board!