Freshen up with these easy DIY decorations

06 Mar 2018

DIY decorations are an easy way to switch things up and get the kids involved.

By Sara Bruskin Winter holidays may wear the crown for seasonal decorations, but spring offers plenty of opportunities to decorate after the Christmas lights come down. Check out the following DIY creations—most are kid friendly!

Floating Flowers

photo by IVASHstudio
Decorating with spring flowers is a no-brainer, but floating flowers add extra magic to seasonal displays.

Passover - March 30-April 7

photo by Hadasit
Matzo, an unleavened flatbread, is definitely not the most beloved Passover tradition, but it’s far more palatable as a centerpiece. Use it to accent a floral arrangement for the Passover table and a festive Pesach.

Customizable Passover Decoration

photo by Sara Bruskin
  A float frame, pressed flowers and chalkboard markers were used to create this customizable Passover decoration, which can be reworked for different decorative possibilities.

Easter - April 1

photo by Elena Hramova
If you’re hosting Easter for families with children, a small table with craft supplies will keep wee ones busy. Set out precut paper eggs and bunnies with markers, glue sticks and ribbons to make adorable wreaths.

A Natural Easter

photo by Madeleine Steinbach
Tired of pastel colors and artificial dye on your Easter eggs? Pair natural dyes, like onion skins or beets, with plant silhouettes to create a new and festive look.

St. Patrick’s Day - March 17

photo by Lada Sher
Mini pots of gold chocolates add sparkle to table settings for St. Paddy’s Day guests.

Earth Day - April 22

photo by OnlyZoia
A great project for older children and their parents, a felt birdhouse stuffed with batting is a good way to help kids master basic sewing skills and make something crafty for Earth Day. Younger children can paint on decorations instead of sewing them.

Mother’s Day - May 13

photo by Lily Ardor
Craft blogger Lily Ardor shares a fun way to honor your mother: Make her a string-art photo board. You’ll need a wood board, nails, string, clothespins, glue and family photos. Check out string-art tutorials on YouTube.

Springtime Festivities

photo by 13Smile
Paper fans are always a hit with kids. All that’s required is construction paper, scissors, glue, ribbon and a paper-crafting punch for decorative cutouts.  
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