~Spring Crafting Inspiration~
The following post is part of the JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores® National Craft Month campaign. I received compensation for this review, but all opinions are my own.
Yesterday was the first day of Spring and it was welcomed with open arms. With Easter on its way and the flowers beginning to bloom, I’ve been overcome with the wish to start decorating my home for the season. The first step for me was to begin my Spring crafting with JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores. It’s the perfect time, because JoAnn makes spring crafting easy during National Craft Month with a $5 off $25 or more purchase coupon and a spring crafting inspiration website.
After visiting the JoAnn website, I feel in love with the projects that reflected the fresh look of Spring. The colorful flowers, bright greenery and speckled Easter eggs were all the incentive I needed to get creative.
I decided to create an Easter arrangement that was simple but stunning. I wanted to focus on the idea of the new growth that comes at the start of spring.
My idea came from a moss-covered mat and roll of burlap ribbon that I found at JoAnn. The moss came in a sheet measuring 18″x48″. I knew the combination of the two would be perfect to cover a box that I’d been saving since Christmas.
I love the convenience of the sheet of moss. It unrolls easily and has a netted backing which makes is a cinch to cut and measure.
Measuring was the first step in the project. I used the box itself to find the height and width of the first piece of moss. I marked the sheet with a sharpie and simply cut it with craft scissors.
Because I wanted the lid to fit easily on the box, I only covered the bottom of the box up to the area where the lid sits. If I had covered the entire bottom of the box with the moss, it would have been too thick and the lid would not fit properly on the box. I determined the area that I needed to leave empty, by measuring the side of the box lid.
I adhered the moss to the box using hot glue. First, I covered one long side and one short side of the box with one long piece of moss.
Next, I hot glued a second strip of moss to the box that measured the same size as the earlier piece. These two sections of moss covered the entire perimeter of the box.
To cover the lid, I measured the size of moss that I would need by using the lid itself. I also cut the corners so that the sheet of moss folded over the sides of the lid. I attached the moss to cover the outside surface of the lid. By not covering the inside of the lid, this ensured that it would fit properly on the box itself.
The box and lid fit together neatly and the moss looks seamless.
To give the box a finished look and the appearance of a gift of spring, I added a burlap bow. I tied the bow by hand, just as I would on a present.
The roll of ribbon was wider than I wanted for the size of the box, so I simply cut the ribbon in the center to create two thinner pieces of ribbon. The thinner ribbon allows more of the moss-covered box to be seen.
For the arrangement itself, I placed my moss-covered box into my antique dough bowl. Because I wanted to keep it simple, I added the other thin piece of burlap ribbon, some extra greenery and a hand sewn fabric carrot that I’ve had since Fall.
I twirled the burlap ribbon throughout the dough bowl and strategically placed the sprigs of greenery.
I also added a bird’s nest with speckled eggs to give the vignette some more interest.
My moss-covered box gives my Easter arrangement a fresh look and lets my guests know that spring has arrived!
Visit JoAnn and get inspired with your spring crafting. JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores is the nation’s largest specialty retailer of fabrics and crafts. They offer every supply, part, tool and kit you’ll need to complete your projects. Their mission is to spark the creativity that lives in every person.
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Welcome Spring and Happy Crafting!