Cheap but Chic: Festive and Fun Spring DIY’s

Cheap but Chic: Festive and Fun Spring DIY's

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Looking for fun and festive spring crafting and gift ideas? We here at Cheap but Chic have you covered with these 5 festive DIY’s to brighten up your spring.

1. Bath Bombs

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What you will need:

  • bath bomb mold

  • 2 bowls

  • a whisk

  • a jar

  • ½ cup of citric acid

  • ½ cup of epsom salt

  • 1 teaspoon water

  • 1 cup baking soda

  • 2 teaspoons essential oil

  • three teaspoon olive oil

  • food coloring (color you want the bath bomb to be)

  • anything else you would like to add for the bath bomb’s scent, explains diyprojectsforteens.com.

 

Recipe:

  1. Pour citric acid, epsom salt, and baking soda into the bowl and mix until spread evenly.

  2. In a new bowl, mix 1 teaspoon water, 2 teaspoons of essential oil, three teaspoons of olive oil, food coloring and anything you would like to add for the scent (optional).

  3. One tablespoon at a time, pour the second mixture into the first.

  4. After the two mixtures are completely mixed together, pack them into the bath bomb mold tightly. Leave it in for a few minutes and when you remove it you should have a bath bomb according to diyprojectsforteens.com.

2. Melted Crayon Art

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There are many different things you can create with melted crayons and a blank canvas. Here are some ideas and instructions.

What you will need:

  • blank canvas

  • crayons

  • a hair dryer

  • a glue gun

  • anything else you would like to use to decorate the canvas, explains instructables.com.

How to melt the crayons:

  1. Remove the crayon wrappers.

  2. Glue gun the crayons onto the blank canvas in whatever color pattern you want.

  3. Turn the hair dryer on and dry the tips of the crayons until melted the way you want it to look.

  4. Add any extra decorations to make the canvas look nice according to instructables.com.

 

Here are some other ideas for decorating the canvas:

      

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3. Homemade Marshmallow Peeps

 

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What you will need:

(For peeps.)

  • 3 cups of granulated sugar

  • 3 zip lock bags

  • food dye/gel coloring

  • cake piping bags, southernfatty.com explains.

(For marshmallow mixture.)

  • ¾ cup of light corn syrup

  • ¼ teaspoon of salt

  • ¾ cup of sifted confectioner’s sugar

  • 2 ¼ teaspoons of vanilla extract

  • 1 room temperature egg white reported allrecipies.com.

How to make marshmallow peeps:

  1. Use the granulated sugar and put the 3 cups in the 3 zip lock bags

  2. Put gel coloring into the bag and wait

  3. Make sure to remove some of the clumps

  4. Use the marshmallow mixture to get the shape of the peeps

  5. Put them in rows and enjoy, according to southernfatty.com.

How to make the marshmallow mixture:

  1. Mix the corn syrup, egg white, and salt with a high speed electric mixer (or beat it as fast as you can by hand) for 5 minutes until the mixture is thick.

  2. Add confectioners sugar and mix in with a spoon by hand.

  3. And finally, mix in vanilla extract justifies allrecipies.com

Warning: Marshmallow mixture contains raw eggs. Do not eat until well baked.

4.  Fabric Flowers

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What you need:

  • Synthetic silky fabric

  • Scissors

  • Candle

  • Needle and thread, glue dots or glue gun

  • Buttons and/or beads according to simplyvintagegirl.com

How to make fabric flowers

  1. Cut circle patterns and make the first flower’s diameter approximately one inch larger than you want the diameter of the flower to be because the petals will end up shrinking.

  2. Trace the pattern onto silk fabric using a pen.

  3. Cut just inside the drawn lines to create the petals.

  4. Use the candle to melt and crinkle the edges. Make sure that the circle doesn’t overheat by rotating it and keeping it approximately one or two inches above.(why are nevermind i thought you were in suggestion mode only)

  5. Sew or glue the layers together and can add other things like a ponytail holder for a hair accessory or use a safty pin for a broach, explains simplyvintagegirl.com

5. Duck Themed Cookie Dough Cake Pops

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What you will need:

  1. ½ cup of unsalted butter at room temperature

  2. ¾ cup of vanilla extract

  3. 1 ¼ cup of flour

  4. ½ teaspoon of salt

  5. 1 cup of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

  6. Yellow fondant

  7. Orange fondant

  8. Black Icing

Recipe:

  1. Mix the unsalted butter and vanilla extract until well blended.

  2. Add in the flour and salt and mix.

  3. Mix in the chocolate chips.

  4. Shape the dough into balls the size you want the pops according to recipemothers.com.

How to decorate:

  1. Cover the pop in yellow fondant.

  2. Add two dots of black frosting for the eyes.

  3. Place two tiny balls of yellow fondant on the sides of the pop for wings.

  4. Cut out two small pieces of orange fondant in the shape you would like for the feet.

  5. Put a lollipop stick through the bottom of the pop.

Get ready for spring with these festive ideas.