Did you know that it's National Craft Month? When Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft store contacted me and asked if I wanted to create a spring craft, I jumped at the chance. I found inspiration in the spring trends highlighted at Jo-Ann, specifically the floral trend for spring. I wanted to create a crafty spring mantle, with an emphasis on florals. Jo-Ann makes spring crafting easy during National Craft Month with a $5 off $25 or more purchase coupon and a spring crafting inspiration website.
This project was quick and easy using the supplies I purchased at Jo-Ann.
With some floral scrapbook paper, paper mache letters, mod-podge and silk flowers, I was ready to tackle my spring mantle.
To create the decoupaged letters, I traced the letters face down onto the reverse side of floral scrapbook paper. Then I cut them out using a scissor.
For the fronts of the letters I used mod podge and applied it with a foam brush directly onto the letters.
After applying all of the fronts, I decided to cut out long strips and mod podge the sides as well. This time I spread the mod podge directly onto the paper making it easier to get around all of the curves.
Instantly my mantle felt more like spring.
I used an empty spaghetti sauce jar wrapped in more floral craft paper as a vase for my flowers, also from Jo-Ann. Jo-Ann has a huge assortment of silk florals to choose from.
I also created a floral paper box to hold a small faux birds nest.
Don't florals instantly make you think of spring? Good thing too since it's still in the 30's here in NY.
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Disclosure: I received compensation for this review; however, this is my personal, honest opinion based on my experience.