- 50 Easy Spring Decorating Ideas
- SNOWDROP FLOWERS
- Supplies For Snowdrop Tissue Paper Flowers
- How to make Tissue Paper Flowers – Snowdrops
- Winter Flower Craft – Snowdrop Bottles
- Snowdrops Craft #1 – Bottles and Straws
- Snowdrops Craft #2 – Making Paper Flowers
- The Real Thing – Snowdrops in the Wild
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- More from Rhubarb and Wren
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50 Easy Spring Decorating Ideas
Add pretty spring flair to your home with our ideas for centerpieces, table settings, door decorations, Easter egg displays and more.
Use a box of food coloring to add playful punch to an array of bud vases. Fill assorted vases or recycled jars and bottles with water tinted to match a variety of flowers. You can also use white blooms (such as affordable supermarket daisies or carnations), but remember what you learned in elementary science class: Those thirsty petals will take on the hue of your water!
Cuttings from the garden bring the outdoors to your table. Display in beaker vases; elevate one or two on wood slices to add another woodsy touch.
An antique birdcage perfectly supports a collection of colorful tulips; the crossing wires hold up the top-heavy blossoms. Any container that fits inside the cage will do; just fill it with water, place it in the center and add flowers. Tuck in a bit of moss if you want to disguise the container.
A handful of blossoms is all you need to fill an espresso cup. Grouping yellow flowers (daffodils, pansies and forsythia) in a yellow container creates a cheery monochromatic arrangement. Pussy willow sprigs contrast the delicate petals.
Fill colorful rain boots with coordinating colors of tulips or other spring flowers. Use florist water tubes to keep the flowers fresh. Tie on a pretty ribbon for the finishing touch. Resources Kelsey Kamik Kids rain boots; color: pink; size: 2 (toddler).
A clear cookie jar shows off a mix of dyed eggs and a medley of flowers united by their color.Start with a large-mouth cookie jar or canister, a clear drinking glass that fits inside the jar, dyed hard-cooked eggs and flowers.
Center the drinking glass inside the jar and carefully stack the eggs between the glass and jar, alternating egg colors. Fill the glass with water.
Cut the stems of your favorite flowers (we used roses, gerbera daisies, tulips, hyacinths and bells of Ireland) to the desired length and arrange them in the glass.
It doesn't get more charming than this. Use a salt or pepper shaker as a bud vase. Siberian squill stems are the perfect size to fit through holes in the cap. If stems don't fit, just skip the cap.
Bulb planters are handy for getting daffodils into the ground in fall, and they double as quaint containers in spring.
Set a single planter in the center of a small table, put one at each place setting or stagger several in a line down the center of a long table.
Drop a small jar in the center of each planter, fill the jar with water and add a half-dozen or so of your favorite daffodil blooms.
Look to your china collection for captivating vase ideas. Here, lilies of the valley in teacups provide sweet touches. Florist frogs hold stems steady. Use several of these as a centerpiece, or put one at each place setting as an accent.
Greet guests with a front-door display of seasonal joys, such as this vintage watering can. Set floral foam in the can to secure the stems. Fill in with spring accents, then wire to door.
In a large clear container, what's in the water is as important as what is above it. Distilled water in a clean glass vase shows off scrubbed carrots and kohlrabi with leaves attached, along with large branches of green cherry tomatoes. A vintage silver-plated tray under the vase reflects light into the arrangement.
Sedums and violets planted in soil-filled, dyed Easter eggs say spring in a simple way. Moss fills empty spots in the carboard egg carton.
Old metal boxes and lunch pails make great vintage holders for your favorite indoor arrangements. White hydrangeas, viburnum, and paperwhites complement any color container. Display the planter on a vintage dish for added style.
Isn't it fortuitous that spring, summer, autumn and winter all have six letters? Stay in season by relettering squares of chalkboard paint on ceramic vases. Keep them filled with blooms that suit the time of year. We painted our vases with Benjamin Moore 1348 Razzle Dazzle.
Line the center of your table with small containers of wheatgrass for an unusual centerpiece. Give containers to guests at the end of your gathering so they can enjoy a green gift at home.
An umbrella transforms from a rainy-day staple into a celebration of cheer when you use it as a clever container for tulips and springtime-trimmings.Tie a ribbon halfway up a closed umbrella.
Create pockets between front ribs and tuck in tissue paper to support a crafts-store bird's nest; blown eggs; and fresh flowers such as tulips and daffodils. Fill in with ferns and moss.
To keep flowers fresh, enclose stems in water vials, or tuck them into heavy plastic bags filled with floral foam powder, available at floral supply stores. Wire the arrangement to a door hook.
Give any plain vase a seasonal makeover with a simple band of ribbon. Here, two overlapping ribbons add an extra spring kick to a container of peonies. Attach with double-sided tape.
A bouquet of baby artichokes makes a nice alternative to flowers.Cut stems short and poke in floral picks or wooden skewers. Fit the pitcher with floral foam to anchor the skewers, then arrange flowers. To keep your bouquet fresh longer, store in the fridge at night.
A footed dish provides an ideal platform for grape hyacinths nestled into a stylized bird's nest.Buy a pot of blooming grape hyacinths as well as a small bird's nest and moss (from a crafts store).
Gently rinse most of the soil off the hyacinth's bulbs and roots. Carefully wrap a rubber band around the group of stems, tightening just enough to hold them upright.
Place the clump in the nest, and tuck moss around the stems to cover the bulbs and hold the stems in place.
Ruffled bird's nest fern fronds from the florist form a fresh green bouquet. Single plant fronds of any type work just as well; bunch them to fill out the container and stand upright.
A vintage silver water pitcher shows off bundles of red and white radishes, secured with rubber bands around the stems. Radish leaves and red onions sporting roots add more color and texture to this arrangement of edibles.
Repurpose your coffee cups into tiny centerpieces for place settings.Tuck a small baby's tears plant into a demitasse and add a copper tag. For lettering, try rub-on decals available in the scrapbooking section of crafts stores.
Place yellow flowers–in this case, double yellow tulips–in a clear vase with festive kumquats and water. They'll add a touch of spring to your dining table or any corner of your house.
Rubber bands around eggs dipped in dye create funky linear designs on these eggs secured in bird's nests from a crafts store (see next slide for a closeup of the eggs). Add height to the look by placing them on a cake stand. The place cards have ears cut into them for a bunny look. We used coral, turquoise and white for a springy look.
Take a few cuttings from a crabapple tree and place the twigs in a milk bottle or vase. Search for varying colors of blooms, or add a few flowers fresh from the garden.
Fresh carrots add bold spring color inside clear glass vases. Put pretty blooms on top.
Fruits and flowers make an appealing mix along a straw runner. We used peaches, plums, mangoes, key limes and bunches of mint on either side of a lilac centerpiece.
Keep your spring gathering light and airy with linen table coverings and clear glass containers. We used different sizes of mini greenhouses down the center of the table, filling gaps between the cloches with roses floating in a bit of water in stemless wineglasses. A sprig of fern and a spring quote continue the seasonal theme at each place setting.
Welcome spring with a front door display that repurposes an old metal funnel. To hang it on your doorknob, tie a ribbon to the handle. Plug the funnel with a cork. Put water-soaked florists foam inside a plastic bag, then position it inside the funnel. Insert blooms, tulips, lily-of-the-valley, white bleeding-hearts, viburnum and pussy willow.
Split a single market bouquet among simple glass bottles and jars for a super-easy spring centerpiece.
A petite tumbler serves as a sweet vase for spring flowers, especially when it's in a fun hue! Balance pink and white bleeding-hearts with yellow alyssum and candytuft.
This arrangement of moss and mini pots is a fun way to show off a stem or two of each spring flower in your yard. Here, daffodils, tulips, snowdrops and grape hyacinth create a colorful mix.
To start, fill each mini pot with water-soaked florists foam. Insert flowers, stems cut short, and layer on moss to keep stems in place. Protect the tray with aluminum foil or plastic lining.
Finally, place pots on the tray and fill in with moss.
Cylindrical vases wrapped in patterned paper and filled with yellow blossoms make a cheery centerpiece.
A wooden table is the essence of country charm, especially when topped with lilac and creamy tones. A simple eyelet tablecloth keeps the focus on the centerpiece of white tulips and purple lilacs spilling from a weathered planter.
A combination of spring-fresh branches and bulbs creates a uniquely charming centerpiece. Our short step-by-step video shows you how!
Flavored vinegar, olive oil and white wine bottles yield shapely, sparkly vases with delicate spring color for a mantel or tabletop decoration. Choose a variety of sizes, remove labels, fill with water and tuck in fern fronds, fresh from your spring landscape.
A brightly colored can paired with a vibrantly colored bouquet means lots of spring cheer! Set out a pitcher of lemonade, a basket of lemons and a fresh fruit tart for an afternoon tea or casual get-together.
Rain boots come in a rainbow of colors, so fill some in your favorite hue with coordinating tulips. Afraid of puddles? Florist water tubes keep the tulips fresh.
Uplift Easter brunch, a wedding shower or any spring event with a tabletop that captures the light and cheery feeling of the season. Start with a theme that celebrates a symbol of spring: a flower, a bird, an egg or a butterfly.
Pull the design together with a refreshing color scheme, such as pastel pink and bright teal blue.To get the look here: Accent vases and place settings with premade paper butterflies. Dress up solid-color napkins with a stamped seasonal design.
For a final dash of happy pattern and color, cut place mats from decorative papers.
Yellow marguerite daisies brighten this table with sunny style. Wrap a rubber band around a votive holder and slip in a single daisy. Set in a small dish with water. Place one daisy at each table setting, or line up votives down the middle of the table for a centerpiece.
Hot-glue blossoms cut from craft paper onto branches for early buds. A base of dyed eggs stablizes the branches while echoing the spring vibe.
An inexpensive terra-cotta saucer becomes a serving tray. Next to the tray, fresh garden vegetables fill the lower tiers of a wire basket, and flowers nestled in a bed of lettuce top it off.
To create the fruit and flower arrangement, soak fresh vegetables in cold water, blot dry and arrange just before guests arrive. For the bouquet, bundle flowers and secure with a rubber band.
Place in a small jar of water and camouflage the jar with lettuce or cabbage leaves.
Create an inexpensive centerpiece from single stems displayed in mixed glassware.
Turn grocery-store staples into clever tabletop details for your Mother's Day brunch or other celebrations. Fresh asparagus stalks cleverly embellish a pretty centerpiece and hold place cards; a knot of chives decorates a napkin.
For the centerpiece, wrap a cylindrical vase with two rubber bands, then slide stalks under the bands to cover the surface. Secure with twine and remove the bands. Fill with your favorite flowers; a bit of water in a bowl will keep the decoration fresh.
For place card holders, cut three asparagus stalks to an even length, tie with twine, and slide a card between the tops.
Give elegant china a casual treatment by setting it on woven chargers and topping with a heavy linen napkin tied with twine and a radiant radish.
Created a potted centerpiece that brings the beauty of spring indoors. Our short video gives you step-by-step instructions!
Carryout boxes made of frosted plastic become fun containers for floral centerpieces. Place spring blooms such as daffodils and tulips inside a short, water-filled glass before setting in the box.
Moss accented with miniature daisies and papier-mâché toadstools (DIY or find at crafts stores) creates a pretty woodland scene on a footed cake plate. To hold everything in place, use a thin layer of floral foam at the base and attach moss, flowers and other add-ons with floral picks or hot glue as needed.
How gorgeous, our snowdrops are out at last! Under the oak tree in our new countryside house there’s been a swathe of green stems that we’ve been watching for a few weeks now.
We guessed they were snowdrops but weren’t absolutely certain.
We’re very new to gardening having only recently moved from the city where we just had a tiny square of paved yard! This Snowdrop Tissue Paper Flowers craft is the perfect way to enjoy the promise of Spring!
We’ve been watching and waiting and last night the green stems seem to have burst into life with an abundance of pretty and delicate white flowers, heads bowed down, bobbing gently in the breeze. Just lovely.
We picked a few snowdrops to bring inside for a closer look and were amazed how the warmth of the house made them open up their petals in just a few minutes! The children enjoyed getting the magnifying glass and having a really close look at the structure inside. A great science opportunity to learn about all the different parts, their names and functions.
Being a crafty bunch this snowdrop exploration inevitably led to a snowdrop flower craft! Now we’ll be able to enjoy these delicate flowers all year round.
Supplies For Snowdrop Tissue Paper Flowers
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How to make Tissue Paper Flowers – Snowdrops
- First of all the children had a really good look at the snowdrop flower. We wanted to make our tissue paper flower as much the real snowdrop as possible.
They noticed that the flower had a vibrant yellow centre with two sets of petals; three small inner petals that were mainly green and three larger outer petals that were white.
- Bendy green straws are just perfect for making the flower stems as they naturally bend over just the snowdrop does! The boys inserted their scissors into the end of the straw and snipped 3 lines to make the inner petals.
- Next they tore off a small piece of yellow tissue paper, twisted it and pushed it into the end of the straw to make the flower’s centre.
- We folded some white tissue paper over three times so we could make the three outer petals exactly the same by cutting them out at the same time.
The children found it useful to pencil on the outline of the petal shape before cutting.
- Then they taped each petal onto the straw. This was quite fiddly as the straw stem is so small and was definitely easier as a two-man job, with one holding the straw and petal and the other applying the sticky tape.
We love the simplicity of this flower craft and think they look just bigger versions of real snowdrops!
We found it really easy to make tissue paper flowers using a drinking straw for the stem and I’m sure we’ll be experimenting with this method to make other varieties of tissue paper flowers in the future too.
Do you have a favourite flower you’d to try to make? Some of our favourites are daisies and roses so we’ll definitely be trying to make some of those flowers in the Summer too. We love hearing from you, leave a comment below, come and chat on or sign up to our email updates
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Winter Flower Craft – Snowdrop Bottles
The kids and I been talking about winter a lot lately. And it’s no wonder, given the grim, cold and grey weather, the bare branches and muddy fields.
But though we’re at the bleak midwinter stage of the year, there are still signs of life for the kids to find. Some of the prettiest are the early snowdrops that are just beginning to bloom – we’ve spotted the first few flowers, and many more green stalks with buds about to open.
We’ve used these lovely flowers as inspiration for some indoor crafting. And we also made a bunch of our own junk-model snowdrops a few empty bottles and some straws. Two simple and sweet little activities that are great for practicing fine motor skills.
Why do one snowdrop craft when you can do two?!
Snowdrops generally flower between January and March, making them a true winter flower.
While they’re not a native species to the UK, they’ve been here long enough to be well established in our woodlands and countryside. There are countless places where you can find them blanketing the ground in a pretty display. See below for some suggestions!
They are far too gorgeous to pick – not to mention all parts of the plant are poisonous. So instead we made our own with this simple but effective snowdrops craft!
Snowdrops made from paper or plastic bottles – two crafts, one flower!
We used two different methods to create our snowdrops. The idea was very much for the kids to make these completely by themselves while I attempted to drink a cup of tea (whilst it was still hot).
So the process of making, rather than the end result, was what we focused on. As a result, our finished bouquet shows more personality than horticultural perfection!
However it is possible to make some really pretty and life snowdrops using these methods. Feel free to be more perfectionist than us when making your own.
Snowdrops Craft #1 – Bottles and Straws
Our first snowdrop craft is based around using some straws and empty plastic bottles (the little white ones that probiotic yogurt drinks come in).
For my four-year-old, I did a little prep work to set the task up for her, but she did everything else herself. In fact, halfway through she decided that she had a better way of doing things and took charge of the whole operation.
I love that she felt empowered and inspired enough to decide on a new way of making these. So even if the end result is slightly less snowdrop-y, I still love them!
Yoghurt drink plastic bottles are a great craft resource for junk modelling.
For this snowdrop craft, you will need to gather the following supplies (all these are affiliate links):
- Empty and clean (obviously!) mini plastic bottles (e.g. yoghurt drink containers)
- Bendy eco straws these. We are using up our old plastic straws and will be restocking with biodegradable ones once those are all gone.
- Washi tape
- Scissors and marker pen
Plastic bottles, bendy straws and a bit of tape – all you need for this snowdrop craft!
1. Before you begin this snowdrop craft, use a sharp pair of scissors to cut off the top collar of the bottles. Then use a sharp pointed tool, skewer or knife to make a hole in the base. This should be large enough to insert the straw later.
Removing the bottle collar first makes it easier for the kids to cut the snowdrop petals (or tepals, as they are correctly called!).
The collar on these plastic bottles is hard to cut, so remove before giving to the kids.
2. Next, draw or let the kids draw the tepal outlines onto the bottle as a guide for cutting. Snowdrops have three exterior tepals, and there are another three small ones inside the flower too.
You may notice some of our flowers are therefore anatomically incorrect. The kids got a bit carried away marking out extra petal! But it didn’t matter as we were being relaxed about sticking to the original design idea.
To me, it was lovely to see the kids adapt and change this snowdrop craft as we went along. Some of the bottles even ended up decorated with washi tape and pen rather than cut!
Drawing petals on bottles is tricky!
3. Let the kids cut out the tepals. The plastic bottles we used for our snowdrop crafting are made of a very soft plastic. So once we removed the collar of the bottle, the tepals (must. use. correct. word!) were easy to cut, even for my four-year-old.
Be sure to check your bottles though, as some plastic can have sharp edges when cut.
Cutting bottles requires concentration!
If the petal shape, with its curved tip, proves a little difficult for your youngster, try marking triangles instead. This will make the petal/tepals pointed.
A triangle is much simpler to snip, and can always be rounded off afterwards.
Cutting an unusual material and an interesting shape is a great scissor-skills challenge for preschoolers.
4. Almost done! Insert the top of a bendy straw into the hole you made in the base of the bottle. For added authenticity, add a strip of green tape around the base.
5. Finally, tape some tissue, crepe, or coloured paper leaves onto the base of the stem to finish off.
As our straws were green, the kids didn’t feel the need to use tissue paper or washi tape to make them look more stem-.
Plus, T-Bird was having so much fun arranging her ‘flowers’ in our mason jar vase, she didn’t want to stop to add leaves either. So no leaves or fancy stems for us! Oh well.
Inserting the straw and finding the end of the tape are great challenges too!
While we made a few flowers this way, T-Bird soon decided that she wanted to decorate the last few bottles with a combination of marker and colourful washi tape.
Having listened to the instructions for doing this snowdrop craft ‘mummy’s way’, she was soon busily informing me of ‘the proper way to do it’. Demonstrating as she worked.
This used up our last few horded bottles. So when she decided she wanted to make some more snowdrops, we turned to our alternate method – the paper flower!
Snowdrops Craft #2 – Making Paper Flowers
This way of crafting snowdrops is even simpler than the first, and doesn’t require any ‘special’ junk – so you can do it even if your family are not addicted to drinking probiotic yogurts. In fact, I think that this version is even prettier than than the bottle one, while still being a great workout for scissor and fine motor skills.
Beautifully delicate and life-, our paper snowdrops are easy enough for preschoolers to make.
- White paper (just your ordinary printer or drawing paper)
- Bendy straws ( if you don’t have any, you can roll and tape thin tubes of paper)
- Green and yellow washi tape (or your preferred type of sticky tape)
Scissor skills practice cutting out a row of flower petals.
1. This time around, you start with the straws rather than the tepals/petals.
To create the three inner tepals, snip about a centimetre or two from the top end of the straw so that it separates into three.
Making the inner heart of a paper snowdrop.
2. Next, take a strip of yellow washi tape. We actually used yellow electrical tape for this – it’s shiny and just the right shade of yellow! Whatever you use, roll it at a slight angle to create the centre of the flower. Insert it into your three-prong straw.
Use rolled-up colour tape to make the stamen for a paper flower
3. Now for the petals. I cut my A4 paper into long strips and drew a line of simple tepal-petals (roughly snowdrop shaped) with a marker pen, for T-Bird to cut out. Older kids could do all this themselves.
Drawing a row of petals for little ones allows them to practice cutting out.
4. Take three of your cut-out petals and attach a piece of washi tape along the bottom. Make sure to leave a sticky flap, so that you can use this tape to attach the petal to your straw-stem.
Once they’ve cut out the petals, the kids can snip some washi tape.
5. Wrap each petal/tepal around the straw one at a time, so that they enclose the three pronged end that you made already.
Don’t wrap these too tightly. It looks more organic if you squish the bottom sections a little and allow the flower to be more open.
Add more tape if necessary to secure the tepals in place once all three are in position.
Attach the petals around the straw, pinching in the base of each one.
6. As with the bottle versions, if you want you could get the kids to finish off by wrapping the straw in green tape, or cover it in coloured paper or tissue, and make leaves to attach to the bottom of the stem.
My kids preferred to leave theirs with a bare stalk. Then they spent a happy half hour or so selling each other flowers and trimming the bottle versions’ stalks to make elaborate flower arrangements in our vases and jugs.
Flower arranging is almost as much fun as making them!
And there you have it. Two very simple snowdrop crafts that will give your kids great practice cutting with scissors, and help them practice their fine motor and co-ordination skills too. A bunch of these makes a great kid-made gift or decoration too – especially with Valentine’s and Mother’s Day just around the corner…
The Real Thing – Snowdrops in the Wild
We did this craft on a day that was too cold and rainy to venture out.
But if you fancy seeking out some real snowdrops to study first, the BBC’s Country File site has a great article on the best snowdrop walks in Britain (plus details on how to grow your own).
The National Trust also has regional lists of snowdrop walks on their properties.
If you do see any snowdrops flowering, the Woodland Trust want to know. Snowdrops are one of the species they are monitoring on their Nature’s Calendar, so get the kids photographing and recording their finds on the website.
Beautiful flowers even in the bleak midwinter!
The snowdrop craft on this page use pretty standard materials that you probably already have. If you need to stock up, here are some examples from Amazon of the types of things we used.
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Biodegradable bendy straws
Coloured Electrical Tape
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All you need are a handful of their favorite colored seed and glass beads, plus a bit of embroidery floss, to string together a stack of these charming arm accessories.
Get the Flower Vase Lid How-To
Because who couldn't use a few more flowers in their life? With this metal vase topper, your recipient will be even more eager to put fresh blooms on display.
Get the Kumihimo-Braided Bracelets and Lariats How-To
For an heirloom accessory, all you need to learn is a single skill: kumihimo (translation: “gathered threads”), which is an ancient Japanese braiding technique. The secret to these surprisingly simple projects is a kumihomo disk, a tool that keeps strands in place as you twist them into lariat necklaces or wrap bracelets.
Get the Dip-Dyed Shirt How-To
Here's a great way to add a little extra something to any plain, long-sleeved tee: dye the sleeves and the bottom into a contrasting color for a stylish gift that's also fun to make.