13 Spring Crafts That Will Make Your Life Instantly Better

It’s FINALLY starting to not be horribly cold outside and I’m just itching for spring to be officially here. To me, spring means putting away my boots, packing up my winter coats, and sunshine! Glorious sunshine. Winter is just so gray and sunshine just makes life better.

You know what also makes life better? Crafting. Crafting + Spring? The perfect combination for an instant pick-me-up.

That’s why for National Craft Month this year we worked with some of our favorite brands and bloggers to put together the 13 Spring Crafts: Easter Craft Ideas, Spring DIY Home Decor, and More free eBook. What I love about this book is that it has something for everyone. There’s a knit shawl pattern for the knitters, a crochet beanie for the crocheters, and a paper pinwheel wreath for the paper crafters, for example. Perhaps you’re even a triple threat and craft in all three of the areas! Plus there are even more types of crafts in this book and you’ll just have to download your free copy to see for yourself!

Did you know that to celebrate National Craft Month and the beginning of spring we also have giveaways going on ALL month long? Yup, you read that right! Check them all out here

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March 11th through March 12th: AQS Gift Card

March 13th through March 14th: MD Hobby and Craft Bundle

March 16th through March 17th: Marvy Uchida Easy Crystal Applicator

March 18th through March 19th: Sizzix eclips2 DIY Electric Cutter Starter Kit

March 20th through March 21st: iLovetoCreate Color Craze Assortment

March 23rd through March 24th: Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable Skeins

March 25th through March 26th: Painter’s Paradise Collection

March 27th through March 28th: Little B Fancy Finishes Kit

March 30th through March 31st: Red Heart Yarn Assortment

Which craft has the tendency to make your life instantly better?

National Craft Month: Day 7 Winner

Day seven of National Craft Month was so much fun! We loved hearing about all the different wreaths you’ve crafted over the years. Our friends at DOW provided the STYROFOAM pack prize and the cute Green as Spring DIY Wreath. It’s the perfect prize for crafters who want to explore crafting with STYROFOAM even more. Even if you didn’t win today, keep entering to win our grand prize and stay tuned for more great prizes every week!

 

Congratulations to…

Tracy W..!

We asked: What kinds of wreaths have you crafted?

Congratulations Tracy, who replied, “I’ve made pinecone wreaths, evergreen wreaths, rolled dictionary page wreaths, and wreaths using strips of fabric. I make lots of crafts, and this prize bundle would be put to good use! Thanks for the chance to win!” You’re very welcome Tracy! We hope you enjoy your STYROFOAM prize and continue to make gorgeous wreaths!

You can find yesterday’s Green as Spring DIY Wreath in our free eBook, 18 Projects Every Crafter Wants.

Happy National Craft Month!

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31 New Crafts to Make Now

National Craft Month has just come to a close, and we had so much fun celebrating all month long with new crafts to make each and every day! We teamed up with some of the best craft companies and DIY bloggers in the business to bring you new inspiration and crafts to make each day of March, from crochet patterns to paper crafts and everything in between.

But hey, just because National Craft Month is over, it doesn’t mean the fun has to end. After all, when you’re crafty, every month is “craft month!” Whether you were following along with our new craft projects every day or you missed a few along the way, you can catch up right now with this complete list of all 31 National Craft Month featured projects! Looks like we just planned your DIY “to-do” list for you.

31 New Crafts to Make!

Day One – March 1st
Basket Full of Flowers Quilt Block Pattern from Oliso
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Day Two – March 2nd
Simple Chiq Shell Stitch Scarf from Crochet Chiq
Simple Chiq Shell Stitch Scarf Pattern

 

 

 

 

 

Day Three – March 3rd
Ribbon Crystal Bracelet Tutorial from Swarovski Elements
Sewn Crystals Ribbon Crystal Bracelet

 

 

 

 

 

Day Four – March 4th
Spring Bird Cages Home Decor Project from Fiskars
Whimsical Spring Birdcages

 

 

 

 

 

Day Five – March 5th
Glam Glowing Light Box Project Tutorial from Xyron
Glam Glowing Light Box Tutorial

 

 

 

 

 

Day Six – March 6th
Garden Patch Granny Afghan Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand

Garden Patch Granny Afghan Pattern

 

 

 

 

 

Day Seven – March 7th
Starburst Wall Quilt Pattern from American Quilter’s Society
Star Quilt Pattern

 

 

 

 

 

Day Eight – March 8th
Ruffle Colors Scarf from Michaels
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Day Nine – March 9th
Blooming Bouquet Giant Cupcake from Michaels
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Day Ten – March 10th
Stone and Sparkle Necklace Tutorial from Michaels
Stone and Sparkle Necklace Tutorial

 

 

 

 

 

Day Eleven – March 11th
Quote Art Canvas Project from iLoveToCreate
Tie Dye Canvas Project Tutorial

 

 

 

 

 

Day Twelve – March 12th
Mod Lil Animal Pincushions Sewing Tutorial from Goodsmiths
Mod Lil Animal Pincushion Tutorial

 

 

 

 

 

Day Thirteen – March 13th
One Skein Lace Mitts from Leisure Arts
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Day Fourteen – March 14th
Knit Family of Hats from Coats and Clark
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Day Fifteen – March 15th
Kanzashi Flower Home Decor from Clover
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Day Sixteen – March 16th
Pretty Painted Favor Boxes from Design Master
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Day Seventeen – March 17th
Peacock Polymer Clay Pendant Tutorial from Consumer Crafts
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Day Eighteen – March 18th
Burlap Family Album Tutorial from Michaels
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Day Nineteen – March 19th
You Mean the World to Me Card from Sizzix
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Day Twenty – March 20th
Throw Back Throw Pillow from iLoveToCreate
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Day Twenty One – March 21st
Cool Breeze Infinity Cowl by Megan Goodacre from Tricksy Knitter
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Day Twenty-Two – March 22nd
Easter Basket Cupcakes from Michaels

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Day Twenty-Three – March 23rd
Mini Decorative Dessert Banner from A Spoonful of Sugar

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Day Twenty-Four – March 24th
Gold Rush Necklace from Michaels
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Day Twenty-Five – March 25th
Fresh and Formal Stacking Boxes from Plaid
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Day Twenty-Six – March 26th
Pirouette Cowl Tutorial from Michaels
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Day Twenty-Seven – March 27th
Love This Moment Scrapbook Layout from Little Yellow Bicycle
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Day Twenty-Eight – March 28th
Colorful Button Collage Tutorial by Amy Anderson from Mod Podge Rocks!

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Day Twenty-Nine – March 29th
Tiny Granny Square Necklace by Heather Mann from Dollar Store Crafts
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Day Thirty – March 30th
Easy Ribbon Pillow Tutorial by Angel Hickman from Fleece Fun
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Day Thirty-One – March 31st
Elegant Wood Burned Plaque from Michaels
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The Ultimate Craft Guide: 25 Free Craft Projects for Every Crafter Free eBook
Phew! That’s a lot of craftiness for one blog post. Wouldn’t it be nice to have all of these awesome new craft projects contained in one handy guide book? Of course it would. Well, guess what? You can! When you download our free eBook The Ultimate Craft Guide: 25 Free Craft Projects for Every Crafter, you’ll find 25 of the featured projects above in one amazing collection for your crafting convenience. It’s a must-have collection for any true crafter. Download your free copy now and get started on one of these creative craft projects today!

 

Check out the complete list of all our lucky National Craft Month winners and the fabulous prizes they received from our amazing sponsors!

 

 So which craft project in this list are you going to try first?

 

National Craft Month: Day Twenty-One Winner

 

Before we get to all of the excitement of day 22 of National Craft Month, we’ve got a winner to announce! Remember to enter each one of our daily giveaways to win a different prize everyday. Just check out today’s Project of the Day, comment on the blog post, like us and the company’s page on Facebook, and you’ll be entered to win.

 

Yesterday Jordana Paige gave us a stylish new pattern for the Cool Breeze Infinity Cowl. Readers were also excited to enter for a chance to win a very useful Cezanne Yarn Tote from Jordana Paige. It’s finally time to hear the results!

Congratulations to…

Tammy P

We asked: “How do you store and/or carry your yarns?”

Congratulations Tammy who replied, “I carry it with me in an ugly canvas tote. My projects at home are stored in laundry baskets and bin. I am sooo not organized!” Thanks you for participating and liking AllFreeKnitting and our friends at Jordana Paige. Please contact us so we can send you your prize!

Remember, there’s a new project and a new prize TODAY, so enter for your chance to win. You don’t want to miss out on your chance to check out the Project of the Day, and win our next fabulous prize!

Happy National Craft Month and good luck everyone.

National Craft Month: Day Seventeen Winner

 

It’s day eighteen of National Craft Month, we’re having a blast and hope you are too. It’s finally time to announce the lucky winner of yesterday’s great giveaway, get ready to find out! Remember to enter each of our daily National Craft Month giveaways to win a different prize everyday. Just check out today’s Project of the Day, comment on the blog post, like us and the company’s page on Facebook, and you’ll be entered to win.

 

Consumer Crafts gave crafters a treat when they shared the tutorial for a gorgeous Peacock Polymer Clay Pendant. Consumer Crafts didn’t stop there; they were also glad to give away a Jewelry Prize Pack. Today is the day that we are announcing the lucky winner.

Congratulations to…

Trish Dwyer!

We asked: “What’s your favorite kind of jewelry to wear or to make?”

Congratulations Trish, who replied, “I would love to get into jewelry making. I have 3 daughters who would love to help me too.” Thank you for participating and liking AllFreeJewelryMaking and our friends at Consumer Crafts on Facebook. Please contact us so we can send you your prize!”

Remember, there’s a new project and a new prize TODAY, so enter for your chance to win. You don’t want to miss out on your chance to check out the Project of the Day, and win our next fabulous prize!

Happy National Craft Month and good luck everyone.

Peacock Polymer Clay Pendant: National Craft Month Project & Giveaway

It’s had to believe we’re already halfway through week 3 of the National Craft Month Giveaway, but we’re already on day 17! Come visit our blog every day to enter to win a different prize of the day. Find the contest rules and enter below.


Your home isn’t the only thing that deserves a little extra attention! Today is all about you and how fabulous you’ll look wearing today’s National Craft Month project from Consumer Crafts. Even if you haven’t tried making handmade jewelry projects before, you won’t be able to resist giving the Peacock Polymer Clay Pendant a try. Be dazzling with your everyday fashion for less!

 

Peacock Polymer Clay Pendant

Learn how to make yourself a special new necklace with this free jewelry pattern courtesy of Consumer Crafts. National Craft Month is all about inspiring crafters to try something new or something different from the norm, so we hope you take the chance to see how easy it can be to make your own jewelry pieces with your own two hands.

The Ultimate Craft Guide: 25 Free Craft Projects for Every Crafter Free eBook

 

This pattern is included in our free eBook, The Ultimate Craft Guide: 25 Free Craft Projects for Every Crafter. Celebrate National Craft Month with us by crafting the great projects in this free downloadable eBook written just for you!


 
ENTER TO WIN TODAY’S PRIZE

Consumer Crafts Jewelry Prize Package

Today’s prize is a Jewelry prize package from Consumer Crafts. In order to win today’s prize, all you need to do is:

* Like the AllFreeJewelryMaking Facebook page here, AND

* Like the Consumer Crafts Faceboook page here, AND

*Leave a comment on this blog post below telling us:

What’s your favorite kind of jewelry to wear or to make?

 


OFFICIAL RULES FOR DAILY CONTEST
  • There is a maximum of one entry per person. The entry will be based upon a comment left on this blog post. Duplicate comments will be deleted and are not tallied.
  • You must “like” both the AllFreeJewelryMaking and the Consumer Crafts Facebook pages to be eligible.
  • Winner will be selected at random from the comments on this blog post below.
  • Winner will be announced here on the blog tomorrow as well as contacted by the email address provided.
  • You have until tonight, March 17th, 2013 at 11:59p EST to leave your comment on this post. Comments posted after that will not be counted.
  • Contest open to anyone 18+ in US and/or Canada.

SUPER BONUS – WIN $1000 Gift Card!

Win Michaels $1000 Gift Card

Don’t miss your chance to stock up your craft stash and win a $1000 Michael’s gift card. You can enter each day to win this amazing $1000 Shopping Spree at Michaels. Remember, there’s still 15 more days in National Craft Month, so visit us at the FaveCrafts blog each day to hear about the latest prize.

 

Good Luck!

National Craft Month: Day Seven Winner

 

Happy National Craft Month everybody! Today’s the eighth day of our month long series of projects, giveaways and crafty extras, are you excited? Enter each of our daily National Craft Month giveaways to win a different prize everyday. Just check out today’s Project of the Day, comment on the blog post, like us and the company’s page on Facebook, and you’ll be entered to win.

 

Yesterday our friends at American Quilter’s Society shared a Starburst Wall Quilt project with you! As a prize, we offered a a Year of Quilting Fun from the American Quilter’s Society. Today we’re announcing the lucky winner.

Congratulations to…

TAMARA

We asked: “How would you use a year’s worth of patterns and materials?”

Congratulations TAMARA, who replied, My mother-in-law is a blue ribbon quilter and I would use these supplies to help her teach me. Quilting, like so many arts is slowly disappearing. The more of us that learn now, the more people that will be able to pass the art down to the next generation..” Thank you for participating and liking FaveQuilts and our friends at American Quilter’s Society on Facebook. Please contact us so we can send you your prize!”

Remember, there’s a new project and a new prize TODAY, so enter for your chance to win. You don’t want to miss out on your chance to check out the Project of the Day, and win our next fabulous prize!

Happy National Craft Month and good luck everyone.

Who Wants to Win a $1000 Gift Card to Michaels?

If this post’s headline didn’t catch your eye, go back and read it again. Have you picked your jaw up off the floor yet? Okay, now that you’ve composed yourself, we can get down to business.

In celebration of National Craft Month, we’ve given away a prize every single day and showcased a ton of brand new, never-before-seen craft tutorials here on the FaveCrafts Blog. So far, we’ve featured crochet afghan patterns, jewelry projects and more. Stay tuned – we have even more great projects and giveaways throughout March!

 

Also, we created a brand new free eBook with Michaels, The Ultimate Craft Guide: 25 Free Craft Projects for Every Crafter. Have you checked it out yet? It’s filled with everything from knitting patterns to paper projects. Best of all, it’s completely free to download and available now on FaveCrafts.

 

 

And that brings us to our big, giant National Craft Month giveaway – a $1000 gift card from Michaels! Think of all the amazing craft supplies you could buy with this $1000 gift card! This would be a perfect opportunity to branch out and try a new type of project. Michaels is a one-stop shop for crafters, so you can pick up so many different items at one time.

There are only a few simple steps you have to take when you enter to win this $1000 Michaels gift card:

  1. Head over to the giveaway page on FaveCrafts.
  2. Like FaveCrafts on Facebook.
  3. Like Michaels on Facebook.

Don’t forget that you can earn bonus entries by posting about this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Google+! Find out more on the giveaway page.


Well…what are you waiting for?

Enter now for your chance to win a $1000 Michaels gift card!

 

National Craft Month: Day Five Winner

 

Happy National Craft Month everybody! Today is day six of our month long series of projects, giveaways and crafty extras. We hope you’re enjoying it! Remember, you can enter each of our daily National Craft Month giveaways to win a different prize everyday. Just check out today’s Project of the Day, comment on the blog post, like us and the company’s page on Facebook, and you’ll be entered to win.

 

Yesterday our friends at Xyron shared a Glam Glowing Light Box project with you! As a prize, we offered a 5″ Creative Station from Xyron. Today we’re announcing the lucky winner.

Congratulations to…

WANDA

We asked: “How do you like to get crafty with your home decor?”

Congratulations Wanda, who replied, “I enjoy a variety of crafts…party events, wood crafts and mostly paper crafts.  I especially like to make mini event albums for my grandkids/family…accordion albums, tin box albums, fold out box albums, etc..” Thank you for participating and liking FaveCrafts and our friends at Xyron on Facebook. Please contact us so we can send you your prize!”

Remember, there’s a new project and a new prize TODAY, so enter for your chance to win. You don’t want to miss out on your chance to check out the Project of the Day, and win our next fabulous prize!

Happy National Craft Month and good luck everyone.

National Craft Month: Day 30 Winner!

Happy National Craft Month everybody! We hope you’ve enjoyed our month long series of projects, giveaways and extras. As you know, March is almost over, so you only have today to enter the FINAL National Craft Month giveaway. If you’ve been playing along the whole month, here’s one last shot to win a prize. And if you’re just hearing of our National Craft Month series (what rock have you been hiding under?) you can still participate this one last time! Just check out today’s Project of the Day, leave a comment at the bottom of the post and you’ll be entered to win.

Yesterday our friends at Consumer Crafts shared a super fun Butterfly Canvas project with you! And as a prize, we offered an entire basket full of fun craft supplies. Today we’re announcing the lucky winner.

 

We asked, “What have you enjoyed most about National Craft Month? Have you picked up on any new craft tips? Did you create anything new from the projects you’ve seen in our Project of the Day posts?”

Congratulations to…

Julie Gregson
who said, “I love today’s craft! I know exactly where I’m going to put them…in my bathroom because my curtain has butterflies! I loved all the ideas this month. Ask me what excites me?? All these wonderful crafts! Can’t wait til Saturday…I know what I’ll be doing!”

Congrats Julie! Please contact us so we can send you your prize.

Remember, today is the LAST day to enter to win! You don’t want to miss out on your final chance to check out the Project of the Day.

Happy National Craft Month and good luck everyone.