It will be spring forever with these pressed spring ornaments decorating the house. Try out this pretty spring decoration craft.
How to Make Pressed Spring Ornaments
What You'll Need:
- Brown paper
- Waxed paper
- Paper clips
- Butter knife
- Needle and thread
After a long winter, everyone gets excited to see the new little buds and leaves appear when spring begins. Gather up some of these fresh and pretty new growths, and make them into ornaments to bring spring right inside your house.
Cut several shapes, such as a circle, star, leaf, and tulip, out of brown paper. Paper clip 2 pieces of waxed paper onto the brown paper shapes, and cut them to match. Put 1 piece aside and keep one on top of the brown paper. Then arrange a few fresh leaves or flowers on it.
With a butter knife, scrape crayon shavings over the leaves and flowers. Make sure you hold the knife facing away from your body. Use different colored crayons for the shavings. Place the other sheet of waxed paper on top of the crayon shavings. Cover this with another sheet of brown paper.
Have an adult help you slide a warm iron over the paper to melt the waxed paper and crayon shavings. Lift the top piece of brown paper, and see your spring design sealed inside.
Poke a hole at the top of the waxed paper design with a needle, knot a doubled piece of thread, and pull it through the hole to make a hanging loop.
Hang one in each room of the house!
For another pretty spring decoration, try out the Spring Lanterns on the next page.