The change of seasons always makes me want to “spruce up” my house and try out new decor ideas…unfortunately, I typically have neither the budget nor the creative instinct to bring my projects to completion! This spring, however, I really want my home to better reflect the life I live through Christ, and I know the girls in my eleventh grade small group would greatly benefit from some of these ideas, too. Here are 5 EASY do-it-yourself craft ideas that you and your girl(s) can complete together:
Fresh flowers, as beautiful as they may be, can get really expensive…and they only last a week or two. Instead, opt for these pretty peonies, made from cupcake holders, that require zero upkeep! Use a gold paint marker on your favorite vase or mason jar to add hymn lyrics or a Bible verse!
Materials: cupcake wrappers, green tissue paper, scissors, floral wire, 1-inch foam balls, hot glue gun, any size vase or mason jar
This stunning paper cone wreath will catch all kinds of attention inside your home because of its timelessness. PLUS, you can replace her recommendation of an old book with hymnal paper. That tweak will make your wreath not only beautiful, but also gospel-centered!
Materials: an old hymnal, stapler, glue gun, glue stick, 10” piece of twine, 1 piece of foam core
#3: Picture Frame Chalkboard
Chalkboards add fun to virtually any room in your house, and they can be a great tool to memorize Scripture. This idea uses an old picture frame to get the job done in just a few hours. Make your home come alive with God’s Word!
Materials: thrift store picture frame (any size), white primer, chalkboard paint ($1 for 2 oz. bottle), chalk in various colors
#4: Personalized Flower Pots
This website offers 25 ideas for painting flower pots! Choose any plant you like, paint a pot (or even cover it with fabric), and place it in a windowsill or on your front porch! Add a word, phrase, or entire verse to it as a great illustration of God’s faithfulness to grow you in godliness.
Materials: flower pot, soil, flower blooms or seeds for planting, paint, paint brush
#5: Bible Verse Stones
This prayer and scripture stone craft is perhaps the most simple one on our list! All you need to do is write your favorite verse(s) and/or prayer requests on a variety of smooth stones. Pile them together in a decorative dish, or place individually in various rooms.
Materials: smooth stones in multiple colors, permanent/paint marker (in any color)