Don’t you just love when spring is the air? Why not make the season better and bring the springtime fun into your hill country home? With spring brings happy things, like bright colors, sunshine, and of course DIY crafts. We’ve compiled some fun ways to add color into your home with these DIY crafts, perfect for the family:

Egg Carton Flowers

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Craft by iHeart Arts n Crafts


  • Acrylic Paint
  • Egg Carton (not foam)
  • Paper Straw
  • Pom Poms
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paint Brush


First you’ll have an adult cut out four containers out of the egg carton. Trim around the edges so that it gives it a rounder shape for the petals of the flower.

Squirt some acrylic paint colors onto a paper plate and have the kids paint their flowers. Use any colors you’d like or use a pastel palate like we did above.

After the paint’s dried you can attach the stem of the flower by gluing it to the back. We used a paper straw so that it was thick enough to hold up the egg carton, if you use something like a pipe cleaner it will just bend. Next choose a colored pom pom and glue that to the center of the painted egg carton.

Paper Straw Flowers

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Craft by Family Crafts


  • Green striped paper straws
  • Pink, green, yellow, and orange cardstock
  • Heart paper punch
  • Paper hole punch
  • Tape


  1. You will need 3 pink, yellow, or orange hearts and 1 green heart per flower. Begin by punching hearts from the pink, yellow, and orange cardstock.
  2. Punch a hole into the bottom of each heart.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 with the green paper.
  4. Tape 3 hearts together into a flower shape. The 3 holes should merge together in the middle of the flower.
  5. Repeat with the other colors.
  6. Slide 1 flower and 1 green leaf onto each straw.
  7. Repeat with the rest of the colors to create a colorful paper straw flower bouquet!

 Rainbow Paper Dahlia Flowers

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Craft by Craftaholics Anonymous


  • 10 Sheets of 8.5″ x 11″ASTROBRIGHTS® PAPERS per flower {I did 4 layers on each flower. The biggest layer took 4 sheets, the next layer took 3, then 2 and then the center took 1 sheets.}
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Low Temp Glue Gun
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Cardboard


  1. Cut a 6.5″ circle out of cardboard. I used a bowl and pen to trace a circle on the cardstock and then cut it out with scissors.
  2. Use your paper trimmer to cut your colorful paper into rectangles. I cut all pieces of paper into 4.25″ x 5.5″, which is basically an 8.5×11 into fourths. My 4 year was great at helping me cut the papers. I would measure and then he loved to run the blade across to cut it.
  3. Then roll your pieces of paper into cone shape with a point in the center of one end and use a small dot of glue to hold in place. If you have kids helping you, I very highly recommend using a low temperature glue gun. Glue gun burns are not fun!
  4. Then I started glueing the first layer of cones all the way around the edge of the cardboard circle. The next layer I glued the cones around a little inside of the outer layer, without cutting or trimming them. For the third layer, I trimmed off about 2-3″ off the cone before gluing them on. And then for the center, I cut off the tips of the cones and glued them into the center of the flower.


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