creative spring ideas…


i love spring… a time when the sun shines bright and there’s a scattering of vibrant color everywhere.  hopefully these project ideas will inspire you to create these colorful springtime projects featured at joann craft stores.  if you have a store near you, stop in and pick up these free project sheets, or just click the links below to download the instructions and get crafting…t!m


carrot candy boxes: these clever candy boxes are created using my petal drop die from sizzix.  tip: if you don’t sew, tissue tape is a great alternative to secure the box together…


jute string eggs: add a bit of style and texture to your spring decor with idea-ology jute string.  tip: you can use wood, plastic, or paper mache eggs for this project…


framed butterflies: create colorful wall art using distress ink and the layered butterfly die and texture fade from sizzix.  tip: save the negative cut out pieces to use as frames for another project…


time to grow: fill an assemblage clock with springtime elements including moss, rocks, and idea-ology letterpress.  tip: paint the letters with distress paint for an added touch of color…


*be sure to check your local stores for these supplies or you can click the links below to purchase online…
(SSS=simon says stamp / IE=inspiration emporium)

Petal Drop (IE|SSS)
Layered Butterfly (SSS|IE)
Assemblage Clock (IE|SSS)
Jute String (SSS|IE)
Letterpress (SSS|IE)

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67 Comments to “creative spring ideas…”

  1. Cindy Coutts says:

    Love the carrot boxes. I will have to do them for my kids, even though they are in their mid-20s (I know) for Easter. It will make me look like I actually know what Im doing. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Roxanne says:

    hahah….i’m such a sucker for a fun project….I love the carrot boxes and immediately bought the petal drop die and hope it will get here in time for me to make these sweet treat boxes! Gee….thanks for sharing! 🙂

  3. Sheila Bacon says:

    As always, clever ideas. Especially like the framed butterfly art! Also like the jute eggs..the folksy look and texture. Keep sharing your ideas, as they’re always super ones!

  4. Sheila Bacon says:

    As always, clever ideas. Especially like the framed butterfly art!

  5. Paulette S. says:

    Happy Spring, Tim! Those carrots probably have my name on them. I have 2 different dies, that when I purchased them, I did have something like that in mind. LOL I hope I have the time and energy to follow through this Easter. Thanks for the nudge.

  6. Maureen Chandler says:

    Cool projects – thanks for sharing Tim!!

  7. Katy D says:

    Very cool! Love these projects and I love Joanne’s! 🙂

  8. Harlan says:

    Yay!! Didn’t know Joann’s carried your products I am about to place my first order for Tim Holtz inks YAYY!!!!!!! Should I get 20 or 30?

  9. Paula Collins says:

    Love the carrots! Also the clock is over the top awesome. Thanks Tim.

  10. Mel Robert-Hareld says:

    I hope the JoAnn stores, in the Fort Worth area, will begin to carry more of the Tim Holtz Sizzix (idea•ology, Stampers Anonymous and core’dinations) items. I’d certainly visit more often

  11. Kirsten Alicia says:

    Fantastic ideas!

  12. Love the butterflies! I am surprised to see this from Joann’s, because our local store stopped carrying Tim Holtz products! I stopped going to their store!

  13. Inge Bekaert says:

    This is fun !

    nice to see different uses of known products. Especially the boxes are are great idea !
    Thanks for posting this: yes, more uses for my dies etc.

    greetings from Belgium

  14. Laurel S. says:

    Awesome projects Tim. The carrot candy boxes are my favorite.

  15. Gigi B. says:

    Always nice to see spring coming and the new ideas too. Thanks

  16. Terri W says:

    I love the springtime assemblage clock it is adorable!

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