Ostara 2015 craft ideas cover pom pom flowers and preparing the eggs for decorating.
Ostara 2015 craft ideas will bring in a breath of freshness and spring to your decorating. No Flowers blooming in your area yet? That is okay we will make our own from yarn to bring a breath of spring in. Choose your favorite spring color or one of the colors that correspond to Ostara, gold, light green, grass green, robin’s egg blue, lemon yellow, pale pink, anything pastel. Follow the directions below and create cute flowers that can brighten your home until you have the real thing blooming in your yard. We will also learn how to blow out eggs so you have long lasting clean shells to decorate.
Spring Pom-Pom Flower Decoration
Faux spring branches and homemade pom-poms crafted from yarn are the perfect Easter accent for a side table or a mantel. Dress up a mason jar with ribbon, fill with small pebbles or birdseed, and stick in branches.
To make your own pom-poms from yarn, you’ll need:
A few yards of yarn (we used bulky weight yarn)
A large serving fork with four tines
1. Start by holding one end of the yarn toward you. Wrap the ball around the first two tines, then around the second two tines, as if you’re making a figure 8. You’ll come back through the middle of the fork each time you wrap the yarn.
2. Continue wrapping your yarn around the fork until the fork is full (or you have approximately 5 inches of yarn left).
3. Slip the yarn up the center of the fork, and thread your remaining yarn through the middle gap in the fork. Continue to wrap around the middle of the yarn ball, cinching the center together, until you have 2 inches of yarn left. Tie both yarn ends together tightly, and slip the yarn ball off the fork.
4. Once your yarn ball is off the fork, check again to make sure that both yarn ends are tied tightly — this is what holds your pom-pom together!
5. Use scissors to snip the loops at both ends of your yarn ball. Fluff the ends, shaping your pom-pom, and trim as needed.
How to Blow Out Eggs
Use a Dremel Moto Tool or a pair of cuticle scissors to carefully cut a hole slightly larger than 1/8″ diameter at each end of the egg
Place a bulb syringe in one of the holes and blow the contents of the egg out through the other end Rinse the inside of the egg with mild soap, water, and a very small amount of bleach. Let dry.
Paint the shells or decorate as you wish.