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Spring and Summer Craft Ideas

Long summer days can get boring, but not if you make some of our summer craft ideas. The projects are easy, fun and inexpensive. Most of the materials are laying around your house.
Don't believe us? This particular craft starts off with an empty peanut butter jar. And everyone owns a pair of scissors (or two)! Glue? You've probably got some in your desk drawer...
Before we get too carried away. Let's check out this easy summer craft.

Summer Craft Ideas

Take a look at what you'll need to make this craft:


  • One empty peanut butter or mayonnaise jar (plastic or glass is fine, we used plastic)
  • Blue acrylic paint
  • One paintbrush
  • Dark green felt
  • Craft foam sheets (white, yellow, and green)
  • Scissors (regular scissors for cutting the craft foam, fabric scissors for cutting the felt)
  • Glue
  • Our template

    Summer Craft Ideas


    1. Wash out your jar and let dry.

    2. Paint the top half of the jar blue, using the blue acrylic paint. Let dry.
    Note: You will need to paint two layers, letting the paint dry in between layers.

    Summer Craft Ideas

    3. Cut the green felt in a strip, long enough to wrap around the jar and cover the bottom half of the jar.

    Summer Craft Ideas

    4. Glue the felt strip in place, around the jar.

    Summer Craft Ideas

    5. Using our template, cut out your flowers out of the craft foam sheets.

    Summer Craft Ideas

    6. Glue the flowers and their stems onto the jar. Let dry.

    Summer Craft Ideas

    That's it! Now all that's left to do is fill with a bit of water and put some beautiful flowers inside. This makes a wonderful summer centerpiece! Enjoy!

    Summer Craft Ideas

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