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Easy Spring Crafts for a Rainy Day

I’m sitting here typing this on yet another cold, dreary February day. It’s been two solid weeks of rain here in Alabama, and I’m over it. I promise I’m trying to not wish away my final weeks of wearing my pink wool hat and favorite closed-toe shoes, but how can anyone not eagerly anticipate the fact that spring is just around the corner?

Soon we’ll not only be packing away coats and scarves, but we’ll also be switching the candles around our homes for bright, floral scents. We’ll swap out the wreath on the front door for something brighter and cheerier, and we’ll have fresh basil and lavender in the kitchen windowsill. I can’t wait to move my gatherings from the dining room table to the back porch and serve dishes made of fresh, seasonal ingredients.

As I move towards spring updates in my home, I always look for ways to incorporate crafts and DIYs into my decor too. It’s fun to have unique, handmade items to accentuate your living space, just like how Noonday creates unique accessories for us to wear. Here are a few easy ideas to get you started with you own home DIYs. They are easy enough that your kiddos can help you make them, or even better, gather your friends for a “crafternoon” and invite your local Noonday Ambassador to set up the new spring items! All items are made using air-dry clay, which I love because it’s easy to work with and dries like ceramic, though you don’t need a kiln to use it. Happy crafting!

Air-Dry Clay Napkin Rings

Supplies to gather:

  • Air-dry clay, like Polyform Model Air, available online and in craft stores
  • Rolling pin
  • Cookie cutter or knife
  • Paint
  • Paint brushes
  • 1/8″ suede lace
  • Super glue
  • Rubber stamp (optional)
  • Mod Podge decoupage glue (optional)

Directions:

  • Roll out clay until it is smooth, with no cracks, and a couple of centimeters thick. If there are cracks, you can use a little bit of water to smooth them over.
  • Using a cookie cutter or knife, cut a shape out of the clay. I used a circle, but it can be a square, triangle, or even freeform–be creative! If you would like to stamp a design, stamp the clay before you cut it.
  • Using a bit of leftover clay, roll a piece about 1” long and create a small ring with it. Press one side a little flat. This piece will be glued to the back and will hold the suede that wraps around your napkin.
  • Let all pieces dry completely. This can take several hours to overnight, but you can use a hairdryer if you want it to dry quicker.
  •  Once everything is dry, paint it however you like. I achieved the gold flecks by loading a paintbrush with metallic enamel paint and flicking paint over the shapes.
  • Use super glue to bond the small clay ring to the back of your napkin ring shape. Allow to dry completely.
  • The final step is to wrap the suede lace around your napkin and crisscross it through the small ring on the back. Tie a loose knot to secure it in place.
  • Host a fabulous dinner party!

Air-Dry Clay Photo Holders

Supplies to gather:

  • Air-dry clay, like Polyform Model Air, available online and in craft stores
  • 12-gauge aluminum wire
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Optional: Rubber stamps and paint to decorate

Directions:

  • Work the clay with your hands until it is smooth and pliable.
  • Sculpt the clay into the shape you’d like your photo holders to be. I opted for geometric shapes, but you can get creative! Just ensure that the bottom is flat and sturdy. If you decide to stamp a design, lay the object flat to stamp the clay.
  • Cut a length of the wire about 7″ long. Use the needle-nose pliers to shape one end into a coil. Gently press the other end of the wire into the clay shape, making sure you don’t go all the way to the bottom. The clay shrinks as it dries, and you don’t want the wire to poke out at the bottom!
  • Once dry, paint as desired.

Air-Dry Clay Herb Markers

Supplies:

  • Air-dry clay, like Polyform Model Air, available online and in craft stores
  • Knife or pizza wheel cutter
  • Small rubber stamp letters
  • Ink pad

Directions:

  • Roll out clay until it is smooth, with no cracks, and a couple of centimeters thick. If there are cracks, you can use a little bit of water to smooth them over.
  • Using your knife or wheel cutter, carefully cut long strips of clay to the width and length desired. Trim one end so it is flat and cut the other into a point.
  • Stamp the name of the herb on the side that has the flat end.
  • Allow to dry completely.

Meet Malinda Nichols

Malinda first became an Ambassador when she and her husband were fundraising for the adoption of their daughter from India. She has a degree in Fashion Design and even used to work as a prop stylist! Nowadays, she spends her days teaching U.S. history and government, baking yummy goodies, and embracing the world-changing Ambassador life.