Please enter your search keyword(s)
Birdseye photo of colourful spring craft supplies arranged on table
Photo of table decorated with colourful flowers

Upcycle Your Way into Spring With These 4 Cute Craft Projects

Upcycle Your Way into Spring With These 4 Cute Craft Projects

Spring is a time of re-birth and new beginnings, both for nature and for your home. During this year’s spring cleaning, think twice before tossing out that old lamp or piece of material – with some fresh ideas, it could be reborn as something beautiful.

Find inspiration with these four cute craft projects, including a step-by-step guide to making Eggshell Easter Candles. All taken from Supercraft - easy craft projects for every weekend.

1. Eggshell Easter Candles

Photo of eggshell easter candles arranged on wooden dining table

These candles will enliven any table, and look great alongside a delicious Easter meal. For an extra pop of color, try using dyed eggshells! 

Time needed: 30 minutes + drying/hardening time

You will need:

  • empty eggshells
  • candle wax (or old candle remnants)
  • saucepan
  • egg carton
  • wicks

Thoroughly clean the empty eggshells and let them dry. Heat the candle wax in a saucepan over a low heat until it melts. Put the eggs into an egg carton and carefully pour in the liquid wax. As soon as the wax begins to solidify, stick a piece of wick into the center of the egg, so it reaches the bottom. Allow to completely harden, encouraging the wicks into the center of the shells from time to time.

2. Sunny lamp

Photo of sunny hanging lamp over work table

This lovely warm yellow kitchen lamp will bring spring into every home. In a couple of simple steps, an old plain enamel shade can be transformed into a ceiling light that will keep the sun shining all year round.

3. Hand-bound travel diary

Photo of handmade travel diary on wooden table

Planning a springtime trip? House your keepsakes in the pockets of a handmade travel diary. Made using the pages from an old atlas or book, it’s the perfect solution for keeping special mementoes safe and undamaged for years to come.

Photo of handmade travel diary map pages

4. Polka dot shorts

Photo of denim polka dot shorts Photo of cotton buds, towel and denim shorts

Say goodbye to sweater weather and say hello to a spruced up pair of shorts. Give an old pair of denim shorts a make-over with the help of some household bleach.

The crafting doesn't have to stop with the season. Whether you’re looking for Easter activities, garden ideas, or quick and clever hacks, the projects in Supercraft will keep you busy all year long. It’s chockfull of DIY inspiration, and crafts that are both useful and beautiful.

Buy the book

Buy the book

Supercraft Supercraft

Get creative with upcycling craft projects from Supercraft, and discover materials and techniques you have Read More

Get creative with upcycling Read More

£12.99

Related products

Related products

The Crafter's Year The Crafter's Year

Create, make, and do throughout the year with The Crafter's Year - a charming crafting book packed with 80 Read More

Create, make, and do Read More

£14.99

Paper Craft Paper Craft

Full of creative craft ideas that are guaranteed to impress, Paper Craft will teach you how to transform Read More

Full of creative craft ideas Read More

£14.99
Share this:
Hide
© 2016 Dorling Kindersley Limited. Registered Number 01177822, England. Registered Office: 80 Strand, London, WC2R 0RL. 'Dorling Kindersley', 'DK', 'Eyewitness' and the open book logo DK are trade marks of Dorling Kindersley Limited.
DK Books