This spring give new life and personalization to your wet weather accessories! Three different Spring Showers upcycled crafts
What do rain boots, a garden hose, and a broken umbrella have in common? They are all excellent spring crafting supplies!
Spring storm season is already going strong here in Texas. A few nights ago we were awoken by tornado sirens and spent an hour in the middle of the night tracking storms on our phones. Which, sidenote, I am thoroughly impressed by how accurately they can pinpoint storm locations. Down to the neighborhood letting you know when you need to take cover. Vastly improved from when I was a kid and we spent time huddling in the bathroom together during storms.
Oldest twin has an umbrella that folds up super small that he carries in his backpack. Both of our cars have extra large umbrellas in them in case we get caught outside in the rain. And there are a couple standard folding umbrellas hanging near our front door. It’s been raining a lot lately and I hate getting caught in the rain with the kids without an umbrella.
But umbrellas don’t last forever. Whether they get blown inside out, crushed in a door, or succumb to some other form of tragedy we invariably break umbrellas from time to time. So what do you do with a broken umbrella? You begin my pairing it with some silk flowers and a coordinating ribbon.
And you turn it into a spring showers umbrella wreath for your front door!
To hang the umbrella you can just hang it from the handle. How simple is that!
Another spring tool that gets worn out, at least at my house, are garden hoses. Sometimes they get holes, wear out, and break. Just like the umbrella all you need to do is pair your garden hose with some silk flowers.
Use a zip-tie to keep the garden hose wrapped up. You can either glue on the flowers or use zip ties to attach them as well. Depending on how long your garden hose is you might want to trim it so it isn’t too long for a wreath. Garden hoses can get heavy quickly so be aware of how much your wreath weighs when you are hanging it.
My rain boots weren’t worn out as much as I love personalizing things. And clearly my rain boots needed a gold monogram!
You could cut your own letters using a vinyl cutter or purchase vinyl letters at the craft store. Attach the letters to your rain boots to create your personalized rain boot monogram.
If your rain boots are worn out, it happens, or if your kids outgrew their rain boots I have an upcycled craft for them as well. Rain boot vases! You can use real flowers or silk flowers, which is what I used.
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