This spring give new life and personalization to your wet weather accessories! Have fun with three different Upcycled Crafts that are perfect for spring
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.
Upcycled Crafts: Umbrella Wreath
- Silk flowers
Due to the amount of rain we get each year, we have quite the umbrella collection. The kids have umbrellas that fold up super small that they can carry in their backpacks. Each 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.
But, as I’m sure you’re aware, 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.
Start by laying the flowers on top of the umbrella to determine how far down they go. Then take the ribbon and tie it around the umbrella at the bottom point of the flower stems. From there just slip the faux flowers into the top of the umbrella, and voila! You’ve turned a broken umbrella into an upcyled spring wreath.
Then, to hang the umbrella, you can just hang it from the handle. How simple is that?!
Upcycled Crafts: Garden Hose Wreath
- Garden hose
- Faux flowers
- Zip ties
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.
Coil the garden hose around on itself and then use a zip tie to secure it in place. 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.
Upcycled Crafts: Monogrammed Rain Boots
- Rain boots
- Pool noodle
- Letter stickers
- Faux flowers
Just like your other wet weather gear, rain boots can wear out, or, if you have kids, maybe they just get outgrown. Either way you can personalize them and turn them into a fun vase!
Lay the pool noodle next to your rain boots and cut the height to be just shorter than your boot. This will help the boot stay upright. Depending on the width or your rain boot and pool noodle, you may want to put in one piece or two.
For the letters, you could cut your own letters using a vinyl cutter or purchase vinyl letters at the craft store. Simply attach the letters to your rain boots to create your personalized rain boot monogram. Then add in your faux flowers for a rainy day upcycled vase!
Of course, you don’t need to wait until your rain boots are worn out to monogram them. You can always add some stickers to the rain boots you are currently wearing for a little more personalization!