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Make It : early spring flowers

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If you're like me, this is the time of year for daydreaming of spring and those first bits of color and warm weather. Above are some crafts projects from a story I worked on a few years back that was inspired by the flowers and colors of early spring. We made paper snowdrops, (shown above decorating a chocolate cake dusted with 'snow') and crocuses, which didn't run in the story so I thought I'd share them!

These are so simple to make, and look pretty just as they are in a small vase or bottle. I also like to stick them in bits of dried moss for a very lifelike little spring vignette! See gallery below for a few more projects... and you can look at the rest of this story here.

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crepe paper crocuses ( and a tiny nest made of phyllo dough!)

1 crepe paper crocuses ( and a tiny nest made of phyllo dough!)

crepe paper birds perched among a large arrangement of flowering branches

2 crepe paper birds perched among a large arrangement of flowering branches

a detail of a paper bird, the eggs are quail eggs dyed with food coloring, and the nest is made with dried grape vine

3 a detail of a paper bird, the eggs are quail eggs dyed with food coloring, and the nest is made with dried grape vine

the birds are made by starting with styrofoam forms... I loved making the gradations in color by tearing and glueing colored paper...

4 the birds are made by starting with styrofoam forms... I loved making the gradations in color by tearing and glueing colored paper...

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