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2 DIY Spring Crafts from Dollar Store Items

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Last Updated on March 1, 2024 by Rachel Granholm

Today I’m sharing 2 DIY Spring crafts from dollar store items with you!

Spring crafts are always fun for me to create. The two crafts that I’m sharing today are simple and inexpensive, enabling you to create beautiful pieces of decor that will look like they came from a retail store. Follow along as I show you how to make 2 DIY Spring crafts from dollar store items!

2 DIY Spring Crafts from Dollar Store Items

Dollar Store Craft 1: How to Make Faux Moss Balls

I’ve never tried to make faux moss balls before.

Since they are pretty popular right now, I thought I would try to create some, but only using items from the dollar store.

You only need three materials to make this project, so this one is extremely affordable!
DIY faux moss balls

Materials Needed for Faux Moss Balls

Faux Moss Balls Tutorial

1. Heat Up Your Hot Glue Gun.

While that’s getting hot, prepare your work surface.
diy faux moss balls

2. Squeeze Hot Glue on Ball.

Pick a small section of one ping pong ball to start. I told you these 2 Spring crafts from the dollar store used cheap and easy items 🙂

Then, squeeze a nickel-sized amount of hot glue onto the ball.
faux moss balls made from ping pong balls

3. Press Moss Onto Glue.

Do this part in in small sections. DIY faux moss balls

Continue until you have the whole ball covered with one layer of moss.
DIY moss balls

4. Fill In.

After the initial layer, you will then go back and fill in spots that are sparse or that need more moss.

Continue filling in the ball with glue and moss until you are happy with how it looks.

Tip: I kind of squeezed the moss down by rolling the ball around in both hands, helping to shape it. 
DIY moss balls

5. Lay Moss Balls on Towel to Dry.

Tip: Make sure you have plenty of hot glue gun sticks!

 The pack of ping pong balls came with six balls. However, I ran out of glue sticks because you do use quite a bit of glue for these balls, so I only had enough glue to make four.DIY faux moss balls

6. Style the Moss Balls!

To style mine, I simply placed some faux tulips in an enamelware pitcher, placed that on my floral platter that I showed you guys in my spring thrift post, and then laid 3 moss balls around the pitcher.

It’s now a pretty centerpiece on the dining table and looks beautiful paired with this vintage table runner!DIY Moss balls displayed on a vintage platter
There was one moss ball left, so I placed it on top of a vintage book displayed with some milk glass.

You could also use these moss balls to make a faux topiary, place them in a terrarium, or style them into a cloche display.

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I’m really happy with how these turned out, especially for my first time making them. DIY Spring decor from the dollar store at it’s finest, guys!
DIY faux moss ball displayed in a vignette

Dollar Store Craft 2: DIY Painted Plastic Easter Eggs

Again, this project was created from dollar store items or things that I already had on hand.

Plastic eggs are so loud and obnoxious with all the bright colors, so I thought I could try and create Easter eggs that were a little more elegant and vintage looking!

Here’s how it went.

DIY Easter eggs

Materials Needed for DIY Painted Plastic Easter Eggs

Tutorial for DIY Painted Easter Eggs

1. Choose Paint Colors.

I wanted my eggs to be fairly neutral yet still emit a Spring feel so I went with white, navy blue, and teal.

Tip:I suggest using a sponge brush like the one shown above because it leaves less streaks. I realize it would have been much easier to spray paint these eggs, but again, I wanted to use things that I already had on hand. paint DIY Easter egg

2. Paint One Layer of Paint on Each Egg.

They will look pretty gaudy after that first paint layer but be patient!

Let those dry on a flat surface.

Tip: I learned that it’s difficult to hold the eggs and paint them at the same time. For easiest application, hold the egg between your pointer finger and thumb. Yes, you will get messy with paint but that’s the fun of it!DIY painted Easter eggs

3. Keep Painting Eggs.

Paint them until you have built up enough layers so that you can’t see through to the plastic on all sides.

This is after two coats of paint. Clearly not enough yet!

I ended having to do five layers of paint to achieve my desired look. You may need to do less depending on the paint that you use.
DIY painted Easter eggs

4. Choose Ribbon.

You want it to be fairly skinny, just wide enough to cover up the line where the eggs usually open.

I had this pretty lace ribbon in my craft drawer. It’s been used for many things over the past few months because it is so versatile! I thought it would give my eggs the vintage look that I was going for. DIY Easter egg with lace

5. Glue on Ribbon.

To apply the ribbon, first you need to measure how much you need to go around the egg, plus a little more for overlap in the back.

Squeeze a little glue onto your finger. Then, gently rub the glue onto the ribbon.
DIY Easter egg with lace

6. Roll Egg onto the Ribbon.

Gently press the overlap of ribbon down in the back to secure.DIY Easter egg with lace ribbon
Continue this process for each egg that you would like to have ribbon.
DIY Easter eggs with lace ribbon

7. Switch to Twine, If Desired.

To vary the eggs a little, I decided to wrap twine around a few of them. This also helps to vary the texture of your eggs and creates a more high-end look with these 2 Spring crafts From the dollar store.

All you need to do for this is cut a roughly five inch piece of twine.

Hold the tail end with your thumb while wrapping the rest around the line of the egg.
DIY Easter eggs with twine
Leave a little twine near the end of the wrap so that you can secure the two ends with a knot.

DIY Easter egg with twine
Your eggs will look something like this when you are done.
DIY painted Easter eggs

8. Display the Eggs!

I decided my Blue Onion bowl would be perfect for displaying the eggs.

The colors of the bowl combined with the curvy edges pair beautifully with the Easter eggs, making them feel much more elegant.DIY Easter eggs in a vintage bowl
I’m beyond excited with how my eggs turned out.

They make me so happy whenever I look at them and I definitely think I achieved my goal of creating vintage looking Easter eggs!

The beauty about these 2 spring crafts from the dollar store is that you can make them fit any decor style or aesthetic.
DIY Easter eggs in a vintage bowl

Closing Tidbits for 2 DIY Spring Crafts from Dollar Store Items

There you have them! These 2 DIY Spring crafts from dollar store items were so fun to create. They did take some time and thoughtful effort but it was all worth it in the end.

The moss balls and the eggs are easy DIY Spring decor from the dollar store that fit two totally different aesthetics, making them extremely versatile pieces of decor.

As always, I encourage you to put your own twist and ideas on anything that you make. I hope you are inspired to craft some Spring decor for your home! Let your creativity guide you and find joy in the process.

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Let me know in the comments below if you have created any Spring decor for your home!

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2 Spring crafts using dollar store materials

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