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I had been saving some yogurt cups in hopes of using them to start some flower seeds this month. Since I had quite a few of them I thought I might decorate them somehow to be able to give some of the started seeds as gifts to teachers for Easter. I had a few ideas in my head, but I figured why not check out what other people have come up with before me. While searching I found some other cute ideas to use yogurt cups if we end up having any left over today.

reusing yogurt cup crafts

Frog


Turtle and Frog Spring Crafts
This one might take a while to complete as you need to paint the cup first, let it dry, then attach the other items.

Reusing yogurt cups to  make felt animals

Felt Dog and Cat Yogurt Cup


Felt Dog and Cat
There are some great directions here if you think these are cute. I don’t think I have any felt on hand, so we probably won’t try this one today. Maybe after the next trip to the craft store.

reusing yogurt cups to make favor baskets

Yogurt cup beaded baskets


Beaded baskets
This seems more along the lines of what we may do today, although I am not sure about the handle part if we are going to plant a seed in it. It does look like the handle could easily be bent down, however, when it gets to be time to replant the young flowers.

I will take some photos today of what we come up with and share later. Hope these ideas keep you busy on a rainy Saturday. I hear the brownies are ready to come out of the oven, so off I go….

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Variations on a Theme


From my own pattern

A friend of mine sent me an email with newsletter from You Can Make This. It mentioned that they were starting a Yarn Can Make This section, so she thought I might be interested. By registering at the site, I received a few free patterns, including a headband pattern of Ginger McCluer/Gingersnap Boutique that is allowed to be used to make products to sell. I had wanted to make some headbands, but really did not have an idea how big to make them, so having a sample pattern really helped.


From the original pattern

I started off with the basic pattern given, then added beads and flowers. I then branched off into making a couple patterns of my own. My girls immediately claimed a couple of the headbands, so I know kids like them (or at least three and six year olds do.)


With added beads

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