Explore Gardening Crafts on Creativebug

Want to get ahead on the gardening but don’t want to wait for the weather? Check out Creativebug!   

Creativebug is an online learning platform dedicated to arts & crafts. With a WNPL card- access hundreds of patterns, templates, and recipes! To get started, visit the Warren-Newport Public Library homepage. Under the “Discover” tab, select “All Databases” until you find “Creativebug.”   

Here are three quick classes related to gardening related arts and crafts.  

Painted Terracotta Pots  

Learn how to use a cake stand as a handy tool to paint terracotta pots.   

  • Time: 20 minutes  
  • Materials Needed 
    • Terracotta pots (any size)  
    • Muti-surface paint or outdoor paint (any color)  
    • Paint brushes  
    • Cake turntable  


Cricut Paper Flowers: Make a Hydrangea  

Learn how to make exquisite detail hydrangeas using a Cricut Explore Machine.  

  • Time: 12 minutes  
  • Materials Needed 
    • Cricut Explore machine  
    • Cricut Design Space software  
    • 12” x 12” LightGrip Cricut mat  
    • Cricut scoring tool  
    • Cricut spatula tool  
    • Computer  
    • Metallic lightweight paper (2 to 3 sheets in shades of lavender for one branch; ½ sheet of green for each flower)  
    • Green floral tape  
    • Scissors  
    • Jewelry pliers  
    • Wire cutters  
    • Thirty 12-inch 20-gauge floral wire  
    • Hot glue gun  


Crocheted Cacti Cozies  

Learn how to crotchet a cactus egg cozy.  

  • Time: 11 minutes, 30 seconds  
  • Materials Needed 
    • Egg  
    • 12 Yards of green yarn  
    • H Crochet Hook  
    • Scissors  
    • Tapestry needle  
    • Terracotta pot  
    • Filler for terracotta pot (examples: paper towels, shredded wood excelsior, Easter grass, moss, etc.)  
    • Extra yarn colors for details  


Not interested in any of these? Browse through the catalog of Creativebug’s courses. We hope these bring color to your home as we all wait for flowers to bloom!