Whenever there’s a change in season or an upcoming holiday, I like to get my hands into a project. Last winter, I knitted scarves and worked on a holiday canvas art. Now that it’s spring, I’m looking for a few easy projects or crafts to work on. I prefer crafts that only take about 30 minutes to an hour, tops. Here are five spring-themed DIY projects to inspire your season.
1. Striped succulent planters
You might be itching to get in your garden, but until the ground is ready for planting, why not add some interest to a few indoor pots? Gather three terra cotta pots in varying sizes, use painter’s tape to block off a design, and paint directly on the pot. Fill with succulents for a cheerful display. Need inspiration? Check out Pinterest for design ideas, from chevron to serape.
2. DIY floral wreath
A festive, floral wreath is just the right accent for your spring door. Make it easy on yourself by purchasing a wreath form (either natural or foam). Wrap with grey and white polka dot fabric, and secure with a faux yellow flower for a nod to rainy days of spring. Or, leave the natural wreath form as-is and add a greenery-wrapped monogram letter for a preppy twist. Gather more ideas here.
3. Bright garland
A happy, colorful string of garland is just what you need to brighten up your chalkboard for spring. Start with a long piece of twine that fits the space you’re decorating. Here comes the fun part: decide your color scheme and garland material. For a calming palette, try lilac, robin’s egg blue, grey and sage. Or, get punchy with bright yellow, neon lavender and coral. Next, pick your material. Try tissue paper poms or paint chips for non-traditional flair.
4. Painted doormat
A painted doormat is another alternative to brighten up your front door area. All you need is a plain, natural-fiber doormat, some paint and a little imagination! Paint an umbrella and a few raindrops. Or, choose a cheeky phrase, like “you are here” or “hola” for a fun surprise. You could try polka dots or stripes in your favorite spring colors! Get more inspiration here.
5. Washi tape art
Purchase three rolls of washi tape in your favorite spring colors or patterns. Then, find a few areas of your home that could use a temporary makeover. Wrap your computer or lamp cords with the tape. Or, create a striped pattern on canvas. Try a washi tape installation on a mudroom or laundry room wall.