Springtime is the perfect reason to add some new life and color to your home. With DIY decorations and simple tricks, you won’t have to spend a lot of money to create a pretty spring look in every room of the house.
Flowers begin to bloom in spring, and after those chilly winter days they’re a very welcome addition to the world. You don’t need a lot of fancy vases to display those spring flowers in your home. In fact, making your own DIY vases creates much more charming decor.
Clean and rinse mason jars to create simple, rustic spring vases. Tie twine around the neck of each bottle (make several passes around the bottle to secure it well) and tie it in a knot at the backside of the bottle. If you like, tie the twine into a loop at the top and finish with a bow in the front of the bottle. The jar can be hung from the loop after you half-fill it with water and add those spring flowers. The hanging vases look pretty in front of windows.
Make your own flower art to fill frames that will grace walls and tabletops. Find images of flowers you like online and print them on card stock. Cut them to size and insert directly into the frames. If you’d rather make your own art, just paint or sketch directly on the card stock. Those who aren’t so artistic can trace images on regular paper, scan it and then print it out on the stiffer card stock.
Pressed flowers also look very pretty when placed in frames. Place blossoms between the pages of a heavy book for about 48 hours. Glue the blossoms to card stock and then frame them.
A Season of Growth
Celebrate spring as the season of growth with simple DIY decorations. Get small terra cotta garden pots and fill them with coffee beans. The beans smell fantastic and look a bit like dark soil in the pot. Use the decorative pots to hold pens and pencils or kitchen implements (like scissors). You’ll be paying homage to the season and create a simple storage solution at the same time. Do not place coffee beans anywhere that young children or pets can potentially get to them.
Use more twine to create herb bunches that can be hung in front of kitchen window. Place hooks on the ceiling or directly above the window frame. Tie twine around dried herbs and add a loop to hang the bunches in the sunlight. The herbs aren’t just decorative, they will also release a pleasant aroma.
Create a spring look anywhere you like with large metal cans. Clean and dry them thoroughly. With an ice pick or a similar tool, poke tiny holes into the walls of the can. Create flower shapes and other spring shapes, like butterflies and mushrooms. Punch out the outlines of these figures first if that’s easier. Poking holes is often easier than drawing, however, so even novice artists can create recognizable shapes. Once several shapes are in place, the can is a candle holder. Place a flameless candle down inside, and project your spring shapes on any wall you like.
Get your home ready for spring with simple DIY decorations, and breathe new life into the place. A new season deserves new design, doesn’t it?