After a rough winter of gray skies and cold weather, spring is the perfect time to refresh your home and bring in some new, positive energy. Most people associate spring with light, pastel colors, lots of flowers, and the Easter Bunny! But it’s also a time to get your creative juices flowing and start those DIY projects you’ve been thinking about doing. Here are a few ideas to spread the joy of spring around your home.
Easy Spring Sachet
Spring cleaning is in full force this time of year, but the fresh, clean scent of citrus doesn’t last long enough. A good way to keep your home smelling like spring is by using homemade sachets. You can put them in your drawers, in your pillowcase, or even in a dish in your bathroom (especially if you just got a new bathroom addition put on).
To make your own sachet, you’ll need:
- Pieces of fabric
- A stamp and ink (or paint)
- Needle and thread
- Dried lavender (or any other great-smelling herb)
First, cut the fabric into two equal pieces. Use the stamp and ink (or paint) to create fun patterns. Then stitch around the edges, leaving a tiny opening big enough to put the dried herb in. Stuff the sachet with the herb and then finish sewing it shut. You can tie a pretty bow with the extra thread to make it look extra pretty. Your home will smell wonderful!
Personalize What You Already Have
As for pillowcases, you can give them a tie dye effect to add some color and vibrancy to your home. This is also a fun DIY activity you can do with your kids! Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to achieve an awesome tie dye effect!
DIY Flower Chandelier
This beautiful DIY flower chandelier is perfect for spring! You can hang it in your bedroom, in the living room, or even outside on the porch! This step-by-step guide by Love Sparkle Pretty is easy to follow and shows you how to make your own stunning flower chandelier.
Personalized White Cups
When it comes to decorating, especially for spring, you can’t forget the kitchen! However, since there are so many ways to refresh your kitchen for spring (including kitchen remodeling ideas), it’s difficult to choose one, especially if you’re looking for a subtle change. We have the solution: personalized white ceramic cups!
White ceramic cups, whether they’re coffee cups or soup bowls - are readily available and easy to find. Buy a set of matching ones, one for each member of your family, and pick up a black ceramic marker while you’re at it. When you get home, you can use the marker to draw on the cups - smiley faces, a moon and stars, etc. You can also write jokes, inspirational messages, each family member’s name, or whatever you want. While this super simple DIY project may not be as colorful as some other spring decorating ideas, it’s certainly a wonderful way to show how much you love your family!
Garden Planters Made out of Rain Boots
If your kids have outgrown their rain boots from last year, put them to good use! You can use those old rain boots to make DIY planters. All you need is a green thumb and a little creativity. You can hang the boots on your fence or put pairs of rain boot planters on each step of your front porch. These colorful upcycled planters are the perfect way to welcome spring!
DIY Teacup Bird Feeder
If you love spring - and if you’re reading this article, then you probably do - then you probably also love the birds that come out when spring starts. While your flowers are starting to blossom, you can use teacups and saucers to make DIY bird feeders! The simplest way to make one is by adhering a teacup on its side (with the handle pointing up) to a saucer and then using a piece of cord or heavy duty string to tie the handle to a tree branch. Fill the teacup and saucer with bird seed and you’re ready to enjoy watching the birds!
Spring is the season of renewal, so it makes sense that it’s the perfect time to renew and refresh your home with colorful DIY projects!
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