It’s spring and it’s time to spruce up your home and your garden. You can start with a spring cleaning and complete the transformation with décor updates. Fortunately, you don’t have to buy fancy decorations to add a touch of spring to your living space—you can make your own decorations. Listed below are four fun examples.
- Flower chandelier. A vase full of flowers is one of the easiest ways to add a little spring to your home. If you are looking for a unique arrangement consider a stunning flower chandelier. For this DIY project, you’ll need fresh flowers, an embroidery hoop, ribbon, lace trim, a D-ring, floral shears, a bucket, and a glue gun. To make the chandelier you hang the flowers with ribbon from the laced embroidery hoop, like a fresh flower mobile. (Bonus: Hanging the flowers upside down is the perfect way to dry flowers, so you can later use the blooms to make potpourri.)
- Spring artwork. Are you looking for a spring centerpiece that’s a little more lasting? Consider pressing wildflowers in a clear gas frame. It looks beautiful, it’s easy to achieve, and pressed flowers can last for years. All you need to do is buy some fresh flowers and press them between two heavy books—this method will help preserve the flowers. After about a week, the plants will dry out and you can arrange them in the glass frame. This is a fun project that will definitely liven up your walls.
- Flowerpots. Another great way to add spring to your home is with potted plants. Indoor plants not only reduce stress, they also add a feeling of spring to your home. If you can’t find plant pots to match your décor style you can make your own with this DIY project. All you need are a plastic pot, a disposable container, coordinating bottles of nail polish, water, a toothpick, and a clear matte finishing spray. You create the marble effect by adding drops of nail polish in the water, swirling the pattern with a toothpick, and dipping your pot in the water. It’s a neat trick that you can use for many things.
- Garden markers. Are you planning on planting a vegetable garden this year? Garden markers are an absolute necessity to keep your plants straight and this DIY project for river rock garden markers will add a festive look to your garden. All you need is a little paint and flat rocks. With this project, you paint the corresponding pictures of the planted vegetable on the rocks and place the rocks next to your plants. It’s a cute way to decorate your garden for spring.