There’s something about spring that makes us want to keep busy. With the warm weather, most of us turn our attention toward cleaning our homes and getting our gardens started. And if you’re into crafting, it’s the perfect time to start a new project. Here are a few fun DIY projects to brighten up your spring.
Traditionally, people associate a door wreath with wintertime. But in recent years, wreaths filled with red and orange leaves have become popular ways to decorate for autumn. So why not create wreaths to decorate for springtime, too?
There are dozens of ways to make a wreath. You can use floral wire, a Styrofoam ring, or a craft ring for the hoop. The foliage depends on your personal style, but here are a few fun ideas to finish this fun springtime DIY project idea:
- Eucalyptus leaves
- Artificial flowers
- Paper butterflies
- Plastic easter eggs
- Cardboard rabbits
Upcycled Flower Planters
Spring is all about fresh flowers. And while there are plenty of store-bought window boxes for you to plant flowers in, you can add your own personal touch by making your own with whatever you have lying around. A few things that you can easily turn into flower planters include:
- Old watering cans
- Rain boots
- Painted tin cans
- An old drawer
Not only will upcycled planters give your garden a fun, eclectic feel, but they will also keep these old odds and ends from the garbage dump.
Back in the old days, drying flowers was done for a variety of purposes, from warding off diseases to keeping sentimental keepsakes. But one of the key reasons people dried flowers was simple: because dried flowers are beautiful, and that’s one reason any DIYer can get behind.
To dry out flowers to decorate your home, simply tie several together and hang them upside down for three to four weeks away from direct sunlight. The hanging flowers will add a quaint, cottage-core feel to your home.
Not every springtime project has to include flowers. If you want a project that will get you outside and help protect Fido from the spring rains, you can restore your old doghouse or build a whole new one.
This doesn’t have to be a very intricate home remodel. Patching up the roof, cleaning out the interior, replacing the beddings, and adding a fresh coat of paint will be more than enough to make your doghouse a much more appealing part of your yard this spring.