Do you feel crafty once the weather starts getting warmer? Get your spring off on the right foot by using these DIY ideas to brighten up your space.
Colorful Wooden Organizing Crates
Wooden crates are an excellent way to get your house organized, but the base color is a bit plain. Break out the paint to create a colorful new way to keep everything in the right place. You can enhance your design with pretty stencils.
Fabric Flower Decor
Wildflowers look great outside, but most don’t last long indoors. Fabric flowers give you an equally colorful alternative to living plants. You can put these together with fabric scraps, beads, buttons and other decorating items.
Hanging Colander Planters
You can find a wide range of colanders at garage sales, flea markets and thrift stores. Their drainage holes make them the perfect choice for outdoor planters. You can paint them before potting the flowers or leave them as-is for a kitschy look. Use some twine or chain to hang them up on your porch, and you have a quick and easy way to spruce up your home.
Mason Jar Lamps
Fireflies make a relaxing natural light during the spring and summer, but they’re only around for a short time. You can emulate this look by putting battery-powered string lights in a mason jar. These lights come in all shapes and sizes, but the small LEDs last for a long time on battery power and are similar to their insect inspiration. Put these up in your front-facing windows or line the patio with these welcoming lights.
Earn the goodwill of the birds in your neighborhood by putting together a DIY bird feeder. You can get wooden pre constructed options that give you an empty canvas for painting and decorating. If you want to put your own together from found materials, tea cups and saucers offer a surprisingly effective option. When you hang them up, it looks like the birds are planning their own afternoon tea party.
Have fun with these DIY spring crafts and keep your eyes open for new inspirations. You never know where the next great idea will come from!