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As we wait for the last few gusts of bad weather to roll through, we've got some ideas on how you can make it feel like spring no matter the weather. From bright paper flowers to gorgeous wall hangings, here are 15 DIY projects that are perfect for springtime.
1. Paper Flowers
Even if the flowers outside haven't blossomed yet, you can still add a bold burst of color to your home with this paper flower tutorial. Use them on cards (we love snail mail!) or glue them on stems for a wilt-proof bouquet.
2. Kid-Friendly Eggshell Splatter Paint
A fun way to play with your kids this summer, eggshell splatter painting is perfect for re-using your eggshells (you can leave them on the ground to boost soil quality). Plus, tempera paint is non-toxic and easy to wash off pesky hands. Just put up a few canvases or some paper and let the paint fly! Then, frame pieces and hang in children's rooms for a museum-worthy abstract piece.
3. DIY Wreaths
Time to swap out your holiday sprigs for a transitional wreath. Twigs, blossoming trees and herbs are all great bases for a quick DIY that will carry into the summer months. Get some springtime inspiration here.
4. Spring Centerpiece
This clever table display brings to mind the phrase "spring has sprung." Make use of your spring garden or choose wildflower stems to make beautiful arrangements like these.
5. 3D Framed Botanicals
Bring a burst of spring color to your walls with these 3D framed botanicals from The Kipi Blog. Since they use fake flowers, there's no waiting for the first April blooms — just hang them up now and enjoy the radiant happiness.
6. Stone Planter
Here's a suggestion for the next semi-warm day: Get yourself a few stone slabs, head out to the garden, and put together this surprisingly easy (and durable!) planter from A Thousand Threads. When spring (FINALLY) rolls around, you'll be already prepared to get your green thumbs in motion.
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7. Brushstroke Cushion Covers
The turn of the seasons is a great time to refresh your décor, and if you're thinking of swapping out your throw pillows, give these brushstroke cushion covers from Lana Red Studio a shot. She uses IKEA curtains and acrylic paint to create these modern, geometric, and colorful covers.
8. Nail Polish Marbled Vase
Blogger Place of My Taste upgraded a dollar store vase to look truly luxe using only... nail polish? After spray-painting the clear vase white, she dipped it in red and yellow polish to create this mesmerizing swirled effect.
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9. Patio Pavers
Gray concrete stones in the backyard are so blah. Get inspired with our favorite paving styles from designers here.
10. Pull-Down Botanical Wall Hanging
Have some spare, spring-like gift wrap? If not, go ahead and buy the botanical-style Emerald Peonies wrapping paper from Rifle Paper Co. that blogger Francois et Moi (previously on Beautiful.com) used in her easy pull-down wall hanging.
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11. Hanging Vases
Here's a simpler solution if you'd like to display your first flowers, but don't have time to DIY a whole vase: Make these simple hanging vases from The Merrythought using only twine and miniature jars.
12. Spring Animal Ornaments
Ornaments aren't just for Christmastime! These cute little animal ornaments from Rebecca's DIY (in Swedish and English) are crafted from paper clay and water colors, then hung on a bottle cap lined with green felt.
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13. Bird Magnets
Bring a cheery bit of spring to your refrigerator with these gorgeous bird magnets from Rust & Sunshine, created using the cut-outs found here. Simply print them on a thick, matte cardstock, laminate them, and add a magnet to the back.
14. Bird Seed Rings
Ready for the birds — or just have a donut pan that goes unused? Create these bird seed rings and get ready to play host to dozens of multicolored, super-chipper visitors that will make sure you know it's spring. See more DIY bird feeder ideas here.
15. Decoupage Plates
John Derian's iconic dinnerware is plastered with vintage imagery he sources himself. Get the look with this tutorial and a stack of old magazine you can't wait to cut into.
Looking for a certain image? Etsy has a wide range of vintage prints ready to hang or collage.
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