Need a place to channel all that pent up winter blues and blahs energy that has you bursting with creative inspiration? We’ve gathered together a dozen of our favorite DIY spring home decor projects that provide a big and bright return on your investment, costing very little time and money. Ready, set, create!
1) Painted daisy Mason jars require only a few small bottles of acrylic and high-gloss paint, clear spray finish, a brush, and some sandpaper to transform into garden fresh Mason jar vases or writing utensil holders.
2) Jelly bean trees make a whimsical alternative to fresh flowers when growing out of your painted Mason jars. Gather up some fruit tree branches from your yard or purchase willow branches from a craft store and grab your glue gun. Check out the jelly bean topiaries for more adorable spring decorations.
3) A dinnerware bird feeder helps your hungry little feathered friends replenish their nutritional reserves as they build those nests and prepare to procreate. Score some melamine serving pieces from your local thrift store or eBay, add a piece of copper pipe and some rope, and voila! You’re a hero to the neighborhood wildlife.
4) Get your game on with this ping-pong ball pendant. About 180 balls, your favorite spray paint colors, and a lamp shade are all you need to whip up this playful piece of eye candy.
5) Replace a pantry or laundry room door with an ornate and brightly colored vintage screen door. You create a more open and spacious vibe between rooms for the cost of a small can of paint. Instant country charm.
6) Plant a wallpaper (family) tree in the kids’ bedroom or playroom with four or more different vintage wallpaper patterns glued right onto the wall. Leave enough space in between the branches and leaves to insert personalized canvas prints of the multi-generational family and beloved pets. Take a cue from the tutorial, and hang a birdhouse on the trunk for even more dimensionality.
7) Rack your favorite warm weather wines in this super easy and sleek Shanty Chic model that can be yours for approximately $15 in materials. Wooden boards, screws, hex bolts, and wood glue are your only investments, besides the great wine.
Another rustic option is this very cool upcycled milk crate wine rack. Scour your flea markets or do a quick search on eBay for a heavy vintage crate with galvanized metal racks inside. Hang it on your wall with some matching brackets and fill ‘er up.
8) Display treasured family photos in old windows — what a natural showcase for your favorite headshots of the kids and pets. Stain or paint them, sanding optional. Attach the window frames to the wall with command hooks, and run some painted letters down the middle to lend bold emphasis.
Option 2: Forego the glass and insert custom canvas prints of your favorite family photos for dramatic dimensionality.
9) Use an old piece of distressed wood to act as the backdrop for upcycled baby food jars. Attach the jars to the wood with clamps, add two hooks, and hang indoors or outdoors.
There are so many fun ways to use these jars. Fill them with flower and plant cuttings until they root well enough to transfer into pots. Geraniums are a natural choice. Fill the jars with soil and start your organic veggies from seeds. Move the plaque outside and fill the jars with tea candles for some barbecue or fire pit mood lighting.
10) Create a pallet plant stand for your porch or deck in seconds. You can usually find pallets of this size (39.75″ x 48″) hanging around at stores like Lowe’s, Ace Hardware, or Home Depot. Fill it with abundant potted flowers for a visitor-welcoming spring decor theme, and when autumn is imminent, swap flowers out for pumpkins, gourds, and decorative corn.
11) Decoupage an old dresser with botanicals, and instantly reinvigorate a tired room or dated piece of furniture. Paper photocopies of your favorite floral fabric are glued on and then sealed. An instant upgrade.
12) Design a deconstructed spring art gallery wall any place in your home that needs an infusion of new life and happy, smiling family faces. Use canvas prints showing off last year’s vegetable garden successes, the summer vacation to the beach or Yellowstone, and four-legged family members doing what they do best–cracking everyone up.
Ready to spring into DIY action? Your phone and computer are probably overflowing with photos perfect for some of these inspiring projects. Turn the people and things you’re most passionate about into custom works of canvas art that enhance your home’s spring decor. We’re offering 85% off to our readers through May 2nd, 2016, so get started now!