DIY Spring Decorating Ideas
The arrival of spring is a welcome moment for many – longer days, warmer temperatures, and not to mention lots of cute baby animals! To celebrate the end of winter, you might want to decorate your home with some springtime decorations. Turn this into a rainy-day activity, get the kids involved, and use DIY skills for your spring decorations. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Try these DIY spring decorations around the house after a good spring clean.
Wreaths aren’t just for Christmas cheer! You can craft springtime wreaths, too. Instead of fir tree branches, you can use a foam ring as a base, and cover it in colourful wrapping paper and other decorations. You could also use young twigs and decorate these if you prefer the natural look.
Paper garlands are always cheerful, and you can make these ones spring-themed by picking motifs such as tulips or little suns. If you want to get the kids involved, you can ask them to paint each tulip, or sun etc. in different ways. Just like decorating gingerbread, only for springtime – and with fewer calories!
You don’t need to throw a party for an excuse for a centrepiece – the end of winter is reason enough to celebrate! Here are a few of our favourite ideas for DIY spring centrepiece decorations.
Use a flamed-wood wine box as your base and fill it with real or paper flowers. You can use a stencil to add a personalised message on the front. Once your box is filled, you can arrange some fairy-lights throughout the leaves and blossoms for a magical, soft light.
Paper flowers are a cheaper, cleaner alternative to real ones. Get the kids involved by asking them to create magical flowers – this way you don’t need to get too caught up on whether the paper tulips actually look like tulips. Creativity and a sense of humour are key when it comes to DIY spring decorating!
Spring “Christmas” Tree
It’s always sad to say bye to your Christmas tree, but we don’t see why decorated house plants should be reserved for one holiday. Springy twigs can be decorated with painted eggs or paper ornaments. Pussy willow is a beautiful addition to any home, and it comes in bud with its own decorations. A few fairy lights is all you need to complete that one!
Egg Cup Centrepiece
Fill an egg cup with painted (hollow) eggshells, or flowers. Alternatively, if you’re nimble-fingered, you can also hollow out the eggs and save the yolks and whites for an omelette, for example. The hollow eggs can be the perfect vase for snowdrops and the egg cup can hold the eggs in place. Truly springlike!
Not quite a decoration per se but building an insect hotel is a perfect way to welcome the spring whilst showing some love for nature, too! If you’re not quite up for hosting creepy crawlies just yet, you could also show your plants some love by repotting them.