With the cold winter bringing us down, it’s time to look ahead to warmer weather and sunnier days. Spring calls for bright colours, beautiful flowers and brisk mornings that smell of rain, lilacs and other delicious buds. It’s the perfect time of year to start your DIY spring home decor projects and prep for the upcoming season with simple home improvement hacks.
Here are 20 ways to take arts and crafts to the next level this year with these DIY spring home decor projects:
1. Moss covered coasters
Why not spruce up your coffee table with a splash of green? These simple coasters bring the outside in and also go perfectly with the mason jar mugs that you likely already own. For 10 amazing moss-inspired DIY crafts, check out Diamond in the Stuff‘s tutorial.
2. Modern cement candleholders
These cement candleholders are just the right amount of modern mixed with chic. After a quick DIY (find it here), placing these works of art on a fireplace mantle or in the guest bathroom will make all of your visitor’s swoon.
3. The future is nautical
Every spring we tend to see clothing and decor that is dedicated to this fun and fresh nautical theme. Bring the essence of the salty sea air to your home with these beautiful prints and jars filled with colourful sand. Hostess with the Mostess provides a great tutorial on mixing store-bought items with DIY-savvy.
4. Rustic chalkboards
If there is only one DIY you attempt this spring, let it be this one. It’s easy and functional art, which is perfect for anyone. Better still, this particular craft is perfect for those looking for springtime Easter DIY craft ideas that break outside of the coloured-egg mould.
5. Go green without the terrariums
No space for bulky planters? Fear not! These small hanging moss balls are a great way to bring life into your space and Design Sponge has the perfect tutorial. The moss will help keep these plants from drying out — which is a definite bonus for those of us who aren’t considered green thumbs.
6. Placemats that match the season
Lowe’s put together these placemats and a doormat by using a colourful paint sample theme. It’s hard not to smile looking at them, which is why they’d be the perfect way to brighten your home. Check out the local dollar store for similar items at lower costs and follow the tutorial to hit all the right steps.
7. Easter eggs for every-bunny
Who says adults can’t design or paint their own Easter eggs? These cute and easy DIY eggs are great to toss inside of a decorative bowl. Customize the colours to suit the season and make them as bright or neutral as you’d like.
8. Burlap is back
Just in case you need a visual reminder that spring is on the way, we suggest this one. A fun seasonal banner would look awesome next to that rustic chalkboard you were considering making. See Vanessa Craft provides a step by step outline on how to use felt bunt and create this burlap beauty.
9. Pop-up bowtie art
This DIY project from Thirty Handmade Days has just the right amount of colour from the upcoming season. The last four years of fashion have put bowties into the spotlight, and we couldn’t be more into it.
10. Low-maintenance flowers
A classic way to bring some warmth into space, fake flowers can trick even the best gardeners with their life-like features. Either make your own like these yarn and twig dandelions from Canuck Crafts or pick up something similar from a craft store.
11. Egg planters
Succulents are wonderfully easy plants to take care of and tend to grow best during the warmer months. Don’t know where to put them? Rather than toss your eggshells into the compost, use them as planters for your succulents this spring. Even better — up the game by dying the eggshells festive colours.
12. Pastel mason jars
If you need somewhere to put those wonderful artificial flowers that we mentioned above, these pastel mason jars are the perfect option! Paint the inside, outside or add some glitter to both. These easy-to-craft and makeshift vases are the practical spring decor you’ve been looking for.
13. Homemade wreaths go year round
Who knew spring wreaths were so popular? This yarn-wrapped design from Shelterness is brightened up with some delicate touches of yellow and blue — just welcoming enough for your guests.
14. Organization with style
Another functional piece, trays are a great way to spruce up an otherwise empty space and showcase some of your favourite decorations. The best part? This DIY project pulls double duty with its adorable design and organizational use.
15. Personalized planters
These DIY planters are fun to paint and easy to design, which means they’d be the perfect option for you and your friend’s craft night. Likely one of the most cost-effective spring projects on our list, the planters can also be used for pencils and pens if you’re not big into plants.
16. Accent pillows with flare
Shake up a classic by adding neon accents to your throw pillows. Rather than start sewing from scratch, you might be able to add on to some neutral throw pillows you already have lying around. This DIY idea from 2 Modern isn’t as intimidating as it looks.
17. Geometric patterns
Geometric is always fun, and for those of us not interested in going nautical or rustic this spring, consider the modern design another option. These functional placemats, mugs and pot holders from How About Orange will take your kitchen from cute to chic in no time.
18. Downplayed animal prints
With a few new options for coasters, why not spruce up your mugs too. These DIY tutorial animal prints will bring out your inner kid and can be made at home with just a stencil or stamp.
19. Homemade nightlight
Just one more mason jar project, we promise. This DIY idea is a great way to light up a patio during your weekly barbeques or to set the mood for a romantic date night indoors. LED twinkle lights have become a big seller these last few years, so finding them at a hardware store shouldn’t be too hard.
20. Planters made just for you
One fun way to start a unique herb garden this spring is by creating a compostable planter that spells out your initials. This DIY project from The Green Connection is a great way to start the season for those of us who love to garden.
Bonus: Pantone perfection
Your inner colour guru won’t be able to pass these Pantone eggs from How About Orange up.