spring 2013 home diy ideas

Do It Yourself: Spring Sprucing

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although the weather doesn’t quite reflect the beauty and warmth of spring—my heart does! i’m so ready for the windows to be open and the sunshine to pour in. until then, i’ll shake things up with some spring rearranging and styling. i certainly don’t have a whole new set of decorations for each season, but do like to pull a few things out for spring/summer.

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let’s start with some greenery, shall we? there are so many gorgeous spring flowers blooming now but it can cost a pretty penny to put together a nice bouquet. call me cheap, but i like free! grab a pair of scissors and head outdoors to the closest tree or shrub…preferably, not your neighbors! clip a few pieces of greenery from 2-3 places for some variety in shapes, size and texture. it just so happened that the ones i picked didn’t have any full blooms, so my bunch is all green. when i see some blooms pop up, i will snip a few and add to my collection.

now that you have a nice array of greenery, here comes the fun part! dig through your cupboards and find some fun jars or vases–try and find a few different sizes and shapes. my clippings filled up 5 different vases which allowed me to group a few together and still have a few to spread around the home. cut the greenery down to fit the jars be sure to mix and match things together! it’s nice to showcase a few different textures together. be creative & see what you can come up with! you really can’t mess this up.

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if greenery is not your thing–maybe this one will strike a chord with you. i find it really hard to make changes to our bedrooms decoration besides the obvious changing of throw pillows and blankets. so head to your closet and pull out your favorite summer dress, bathing suit, or outfit and use the fabric as a pop of color in your room. dig in your closet and find a wooden hanger (find one at a thrift shop or even target) for the outfit and just secure to the wall with a single nail. easy-peasy, eh?

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what kind of spring sprucing are you doing? let me know if you give these a try!



diy blogger ali thompsonmy name is ali, and i love to hunt down vintage, rustic, unloveable goods. i’m certainly not a master diy-er but love a good before & after or just a lovely update. i also have an etsy shop, perch shop, where you’ll find rope knots of all sizes plus lots of fun vintage crates. stop by and see the latest finds!