Spring is a time of newness, birth and regrowth. While those of us who made New Year’s resolutions have since quit them, spring comes along as another chance to do something new. One great way to get outdoors with your family when the sun comes out is a refreshing spring DIY project.
Spring Flower Projects
Sometimes, it is a good thing to be a cliché. Springtime is the ideal time to create a flower wreath for your front door, kitchen, living room, or all around your porch. Cheerful yellows and pinks, even light greens and blues, are popular spring colors. Soft pastels and sweet flowers meet well on a wreath that greets guests to your home.
Whether you set them up inside or out, spring centerpieces filled with seasonal or wildflowers are always a winner when the weather warms. Add fresh flower arrangements to every family get-together by placing a centerpiece on your outdoor tables and on your front or back porch. They can be as fancy as a vase, or as simple as a painted tin can with a ribbon – and have you seen how glitter makes everything better?
Outdoor Serving Station
It’s that time of year again – outdoor parties and barbecues with family and friends. Make sure that your grill is working properly, and that your backyard setup is ready to go. Create an outdoor serving station in your backyard and if it will be built to attach to the side of your home, include shelving space for cups, bowls, and utensils, as well as table space and even room for hooks to hang tea towels.
Open Your Garden
If you don’t already have a garden, this is a great DIY project for springtime that you can do with your family. Create small chalkboard planter labels, a bubbling fountain made from clay pots, and even a DIY “back porch” made from wood pallets. For something a bit simpler, use a few pieces of wood and a fresh coat of paint to create a hanging space for your potted plants.
Depending on the size of your garden, a fun and family-friendly DIY project is painted stepping stones. From simply painting names and dates to adding a game element (tic tac toe with tiny stone ladybugs? yes, please!), these customized garden decorations are simple as they are beautiful.
Declutter: Before and After
As you spring clean and create new outdoor beauties to increase your home’s curb value, it is always a good idea to call for a dumpster rental. Spring is a great time to declutter and recalculate – don’t let yourself be buried in all the things you don’t need. Before you try out any DIY spring projects, make sure you can breathe easily without feeling overwhelmed.
Spring will soon have sprung – so get crafty and get outdoors! Even those that love the winter holidays are grateful to get back into the warm sunshine. Try a few of these outdoor DIY projects this spring and begin to feel new and warm again.