As spring gets underway it is fun to brighten your home with classic signs of the season. Here are a few fun crafts and decorating ideas to bring the sunny spirit of springtime indoors.
Paper Dogwood Flowers
Dogwood blossoms are one of the most beautiful signs of the season. Martha Stewart suggests making long lasting artificial dogwood flowers out of paper. She gives step by step instructions here. Once the flowers are fixed to a branch you can place them in large vases. Foyers are great places to display these large arrangements. You can also use cuttings of live branches in bloom from any flowering tree. The arrangement won’t last very long, but the real flowers are very lovely and often fragrant.
Try a New Color Scheme
If you are looking for a major household transformation this spring, try a new color scheme in your bedroom. HGTV recommends a few of the trendiest spring color combinations including: tomato red and turquoise, deep red and hot pink, and yellow and grey. Try mixing prints and solids for a bold new look.
HouseBeautiful suggest creating dramatic flower arrangements using flowers with the same shades of color. For an even more dramatic look place the arrangement in a matching vase. Peonies are a quintessential flower of spring and are sure to brighten any indoor space.
Pressed flowers are an easy and long lasting way to bring the outdoors inside. Pansies and other small spring flowers work especially well for pressing. Home Made Simple provides instructions for pressing flowers and for making pressed flower coasters. You can frame pressed flowers and display them as art. Old window panes are perfect for this. You can also make your own candles using pressed flowers or herbs.
Wreaths are a great way to decorate for any season. If you are in need of a colorful spring wreath, here is an easy idea from Debbiedoo. She used two bright colors of burlap, found at craft store. She cut the burlap into squares and then poked the center of the squares into a grape vine wreath. You don’t even have to get out the glue gun unless you want to add embellishments.
Share Your Ideas
These are a few fun and easy ways to brighten up your home for spring. Take time to enjoy sunny colors and find inspiration in the life that is unfolding outdoors. Do you have any favorite spring crafts or decorations?