Ahhhh, spring. A time of renewal. Complete with sunny days, warmer weather and beautiful flowers. In fact, my tulips have begun to sprout so I know it’s getting closer and I can’t wait!
In keeping with spring’s renewal theme, each year I like to search out simple, DIY ideas to spruce up my house, and because my front porch is crying for help I decided to focus on what I could put outside. Here are a few easy and affordable DIY projects anyone could do! If you make one or have projects you want to add send me an email at Val@Rivervalleycu.org.
Hanging flower pot: This is a simple, yet cute twist on a hanging planter. Instead of a basket, use a colander! You don’t need much in supplies to pull off this adorable idea, just twine, glue, sheet moss, soil and of course flowers. This would be an easy way to add some color to your house or apartment. Find the directions here: colander-planter
Bird feeder: Made out of dishes, this is a fun way to encourage birds to visit your yard. While a bit more complex than the colander pots, it doesn’t have to be expensive. You can usually find pretty dishes at your local thrift store or even the dollar store! Find the directions here: Dinnerware Bird Feeder
Stacked flower pot: This is a great idea for those who don’t have a lot of space for flowers or decorations outside. Save space by going vertical! You could change it up by putting your house address on there, or your last name instead of Welcome. This project is easy and great for the beginner DIYer. Find the directions here: Stacked Planter
Tulip door wreath: I enjoy finding cute, new ways to dress up my front door. This tulip wreath is definitely on my list to make this season. All the supplies can be found at your local craft store, even the cut-out letters. You could make it your own by using a different type of ribbon or adding some sparkle to the monogram letter. You could even change the flowers out if you don’t like tulips! The possibilities are endless with this one. Find the directions here: Tulip Wreath
Ladybug rocks: Here’s one the kids can help with! Ladybug rocks are simple to make but adorable. All you need are smooth rocks, paint and an outdoor sealer. Make sure you use outdoor paint because these ladybugs are meant to sit outside. If you don’t want to do ladybugs you could do plant markers instead. Find the directions here: Ladybug Rocks
Want more spring DIY ideas? Check out Pinterest! You can find me at https://www.pinterest.com/RiverValleyVal/pins/. Also don’t forget there is still time to enter the Spa contest on Facebook and win a $250 Day Spa package!