Pinspiration Monday: 5 DIY Spring Projects

Hi friends!  So I was on Pinterest over the weekend and I found an awesome little collection of 5 easy DIY projects for spring.  These crafts will get both you and your home in a happy spring mood, and best of all they’ll let you keep lots of cash in your pocket! They’re all very cheap and simple, so let’s get to it! As always, you can click on the picture to be taken to the full instructions at their respective blog origins.  Enjoy!  🙂

Blooming Vase (Anthropologie Hack)

This vase is so cute, and all you need to do is make a flower our of clay (the instructions show to make one out of air-dry clay, but polymer clay can be used just as easily) and gluing the finished flower onto a vase.  Buy a cheap one from the dollar store and pour craft paint on the inside, swirl it around, and voila! a coloured vase of your choice.

These vases are for sale from Anthropologie, but this DIY version is MUCH MUCH easier on the wallet.  Try making the orchid from my orchid pendant tutorial for this vase!

These cute vases are as easy a gluing a clay flower onto a dollar store vase...literally.
These cute vases are as easy a gluing a clay flower onto a dollar store vase…literally.

Elegant Sharpie Mugs

The Sharpie mug has been done to death by now, I know.  But these mugs have taken it to the next level.  The creator was inspired by a fancy mug she saw at Anthropologie and decided to put her Sharpie skills to the test to recreate her own version (and at $10 per mug for the originals, she saved herself a ton of cash).

So hop to the dollar store and grab a set of 4 plain mugs, then get creative! This pretty floral pattern is perfect to welcome the warm spring afternoons with a cup of celebratory coffee.

We've all seen the Sharpie mug DIY by now, but these mugs are taking it to the next level!
We’ve all seen the Sharpie mug DIY by now, but these mugs are taking it to the next level!

Fruity Welcome Mat

This mat is so adorable! And all it takes is a plain old circle welcome mat cut in half and some spray paint. The best part is that one plain circle welcome mat will yield two fruit slice mats, so you automatically have one for both your front and back door! Or if you’re in an apartment, you get one for yourself, and either one for a friend or for the inside of your door!

The creator of this mat has made a watermelon and a lemon slice mat, but the lemon mat can easily be a lime, orange or pink grapefruit mat by simply changing the spraypaint color.  You could also try making a kiwi instead of the watermelon too! Or even half of a banana slice…the options are virtually limitless, what’s your favourite fruit?

Welcome springtime, literally, with a juicy welcome mat!
Welcome springtime, literally, with a juicy welcome mat!

DIY Spring Flower Pot Pendant

This pendant is so adorable…it’s like bringing a little bit of spring with you wherever you go! The little wooden flower pot can be found at craft stores in the woodworking section, and with a bit of chain and some faux moss, dried flowers, or whatever your want to put in your pot, you’ve got yourself a unique little pendant for spring!

Bring a little bit of spring with you wherever you go with this adorable (and easy!) DIY pendant
Bring a little bit of spring with you wherever you go with this adorable (and easy!) DIY pendant

DIY Heart Pillow (Anthropologie Hack)

Another cheaper alternative to Anthropologie, this heart pillow isn’t necessarily pure spring, but it could be  made more spring-like by drawing little doodles of flowers and cutting those out instead of the heart shapes.

This pillow is adorable, and the doodle nature of the hearts lends itself to swapping out hearts for other doodles like flowers, clouds, suns,moons, whatever your heart desires!
This pillow is adorable, and the doodle nature of the hearts lends itself to swapping out hearts for other doodles like flowers, clouds, suns,moons, whatever your heart desires!

So that’s all for now, guys! What do you think of these spring projects? Are you going to try one this coming weekend?

Thanks for stopping by, and till next time, keep creating!

-Ashley <3

 

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