With summer quickly approaching, don’t be quick to remove all spring decorations. The wonderful thing about both seasons is that they go hand in hand. Adding décor to the interior and exterior of your home can help change the mood and get ready for all the fun in the sun to come. Decorating doesn’t need to blow your budget, either. In fact, here are some fun and affordable DIYs to get your home spring and summer ready.
Sometimes, decorating the exterior of our home can be a daunting task, especially since it gives off the very first impression. Don’t worry—here are some simple ways to spruce up the outside for the upcoming seasons.
If you want to get your hands dirty and love planting flowers, portable gardens are inexpensive and easy to make. They add color and liven up a front or backyard. All you need is small colorful containers to hang on a fence or windowsill and your plant of choice. After you’ve planted your flowers, hang them where you see fit and you’ve just created your new portable container garden!
Gerbera Daisy Wreath
Oftentimes, front doors are plain, simple and boring. Hanging a wreath on your front door will add color and personality to many solid colors. But, wreaths aren’t just for the holidays! This DIY Gerbera Daisy Wreath is adorable, perfect for summer, and easy to make.
What you will need:
Piece of cardboard (big enough for a wreath)
A bundle of fake Gerbera Daisies, with leaves
Hot glue gun
Wire for hanging
Cut a ring, big enough for your door out of cardboard. After picking off the flowers from the stems, glue the daisies around the ring. Sometimes, there will be a few spots where the cardboard shows so either glue the leaves from the stems or smaller gerbera daisies for a little extra. Hang with wire.
If Gerbera Daisies aren’t your favorite, chose a flower that you prefer and repeat with the same directions above.
We all know not everyone lives in a tropical paradise. Instead of fantasizing about drinking smoothies on the beach, why not transform you your home into a tropical paradise with potpourri.
What you will need:
4 cups of Water
1 can of Pineapple Juice
1 ounce of Coconut Extract
Put the water, pineapple juice, coconut extract into a saucepan and place on low burner. Close your eyes and pretend you are lying on the sand and listening to the waves crash onto the shore.
Colorful Mason Jars
Mason jars are decorative and have a wide variety of uses. Colorful mason jars on the other hand are great for spring/summer multipurpose decorations. Spray painting mason jars with colors such as pinks, blues, and yellows can make any boring room pop. Place them in your bathroom as a q-tip holder, in your kitchen for utensils, or on your coffee table as a vase.
Don’t allow decorating intimidate you. DIY project are fun, inexpensive, and simple.