Spring is in the air! When the weather gets warm, all I want to do is brighten up my home with spring flowers and decorations. One of my favorite hobbies is decorating on a budget, so I’ve collected a few tips to help you start sprucing up for spring. Try your hand at some of these simple and affordable ideas, just in time for Easter and beyond!
Spring Saving Tips
- Spring clean your house. Don’t put it off! De-clutter by throwing out what you don’t need and reuse the things you do need. You may be surprised by the amount of stuff you have hiding in the back of your closet that can be repurposed as decorations.
- Donate items you no longeruse. Bring your donations to your nearest drop-off location, and keep your receipt. When you donate to charity, you can get a charitable contribution deductionwhen you file your 2016 taxes. If you’d rather have money right now, try selling your items online. Gather up your money and make a spending limit on your spring décor.
- Start a garden. Spring is a great time to start working on your garden. Flowers are essential to spring and summer decorations, and you can save money by growing them yourself. If you don’t have a garden yet, start small. They’ll take a few weeks to grow, so be patient - they’ll be worth the wait!
Painted flower vases – Find old vases around your house that have been collecting dust, clean them up, and paint them with pastel colors. Let them dry and throw in a few bright flowers for a beautiful kitchen centerpiece. You can use the flowers you grew yourself, or you can find artificial ones at the dollar store!
Chalk frame – This is a staple DIY piece to keep in your house all year-round. Paint the frame of a chalkboard your favorite color, then add a spring time message in chalk! If you can’t find a chalkboard, simply buy a picture frame and paint the glass with chalkboard paint.
Spring wreath – Fake flowers may make this DIY project a little simpler and longer-lasting. Find a wreath base at your nearest craft store and simply glue on pretty spring flowers. Your front door will have a warmer welcome in no time!
Rain boot vase – How adorable would these look on your front porch? Take an old pair of rain boots and repurpose them as a vase. Fill them with long stemmed flowers for a unique spring addition to your home. If you don’t have an old pair of rain boots, check out your local thrift stores like Goodwill.