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DIY Spring Decorations

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Easter is a few weeks away and Spring, though taking its sweet old time, is on the horizon! After a winter this brutal, I’ve never been so happy for April showers. Speaking of, it’s been raining all day, so I took the opportunity to play with my glue gun and let my creative side blow off some steam (as my subconscious prayed I wasn’t destroying everything I touched, my fingertips silently wept as I burnt them repeatedly with the glue gun, and my neighbors gasped as I ripped branches off of my beautiful cherry blossom tree like a sociopath).

I didn’t decorate for Easter or Spring last year because by the time the holiday crept up on me, I had just moved in and barely had my basic necessities unpacked. Also, I had zero Easter decorations. I still have zero Easter decorations. I find it hard to invest in bunny rabbits. Anyone else feel this way? Anyway, I started thinking about how I could brighten up the house with some “Easter-ish” decorations that aren’t really, and would also pass as “spring” decor (mostly so I don’t have to take them down until, like, July). I was determined to use things I had at home to keep costs down, so I drug myself into the basement to rifle through my box of abandoned decor.

I found a box of old vintage glass vases from my wedding, a Princess House glass pitcher, and a glass cookie jar. Ideas started forming and that led me outside to my front yard in the rain to rip branches off of my Cherry Blossom tree (all in the name of Jesus, I swear, please forgive me 😉 ). A quick visit to Michael’s (total: $40), and this is what I came up with:

Spring Wreath:

-Vine Wreath
-Flowers (I chose white cherry blossoms and blue hydrangeas)
-Burlap bow
-Glue gun and wire cutters

This wreath was my “splurge” as I had to purchase all of the supplies to make it. I was able to put it together for less than $20, which is less than what you might pay for a similar style at Michael’s or Wal-Mart, so I’m happy. I think it’s lovely 🙂

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Cherry Blossom Branches:

– Branches, real or not 😉
– Artificial cherry blossom stems
– Vase
– Glue gun

Here in the Northeast these trees are sadly nowhere near ready to blossom. I chose to use real steams to save money (it did hurt my heart to tear them off, I promise), but I needed to purchase the artificial stems for the flowers. I easily plucked the flowers off and hot glued them to the real branches. I used a Princess House vase (gifted to me from my MIL) because it’s simple and pretty, just like the cherry blossoms.

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Easter Egg Jar:

– Easter eggs (mine are plastic)
– Glass jar
– Toilet paper roll

Ok, so this one is NOT my idea. In fact, I’ve seen it about a thousand times on pinterest and did the same thing with ornaments at Christmas and plastic hearts for Valentine’s day. It’s simple, place the empty toilet paper roll in the center of the jar and fill the jar with eggs around it. Using the roll allows you to buy fewer eggs 😉

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Simple Tulip Vases:

– Vases
– Artificial (or real) tulips

I realize you don’t need a tutorial on how to put fake flowers in a vase. The fake tulips were practically free and I feel really guilty about having all these vases from my wedding and never using them. So I’m using them. There, see:

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BONUS:

OK, I won’t buy bunnies. But I will paint them.

I found this on Pinterest:

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I have a leftover canvas from an a recent arts and crafts project I did with my younger sisters (I was anticipating a fatal canvas disaster and purchased an extra, just in case). I also have a leftover bottle of teal-blue acrylic paint and a large cotton-ball. I just need to google a bunny print to use as a stencil and this would take 30 minutes to make. I included it in case you guys also wanted to give it a shot 🙂

What do you guys think of these? What are your decorating ideas?

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P.s. I made this entryway table, you can read my step-by-step directions in this post

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I hope you enjoyed this post, happy crafting 🙂

As always, thanks for stopping by!

-A

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