We are spending the week at my parent’s in WV and have been LOVING the 70 degree temperatures. The kids have been playing basketball, swinging on the tire swing, and even got the opportunity to laser tag and Easter egg hunt at The Greenbriar Resort…wow, gotta love Spring Break!!
I left my Spring decor at home but wanted to share some of the simple, frugal ideas you could use to spruce up your place.
The first idea incorporated something I’ve seen all over blog land…printing on burlap. I really wanted to try it but was afraid it wouldn’t work or would ruin my printer. BUT, I decided to give it a try anyway and it worked!!!!
I read a tutorial about ironing burlap on freezer paper (which I’ve had this same box for years!). It was very helpful…here’s the link. The burlap kept jamming in my printer that feeds from the bottom…I never did get it to work in that one. The printer that feeds from the top worked perfectly.
After I printed “Spring” on this burlap, I just used an old frame, painted it blue, and made a little nest using some old grass.
I used little blue beads to look like eggs…worked perfectly and I had them on hand.
Spring flowers are so exciting to me. After the cold, snowy winter, it is such a miracle to see the beautiful daffodils peeking out of the cold ground. Anyway, I found this cute artificial forsythia and hyacinth for just over $2.
Simply sticking them in a mason jar has added some color inside the house.
Digging up flowers from your yard and putting them into a colorful watering can or some other unusual “pot” always looks nice and by digging them up from your own yard…it’s not costing you a penny to have live flowers indoors or out. When they die off just throw them back into the ground for use again next year.
Another way to bring the outside, indoors is the use of branches. Sticking a cluster of branches in a vase and tying it with a bow is a nice centerpiece or side table decor.
These branches, painted white and little multicolored leaves added to them makes an adorable center piece. You could also tie pastel ribbons on the branches in place of the leaves.
Another simple and yummy decoration is to take a vase or glass bowl of some sort and fill it with Easter candy. I used m&ms (got them super cheap at a discount store ) and then placed a candle in the center of them.
You might only want to set this one out when you are having company because if your house is anything like mine…the gang will have them eaten in no time and your Spring decor will just be a bowl with a candle!!