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Throwback Thursday: 4 Spring DIY Decor Ideas

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Peony BouquetsWe are excited for spring to begin (02/23), so today we are featuring four of our favorite past DIY posts that all have something to do with spring. Take a look below, and tell us about the DIY projects you’ll be taking on once the snow melts and the days get longer!

DIY Flower Arrangements

No matter the occasion, spring flower arrangements are some of our favorites because here in Maine, that typically means we can create them with fresh flowers straight from our own gardens. For arrangements and bouquets that last all spring without any maintenance, however, we are big advocates for using faux florals. Last year we did a three part series on how to create decorative and expressive flower arrangements in your home using some of our containers and flower stems, which you can read by clicking here.

DIY Fairy Garden

We introduced some fairy garden characters and accessories last summer, and for inspiration we compiled a short list of fairy garden DIY projects requiring a range of materials and space. Check out that post here, and make a fairy garden part of your spring landscaping.

St. Patrick’s Day and Easter

We know you’ll be bringing out the shamrocks for March 17th and dyeing Easter eggs for April 1st (no joke), so why not complement your centerpieces, wreaths and collectibles with a shamrock banner, and go all-natural with DIY dyes?

Real Simple All Natural Easter Egg Dye

We hope you’re just as excited for spring as we are, and if you’re not, hopefully these DIY ideas spark your enthusiasm! Be sure to follow us here on the blog (and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest) for more decor ideas throughout the spring.

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Thursday’s Theme: Easter Decorating Basics

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Easter Centerpiece

We hope you’ve been able to get a good start on your spring decorating, and hope to see the ideas you’ve implemented into your home décor. Today we’re talking about the basics of Easter decorating; creating pretty centerpieces, banners, and other arrangements. While you may use some of the following in your spring décor, we will focus these ideas around the Sunday, April 5th holiday.

Easter Eggs

Whether you partake in Easter egg hunts or not, eggs are a classic Easter decoration. Between plastic, fillable eggs and the many ways to dye real ones, there are almost limitless possibilities to using this item. If you make egg-dying a family affair, you can use natural, homemade egg dyes or purchase the pre-made dye. McCormick also has great guides for combining colors in order to make the most vibrant and unique eggs for your display. Your local craft store may also have cute egg accents for almost every budget that you can style to your liking.

Easter Grass
Easter grass has similar qualities to glitter. It’s pretty, simple, and seems to stick to you and to every surface of your home for a long period of time. Regardless of this last point, Easter grass is a great way to dress up a glass vase or display – especially when you choose a variety of pastel colors, like green, yellow, pink, blue, or purple. The hassle of the mess is just about worth your finished arrangement.

Bunnies or RabbitsChocolate Eggs
These go well with Easter egg decor, and are always cute to display in your home. For Easter, bunny cutouts that transform into banners or window and wall decals are classic ways to put these little animals on display, and they can dress up smaller spaces in your home, like a bookshelf or the window in your back door. You most likely have them in your home for spring anyway, so it’s an easy way to decorate for both the season and the holiday if you want to display those decor pieces for a longer period of time.

Jelly Beans

Bunny Cutouts

Candy and Chocolate
These aren’t exactly the items you may think of decorating with, especially since they are sure to be eaten up quickly. But if you do set out a layered vase, candy dish, or a glass bowl for jelly beans and chocolate, placing them next to a floral arrangement or under a bunny banner will make the candy look a little more decorative, even if it only stays full for a day or two.

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