Want to decorate for spring, but you don’t want to break the bank? Here’s how to shop your house and decorate for spring using what you already have.
Raise your hand if you are a millionaire.
I’m really sorry, friend.
This is not the post for you.
Because today? Today is all about how to decorate for spring and how to save money AT THE SAME TIME.
Two of my very favorite things.
Save your money for something much more exciting. Like the new Emma movie coming out next week. Or a pedicure with purple nail polish. Or a really good lunch with a friend.
Today is all about shopping your house and your yard and your cupboards and using what you have to decorate for spring.
Here’s how to decorate for spring using what you already have.
1. use book pages to decorate for spring
You probably have paperback books sitting around that were headed for the donate pile or the trash pile.
Don’t toss them yet.
Use them to decorate.
Here’s how I made this book page bird wreath for spring.
You could also create a book page garland.
Or even fold a book and create art.
2. Frame it
Shop your house and find all the frames to decorate for spring.
Then shop your house and find something ordinary and frame it.
You can see how I framed this paintbrush here.
Just between us.
Everything looks so much CUTER in a frame.
3. Coffee Filters
Shop your kitchen cupboards for coffee filters.
The ones that you use to make coffee every morning. Did you know they have an entirely different purpose?
And in a total aside that literally has nothing to do with decorating?
4. Vintage Windows
Shop your storage shed for a vintage window or even a mirror or an empty frame.
Here are four creative ways to decorate it.
You can see all the creative ways here.
5. Shop your yard
Have several mason jars sitting in your kitchen cupboards?
Why not repurpose them to make a mantel display.
Simple cut leaves from the yard, then line up the mason jars and fill them with water and leaves.
6. DIY topiary
To make this topiary all you’ll need is a pot of ivy and a wire coat hanger.
I know the coat hanger might be hard to find. We mostly have plastic here.
Check with your local dry cleaners.
Follow these simple DIY instructions.
7. simple burlap bow
This DIY takes minutes.
And it makes one of the prettiest, simplest, BIGGEST bows for your spring decor.
The key is in the ribbon. Shop your craft closet for the ribbon. One roll will make two of these bows.
8. DIY pom pom pillow
If you are wondering how to decorate for spring without spending a dime to make this. Just shop your house and remake over an old pillow.
This simple pom pom pillow is made with fabric glue and tassels.
Here’s the simple DIY.
You can also make a pom pom pillow from leftover drop cloth, too.
9. DIY fabric flower
I’ve seen these in stores before for $15 or more.
But why pay that much?
Especially when you can just make your own using leftover fabric in your fabric closet.
See the simple DIY here.
10. spring table runner
I almost didn’t include this because you probably have to purchase the ribbon. But you can find this ribbon super inexpensively during spring—many times the dollar store has it. This is such a simple spring project and perfect for bridal showers or a spring table.
Do you know what this runner is?
The kind that comes in a roll.
The kind that you pick up in the craft store and have no idea what to do with it.
Why not make a runner?
Here’s the simple DIY.
Now go forth and shop your house. I hope you found a little budget spring inspiration on how to decorate for spring with what you already have from today’s post.
I hope it warmed your heart.
I hope your spring decor is as amazing as you are.
And just remember.
Even though it’s cold today?
Warmth and sunshine and YARD SALES are just around the corner. 🙂