Looking for simple budget spring decorating ideas?  Here’s how to shop your house and decorate for spring using what you already have. 

Spring is a time to clean the house and get organized. But it is also a time to be creative and make home décor look fabulous and new. This is how to do it with easy and inexpensive projects.

budget spring decorating idea


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 a pair of stirrup pants that just came back in style. 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.

Who’s ready?

Oh, good.

Me, too.

Here are tons of budget spring decorating ideas.

easy budget spring decorating idea


budget spring decorating ideas

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.

budget spring decorating idea using a frame


2. Frame it

Shop your house and find all the frames to decorate with for this simple budget spring decorating idea.

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.

budget spring decorating idea coffee filter flowers


3. Coffee Filters

Shop your kitchen cupboards for coffee filters.

You know.

The ones that you use to make coffee every morning. Did you know they have an entirely different purpose?

Use them to create flowers like this one.

And in a total aside that literally has nothing to do with decorating?

Here’s are nine things you can do with those leftover coffee grounds, too.

budget spring decorating idea framing a basket


4. Vintage Windows

Shop your storage shed for a vintage window or even a mirror or an empty frame.

And then?

Here are four creative budget spring decorating ideas to decorate it.

You can see all the creative ways here.

budget spring decorating idea spring mantel


5. Shop your yard

Have several mason jars sitting in your kitchen cupboards?

Why not repurpose them with an easy budget spring decorating idea for a mantel display.

Simple cut leaves from the yard, then line up the mason jars and fill them with water and leaves.

See this easy spring mantel here.

budget spring decorating idea topiary


6. DIY topiary

This topiary is an easy budget spring decorating idea. 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.

And then?

Follow these simple DIY instructions.

how decorate for spring bow


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.

See the DIY instructions here.

how decorate for spring pillows


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 an easy budget spring decorating idea. It’s only 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.

how decorate for spring moss runner


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?

It’s moss.

You know.

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.

how decorate for spring urn


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. 🙂


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  1. Image for Tammy Tammy

    What wonderful ideas! I am all about saving money too. It is so much fun to decorate with stuff you already have in the home. A great post!

  2. Image for Kris Kris

    The sun is actually shining in west Michigan right now and it feels like spring might be possible, after all! Great ideas. I tend to wait for the "official" first day of spring, since weather here tends to be all over the place at this time of year.

  3. Image for patricia patricia

    While some of your suggestions won't work for condo dwellers like me (no storage shed in the back yard. No back yard either) but some work for us too. Ivy in a pot, for instance. I don't have any spare empty frames, but most thrift stores do! Perhaps a future post about ideas for people in apartments? It would also appeal to homeowners as well.

  4. Image for Lauren S Lauren S

    Hi KariAnne. Thanks for all the good ideas I especially like the coffee filter flowers you show draped over the pretty hutch. Would you please tell me what the paint color is on the wall behind that hutch? It's lovely and I'm thinking it would be a great spring refresh in my living room. Thanks in advance.

  5. Image for Debbie Debbie

    I just love the way you write you are soo good!! Love the bows!! I just read your post bok choy and burlap bows you are so very Honest and funny! Love your Wit!!

  6. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    GREAT ideas and inspiration, KA!!! it is very cold and dreary and grey today - this was just what I needed to remind myself spring will arrive. Have a happy weekend.

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