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Welcome Spring with 10 DIY Decor Projects

Since spring officially starts March 20,  it’s time to roll out the welcome mat for the new season! Literally. Give your home a spring makeover with these 10 DIY projects .

1. Fruity Welcome Mat

Make the watermelon mat:

1. Fold your circular mat in half and mark it on either side with a Sharpie to create a reference mark for the middle.

2. Create a line down the middle with your ruler and cut down this line.

3. Spray paint the rugs white to act as a base color.

4. Create a stencil of your rugs on paper by tracing them.

5. For the watermelon, cut two rings out along the outer edge. They should be 1″ for the outermost and 3/4″ for the inner.

6. Cover the middle part of the watermelon. Leave the inner most ring on and cover it with coins to keep it down.

7. Spray the outermost part green.

8. Once it’s dry, cover it with the ring again. Take off the center covering and spray paint it red.

9. Let dry overnight. Cover the middle section again and trace where you want the seeds.

10. Cut out the seeds.

11. Replace the stencil and hold it down with coins. Spray it black. Let sit until it’s dry.

Make the lemon mat:

1. Repeat the same steps until you get to spray painting it red. Instead, pray this mat yellow.

2. Cover the outer rings with the stencil you already made and hold it down with coins.

3. Make your inside stencil by creating the shapes of the inside of the lemon with a Sharpie and cut out the pieces.

4. Spray paint it white and let it dry.

Welcome Spring with 10 DIY Decor Projects

2. Tissue Flower Votives

1. Cut the tissue paper down and wrap it around the votive, securing it with the double sided tape.
2. Cut out petal shapes on strips of paper long enough to wrap around the votive. Using the double sided tape again, secure the petal strips around the votive.
3. Once the paper is secured, adjust it with your fingers, pulling the petals back and giving them shape like actual petals.
4. Place a candle in the votive!
3. Egg Carton Wreath
1. Deconstruct egg cartons. Use the portion that holds the egg to create the flowers. Give some rounded petals and some fringed. Use the flat parts of the carton to make leaves.
2. Paint each part. Use yellow, red, green, blue and green paints.
3. Cut out a large cardboard circle for the base and paint it green.
4. Use a hot glue gun to attach the parts to the base as you like.

4. Egg-celent Centerpiece

1. Start with a chicken roaster to get the effect.
2. Fill the outermost area with Easter eggs.
3. Use the center for the flowers.

 5. Wine Bottle Tiki Torches

1. Fill an empty and clean wine bottle about 1/3 full with glass pebbles.
2. Insert a Tiki refill wick into a brass coupling doohickey.
3. Fill the bottle with Tiki fuel.
4. Insert the wick and that’s it!

6. Planter Chandelier

1. Remove all electrical wiring from the chandelier and the plastic “candle” holders with wire cutters.
2. Attach terra cotta saucers with putty and glue.
3. Attach the pots in the same way. Let dry for 1-2 hours.
4. Spray paint the entire thing, including the chain. Hanging the chandelier from a low tree makes this easy.
5. Let dry, then plant your flowers!

7. Cloud Lights

1. Pull cotton batting until it looks fluffy.
2. Hot glue it to the outside of a paper lantern.
3. Insert flameless, LED candles.

8. Rainbow Centerpiece

1. Add a few drops of gel food coloring to each vase.
2. Use a toothpick to help blend the coloring and water. Add more water to make it lighter or more gel to make the color more bold.
3. Insert your choice of flower. White flowers really pop against the coloring!

9. Umbrella Wreath

1. Fill an umbrella with flowers and close it.
2. Tie a ribbon around the center.
3. Hang it on your door with a hook.

10. Flower Pot Fire Pit

1. Fill the flower pot with rocks.
2. Even out the rocks, so that you have a flat surface.
3. Place chafing fuel container on top of the rocks. Make sure it sits a little bit higher than the pot.
4. Evenly place more rocks around the chafing fuel container.

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