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Spring DIY Projects

Posted on April 5, 2021 by Lisa Willwerth

Looking for some creative spring crafts? We have 3 simple DIY decor ideas to spruce up your home this season!

Spring is finally here—a season full of joy and life! With so many vibrant colors and beautiful blooming flowers around, there is plenty of inspiration and ideas to help you decorate your home.

This year, rather than purchasing premade decorations, why not try to make some pieces yourself? Ephrata is home to a variety of local thrift shops and businesses where you can find unique items to repurpose. Below, we have compiled 3 DIY projects to keep you crafting all spring long!

Gallery Wall

Is there a spot in your home that’s looking pretty bare? Create a gallery wall! A gallery wall is a curated collection of framed items that are creatively arranged in a group. What you choose to put in these frames is entirely up to you! Many people include photographs, paintings, maps, printed quotes, preserved flowers, and personal items that have meaning (such as an old postcard or child’s artwork).

To find photo frames for an affordable price, we suggest checking out Art of Recycle and Revive Thrift Store. For a more creative look, choose frames in a variety of shapes and sizes. Depending on the style you prefer, you can leave the frames as they are, paint them all one uniform color, or paint them different colors.

Entryway Decor

Add a pop of color to your entryway by making your own seasonal door decor! If you need some inspiration for DIY wreaths, signs, or door hangings, we recommend scrolling through Pinterest. Once you find the design you love, consider how you can add your own personal twist.

For the supplies, take a look around your house to see what you have on hand. Perhaps you have an old basket that could be filled with faux flowers and tied with a ribbon. If you have a bunch of old buttons or wooden beads laying around, you could create a spring garland to hang above your doorway. If you don’t have extra knick-knacks to use, don’t worry! Uncle Funky’s Thrift Shop and ReUzit on State are filled with hidden gems just waiting to be repurposed.

Floral Arrangement

Brighten up your indoor spaces with spring flowers! Simply find an old planter, jar, or vase that has been collecting dust in your basement and get those creative juices flowing. Paint it, wrap it with yarn or twine, decoupage it with printed paper—again, the possibilities are endless! Don’t be afraid to think outside the box. For example, you could use a pair of old rain boots or a weathered watering can to make a unique, spring-inspired vase. Need some additional materials? Check out Abundant Treasure’s Consignment Shop for a variety of craft items such as yarn, buttons, and other useful trinkets.

Once you’ve created your vessel, head to Royer’s Flowers or Reiff’s Farm Market to purchase some bright spring blooms to fill it with! Both have pre-made arrangements available as well as separate stems for you to build your own.

At the start of a new season, it’s always fun to spruce up your home with special decorations—especially if you take the time to make them yourself. Ephrata’s unique stores are a treasure trove for crafters looking to make something new. Head out to get inspired, then break out the paint and glue and start creating!