After a long and grueling winter, the spring season is finally here. It doubles as the perfect time to dive into DIY floral projects, because what’s spring without some flowers? Plus, taking the crafty route lets you invite the new season into your home. You do not even need a green thumb to make it happen.
Admittedly, for some people, this time of the year is all about surviving those terrible spring allergies. Trust me, I am right there with you on this one. There is nothing more irritating than sneezing for minutes on end. But you also cannot deny the beauty of the snow finally melting to make way for beautiful blooms.
The good news is that you do not always need to use real flowers. Craft stores are full of faux options that will brighten up your space and last forever. Even better? You can use materials like paper to make flowers that will never die. Doing so will let you choose a color palette that speaks to your style.
While you are at it, consider cooking up some tasty spring recipes. It will give you a chance to savor spring flavors like fragrant fruits and fresh herbs. Homemade meals and crafts? Count me in, please.
1DIY Paper Flower Gift Topper
Springtime gift-giving is something special. Instead of adding a bow and calling it a day, make this paper flower gift topper by Fall For DIY. It'll instantly spruce up any present.
2Floral Eye Trinket Box
Store your bits and baubles in a trendy floral eye trinket box. You can also use this technique on a vintage wood or glass container. Head to Wild Amor for the complete how-to.
3Floral Appliqued Striped Shirt
This spring, dig out those old shirts and add floral appliques. It's an easy, no-sew way to upgrade any top. Find the tutorial at eHow.
Nail decals are surprisingly perfect for embellishing plain sunglasses. Head to Brit + Co to learn how to transform your favorite pair.
5Floral Soap Pops
Can we just talk about how adorable these soaps are? Fall For DIY made them for Valentine's Day, but they're totally on point for spring.
6Floral Bunny Wreath Decoration
Nothing says spring like flowers, bunnies, and wreaths. Learn how to make this darling bunny decor at Darice Crafts.
7Doily Flower Backdrop
This doily flower backdrop was also made for Valentine's Day, but it can double as spring party decor. Since the paper doilies are painted, you can pick any color combo you like. Learn how to do it at Darice Crafts.
8DIY Faux Flower Coat
If you love to turn heads, this DIY faux flower coat by Studio DIY is for you. I mean, talk about an amazing statement piece. Spring photo shoots, anyone?
9Painted Floral Jeans
You're bound to find an old pair of jeans while spring cleaning this year. Instead of heading for the trash, give it a makeover with this easy painted floral technique. Find the exclusive DIY at Bustle.
10DIY Paper Flower Cake Topper
If you're planning a spring celebration, embellish your cake with this lovely DIY flower topper at Darice Crafts. Since it's made out of paper, you can use it again and again.
11Edible Flower Donuts
Flowers and donuts. What more can you ask for? Head to Studio DIY to learn how to make this ridiculously charming dessert.
12Floral Photo Pillows
Capture the best elements of spring with these vibrant floral photo pillows by A Beautiful Mess. For something that suits your style, pick images that fit your existing room decor.
13Floral Napkin Rings
These fresh flower napkin rings at A Beautiful Mess will brighten up any table. If you'd like to use them for a few months, use faux blooms instead.