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Decorating for Spring in my Home

Adding Spring Touches Around my Home

Moss & chalk-painted robin's eggs

Happy First Official Day of Spring :) My first crocus is blooming outside - that is a very good sign! It's time to show you all the Spring touches around my home! I'm excited to share these with you because some of these little projects were so easy and the first time I've tried them. I hope you'll want to incorporate some of them into your own home too! 

Remember my Easter tree that I decorated with chalk painted plastic eggs?? Well, I painted some more and even speckled them to look like robin's eggs! Aren't they adorbs?? Speckling them is so easy to do! Just take an old toothbrush, dip it into a bit of black acrylic paint and run your thumb along the bristles, aiming the 'spray' at the eggs. I laid my eggs on some newspaper on the floor and was able to do several at once. Some of the spots will be larger than others but that's what makes them authentic looking. 

Decorating for Spring

They look so striking sitting on a bed of moss!

Decorating for Spring

I'm crazy about these concrete-type urns and have found several at thrift stores for so cheap. I fill the bottom with a cheapo filler like crumpled newspaper and then lay moss on top. By the way, a lot of this moss was found at the Dollar Tree!! I did have a bag of moss from Walmart too and it's all combined and mixed together. I like the variety.

Decorating for Spring

I was running out of moss and was about to go to the store to buy more when I happened to go outside to look for some pebbles. Lo and behold, growing right outside my back door was a wonderful bed of moss!! You can bet I started pulling it up! I didn't need a trowel or anything; it was literally just laying on the ground, and was easy to pull right up. I have a bunch of it drying outside. But it got me thinking...I wonder if I could grow it???

So I brought some inside and put it on a cake stand and set my cloche over the top of it with some pretty eggs on top. I kid you not...this stuff is growing!! It's about 1/2" taller than it was when I placed it in there. I haven't touched it. I notice there is moisture on the inside of the glass at certain times of the day...it's a happy little growing environment in there. I do want to replace the eggs for some nice rounded stones soon because I have a feeling they will be covered with moss in the next little while, lol! 

Decorating for Spring - growing moss in a terrarium

Update: I just remembered the smooth river stones Little Diy painted last year so I pulled them out.

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I have to say...these brightly painted stones are a big improvement over the eggs!!! Don't they look pretty?

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Look around your yard, particularly cool, shady spots like under porches, at the base of steps...you might be surprised to find your own bed of moss too!

Spring Mantle Decor

I kept my Spring mantle fairly simple...candles, milk glass, some vintage silver, painted mason jars and artificial flowers. A pretty bunting that is simply vintage doilies draped over a length of string just tops it off.

Spring Mantle

Simple...and gorgeous! It's like Spring and Summer and rolled into one :)

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On the other side, I elevated a milk glass vase on a candle pedestal, filled it with more moss and made a 'daisy chain' for it with silk flowers. I pulled all the petals off some various flowers I had and used my Cropadile to punch holes in the middle of the petals. Then I took a narrow branch from my yard that was still pliable (Mr. Diy had recently pruned) and threaded that through all the petals and tied it off. Doesn't it make a pretty ring of petals on this side of the mantle?

Succulents in teacups

I don't know if this really counts as Spring decorating, but I've recently pinned all these charming ideas of planting succulents in vintage teacups. So I did that too as I had these two pretty teacups that needed a function!

Decorating for Spring

I finally wiped off the 'Happy Valentines Day' art on my giant chalkboard and spent way too much time trying to get my Easter chalkboard art right. I was having an 'off' day (could be because my right hand is currently in a tendonitis brace)...everything got erased because it didn't look right. I finally decided to just keep it short, sweet and simple. HA. Good enough for now :)


Decorating for Spring

I also have this little vignette that I've already shared, featuring my Easter tree, flower pot wreath tutorial and Easter shadowbox. They're all displayed on this cottage green dresser and look so charming together.

And this week I shared with you my bunny that was given a makeover with spray paint. It is now a charming addition to my Spring decor.

Decorating for Spring

So my home has been decorated for both Easter and Spring :) How is your Spring decorating coming along?



I hope you are inspired by some of my projects and can use them to jump-start your own Spring decorating!


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13 comments:

  1. Hi Cindy
    I love how you decorated for spring!!
    Thank you for all your spring & Easter inspiration...btw I like your Easter chalkboard...
    Julie

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    1. Julie, I'm glad you are inspired by my Spring & Easter decorated home...and thank you for saying you like my simple Easter chalkboard...sometimes simple is best :)

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  2. I love all of the wonderful touches of spring in your pretty home, Cindy! Love your idea of the succulents in the tea cups! And your eggs turned out great! Thanks so much for your nice comments on my peat pots:) Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you for all your lovely comments Donna :)

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  3. Love your spring touches! The stacked trays are really fun! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)
    Susan

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  4. I bet you smile each time your see all your touches of Springtime! I'm so excited to see your project on Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! Thanks for linking up with us!

    ~ Ashley

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  5. Love all your spring touches, Cindy! I'm loving your banner from vintage doilies!! So glad you shared at our party!! XO

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    1. Thanks Christy, I've had so much fun decorating :) I love vintage doilies and have collected them forever, but never know what to do with them...saw this idea somewhere and it was perfect! I love your tulip wreath on that old window!

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  6. Some really great decorating ideas! I love the moss terrarium, very cool. Thanks so much for sharing such great inspiration on Snickerdoodle sunday.

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    1. Thank you, yes the moss terrarium was a fun - sort of happy surprise project :)

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  7. You have so many unique, lovely ideas here! I really like the terrarium. I haven't been so enthusiastic about my spring decorations; hopefully I can take a few tips from you. :) Thanks so much for sharing! Just stopping by from DIY Showoff. :)

    ~Leslie

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    1. Thanks Leslie, I hope I could help jump start your own creativity and spring decorating ;) Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment!

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