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5 spring-inspired DIYs

As the winter weather slowly comes to an end, let spring inspire you with these 5 DIY projects.

5 spring-inspired DIYs

As the winter weather slowly comes to an end, let spring inspire you with these 5 DIY projects:

Flower chandelier


What you need

twine, flowers, empty glass bottles of the same size, lamp shade frame

Instructions

1. Wrap the twine four times around the mouth of the glass bottle. On your fourth time around, wrap the twine around the bottom of the lamp shade wire frame, continue to circle around the mouth of the bottle, and then tie securely.

2. Insert 5-6 flowers into the empty glass bottle.

3. Repeat steps one and two. Each lamp shade frame should hold 2-3 bottles.

 

Sweater pillow


What you need

an old sweater, pillow form, measuring tape, scissors, needle/thread, a sewing machine, straight pins

Instructions

Try these instructions from Brassy Apple. Their DIY sweater pillows are really lovely.

 

Shell curtain


What you need

shells (you can purchase these at any craft store), cotton string

Instructions

1. Create small holes in the shells using a nail and a hammer. Do this carefully – you don’t want to break the shells.

2. Thread the shells onto cotton string and fasten them by making a simple knot at the top.

3. Hang them on a doorway, window or use them as a room divider.

This can also be done with flowers for special occasions!

 

Candy jar bird feeder


What you need

a candy jar, a glass cylinder vase, glass paint, used Plaid Gallery Glass, marble filler, clear glue, a paint brush, clear protective spray, beads and wire.

Instructions

Second Chance to Dream has super helpful instructions.

 

Chair flower planter


What you need

an old vintage chair, chicken wire, a plant of your choice

Instructions

1. Remove the seat of the vintage chair.

2. Replace the seat with chicken wire. Make sure it’s safely in place or you’ll end up with a huge mess on your hands.

3. Fill chicken wire with soil and plant.

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