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Monday, April 20, 2009

Frugal Spring Decor

Trees are turning green, flowers are blooming and things are starting to feel really fresh and new. You need a lift with some Spring spruce ups in your decor? Don't let a tight budget stop you from decorating this season. You don't have to spend a lot of money to get a fresh, new look in your home for Spring.

Start by searching your closets, cabinets, attic and basement for items that you have stored away. Maybe you have some white, gauzy curtains, fresh floral linens and pillows or maybe
some pretty vases.
Make centerpieces for your table and coffee table from silk flowers or fresh flowers. If you don't have a garden go for a walk and find some wild flowers or ask a neighbor if you can cut some from their garden. Also, a lot of farmers markets have flower stands with discount bouquets toward the end of the day.

Make a fun, spring wreath for your front door for less than $5! This can be a fun and easy craft for yourself or to have the kids join in on.

Shop the after Easter sales. There are still some bargains to be had. All those colorful baskets, containers and what nots don't always have a strict Easter theme. Check out the dollar stores and places like Big Lots to see what's on sale.

Paint some plain, old flower pots in fun spring colors.

Clip pictures of flowers from Gardening books and place inside of cheap frames from the thrift store.

Go for anything that says Spring to you. It's amazing how simple and inexpensive changes in your environment can really lift your spirits!

Photo -Krzysztof Korolonek |


  1. If you plan for what you want, it won't cost near as much...I purchased a small plain Christmas wreath a few years back and I change out the decorations on it to match the holiday and/or season. Each year I add something or change something up to make it different...I've learned to take a picture of each wreath so if I ever want to do that same decorated wreath, I have a sample to go by...

  2. How ingenious! I love the idea of taking a picture to give yourself a pattern. I've never thought of using the same wreath and just changing the decorations. That would also help with storage space because you really never have to take it down! Thanks for the tip =)