Get in the swing of Spring with these Creative Projects to Put you in the Spring Spirit! Whether it be gardening or baking you are going to love these fun and sometimes yummy ideas!
The changes that come with spring weather often spark a similar revival inside every person who experiences the transition from a cold, dark winter. As the scenery greens up and the sunshine gets brighter, you may find yourself itching to join in on the fun.
So many people start scrubbing and polishing that “spring cleaning” has become a buzzword. However, there are many other ways to refresh your life and let your creative juices flow during this season. Here are nine creative projects to put you in the spring spirit this year.
1. Make Carrot Cake
Nothing says spring like a slice of sweet, spicy carrot cake. Many recipes incorporate applesauce or pineapple to diversify the flavor and reduce the amount of processed sugar needed for sweetening.
Make a layer cake with cream cheese frosting or bake a set of cupcakes for a quicker project. You can decorate them with mini carrots or a dusting of coconut flakes. Make the most of the experience by eating the first slice outside.
2. Try Simple Embroidery
Spring is a great time to try embroidery for the first time. This beautiful handiwork is less challenging than it may seem. You can find simple kits online or in many craft stores near you.
Floral-themed kits are incredibly popular, so you’ll find many perfect options for spring. They come complete with thread and instructions on how to do each stitch. Once you’re done, you can use the finished project to decorate your home for the season.
3. Arrange Spring Flowers
Flowers are one of the many joys of spring. You might already buy flowers during your weekly trip to the grocery store, but why not make it a hobby by putting your own arrangements together. You can pick wildflowers or purchase different varieties to bring scent and color to your home. To be like the pros, you can invest in floral supplies like foam and wire to hold your arrangements together.
Even if you’ve never done it before, flower arranging is fun and operates on a few simple rules. Use different-colored blooms to create height and texture and bring a breath of fresh air to any room in your home.
4. Build for the Birds
Constructing a birdhouse or feeder isn’t difficult and can improve your spring birdwatching. Roll a pine cone in peanut butter and then birdseed for a simple feeder. Then, hang it by a window so it’s easy to see from inside.
Build a birdhouse if you’re interested in attracting nesting pairs so they can raise babies. Many free online construction plans suit different sizes of birds. Research the species in your area before getting started.
5. Bake Lemon Blueberry Cake
What says spring more than lemon and blueberry? This recipe is delicious and takes only an hour and a half to put together. Use frozen berries or dredge them in flour before adding them to the batter for easier distribution.
Once baked, you can layer this cake with lemon-tinged frosting or make a simple glaze. Bake this cake for company, unless you want to eat the whole thing yourself. It tastes so good that you won’t have the willpower to stop!
6. Take a Spring Hike
Welcome spring by strapping on your hiking boots and hitting the nearest trail. Look for wildflowers and enjoy the peaceful sounds of the season – running water, wind blowing through newly formed leaves and bird calls from many different species.
Take your adventures to the next level by investing in some good field guides and learning more about your area. The best way to identify birds and plants is through proximity with reference material.
7. Reorganize Your Closet
Spring is the perfect time of year to reassess your wardrobe. You can pack away most of your sweaters, boots and coats and bring out the warm-weather clothing you’ll be wearing through the summer and early fall.
Repair torn items and donate things you won’t need anymore. You can also invest in a set of matching hangers or storage solutions to keep everything in its place. Organizing your wardrobe can refresh your mind for this season.
8. Start a Garden
You should consider growing seedlings this year, even if you don’t have land for a large outdoor garden. Many people grow tomatoes and peppers on their porches or start an herb garden in their kitchen window.
Have even more fun with this project by potting your seeds in cracked eggshells. You can transplant them to larger containers once the seedlings come up. You can give the extras away to friends and family if you end up with too many plants.
9. Get a Haircut
If you’ve already refreshed your home, why not do something for yourself? Spring is the ideal season for a fresh haircut. Dry winter weather can multiply split ends, and wearing hats and scarves doesn’t encourage anyone to keep their hair neat. It’s a small thing, but getting a haircut can increase your positivity and confidence.
Simply getting a trim can make you feel fresh and new. However, you can also consider changing up your style before summer. Consider going shorter or adding layers or highlights. Don’t be afraid to be bold – hair will grow back.
Time for Something New
Spring is the perfect season to make delicious food, learn new skills and refresh your living space. It’s a time of change, growth and hope for a brighter, warmer future. Put winter behind you with these nine creative spring projects.
Cora’s passion is to inspire others to live a happy, healthful, and mindful life through her words on Revivalist – wholeheartedly convincing them that everyday moments are worth celebrating. Cora has spent 5+ years writing for numerous lifestyle sites – hence her sincere love for both life and the beauty of style in all things. Keep up with Cora on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook.
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