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Prepping for Spring: Outdoor DIYs You Can Do Indoors

With the erratic weather we’ve been having lately, it can be hard to know when it’s going to be warm enough to get outside and start some projects. It’s safer to just complete your projects indoors! Get your backyard and porch ready for the spring season without having to suffer through the bitter cold and blustery winds. Here are some DIY projects you can finish from the comfort of your home.

Painted Pot

Sure, it might not be time to actually plant your greens yet but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a place ready for them now. Spruce up your pots with a little color.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Your pottery of choice
  • Painting tape
  • Paint and brushes
  • Craft knife

Make sure your pot is cleaned off completely and dried. Too much dirt on the pots will mess with your paint designs. Lay down your tape in the design that you choose. Here are some examples for inspiration. (1, 2) Use your craft knife to cut the tape into clean lines or curves, depending on your design. Once you have it the way you like it, go ahead and paint the design on! Leave your pots to dry in the garage. Now your plants will be ready for spring!

Welcome Spring with a New Doormat

You can easily DIY a personalized doormat with just a few supplies. Give your guests a sneak peek at your personality with something to greet them at the door.

What you’ll need:

  • A blank doormat
  • A stencil
  • Outdoor paint
  • Push pins

Creating your design is as easy as figuring out what you want your stencil to be, laying it down on the doormat, securing it with pins, and painting away. Allow it to dry for at least a day before putting it outside your door.

Light Up The Night

If your backyard needs illumination, you can craft your own using a hula hoop! It sounds a little silly but it turns into a really beautiful piece for your backyard.

What you’ll need:

  • A hula hoop
  • White paint
  • 1-2 strands of white Christmas lights
  • Twine

Paint your hula hoop all over and leave it to sit at least 24 hours until it dries completely. Then, begin to wrap the strands of lights around the hula hoop. You don’t have to wrap it in tight spirals as you can always go back over with a second strand if you need to. Once you’ve wrapped it completely, use the twine to tie up the chandelier with 3 equal length strands, tying them together at the top. Hang your chandelier from the porch or a tree and plug them in to see them glow!

We’re so excited for spring and all of the seasonal products that go with it available at Amish Yard. What are you most looking forward to this spring? Make sure to leave us a comment on Facebook or Twitter!

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