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Spring Decor DIY

This year I am starting my spring decor DIY crafting early. Spring decor is full of pastel colors, flowers, and greenery, which are my favorites. Therefore, getting out my spring and Easter decorations, I get so giddy. 

Every year, I like to make new spring decor for my home, so I am adding a few new signs this year. I made these spring signs in the past, but I wanted to change things a little this year.  

Spring Decor DIY Painted Pot, Wood Signs Pots

Spring Decor DIY Painted Pot, Wood Signs Pots

Spring Crafts 

🌸 I have included more amazing ideas at the end of this post, so be sure to check those out too.

This spring, I am using supplies that are readily available combined with supplies I have on hand. It has been challenging with the limited supplies, but I am persevering. I have terracotta clay pots and 4×4 scrap wood to use for my “new” spring crafts.

DIY Painted Pots 

In a spring decor DIY tour a few years ago, I displayed pots I made like these and these spring decorating ideas. However, I did not give any directions on making them since I received many questions about the process, so I share the tutorial.  

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**For your convenience I have gathered all my must-have crafting supplies HERE.

Supplies

Gather your supplies, and let’s get started. 

Flowerpot painting supplies

Flowerpot painting supplies

The first thing I do is to rinse my pots by holding them under running water. This will remove any dust; however, I use a scrub brush and water to clean for used pots then allow them to dry.

I found it was easiest to paint the inside of my flower pot first. Once the paint dried, I decided if it needed a second coat of paint.

Note: I used chalk paint, but you can use any paint. 

Painting the inside of the flowerpot

Painting the inside of the flowerpot

Since I was so excited to get this adorable spring flower pot finished, I use a heat gun (this is the one I used) to speed up the drying time. 

Drying the paint

Drying the paint

Once the paint on the inside was dry, I placed my hand inside the pot and held it upside down to paint. 

Painting the outside of the terracotta pot

Painting the outside of the terracotta pot

Since I wanted a super white finish, I painted the flower pot outside two times, allowing it to dry between coats.

Painting a second coat of paint

Painting the second coat of paint

Adding the Design

The design for the words I found HERE. I used my cutting machine (this is the one I used) to cut out the vinyl.

Weeding the Vinyl decal

Weeding the Vinyl decal

Next, I weeded the unwanted vinyl from around my design.

Cut out a piece of transfer tape

Cut out a piece of transfer tape

Using the design as a guide, I cut a transfer tape piece (I use this piece of transfer tape over and over).

Placing transfer Tape over vinyl decal

Placing transfer Tape over vinyl decal

Using the transfer tape to stick the vinyl onto the painted flower pot. 

Transfer vinyl decal to the painted pot

Transfer vinyl decal to the painted pot

DIY Wood Block Sign

Using the same designs for some adorable scrap wood signs with a Rae Dunn-inspired font. 

DIY Wood Block Signs

DIY Wood Block Signs

 

These signs do not require any special cutting machine (like a Cricut or Cameo). You will need to print out the designs using the form below. These are fun and easy to make, so they are perfect for spring crafts for kids.

 

You can find more Rae Dunn-inspired wood block sign designs in this earlier post

Wood Block Sign Supplies

Wood Block Sign Supplies

I cut out the design along the solid lines to make transferring the design easier. 

Cutting out the printed design

Cutting out the printed design

Checking the size of my wood block with the design

Checking the size of my wood block with the design

Do a double check on the size of the printed design to the size of your block. If the design fits on your wood, then you are ready. I have this one already painted.

Place the printed design on the transfer paper

Place the printed design on the transfer paper.

To transfer the design. 

Trace the design

Trace the design

Transferred design

Transferred design

Painting over the transferred design

Painting over the transferred design

Hand-painted farmhouse wood sign

Hand-painted farmhouse wood sign

Farmhouse Style Signs with Vinyl Decal

DIY Farmhouse wood sign supplies

DIY Farmhouse wood sign supplies

Apply vinyl decal to the wood block

Apply the vinyl decal to the woodblock

Transferring the vinyl decal

Transferring the vinyl decal

Once I have the vinyl decal placement, I use my scraping tool and rub it on.

Now’s time to decorate for our Spring tour. 

 

Don’t miss the rest of the inspiration at the bottom of this post!

More Spring Crafting Inspiration

🌸I have gathered some favorite bloggers (yours and mine!) to bring you lots of Springtime Inspiration. With all these amazing ideas, you are bound to walk away with tons of ideas!  

Next on tour is my friend, Olivia from Olivia O’Hern.  I love the way she decorated her flower pots. I would be in heaven with a set of these (hint, hint)!  Be sure to check it out along with all the other amazing bloggers below.


Spring Craft Ideas

Kippi at Home  // Olivia O’Hern  // The House on Silverado  // From Farmhouse to Florida

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More Spring Craft Ideas

My Family Thyme  // Salmonde  // Simple Nature Decor  // Feet Under My Table

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Even More Spring Craft Ideas

Chas’ Crazy Creations  // Zucchini Sisters  // Tribe of Burton 

Please join me (HERE) as we craft up some fun. You can look forward to receiving new inspiration every week.

As well as special online crafting events, seasonal and holiday crafting too.

 
 See you soon, 

Kippi

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Emma

Thursday 22nd of April 2021

The decor creates an incredible comfort in the house. The right stylish details only complement your interior. I read here about glass bypass doors, which I also want to implement in my bedroom

Helen at HelloSewing

Tuesday 9th of March 2021

So many wonderful ideas to explore and visit, Kippi! The pastel colors make my heart sing and I’m downright screaming for spring! I've been all about spring and Easter crafts lately - I've made cute fabric Easter eggs, pom pom bunnies and chicks, and lovely spring-themed book cover - you can see them all here https://hellosewing.com/holiday/easter/ Hope you are having a great week!

Lynne

Sunday 7th of March 2021

Kippi, these flower pots and signs are adorable! The colors and lettering are perfect for spring! Thank you so much for organizing such a fun hop! Happy Spring, my friend! xo

Kirsten Burton

Wednesday 3rd of March 2021

I think this is a great idea. Always so creative.

Rebecca

Sunday 28th of February 2021

These make me smile, Kippi! I love the happy pastel colors and how the flower pots and signs coordinate with each other. They look so cute in your toolbox. Thanks for sharing the great tutorials and for putting together another fun blog hop!

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