Spring Home Tour: pretty pastel rainbow colours, butterflies, mushrooms, and crepe paper flowers create the most beautiful spring home tour.
Welcome! Sharing home tours are my favourite kind of posts to share. It was so much fun putting a spring touch on my home this year. I hope this spring home tour makes you feel inspired to add a few spring touches too.
This post was put together when I decorated my home for spring a few weeks ago, before we headed away on vacation. We boarded a cruise ship for a 12 night cruise before there were any travel restrictions, and were caught away from home when everything seemed to change over night. It’s been hard not to worry with everything out of our control, and changing hour by hour. Our ship is due back Thursday morning in Baltimore and we’ll drive home to Toronto then. We’ll then be in self quarantine for two weeks at home, if all goes to plan.
With all that is going on in the world, it might seem a little crazy to be talking about decor… or then again maybe it’s the perfect time. With so much out of our control, perhaps making our house a home is just want we need. I hope this is a welcome distraction. And with us all trying to practice social distancing and spending time in our homes, what could be better than making it the happiest place this spring. I hope my DIY spring projects and decor help inspire you.
I’m joining in on the Spring Seasonal Simplicity Home Tours that are running all week long, so be sure to check out all the homes featured this week and linked up a the end of this post.
The Dining Room
Our home opens up to our dining room. There is a little white console table right beside the front door. I added a fun lamb print for spring.
Also, I added lots of faux mushrooms for spring and used them in all different ways. You find a tutorial for how I made these mushrooms out of air dry clay here.
I used my large antique glass jars to make little terrariums with a little moss and the mushrooms.
I love how simple they are and how they turned out.
I usually have this vintage cart set up as a bar cart, but I changed it up for spring into a plant cart.
There’s a combination of real and faux plants, so hopefully I can keep the real ones alive.
I repeated one of the antique glass jars here too with some twinkle lights in it.
I added a few eggs, and the lamb for a real spring feel.
Dining Room Table
I kept things really simple on the dining room table with just one big bowl of faux mushrooms.
Spring Flowering Branches
We recently created this green feature wall, you can read all about how we did it here.
For spring I wanted to add spring flowering branches to our vintage glass bottles. But it’s still quite early for spring branches here in Toronto, so I made these faux ones out of paper.
The flowering branches are made from tissue and streamers glued to real branches. They were really fun to make.
I made the forsythia branch out of yellow crepe paper.
These cherry blossoms are made from Kleenex and I used the Happy Happy Nesters tutorial. They turned out so great.
The magnolia flowers are a favourite of mine. I had to adjust them a little since I couldn’t find crepe paper and had to use streamers to make them. I was inspired by the Craftberry Bush tutorial, and the Happy Happy Nester tutorial.
Lastly I created these Japanese quince flowering branches out of pink streamers.
I really love how all the crepe paper flowers turned out. They look so great with these old bottles against our green feature wall, and they’ll last all spring.
On the other side of the white buffet, I used my letter board and light board. I actually added these to this spot in January thinking of new beginnings. It seem more than appropriate to leave them for spring, especially as Easter turns our thoughts to resurrection, and spring re-births and new beginnings.
The Living Room
Inbetween the living room and the dining room I have this little white table and little house shelves filled with white pottery.
On the table is my DIY Spring Letter Board Bunny -see how I made it.
In the living room I’m already enjoying these brighter and longer days that spring is bringing.
On the coffee table I used more mushrooms, including some that are made of paper mache. I created the base from tinfoil, did the paper mache with old book pages. They look really cute for spring on some log pieces and with some moss.
There’s also a few of my air dry clay mushrooms. The have a wire base sticking out of the bottom. To add them to the logs I just drilled some small holes and stuck them in which worked really well.
Over on the other side of the room things are pretty simple, but feel bright and springy with some large faux plants.
For the mantel I did this fun rainbow of paper butterflies. You can read all about how I made them here on this Spring Mantel post.
The macrame banner is an easy DIY -find out how I made it here. And layered on top I used my sewing machine to stitch together more of the paper butterflies into a cute banner for spring.
On the mantel there’s more of the mushrooms and moss.
I wanted to repeat the crepe paper flowers in the kitchen. Here I used a vintage tray and some vintage bottles and added them to the kitchen table. To make the daffodils I used the Design Sponge tutorial. I experimented a little to come up with the crepe paper Lilly of the valley, and crocus. Maybe I’ll experiment a little more this spring and see if I can create some more.
Above my little sideboard I added some DIY Engineer Print Art -just like I did in this tutorial. It’s so fun to change this art seasonally, especially for under $10.
See how to make the DIY Miniature Sheep here.
Now over to the open shelves in the kitchen.
I love these rainbow shelves. In fact this idea was the first thing I did, and the spring board for adding the rainbow butterflies, and using pretty pastels throughout my main floor this year for spring.
Pastels are really traditional for spring, but it’s been a few years since I’ve used them. I love how happy and cheerful they feel. See our Green Spring Home Tour here, and our Black and White Spring Home Tour here.
The shelves were really simple to put together, I just did one colour for each shelf using pink, yellow, green, and blue, and shopping my house for what I could find in those colours.
I shopped my house for pretty much everything I used in this whole tour this year. The rainbow butterfly garland is made out of the watercolored book page butterflies sewn together on the sewing machine in repeating rainbow order. I love the touch of whimsy they bring.
Over on the other side of the kitchen I’m playing with some tulips and there’s a cup of tea and some cinnamon raisin biscuits waiting for me when I finish.
One more cute spot I used the air dry clay little mushrooms in a tea cup with some moss. It’s the perfect spring touch beside the sink.
With the house all decorated for spring, I’m ready for warmer days and sunshine.
This week I’m joined by some of my talented blogging friends who are also sharing their Spring Home Tours with you. Be sure to see what they are sharing by clinking the links below the images.
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