7 DIY Ideas to Get Your Yard Ready for Spring

Thursday, January 28, 2021
Spring is on the way! Believe it or not, you can spruce up your yard even during the colder months. If you're looking for some DIY and craft ideas that the whole family can participate in, then I've got some projects for you! You can do most of these activities from the comfort of your own home, and dream about the warmer days of sunshine and green grass. Here are seven DIY ideas to get your yard ready for Spring.


1. Paint Rocks

Rock painting is a simple activity you can do on a rainy or snowy day. You only need a few supplies and the mess is minimal. There are plenty of family rock painting ideas for inspiration online. You can even join the rock painting kindness movement and leave your rocks for others in neighborhoods or on walkways. Kids can create their own pet rocks with whimsical characters and name them for fun. You can set them up in the yard in the Spring. For best results, use acrylic paints and spray with a gloss sealer to keep the paint from fading or chipping outdoors. 


2. Upcycle Planters

Upcycling is a great way to find new uses for items you have lying around the house. You can turn many household items into  upcycled planters, like old boots or broken radios. Once you’ve created your planters you can get the seeds ready to sprout in Spring. You can even set up mini flowerbeds from wooden drawers, crates, or pieces of furniture. 

photo from Unsplash

3. Make Your Own Bird Feeders

Welcome wildlife into your yard this Spring with DIY bird feeders. Some feeders can be made using a  recycled bottle and filling it with seeds or tasty treats. Birds eat a wide variety of kitchen goods, such as granola, apples, bananas, eggshells, and even fruit rinds. You can get rid of your organic waste while feeding the neighborhood birds (just be sure to research what your native birds like to eat). 

photo by Faye Cornish, Unsplash

4. Create Butterfly Feeding Stations

If you’re going to feed the birds, why not take care of the butterflies, too? Butterflies are an important part of our ecosystem and are valuable pollinators in yards. You can set up a butterfly feeding station with just an old dish or pan from the kitchen. If you spread a thin layer of dirt and rocks inside, butterflies will be able to land easily. Add a few pieces of an old kitchen sponge and keep it damp. Place the dish next to or beneath some flowers, and butterflies can feed and flutter all season long. Thinking about raising butterflies? Check out my basic guide about how to raise monarch butterflies for a fun, educational activity! 


5. Spruce Up Your Space

Sprucing up your yard is a great way to add value to your home. On a sunny day, organize a family clean-up project and make your yard nice and tidy. If you’re thinking of selling your home and moving to a larger space, a well-kept yard will help boost your curb appeal. You can work out the money you’ll save to pay for your new property with a hdb loan calculator. The yard is a major selling point of any property so make the most out of it. You can use the money towards your next investment!


6. Design a Fairy Garden 

If you have younger children or enjoy a bit of whimsy and magic, you could set up a fairy garden. Have your kids collect old toys and objects they can upcycle, and create a miniature magical land in your own back yard. There are plenty of DIY fairy garden ideas online for inspiration. It’s a fun project for children and it will help to develop their interest in crafts and being outdoors. 


7. Plant Seedlings 

One good way to beat the winter blues is to plant seedlings. It’s also an educational experience and your kids will love watching the seeds grow. Start seeds in mini planters on the kitchen window sill so that they’re ready to be transferred to the garden when the weather warms up. You can even use basic household items as planters. Try using an empty egg carton, egg shells, or small glass jars. Enjoy the spirit of Spring early this year, and start the fun indoors!

photo via Unsplash, F. Gallarotti 

Getting ready for an early Spring can really boost morale at home. Beat those winter blues and start planning for sunshine and warmer days. As you can see, there are plenty of fun craft and DIY ideas to help you prepare for the months ahead.

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