Having a project to work on is a great little escape right now, so I thought I’d put together a list of a few projects you can make using things that you might already have around the house!
We talked about organizing the other day and how therapeutic it can be to be able to see things getting visibly better around your house. You can find my list of ten things to organize around the house during social distancing here. Of course, I love a good house project any time of the year, but I’m finding them especially rewarding right now. I find little projects where you can see the fruits of your labor quickly are the most helpful right now, so those are the types of projects that I’ve put on my list today. Cheerful projects that you can use to brighten your home a little bit and give yourself a little bit of hope. I also put in an order for contactless curb side pickup with my favourite local florist a few days ago and put little vases of fresh flowers and greenery all around the house. If you’re able to do that where you live, a few minutes of flower arranging is a very worthwhile activity. 🙂
Projects to Make With Things You Already Have
Give your existing Easter decor a spray paint makeover like I did with these dollar store bunnies a few years ago! I repainted them gold just last week, which you can see in last week’s “Checking In” post.
…or any old baskets you have hiding in the basement.
You may still have some dried alliums, hydrangeas, seed pods, or neat looking branches out there from last fall that you can turn into beautiful decor.
Use up any leftover fabric in your stash.
These are made with just branches from your yard and a bit of tissue paper! There’s a special technique to making the flowers so realistic.
Not realistic in the least, but still fun!
Or use any faux flowers you happen to have in the house right now.
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.