Winter is slowly fading away, and it’s about time to break out those shorts and sandals. Many of our wardrobes are full of grays and dark muted colors that described our feelings during the winter. But spring is the season of new birth, new plants and for some, new clothes. If you are a poor college kid or just a frugal person, it doesn’t make sense to buy new “spring clothes” every year. Instead you can just alter stuff you already own (or that you can pick up second-hand) to better suit the season. Here are five easy DIY projects you can try to spice up your spicy wardrobe or even keep you organized:
1) A spring denim vest.
Image courtesy of Erica
Take that old jean jacket that’s been keeping you warm and chop off the sleeves. Decorate it with flowers galore. Hot glue them, sew them, pin them — do what you feel comfortable doing.
2) Floral embellishments.
You can live up a dingy pair of heels or flats with little floral embellishments. See the tutorial here!
3) Jewelry Holder.
In addition to sprucing up your clothes you can make something that will help with spring cleaning. You can easily make a jewelry holder with a picture frame, some left over cloth (like the floral print shown here) and a staple gun. (If you don’t feel comfortable using a staple gun, there’s always the messy but effective hot glue approach. It’s the duct tape of the fashion world.)
4) Floral Brooch.
Using fake flowers and found objects (buttons/beads/glitter) you can make an easy brooch to put on a spring blazer or cardigan. Just hot glue the flower to a safety pin. (And you thought brooches were only for old ladies.)
5) Flower Headband.
Yes, I went there. Flower headbands & flower crowns have become quite popular. Whether you make them out of real flowers or fake you can’t deny that they’re perfect for spring. Take those fake flowers that have been lying around and pluck off the ends and with either a spare head band or even ribbon assemble your headband/crown.
All of these projects are fairly simple and safe, so they’re perfect for people who have maybe shied away from crafting and DIY in the past. If you try out any of these, let us know in the comments or share it with us on Twitter or Facebook!