Luces de la Primavera – DIY Spring Lights

I came across this easy do-it-yourself spring craft – spring lights made from cupcake cups at lluvia de ideas. It was so cute and easy, I decided to knock-it-off!

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I already had white lights. Rather than cut out the flower shapes myself, I bought Wilton flower cups at Michaels, a U.S. based craft store.

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I then carefully pushed the cups onto the lights.

IMG_2682Be careful not to push too hard. You want to keep the hole as small as possible so the flower cup doesn’t fall off.

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I love my luces de la primavera! And so do my kids! An easy diy spring craft that will brighten up any room, especially on a dreary rainy day.

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Forsythia for Spring!

 If you have any forsythia bushes in your yard or neighborhood, you don’t have to wait until Spring has sprung to reap the benefits of this beautiful and sunny bloom. Forsythia for Spring! Just clip a few sprigs, place them in a vase of warm water and watch them bloom in just a few days!

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They brighten up any room, and because the branches are very lengthy they can add a lot of height and drama in an otherwise bland room.

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I placed a vase of forsythia in my front window and have enjoyed watching it bloom a little bit more each day.

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forsythia2 With snow on the ground outside, my blooming forsythia gives my living room that much needed touch of Spring!

It is now in full bloom and beautiful!

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My forsythia in full bloom after only 3 days!

Spring Inspired Design…

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It’s snowing here in Princeton, NJ and I am craving the light-hearted and happy colors of Spring. Just a few Spring touches scattered throughout your home can add that much needed pick-me-up!

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 Besides flowers, painted furniture reflects the much-anticipated sunshine and warmth of the Spring season.

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These lively colored hand crocheted floor cushions by Lacasadecoto located in Barcelona Spain can add that much needed spark of color!

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Re-upholstering furniture or using soft yet colorful fabrics adds cheeriness to any room. This colorful dining room ensemble is featured in housebeautiful.com.

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Bright sparks of color like this citron yellow in the table above and light touches of chartruse in the lattice wallpaper below not only add brightness to a room but a touch of modernity as well. These are also featured on housebeautiful.com.

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 This apple green headboard is actually a wall decal! A faux headboard and colorful image in one that is light on the wallet. Great for a teenager’s room! From CA Home and Design.applegreenheadboard@CAHomeAndDesign