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3 simple diys perfect for the spring

Though I'm a lover of the coziness of the winter season, this year I've found myself super excited for the spring! I've already started adding little spring touches to my home and what better way to add some spring vibes than with some cute floral diys! Here are three simple diys you can make to add some spring warmth to your home!

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floral coasters

You'll need:
• Arm & Hammer baking soda
• cornstarch
• water
• a saucepan
• parchment paper

Mix 1 cup of baking soda, 1/2 cup of cornstarch and 3/4 cup of water in a saucepan. Over medium heat, stir ingredients until a dough forms that resembles mashed potatoes. Place dough on parchment paper and cover with a damp cloth until it has cooled to room temperature. Once you’re able to work with the dough, knead it until it becomes smooth. Roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thin. Use a cup or cookie cutter to cut out a circle. Place some dried florals over the circle and use a rolling pin to gently press the florals into the dough. Smooth out any rough edges with a little water then allow to dry between 24-48 hours and you have some really simple floral coasters perfect for the spring!

More of a visual person? See how to make the coasters here!

Tip 1: Don't have dried florals? No problem! Use some faux florals instead. Just make sure you don't mind if they get a bit messy.

Tip 2: If any little pieces from the dried florals remain in the dough, pick them out with your fingers or tweezers.

Tip 3: If you still have rough edges once the coasters are dry, you can gently sand them down.

Tip 4: Use a cookie drying rack to speed up the air dry time. If you don't have a drying rack, you may just want to flip the coasters every couple of hours so they dry evenly and more quickly.

floral door mat

You'll need:
door mat
• white paint
• scissor
• cardstock

Draw a floral design on the cardstock and cut out a stencil. I made two different stencils to create an alternating pattern. Place the stencil down on the mat and use the sponge to stamp the paint on the stencil until well covered. I didn't stamp over the entire stencil so it would appear like my flower had a little center. Allow the paint to dry and you're all done! If you have a Cricut machine, you could also create stencils there instead of cutting them out of cardstock!


rustic pile of books

You'll need:
• hardcover + soft cover books
• twine
• razor (optional)

This is a really simple diy and it's kind of fun to rip up some old books! Simply tear the covers and book spines off of your books to give them a rustic worn down look. You may need to use a razor or sharp scissor to help you along. If there is a lot of glue on the binding, you can use the razor to carefully remove it. Then, stack your books into a pile and use some twine to tie them all together.

TIP: For a super inexpensive project, you can use books you already have at home that you no longer read or buy some old books at your local thrift store!

Which was your favorite diy?
Don't forget to tag me on instagram @amayabueno if you make your own!


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