It's still super chilly in some parts but I am so ready for Spring! Aren't you? Spring is a great time to spruce up your front door and I recently shared a couple of easy projects that can help give your front door that fresh and so clean feel we all love. Here's my front door ideas for spring:

Here;s my front door for spring - I'll be adding flowers in pots to the left side once the danger of frost goes away.
Here's my front door for spring – I'll be adding flowers in pots to the left side once the danger of frost goes away.

 

Adding a new wreath is definitely a great way to add some warmth to a front door. I created this wreath using sewing themed supplies, from Bernat Softee Chunky Yarn to a cross stitch kit I completed to making flowers from sewing patterns. See the tutorial here: Spring Yarn Wrapped Wreath

Make this sewing themed wreath - wrapped with Bernat yarn by Jennifer Priest
Embellish your wreath with anything! Here i used ric rac, felt, and sewing patterns to make flowers paired with a fun cross stitch project from a kit to dress up a yarn wrapped wreath.

 

Another way to spruce up the front door is with paint. Krylon has some great spray paints that make changing the color of your front door super easy. I painted our front door red a few years ago with enamel paint and boy, was that a pain! I am thinking about using a nice teal or turquoise paint on our door for spring. What color would you paint your door? Krylon shared a door they had painted over and over and over when we visited them in their booth at CHA.

Who knew you could paint a door over and over and have it look so good? There are lots of finishes of Krylon to choose from, like these:

2015-01 CHA 2015 Krylon Spray Paint new packaging with project ideas on can

 

A fresh door mat is also a great way to spruce up your front door. I used Krylon spray paint to turn this ugly sisal door mat that I got on clearance into a fun, unique door mat with a Stencil1 stencil. I'll be honest, the stenciling did not come out as well as I would have liked but that's no problem – in a few months I'll spray paint this mat again and change the motif and colors for Summer. Easy peasy!

Pattern stencils work great for spray painting on uneven surfaces like this door mat. I went with a random pattern because it is easier than lining things up.
Pattern stencils work great for spray painting on uneven surfaces like this door mat. I went with a random pattern because it is easier than lining things up.

 

Now that Girl Scout cookie season is over and the weather is warming up, that means more unwanted door to door sales people! Keep them away with a funny but serious Attack Cat Warning Sign. I got mine on etsy and you can find them with all kinds of warnings, not just attack cats (though I think attack cats are the best!):

Get this Attack Cats sign on etsy - customize to allow GIrl Scouts, packages, or whatever else besides friends and family.
Get this Attack Cats sign on etsy – customize to allow GIrl Scouts, packages, or whatever else besides friends and family.

 

And finally, coordinate your keychain with your front door for the season! I used the leftover yarn from the wreath project t make a coordinating, chunky keychain: Easy Giant Yarn Tassel Keychain

How to make a giant DIY Yarn Tassel Keychain with Bernat Chunky Yarn by Jennifer Priest

 Do you have plans to spruce up your front door this spring? Let me know in the comments! 

 

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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