10 Joyous Ways to Spring Into Warmer Weather

03/17/2015 04:43 pm ET | Updated May 17, 2015

Do you feel that sun? Warmer days are just around the bend (though it might be hard to believe), and boy, are we ready for them! Get your home and garden in shape for spring, with these 10 DIY ways to spring into warmer weather!

1. Turn flowers into art

Project via Bethany @Pitter and Glink

Don't just bring them in and put them in a vase, make them the center of attention, with this artsy shadowbox.

2. Or create your own blooms

Project via DeDe @Designed Decor

Still too cold outside to plant and harvest fresh flowers? That's OK, you can make your own out of paper and branches.

3. Add an inexpensive porch screen

Project via Christy @11 Magnolia Lane

Warm evenings are a dream come true, but nagging bugs are a nightmare. Create an intimate and safely enclosed space, with this quick budget idea!

4. Start your own beer garden (for real!)

Project via Denise @The Painted Home

Apparently, this is a thing! Create your own beer garden, with lounge areas, drink carts, and relaxing decor, perfect for those outdoor spring parties.

5. Create space for herbs

Project via Kristi @Making It in the Mountains

Even if your garden isn't plant-ready (or if you don't have a garden at all), you can grow your herbs and regrow your vegetables, with this alternative garden space.

6. Prepare a cleaning routine

Project via Sharon @Mrs.Hine's Class

You know the drill: if Spring is on the way in, clutter should be on the way out. Now you've just got to figure out how. To start you off, here are some helpful cleaning pointers.

7. Brighten up your couch decor

Project via Sarah @Becoming Martha

You know those put-together homeowners who switch up decor depending on the season? Well, that could be you, with these spring touches to freshen up your couches and chairs.

8. Turn mason jars into sunny beauties

Project via Amanda @Dwelling in Happiness

That's right -- everyone's favorite crafting material is ready for the spring makeover of the year. This beautiful little update is perfect for flowers, utensils, and all the usual mason jar fillers.

9. Hang at least one wreath

Project via Jill @Create Craft Love

Wreaths are a year-round curb appeal upgrade, but they're especially fun for spring, when you can weave a ring of flowers, create a circlet of flip flops, or even repurpose an old garden tool like this.

10. Change up your colors

Project via Becca @Adventures in Decorating

All it takes is displaying different dishes and bringing out a fresh set of place mats or napkins to turn your home decor colors into a bright spring palette.

Spring is right around the corner, so get ready for the sun! You can find tons more spring ideas, inspirations, and how-to's on our Spring Forward page on Hometalk!