Spring Porch Decorating with ForsythiasSpring porch decorating with forsythias - a fresh idea that was born from the love of yellow on our porch.
So we did the next best thing - we created our own forsythia pillows and wall art for our porch. Very simple and easily noticed from the street. Nice curb appeal booster!
Our Springtime Porch
Can you see the touches of forsythia in the pillows and wall art?The idea of using forsythias as a decorating scheme for our spring porch happened when we noticed that yellow "pops" against the blue shutters on our home. And we hadn't used this idea before so it seemed like a fun and fresh way to kick off springtime.
After realizing it would be quite easy to paint forsythias, we were even more excited.
Video: Spring Porch Decorating with Forsythias
May you enjoy our spring porch overview!
The color yellow "pops" on our porchSee how nicely yellow just "pops" on our porch? I think it's the blue shutters and the shakes that complement the yellow so nicely. Do you agree?
Here you see our spring porch with the cute pillow toppers and just a hint of the forsythia wall art I made.
How I Painted the Forsythia Spring Pillow Toppers
The first brush marks are the forsythia branchesI used acrylic craft paints and one or two paint brushes for this project and a swatch of blue fabric I had leftover from another project. (I know the fabric looks gray here - my lighting wasn't the best.) Begin by looking at a photo of forsythia or cut a sprig as a reference.
Next paint a few yellow blossomsTo paint the forsythia blossoms:
Keep adding blossoms until you like itI continued to paint more yellow blossoms until I was satisfied how it looked. Try not to over do! Simple is good.
Finished forsythia spring pillow topperThis is the finished pillow topper and now you can tell it's blue fabric, not gray.
Showing you two of the pillows here. I really made three of them. The 3rd one went on the porch swing which is on the wraparound side of our porch.
Forsythia Wall Art
Close-up of the forsythia art pieceThis is a close-up of the forsythia art piece I made for the spot between the rocking chairs on our porch.
This is simply a fence slat that Dave cut down for me. A fence slat like this costs about $2.50 - and you could make about three of these from one slat. Ours measures 5.5" wide by 20", but you can make yours any size you like.
Notice how Dave put a wire across the bottom of it to keep it from blowing in the wind.
The background is painted firstI painted this wall art just like the pillows - with one big difference. First I painted the background with acrylic paints.
Even more close-up so that you can see it's not all that artistic, it just has the illusion of artistry!
And if you've read this far, thank you! Here you see how our spring porch decorating with forsythias came together. If we had a forsythia plant, you can bet we'd have some in a nice heavy crock on the front porch.
More Spring Decorating Ideas
Birdhouse Pillow Toppers
Springtime is a perfect time for a birdhouse theme
Create these easily with fabric, tape, paint and a brush
and you'll have a charming pillow for your porch swing.
Eileen's Spring Decoration Ideas
From alphabet letters to a simple square wreath for spring
And check out her adorable birdhouse wreath
Jill's Garden Hose Wreath
A clever idea for your spring porch decorating - a garden hose wreath!
Just four materials for the cutest spring decor.
From Jill at Create Craft Love
Decorating with a Tulip Theme
Try our DIY tulip porch.
Tulips are a favorite of so many!
Give your porch a color boost.
Colorful Hanging Baskets
Hanging baskets can provide you with exceptional color on your porch and create amazing curb appeal.
Placed strategically, they can also create a sense of privacy.
We give you some plant suggestions and step-by-step instructions for
putting together your basket.
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