Spring Porch Makeover Project

The Entire Family Will Enjoy

Mary and I wanted to share these fun and easy spring porch makeover projects with you. We are confident you will enjoy decorating your porch for spring; it's a wonderful time of year to start afresh!

For this spring porch makeover project, learn how Rhonda, author of Ramblings of a Southern Girl (formerly Scooter Blu's Whimsy) transformed her small contemporary porch into a bright and cheerful entrance for spring. She used a no-sew method and got great results.

Here is how she did it...


Before picture of spring porch makeover spacer After picture of spring porch makeover
Before and After the Porch Makeover
Rhonda's porch is attractive the way it was but she wanted to dress it up for spring. The purple berry wreaths on the front door were purchased during an after-Christmas sale at Kmart some years before.


Berry wreath


Black flower pot Like any good porch makeover, Rhonda removed everything from the porch, cleaned, and painted where necessary - even the pot!


Rhonda's porch with black wrought iron bench She wanted to keep the giraffe pillows to be used again and didn't want to purchase new pillow forms. To make this possible she decided to recover them in black and yellow polka dot fabric which she could easily remove.


glue gun Although Rhonda can sew she wanted an easier and faster method of making the pillow cases. So, instead of needle and thread she decided on using a glue gun.


No-sew project pillow

Rhonda cut the fabric to fit the pillow and with the wrong sides out, glued the seams together. After turning the fabric right side out she stuffed the pillow inside and hot-glued the remaining seam. The seam couldn't look any better or straighter, with any machine stitching.


No-sew project pillow case


Final Touches!

For the rest of the spring porch makeover, Rhonda found the yellow stems at Dollar Tree and filled the black planters with them. The two black and yellow polka dot pillows are complete and resting on her black iron settee, a thrifty treasure that her father bought at an auction.


Polka-dot pillows

The pansies in the black pot, have been replaced with yellow Gerbera daisies and ornamental sweet potato vines. The yellow will tie in much better once the daisies fill out and start blooming.


black basket at front door with yellow flowers, yellow ribbons and bkacn and white ribbons - very pretty To make her spring porch makeover even more appealing she added more stems of yellow flowers along with black, yellow, and white bows to the planters.

And, she plans to add a yellow pillow later...made with a glue gun, of course.


May Rhonda's porch makeover ideas inspire you to create a new look for your porch no matter the season. You'll add loads of curb appeal to your home. Our heartfelt thanks to Rhonda, author of Ramblings of a Southern Girl.


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Happy Spring Porch Makeover Decor Ideas

Dust your porches and brighten them with cheerful pillows and a decorated front door. For our spring decorations we have some spring pillow toppers to show you, our garden hose wreath from last spring is all refreshed and we painted our plastic pots purple and filled then with pansies.

Everything is DIY, easy and cheap.


Spring decor on our front porch is cheerful, colorful and old-fashioned!

When I saw the photo of our spring decor ideas, it reminded me of times gone by. Pansy pillow toppers, garden hose wreath (updated from last year) and pansies in purple pots...we hope these DIY projects make your heart feel light, too.


Tutorial for Our Yellow Pansy Pillow Topper

The four spring pillows make for a nostalgic setting on our porch swing

For our spring porch makeover decor, we did four pillow toppers using very inexpensive fabric ($3 per yard) and acrylic paints we already had. The pillow toppers are simply wrapped around the pillows and pinned on the back.


Short Tutorial on the Pillow Toppers

yellow pansy painting for our spring pillow toppers

Cut the fabric to be at least a couple inches wider and longer than your pillow. Start by sketching some pansies with a permanent marker on the fabric for the pillow topper.


yellow pansy painting for our spring pillow toppers

Paint the edges of the flower petals with a light yellow acrylic paint.


yellow pansy painting for our spring pillow toppers

Fill in the middle of the petals with a deeper shade of yellow.


yellow pansy painting for our spring pillow toppers

Add some white to the center of the petals. Plus add in a few white highlights to the petals, if you wish.


yellow pansy painting for our spring pillow toppers

Outline a few leaves with the permanent marker and use a couple shades of green to fill in the leaves.


yellow pansy painting for our spring pillow toppers

Voila, a lovely yellow pansy for our pillow topper that we simply pinned on.


Our spring decor - pansy pillow toppers

We also made blue and purple pansy pillows.


Our pink daisy pillow on the porch swing

And a pink daisy for the porch swing.


Paint Your Pots Purple For A Spring Porch Makeover

We spray painted four pots with purple paint

Those plain plastic pots from the garden store aren't so pretty to look at. And who wants to buy new pots? We just spray painted ours with purple paint and what an amazing and bright difference.


We spray painted four pots with purple paint

Those black plastic pots from the garden store aren't so pretty to look at. And who wants to buy new pots? We just spray painted ours with purple paint and what an amazing and bright difference.


Purple painted pot

The pansies practically pop in their newly painted pots.


Purple painted pot

We get compliments on these and if they only knew how easy it was to do!




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Bird Bath Turned Spring Decoration

Cobalt blue bird bath decorated for spring

While we wished the birds loved our cobalt bird bath for splashing around, they just don't. We think they are afraid of seeing their own reflection in the water. But all is not lost. We use the bird bath in our decor.


We turned our cobalt blue bird bath into a spring decoration.

We glued the 'grass' to a dollar store plate and then added sparkly rocks on top of that. The eggs each have a few pennies in side the so they don't blow away. Our grandchildren enjoy looking at this Easter decoration.


Spring Decor Ideas: Paint Scrap Wood with Simple Flowers

Simple spring flowers painted on scraps of wood.

Dave had some scrap 4 x 4 wood that he cut into 3 pieces of varying heights. I painted a very simple flower onto each.


Simple spring flowers painted on scraps of wood.

Just simple but pretty cute on our side table.


Garden Hose Wreath for the 2nd Year

Our garden hose wreath is from last year but with new polka dot ribbon and new spring flowers

We had a garden hose wreath on our door last year, too. But to give it a new twist, we changed out the ribbon and the flowers. So easy. The garden gloves are in the pic above, but we decided to just keep it simple as you will see below.


Our garden hose wreath is from last year but with new polka dot ribbon and new spring flowers

Fresh, fun and cute. Do you like the idea of a garden hose wreath for a spring decorating idea? Honestly, it's so easy and affordable.


Our garden hose wreath is from last year but with new polka dot ribbon and new spring flowers

And it looks cheerful on our front door. See the herb planter to the right of it? A gift from our friends Liz and Doug, we decorate it for just about every season! Makes for fun spring decor.






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