If you are looking for a few things to get spring moving, I have a few ideas for you! These can be done even when spring isn't really showing yet outside.
First, bring a few branches in your house and encourage them to bloom. I might be a little behind in showing you this one, but if the spring blooming bushes in your area haven't blossomed yet (like forsythia), you can cut a few branches and bring them inside. They should bloom in a couple days.
You can see the bulbs in the foreground, that's another way to bring in some green- stick some daffodils in a vase and put water in them just to the bottom of the bulb. These aren't moving as fast as the forsythia, but I think they'll come around.
Now for the really fun part. I've been dreaming about what to put in my garden this year, and had an idea when I walked past these tiles in the home improvement store:
And, since I had my garden on my mind, I thought, 'these would make great plant markers!' So, here's what I did with them (excuse the fact that they're marking my houseplant... I only have so much influence over spring, haha):
So, here's what I did to make them:
Step 1: Paint the edges of the tiles. The edges aren't meant to be seen, so they're a little ugly. I dressed them up with some gold craft paint that was good on tile.
Step 2: Attach a stake to the back. I used a cut up hanger and outdoor caulk to attach it. There may be a better adhesive for the stake, like an epoxy, but I'll let you know how the caulk holds up.
Once that's dry, you just need to write your plant names! I used a paint marker to do this.
Like the markers, but don't need them for a garden? How about using them for place markers for a party table? I would suggest using a washable or dry erase marker for this one, so that they can be reused:
Any other spring fans out there? Anyone else have some fun projects to celebrate the season? I might have a few more in me... stay tuned!
Hope you all have a good week!