Since a majority of us still have snow on the ground and it doesn’t look like Spring will be here anytime soon I thought it would be a good time to share some diy turf projects. If we can’t even see the real grass then we might as well bring out the fake stuff! Follow are 4 fun projects using astroturf.
Astroturf is relatively inexpensive – one large 6′ x 8′ piece is under $20 and you can get a lot of projects from that one piece. I’ve also seen smaller 3′ x 5′ rug sizes and even the little 4″ square samples could be used to make coasters.
This Spring mantel from 4 years ago is still one of my favorites. Simply cut the turf to size and hot glue the rough edge under for a finished look.
Bring some bright green to your door with this turf wreath. Hot glue astroturf directly to a foam wreath form and add a few faux flowers.
Make a giant turf letter using cardboard for a fun personalized statement. Or purchase a premade letter a wrap it in astroturf, you could even spell out a name for football party decor. Again cut the turf and hot glue onto the cardboard letter – all the details are here.
The table runner is an easy project that gives a lot of Spring punch. Cut the turf to size and hot glue the rough edges under.
One last quick use for turf – line your Easter baskets! Say no to stringy plastic Easter grass that inevitably ends up all over your house and use a little scrap piece of turf instead. Simply cut to fit the interior of your basket.
Now let’s think Spring and hope it arrives soon!