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 see the real grass then we might as well bring out the fake stuff! Below are four fun DIY astroturf projects you can make for your home decor.
DIY tutorials to create decor and crafts using artificial turf. Bring Spring into your home with these bright green turf projects.
Artificial turf is relatively inexpensive – one large 20″ x 59″ 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.
DIY Mantel Cover:
This Spring mantel from 4 years ago is still one of my favorites. Simply cut the turf slightly larger than your mantel then fold under the rough edge and hot glue for a finished look. It makes the perfect grassy spot for your Easter sheep.
DIY Turf Wreath:
Bring some bright green to your door with this fun wreath. I simply attached the turf directly to a foam wreath form using hot glue. Then add a bundle of faux flowers and Spring has sprung!
An alternative to the circle wreath is this cute personalized letter shape. I made a giant turf letter using cardboard for a fun personalized statement. Or you can purchase a premade cardboard letter and wrap it in astroturf. How fun would it be if you did a whole name spelled out for a party backdrop? The process is the same as the wreath, cut the turf to fit 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!
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Kim @ NewlyWoodwards says
I love these ideas, Jaime. I think I need an astroturf wreath. Perfect for spring.