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It's beginning to look a lot like springtime!

As you say goodbye to those cold temperatures, you may also feel the itch to say goodbye to your old home decor. TODAY Tastemaker and founder of the lifestyle website "Style Me Pretty Living" is here to help. Abby stopped by Studio 1A Monday with five spring decorating DIY ideas to make your home has warm and lovely as the weather outside.

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Wallpaper panels, paint-dipped stools: Add color to your home for spring

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Wallpaper panels

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Wallpaper panels, paint-dipped stools: Add color to your home for spring
  • 3 24-inch x 48-inch foam core pads
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint Brush
  • Clear Masking Tape
  • Fabric (about 1 yard per panel **double checking this)
  • 3M strips
  1. Lay your fabric on top of your foam core.
  2. Fold back half of it and paint foam with a thin coat of Mod Podge.
  3. Lay your fabric down and smooth out any wrinkles. Repeat on the other half.
  4. Flip your foam over and fold the corner of your fabric in, taping it to the back.
  5. Fold the short side up over the edge and tape to the back of the foam.
  6. Continue with other corner and sides.
  7. Use 3M strips to hang on the wall!

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Floral mirror

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Wallpaper panels, paint-dipped stools: Add color to your home for spring
  • Mirror accessories (ropes, tassels, silk flowers, butterflies, small toys, etc)
  • 1 quart of paint, flat or matte
  • Mirror
  • Hot glue
  • Bowl with medium-sized mouth
  • Painter's tape
  • Newspaper
  • Latex gloves
  • Camera or iPhone
  1. Lay each of the accessories on your mirror until you're settled on the finished look you want to achieve. Take a photo for reference.
  2. Tape off the mirrored portion of your mirror using painters tape and newspaper. You want the mirror to be completely covered to protect it from stray paint.
  3. Paint the frame of your mirror and let dry completely. You might need to add another coat of paint once dried. Allow the second coat to dry as well.
  4. Pour your paint into your bowl. If you are only using small decor items, you can use the paint can itself as the bowl. Your bowl should be sized so that you can dip each piece and submerge it completely in the paint.
  5. Using gloves, dip each of your accessories into the paint. You can use your fingers to cover into the areas that didn't take the paint. Allow the paint to drip entirely off. You can use your hands to help the process along.
  6. Set on a plastic, glass or surface that won't stick to the paint (like paper). We used the top of a storage container. Let dry completely - 24 hours is generally good.
  7. Referring to your photo, begin hot gluing each piece onto your mirror. Let dry then wipe the mirror clean.

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Dipped stools

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Wallpaper panels, paint-dipped stools: Add color to your home for spring
  • Stool
  • Paint
  • Painter's tape
  • Paint brush
  • Measuring tape or ruler (optional)
  1. Tape off the area you'd like to paint using your painters tape. Take care to keep each leg consistent — marking where your tape goes with a tape measure may be helpful.
  2. Paint a single, light coat on each leg. Dry completely.
  3. Add a second coat and remove the paint while the tape is still wet. Let dry completely.

Painted baskets

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Wallpaper panels, paint-dipped stools: Add color to your home for spring
  • Baskets in different sizes
  • Paint
  • Painter's tape
  • Foam brush
  1. Tape off the area or pattern that you would like to paint. You can place the tape in a stripe pattern, a chevron pattern or just a single large area.
  2. Using your foam brush, paint the area that you have marked.
  3. Remove the tape gently.
  4. Let dry completely.

Fun welcome mats

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Wallpaper panels, paint-dipped stools: Add color to your home for spring
  • Painter's tape
  • Collection of paints in bright colors
  • Plain welcome mat
  • Paint brush
  • Stencil (optional)
  1. Tape off your pattern on to your welcome mat. Have fun with this part. You can do stripes, herringbone or plaid, you can play with calligraphy or use a stencil to create something more designed.
  2. Paint the area marked, using your brush to shimmy the paint into the fibers (almost like stamping).
  3. Let dry, then remove your tape!

BONUS: Tassel blankets

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Wallpaper panels, paint-dipped stools: Add color to your home for spring
  • Plain white blanket
  • 24 spools of embroidery thread
  • Hot glue
  • 3/4-inch - 1-inch ribbon
  • 1/2-inch stitch witchery (no sew hemming tape)
  • Iron
  1. Unpackage and untwist your embroidery thread. Each tassel will need to complete packages. The longer embroidery thread, the more hearty the tassel.
  2. Using your scissors cut the ends that are rounded — you should have four cuts to make on two different thread packages. Combine all of the thread.
  3. Fold in half and cut through again.
  4. Fold in half again and tie a piece of thread around the center of the thread to keep it all together.
  5. Using a second piece of thread, tie off the top to form a nice little ball.
  6. Trim all tassels to be the same length.
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