DIY: Spring decorating with common objects

Published 8:46 pm Monday, February 24, 2020

DIY by Angela Moller

Angela Moller


Learning to design interesting vignettes using everyday items from your cabinets not only exercises your creative muscles but also opens the door to all kinds of interesting possibilities. This sweet spring vignette of simple home goods becomes a fresh centerpiece or accent for a hall table. A little scavenging, a little upcycling and a little creativity are all it takes to add a breath of fresh air to your home.

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What you will need:

Base item (tray, platter, placemat, etc.)

Seasonal accent (plastic eggs, bunny figurine, etc.)

Container (bowl, dish, pail)


Vase or jar

Greenery or florals

Chalk paint





Angela Moller is a local designer who owns and operates Homestead Design and The Homestead Boutique at 415 E. William St. in Albert Lea. She enjoys decorating with items from her collection of interesting housewares, everyday objects and vintage finds. She believes it doesn’t need to be difficult or expensive to add personality to your home.