Spring is my favorite season, when all things feel possible. It's also the most beautiful season in New Orleans, when the entire city seems to burst into bloom at one time. I always need a little dose of that indoors, so I did a couple of quick projects over the weekend to mark the shift in season.
The first thing I did was make a new runner for my table. It's simple - I just hemmed the edges of some muslin with iron-on hemming tape and layered a folded length of pale burlap on top. It's a lighter version of what I do in the fall and I like the garden feel of it. It's also an inexpensive way to dress up a table when you have a child around the house. No worry about stains.
Then I created a centerpiece for the table using wheatgrass and some butterflies for a touch of whimsy. The window boxes were five dollar finds from Ikea several years ago. They were very bright when I bought them, so I left them outside for the last year and they've weathered nicely.
**UPDATE: I found a tutorial on Curbly that shows how to make your own planter to fill with wheatgrass.