Spring Basket for the Front Door
Even if the temperatures where you are don’t say spring is around the corner, it is! Make this spring basket for your front door to share that spring feeling!
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I spotted this sweet little basket at the craft store and it reminded me of a purse my mother had years and years ago. I just knew she would love having this basket for the front door.
Do your remember these purses? They were lined with a fun fabric and had a drawstring at the top. You could always take this after the holiday, empty it and turn it into a fun summer handbag by adding a DIY lining to it. Wedge styrofoam or dry floral foam into the basket until it fits tightly and does not wiggle around. I am trying to use less styrofoam in my projects, so this was scraps from a previous craft.
Add flowers and foliage:
To have the arrangement to flow over the edge of the basket, but still be able to see the wicker base, add some trailing greenery to one side. Purple hydrangeas will show up lovely against a white door, so I added a pair of those. Then it is time to fill in with more blooms.There are three different ways to secure the flowers and foliage into the foam in the basket. If the stems are thick enough, AND you are using floral foam, the stems can be stuck right into it. If you are lucky enough to have a Steel Pix machine, you can add steel picks to stems to secure them in your arrangement.The third method is to use wood wired sticks to attach to your blooms and foliage to add to your basket for your front door. Adding faux wisteria in the same colors over the top of the trailing greenery softens the look. Continue adding faux flowers in your choice of colors, making your basket full. Trailing flowers like the wisteria is fine, but don’t cover up that basket you began with. You want some of the basket to show.Don’t forget about the back of your basket. When you are happy with the front of the basket, turn it around and make sure you fill in the back. Don’t obstruct the handle, you will be using it to hang the basket on your door or wall.
Looking pretty good on the door in my craft room, I can just imagine how it will look on the front door!
I was so excited to see how this looked on my front door, that even in the dark, it looks pretty special!
This will be the perfect decor for my mother to greet spring at her front door! If you want something a little more showy, try a Catalog Knock Off Swag!