Today I’m sharing how to create a door basket with fresh flowers. I think you will love this project when I show you just how simple it is to create a quick arrangement for your door.
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It’s time for our April Pinterest Challenge, and as you can guess we’re creating door baskets. This is so exciting, because I love everything that has to do with arranging and displaying flowers.
If this is your first time to join us for a Pinterest Challenge, this is how it works. Our host Cindy over at County Road 407, selects a photo for us to recreate, and each participant puts their own spin on the photo.
The best part is seeing how everyone interprets the image, and we always have an interesting variety. Be sure to click through all the links at the end of my post.
If you’re popping in after visiting my friend Lora of Create & Ponder welcome to Thistle Key Lane. I’m so happy you’re here! Lora is one of my favorite bloggers and I always enjoy seeing what her creative mind comes up with.
Our inspiration this month comes from Karen of Sanctuary Home Decor and her post Simple Front Door Decorating. Don’t you just love the flower combination in her door basket, plus that pretty door. If we ever have a need to replace ours, I want a Dutch door just like that!
Door Basket With Fresh Flowers
Some of you may recognize my door basket, because it’s from last year’s April PC. Click on my post Spring Wall Basket Upcycle Project for the before photos. You can also get ideas for a faux flower arrangement.
The first thing that caught my eye in Karen’s photo is the contrast between the white hydrangeas and bright pink tulips. So when I went shopping for flowers, that’s what I kept in mind.
To tell you the truth, I’ve been wanting to create a fresh flower arrangement in this basket for the longest time. Our Pinterest challenge is just what I’ve been needing to put my plan into action.
- wall or door basket
- fresh or faux flowers
- large plastic storage bag
- garden clippers or scissors
- floral oasis (optional)
- clear hook
How To Create A Fresh Flower Arrangement
First you’ll want to line your basket to make it waterproof. I’m using a large storage bag with a zip closure, because it has a little more structure to it than a trash liner.
Next fill the bag with about three inches of water. It will hold more, but I don’t want the basket to be too heavy for the hook I’m using on the door. (An optional step is adding a piece of floral oasis in the plastic bag to anchor your stems.)
When creating flower arrangements, I usually start with greenery. Then I add my largest flowers such as white hydrangeas and spider mums. The grab and go bouquet, as I like to call them, is a variety of small blooms in shades of pink, purple, and yellow.
Since I have single stems with multiple blooms such as purple mums and mini carnations, the arranging comes together pretty quick. Other flowers in the center of the arrangement are asters solidago, green hypericum and one perfect pink rose.
I could squeeze in more flowers, but I like having just enough variety, so the flowers are not competing with each another. I’m really loving those little pops of pink and purple shades.
The last step is hanging your basket on the door to enjoy. Be sure to check the packaging description and get a hook with the appropriate weight rating. 😉
fresh flower Arranging Tip
When I finished with my arrangement, I felt like it had to much greenery and it didn’t feel balanced. Instead of redoing the whole arrangement or dislodging flowers, I used my floral scissors to trim the greenery stems. Just a few snips and I was much happier with the overall look.
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Up next is Laura from Everyday Edits sharing her spin on this month’s Pinterest challenge. Be sure to come back anytime to explore the links below.
Now that you can see just how easy it is to create a door basket with fresh flowers, I hope you will try your favorite flower combinations through spring and summer. Thank you for visiting today.
Our Pinterest Challenge continues with more basket and flower inspiration…