Who’s ready for spring! March truly is coming in like a lion here in Pennsylvania, but hoping for more lamb-like weather soon! To welcome spring, I’ve got a wreath alternative to share with you today – a front door basket!
Welcome to Cozy Living Saturday hosted by Jennifer at Town and Country Living! On the first Saturday of each month, my blogging friends and I share a cozy living tip to inspire you to adopt a hygge lifestyle! At the end of today’s post, you’ll find the links to my friends’ posts for March! I hope you’ll stop by to see their creative ideas for cozy living this month! I’m sharing how a front door basket is a great alternative to the typical wreath. It’s eye catching and unique! And, I want to show you how easy it is to add this touch of spring to your front door! To some, making a wreath may be intimidating, but adding florals to a hanging basket is so much easier! You can be creative by choosing the florals that speak to you and your personal style and change them out seasonally!
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Flat Hanging Basket
Faux florals or greenery
Ribbon or tie on sign if desired
I picked up my basket at a local shop, but I’ve scoured the internet to find some options for you. You can find them at the bottom of this post. But, don’t feel limited to using a traditional “wall basket” like mine. I’ve seen other bloggers who have made a front door basket using a canvas tote bag, a French market basket, and even a metal wire basket. Be creative and shop your home to see what you can repurpose! If you don’t have a storm door on your front door, you aren’t limited to the size of basket! Because we use storm doors here in the northeast, I’m more limited to a basket (or wreath) that isn’t too thick. So, this flatter style basket works best for me!
Once you have your basket, the fun part can begin! Shopping for faux florals for your front door basket! I like to shop at Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, and some local farmhouse style shops for my faux florals. The quality of faux florals has really improved over the years! And, you can find some very realistic options! Last fall I painted my front door a new minty green shade. So, I chose florals that I thought would work well with that color.
choosing faux florals
When you choose your faux florals, stick to a simple color palate. I picked out some pink and white spring florals. Make sure you have some thicker filler florals and some wispy florals or greens that will drape nicely. I used these white Tulips and some white filler florals. Then, I added a pop of pink with two pink Ranunculus branches and one long pink wispy branch that I cut into several pieces. Don’t be afraid to cut or separate one large branch into several pieces because you want to arrange your florals so the overall design is balanced.
Because my basket is so long, I filled up the bottom of my basket with tissue paper. The tissue paper gives the floral stems some stability so they will stay in place where you put them. Take your time when you make your arrangement. And, always take a few steps back to get a good look at the overall design. But, really, don’t be too serious! It’s a bunch of flowers in a basket for goodness sake!
Once you have your florals arranged, you could add a ribbon to your basket or make a little sign that says “WELCOME” or “SPRING”! Or, you could pop a faux bird’s nest or other embellishment into your spring basket! It’s up to you! So, here is my finished basket and I love the how the pink and white look against my front door! So, now I just need to work on adding some more spring to my front porch to make it more welcoming! Stay tuned! Now, it’s time to check out what my Cozy Living friends are sharing for March! I know I can’t wait to see their posts! Just follow the links below!
FRONT DOOR BASKETS