Summer Wildflower Door Basket

Hi sweet Friends! I’ve put the paint brush down today to share what I did with this hanging basket I found at the thrift store about a year or so ago:

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It was only 99¢ and I figured I would put it to use eventually.

Well today is the day!

It now holds wildflowers on my front door:

Wildflower Door Basket perfect for Summer from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I didn’t even paint it; that is so unlike me!

Wildflower Door Basket perfect for Summer from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

It’s so summery and fresh and picks up the colors I have in my planters in the front. I also have a patch of daisies just starting to bloom out there as well, so this was perfect!

It reminds me of wildflowers.

Funny thing is, as Summery as it feels to me, all of these stems came from Michael’s Spring florals. That’s because I refused to pay full retail for the stunning array of flowers from their Summer collection. I couldn’t believe that not a one was on sale. These however, were all 60% off, so I made them work. 🙂

Here is what I used to create this pretty arrangement for my door:

Summer Wildflower Basket Supplies 1All of the stems came from Michael’s Spring Collection. You may still be able to find these if you hurry. The ribbon was 40% off.

I started by cutting a chunk off floral foam with a steak knife to fit my basket:

How to create a Summer wildflower basket, a gret alternative to a wreath. Confessions of a Serial do-it-Yourselfer

I just wedged it in there in case I want to change it up in the future.

Next I cut the first two bushy sprays in the photo above into three pieces each. Here is the one with the white flowers…

How to create a Summer wildflower basket, a gret alternative to a wreath. Confessions of a Serial do-it-Yourselfer

The leaves on these are actually plastic.

Then I added them to my floral foam, spreading them out evenly. I trimmed the stems on the two in the front of the basket using my needle nose pliers.

How to create a Summer wildflower basket, a gret alternative to a wreath. Confessions of a Serial do-it-Yourselfer

It looked a bit sparse at this point, but I kept going.

Next I cut my daisy spray apart:

How to create a Summer wildflower basket, a gret alternative to a wreath. Confessions of a Serial do-it-Yourselfer

And started added them to the basket…

How to create a Summer wildflower basket, a gret alternative to a wreath. Confessions of a Serial do-it-Yourselfer

There were some pretty green stems in that bunch as well which I added next…

How to create a Summer wildflower basket, a gret alternative to a wreath. Confessions of a Serial do-it-Yourselfer

It was filling in nicely now. The last thing to add were the purple stems that I also cut apart:

How to create a Summer wildflower basket, a gret alternative to a wreath. Confessions of a Serial do-it-Yourselfer

I purchased two stems, but only used one.

How to create a Summer wildflower basket, a gret alternative to a wreath. Confessions of a Serial do-it-Yourselfer

They added the perfect pop of color and pick up the purple in my petunias I have out front.

This sweet bow, finished it off perfectly.

How to create a Summer wildflower basket, a gret alternative to a wreath. Confessions of a Serial do-it-Yourselfer

 

Wildflower Door Basket perfect for Summer from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Wildflower Door Basket perfect for Summer from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

My Hubby is s-l-o-w-l-y working on restaining our trim on the outside. The door is in desperate need of fixing. The two-toned look does nothing for our entry.

But hey, don’t look at that…look how my new door basket picks up the color of the flowers!

Wildflower Door Basket perfect for Summer from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Wildflower Door Basket perfect for Summer from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Wildflower Door Basket perfect for Summer from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

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Wildflower Door Basket perfect for Summer from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Wildflower Door Basket perfect for Summer from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Okay Summer, I’m ready!

This project was perfect for this month’s GYDO theme, “Outdoor DIY Projects”!

My talented co-hosts are also sharing outdoor projects this month.

% Amazing Outdoor DIY Projects

Click on each photo or the link below each photo to see more!

DIY Pallet Bar from The Hankful House

Backyard Pallet Bar from Mandy at The Hankful House

5 Planter Ideas from House by Hoff

Five Planter Ideas from April at House by Hoff

DIY Headboard Bench from Artsy Chicks Rule

DIY Headboard Bench from Nancy at Artsy Chicks Rule

Rolling Stump Side Table from The Happy Housie

Rolling Stump Outdoor Side Table from Krista at The Happy Housie

The party fun starts this Sunday, June 5th, at 7:00pm EST.

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Bloggers, come share your amazing OUTDOOR DIY PROJECTS so we can inspire our awesome readers!

I love when ya’ll visit…thanks so much for stopping by!

My next thrifty makeover is my back patio set that was desperately crying out for help:

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It looks so much better now…can’t wait to share!

UPDATE: Yippee!! See it now HERE!! 🙂

XOXO,

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Comments

  1. Hi Christy , what a good taste you have¡¡, love that basket… have a good week end

    • Christy says:

      Thanks so much, Victoria!! I seem to remember you love wildflowers too! They are so Summery to me! XOXO

  2. I love your wildflowers and basket. One question how do you hang it on a door with glass?

  3. Marcie Lovett says:

    It’s lovely, Christy! I so understand about slowly finishing projects. I have been living with paint patches all over my house, trying to decide on a color. For two years. I barely notice it, but everyone who comes in asks when I’m going to paint. I finally committed to a color, so we’ll see if we can get a whole wall painted now! If only we were able to spend all our time doing projects around the house…

    • Christy says:

      Thanks, Marcie! Ha ha isn’t it funny how we just stop noticing the things that need attention? Hopefully we will both be able to cross these projects of our to-do lists soon! XO

  4. Love yir blog! You’re so talented! All the ads make it frustrating to read though!!!😁

    • Christy says:

      Thank you, Shelly! I’m assuming you read from a mobile device? That is partly my fault since I share so many darned photos, because I try to share the how-to for just about every project. If I only showed the before and two after shots, there would be hardly any ads. This post has 21 photos so…more ads. You should be able to easily scroll right past them though. XO

  5. *your

  6. I can’t believe how much this looks like the flowers I did for my sister’s wedding several years ago! Same colors, same flowers, lots of green… Amazing! I love it! You can’t go wrong with purple, daisies, or lots of greenery. : )

    • Christy says:

      I bet your sister’s wedding was gorgeous! I agree…you can’t go wrong with this sweet combination. 🙂

  7. Your basket looks so pretty on your door. Confession: My door has been naked since Christmas! I need to do something about that!

    • Christy says:

      Thanks, Paula! And ha ha…I know you have a wreath from season’s past you can put on there! you have created so many beautiful ones! XO

  8. Such a compliment to the door. Beautiful.

  9. LOVE!!!!!

  10. Deborah says:

    Hey Christy! I always love your projects. You are so creative. The door basket is really great, just think it would look even better if it were white washed.

    • Christy says:

      Thanks, Deborah! I did consider it, but decided to leave it as is this time. I can always go back and paint it later. Knowing me I probably will! 🙂

  11. Dolores Haley says:

    I love the basket, the flowers and the bow! Thanks for inspiring me!

  12. LaFawne says:

    Love it! I almost never pay full price, Michael’s and Hobby Lobby roll their sales so if you just wait a week or two, what you want always comes around! The ribbon really sets off the look-great job!

    • Christy says:

      Thanks, LaFawne! I’m with you…I just can’t pay full retail if I can help it. Those pretty Summer blooms are probably already on sale by now! 🙂

  13. I love it! It’s perfect and looks totally “wildflowery” to me! 🙂
    Can’t wait to see all the new stain!
    xo
    Nancy

    • Christy says:

      Thanks, Nancy!! I can’t wait to see the new stain either…if it ever happens lol. My hubby is a slow pokey. 🙂

  14. Stunning!! Christy this is such a nice transition between Spring and Summer!!

  15. Aaaand…there it is. You and your floral skills! So envious!

    -andi

    • Christy says:

      And I can’t arrange real flowers to save my life! That’s why I stick to hydrangeas ha ha, but thank you! 🙂

  16. Quite a proper front welcoming!!! I love door wreaths & baskets but I get the afternoon sun pounding on my front door~ouch!!~ and it would fry!!! Lovely though.
    ~Adeline…feeling proper today.
    Looks like my Warriors are back in it to win it!!!

    • Christy says:

      Thanks, Addie! We get the morning sun, so we are lucky! I didn’t know Addie was short for Adeline, that is such a beautiful name. And yes, it looks like your warriors are hot hot hot!! XO

  17. Mary Kaiser says:

    It is so beautiful. This weekend I am planting my wildflower garden from seeds so I will have flowers for cutting. Most of the same flowers in mix. My flower garden is a raised bed that is 10 x 12 with Morning Glory’s in each corner.

    • Christy says:

      Thank you, Mary! I love to cut flowers to bring inside…sounds like you have the perfect set up to grow those beautiful wildflowers! XO

  18. You do such a beautiful job arranging your florals, Christy. Mine would never come out that pretty. I like the price on the pretty burlap ribbon – should see if my Michaels has it on sale because it would be perfect for my daughter’s wedding.

    • Christy says:

      Aww you are so sweet, Marie thank you! That ribbon is gorgeous huh? The ribbon was 9.99 usd and then 40% off that. It was in with the “Alphabet Soup” themed stuff I believe. 🙂

  19. But you didnt tell us how to make the bow.its to pretty to leave out.

  20. First off, sorry it took me so long to get over here. June is a crazy month round these parts. Secondly – WOW! I love this. I can. not. believe. those. are. not. real. flowers. I totally thought they were real until I got here. Amazing – now watering required. Me and my black thumb love it!

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