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:
Well today is the day!
It now holds wildflowers on my front door:
I didn’t even paint it; that is so unlike me!
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:
I started by cutting a chunk off floral foam with a steak knife to fit my basket:
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…
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.
It looked a bit sparse at this point, but I kept going.
Next I cut my daisy spray apart:
And started added them to the basket…
There were some pretty green stems in that bunch as well which I added next…
It was filling in nicely now. The last thing to add were the purple stems that I also cut apart:
I purchased two stems, but only used one.
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.
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!
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.
Click on each photo or the link below each photo to see more!
Backyard Pallet Bar from Mandy at The Hankful House
Five Planter Ideas from April at House by Hoff
DIY Headboard Bench from Nancy at Artsy Chicks Rule
Rolling Stump Outdoor Side Table from Krista at The Happy Housie
The party fun starts this Sunday, June 5th, at 7:00pm EST.
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:
UPDATE: Yippee!! See it now HERE!! 🙂
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