Spring time is approaching and it’s time to refresh our front door. How to create a beautiful hanging door basket for Spring?
This beautiful hanging door basket can be used indoor or outdoors. Let me show you how incredibly easy it is to make one for your home.
Have you ever had bird picking at your exterior wreathes? I have a great tip for you! You need to add a small nest with eggs into your wreath. No kidding! It works and tells the birds this space is occupied.
Funny story, I had birds picking at my winter wreath. After this new hanging door basket was placed on the front door, two little birds were squawking at me. They are a little bit upset with the old wreath being removed. LOL
How To Create a Beautiful Hanging Door Basket fFor Spring Tutorial
Adding The Dry Bricks
Let’s start by adding two Dry Foam Bricks into the basket. You may need to trim one of your bricks to fit the basket. You can cut the Dry Foam Brick with a knife or the sharp end of the scissor. Just scored it then snapped the unwanted piece of foam.
First Layer – Filler
These faux lavender bushes were the perfect filler. Remove any price tags. Instead of pushing the lavender bushes into the Dry Foam Bricks, push them behind the bricks. They will be secured and will not fall out.
Just bend the stems into place. Two bush stems were enough filled the back layer.
Adding The Second Layer – Main flowers
To cut the stems of the flowers, you can use either wire cutters or scissors. You will have to score them with scissors then bend the stem back and forth a couple of times. They will snap.
For this project, the three of the Ranunculus stems were cut to the same height. The yellow Ranunculus are my main flower. Three stems were enough. These stems had several blooms and buds on them.
Now you will insert one stem in the center. One to the right and another to the left. You can blend the flower into position.
Adding The Third Layer – Accent flowers
The purple roses will be the accent color. The purple is a beautiful contrast with the yellow. A total of five purple roses were used in the arrangement. One rose was placed in the center. Two roses were placed on each side towards the middle. The final two roses were place near the front.
You will need to cut a piece of floral wire to slip through the bird nest. It was adhered to the basket and pushed upwards (slight slat). This little nest comes with the eggs (resource below).
Not only does it look beautiful in the basket, it tells other birds “hey this nest is occupied”. It means that birds will not fly up to your door and make a nest in your wreath. You must have eggs in it or they will use it. Give it a try!
The final step is to add a bow. You can add it to match your floral arrangement or go neutral. If you already have a bow, recycle it and save some money.
The yellow and purple together looks beautiful on my black door.
The recycled bow works perfectly and saved a little money. It is always good to shop your home first for supplies.
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Shop your house first to see what you have on hand. I had this hanging basket, recycled bow, floral wire and dry foam already. A lot cheaper than buying it online already made and so simple to make your own.
- Hanging Basket
- Ribbon for Bow or recycle one that you have on hand
- 2 lavender bush stems @ $7.99/50% off = $7.99 (Hobby Lobby)
- 5 purple roses @ $2.99/50% off = $7.28 (Hobby Lobby)
- 3 light yellow ranunculus @$6.99/50% = $10.49 (Hobby Lobby)
- 1 Nest with eggs $6.99 = $6.99
- 2 Dry Foam Bricks 2.6″ x 3.4″
- Scissors or wire cutters
- floral wire
Here are some items similar to ones used for this project:
These roses come 10 pieces and offer a variety of colors such as purple.
Theses Ranunculus below are 5 bunches and available in various color options.
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Hope you have an amazing day!