Baskets are the perfect welcoming accessory for any home. Can there anything be more beautiful than a charming wreath on the front door? While the answer is ‘no’, sometimes you still want something different and spruce up the door with something new and fresh. Plus, if it’s in the midst of changing out your seasonal wreaths, you need an easy but incredibly beautiful décor item that will make a huge impact on your front door. And, flower baskets can be that décor item to beautify your front door or the mantel.
Using Flower Baskets for a Front Door Wreath
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Let’s check out our tutorial for how to make a front door basket with flowers and tote bags:
Wreath Making Supplies for Flower Baskets
Assorted faux flower stems (as needed)
Ribbon– approximately 1 yard
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Directions for Making Flower Baskets
- Either leave the tote bag natural or brush it with white acrylic paint or any color you like. Bright colors will give it a sprightly summer look while the white paint will lend it a bit French-flea market looking.
- Cut one handle of the tote bag or fold it inside the bag and attach with glue. Thus, it’s now left with one handle that’ll serve as the hanger.
- Fold the stems the length you need instead of cutting them down. In this way, you can re-use the flowers for other future projects. Layer the flowers and place them inside the bag. Add a few sticks of faux greenery as the finishing touch. You can try different combinations, colors, and shapes as it will create a more interesting look. Pull and bend the flowers either to bring them forward or to push to the back to get your desired look.
- Now, hang the flower basket on the door with the handle. If you want, make a small bow with the ribbon and attach it to the front side of the bag with a stack pin.
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Want the look of these floral baskets for your front door? Etsy Owner – Chickadee Lore has a great selection! Visit her Etsy shop here.
Flower Storage Baskets with Bouquet
Instead of tote bag and single flower stems, you can use small storage baskets and flower bouquet for making this craft. Glue the bottom of 3 or 4 glass jars and place them inside the basket. Now, put the bouquets inside the jars and see how pretty they look! If you use bouquets of fresh flowers, put small amount of water inside the jars before placing the flowers.
Flower door baskets are a simply beautiful craft to try if you are looking for good wreath substitutes. Using faux flowers for this craft is practical but fresh flowers and foliage are also fine as they will lend the baskets an absolutely gorgeous look.
For more floral wreath ideas, visit our wedding wreaths category!