A few weeks ago I found a fabulous basket at one of our local thrift stores. I was actually look for bookcases for the office makeover but came up empty handed. Seriously you guys, what the what, no luck on matching bookcases that are actually affordable lately. It’s the craziest thing. I may have to get my dad to build some for us as soon as he finishes building a set of bunkbeds for the grands. Anyway, as you guys know you have to visit thrift stores often because it’s different every single week. Sometimes you go and find exactly what you’re looking for and other times it’s slim pickins as they say. As soon as I saw this basket I thought it would be perfect to help add a bit of spring to the front door. Here’s a look at how we took a few faux flowers we had on hand at home and mixed in some Texas Sage from around our property to create a spring basket for the front door…
One of the most exciting things about this basket other than it has a flower market feel, is that it was $2.50. Right? I know!
It’s just a tiny bit weathered too.
I didn’t realize it at the time but this basket is pretty deep
which meant I had to use a mix of floral foam and a lightweight container to help keep some of the flowers in place.
It also meant I needed find a way to keep the flower basket firmly secured to the front door. I tried a mix of floral foam wire, burlap ribbon and twist ties (think bread bag ties) before finally using a combination of wire and ribbon to attach the basket to the wreath holder on the front door.
I placed the largest flowers in the basket first.
These look almost like peonies but they’re actually roses.
Then I snuggled the taller flowers around the roses.
It’s just like decorating a spring mantel in that you want to vary the heights and sizes of the flowers in the basket in order to keep things interesting.
Once you have the base filled with flowers, start adding filler to the arrangement.
In this case, I decided to use Texas sage which grows on our property.
I know some people are squeamish about using faux flowers indoors or outdoors. Believe me, I totally get it. I started changing the way I thought about faux flowers when we needed to bring some “life” to Loblolly Manor. We were finishing the final decorative touches on that house and needed to use something that could withstand not being watered for weeks at a time. We finally decided to mix real plants and faux flowers in a few of the rooms. It made a huge difference.
If you’ve read a home décor magazine lately, take extra care to study your favorite rooms. I bet you’ll find flowers or plants in those spaces. You don’t have to find a flower market basket at a thrift store to create a look like this for your front door. Any basket that is flat on the back will do. Besides, it’s all about celebrating spring with a warm and welcoming entry for your family and friends.Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.