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5 Ways to Style a Spring Basket

We’re sharing 5 ways to style a spring basket today!

When we were little my Mom used to let us ride home with our Granny from church and it was always such a treat. 

Truthfully, she was kind of a wild lady on the road, so it frequently felt like an adventure.

Thankfully, her home wasn’t too far from the church ?

She kept an old church pew under her carport.

And nearly every time we came home there would be some sort of basket, galvanized bucket, or pea shelling pan filled with goodies. 

Most of the time it was fruits and vegetables from surrounding farms.

Especially, in the summer. 

Other times it would be sweets, a batch of soup, a bouquet of flowers, jars of jelly, or something that had just been canned.

Sometimes people would leave a note. 

But more times than not, it was a random blessing that would show up unannounced.

Now that Spring has arrived and we’re starting to get out more thanks to the vaccine and some restrictions being lifted, I’ve been thinking about how we can keep that same spirit of community alive.

These simple gifts can quickly be made and easily dropped off or left on the porch of a friend, family member, or loved one.

Some of them might even be hospital or nursing home approved depending on what area of the country you live in.

Most are budget-friendly and you don’t have to have any special talent or skill to pull them off.  

Here’s a look at 5 Ways to Style a Spring Basket…

To keep things consistent, I’m going to use the same basket for each example. 

This one is medium to large in size.

Feel free to use whatever style of basket you like best though. There are so many budget-friendly fun shapes and sizes to choose from these days!

Keep in mind, you’ll need to have a few items on hand like floral foam, ribbon, burlap, moss, decorative bunnies, eggs, or other goodies to use as filler.

Also, and this probably goes without saying, the smaller the basket the fewer supplies you’ll actually need

Style a Spring Basket with Tulips

1 basket + floral foam + 60 tulips + burlap feed sack + plaid ribbon

Easter Bunny Centerpiece

(this quick and easy idea was inspired by a reader request. Find our step-by-step instructions to make your own Easy Bunny Centerpiece here) 

1 basket + floral foam + 6 bunches of faux boxwood + bunny + eggs + burlap ribbon

Style a Spring Basket with Faux Flowers

1 basket + floral foam + 5-6 seasonal faux flower bushes + 2 seasonal floral picks + satin ribbon

Topped with a Lavender Wreath

(this Lavender Basket only took about 5 minutes to make)

1 basket + floral foam (or plastic grocery bags) + burlap feed sack (optional) + lavender wreath + 3-4 faux dill bushes + 5-8 lavender stems

Style a Spring Basket Topped with a Seasonal Wreath and Easter Eggs

1 basket + floral foam + 1 seasonal wreath + 1-2 seasonal faux flower bushes + 1 -2 large decorative eggs + satin ribbon

Celebrating Spring…

Spring is such a great time to reclaim a sense of hope and purpose.

To find a way to bless others with random acts of kindness and small gestures of encouragement.

I know we’re all ready to get “back to normal.”

But I just want to gently remind you that some people’s lives will never feel normal again.

Taking the time to let someone know you’re thinking about them with an unexpected gift is an easy way to deliver happiness.

So, take advantage of the opportunity when you can.

Let us know if have any fun ways to style a spring basket! Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

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Many blessings,

CoCo

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32 Comments

  1. I just LOVE these Spring baskets!!!! I think my favorite is the lavender although they are all gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing all of this Spring goodness. I’m sure anyone would love to come home to one of your baskets:)

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet and kind words, Maria! That lavender basket was the easiest of all to make. It’s definitely something you could use this spring or even in summer too which is nice. We’re always looking for anything to make life easier ? I Hope your day is a special one, CoCo

  2. Oh goodness Coco! Each basket is so beautiful! I am so not good at coming up with ways to style things. I have an old enamel bowl on my kitchen table and I keep looking at it and thinking “what do I do with this bowl”. I might have to try some of these basket tricks with my bowl!! You are so creative and so talented.

    1. You’re so sweet, Kristin, thank you! You could totally do these same ideas with an enamel bowl and it would definitely be pretty too. Plus, it would be a very budget-friendly option and an easy way to get started with spring decorating too. Hope you have the best day, CoCo

  3. What great memories you must have with Granny and how sweet of people to just randomly drop things off to her. I’m totally going to the thrift store, get some baskets then deliver some happiness! You have such a sweet heart. Thanks for sharing.

    1. She was such a great lady, Cindy! She truly had such a servant’s heart and delighted in His daily gifts be it baskets of goodies on the porch or an afternoon filled with sunshine. I know the recipients of your baskets are going to be tickled pink. Sending you big hugs, CoCo

  4. I love every one of these baskets! I have my Grandmothers Easter basket that I decorate each year. This year I will do the boxwood and Bunny one. Thank you for the inspiration.

    1. Thank you so much, AJ! I love that you have your Grandmother’s Easter basket – what a treasure. The boxwood and bunny one was super easy to pull together and was such a neutral spring accent we were able to use it well into summer too. Hope your day is a fun one, CoCo

  5. These are all beautiful! No surprise my favorite is the lavender. Pinned!

    Cindy

    1. Thank you, I swear it took me longer to drive to town to buy the lavender wreath than it did to put together this basket 🙂 Hope you have the best day, CoCo

  6. Your basket idea is such a fun and practical way to share some love. The silk flower version was my favorite… as it could remain a practical decor item long after Easter!

    1. Thank you so much, Heidi! I’ve been talking to a lot of people now that we’ve hit the one-year mark on the pandemic and not a single person told me it was a grand gesture that made an impact. Rather the quiet and random acts of kindness that meant the most. Hope your spring season is full of random acts of kindness too, CoCo

    1. Thank you so much, Gail! Hope you have the best day, CoCo

    1. Thank you bunches, Caleb! That one was super easy to put together too. Hope your day is a fun one, CoCo

  7. What a sweet idea CoCo, and the baskets are all so beautiful! I love the bunny centerpiece – your reader made a great suggestion! 😉 Hope you have a lovely weekend, and Happy Spring!

    1. Thanks so much, Barbara, I really appreciate it! It was super easy to make and I’m always excited to pass along anything that can make life easier ? Hope your weekend is a special one, CoCo

  8. I love this post CoCo! What a great way to celebrate a little bit of freedom from the year past. They are all gorgeous and would brighten up anyone’s day who was lucky enough to receive them. Thanks for sharing such a great way to give a little something back to our communities!

    1. So glad you like these ideas, Denise! They were crazy easy to put together and even small things go a long way in helping to make the day brighter. Sending you hugs and thank yous for your sweet words, CoCo

  9. I think your granny practiced “freely give, freely receive” An anonymous gift is the best. If you don’t know of anyone, usually the pastor of a church makes nursing home and hospital visits and knows someone without family. Sometimes I donate a small Christmas tree or basket of silk flowers. Even a small cake from the bakery is a treat to give. I will also make cemetery arrangements to donate for the holidays.

    1. That is such a great idea to ask the pastor if he knows someone without family that could use an unexpected and random blessing, Myrna! I’m totally filing that away – thank you. I love your idea about donating small trees, baskets of flowers, and bakery items too. They’re all such a fun way to let someone know you’re thinking about them. Hope your weekend is a special one. Hugs, CoCo

  10. All your baskets are just gorgeous. I’m a sucker for tulips so that one really caught my eye:) Great idea to make as gifts. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

    1. Thank you bunches, Kathleen! Those tulips are so pretty and believe it or not they are totally faux. They feel just like the real thing though – it’s crazy. Hope you have the best day, CoCo

  11. The story about your Granny is so sweet! Love all your basket ideas CoCo and happy to feature your post this week at the Tuesday Turn About Link Party! Hugs!

    1. Thank you, Michelle! She was such a great lady. This past weekend was the anniversary of her passing so I couldn’t think of a better way to honor her life. She would be tickled pink over your sweet feature. Hugs and thank yous, CoCo

    1. That is so exciting, Beverly, thank you so much! I really appreciate it. Hope you have the best day, CoCo

  12. CoCo, I love the kindness and generosity of this gesture.. we need more of that in this world. If we can find a positive out of the pandemic, hopefully supporting one and other and being kind to each other is it. Acts of kindness should never go out of fashion.
    Thank you for sharing this idea and your 5 beautiful baskets at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring them at tonight’s party and pinning too.
    Hugs,
    Kerryanne

    1. You are so sweet, Kerryanne, thank you so much! It’s been a rough week over here so you have no idea how much I appreciate your kind words and the sweet feature too. You totally made my day. Big hugs and thank yous, CoCo

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