Looking for something different for your door other than a wreath? When I need inspiration Pinterest is where I go! I can browse the pictures forever. When I saw this picture from Domestically Speaking I immediately pinned it to my TO DO list. I knew that I already owned a similar basket and this would make such cute and easy door decor.
My basket had been hanging in the dirty, dusty basement/husbands workshop since we moved in over 5 years ago, so I took it to the kitchen sink and washed it. Then I took it outside and hung it out to dry. The unused and unmovable clothesline pole has become my spray painting assistant as evidenced by the blue paint visible on the right side.
This basket once belonged to my Grandmama. Years ago, when my kids still lived at home, I used red and all the primary colors in my kitchen. This little basket hung by the kitchen fireplace. I eventually grew tired of using primary colors and now I am using softer colors, but with an updated color scheme, this tiny basket will be useful again.
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The wind was gusting which made it so that I was trying to hit a moving target, so I ended up moving the basket in order to get it painted. My yard debris pile worked great to hold the basket still while I sprayed.
It didn’t take but a few minutes to get the red covered with the black. While it dried, I gathered my supplies.
I bought two bunches of hydrangeas from Dollar General and one bunch of something that trailed a little bit. I have no idea what kind of flower the trailer is suppose to be. The inspiration photo has a lighter color flower for the trailer, but I had to make do with what Dollar General had and this was the ONLY flower they had that trailed.
I have a stash of packing styrofoam, so I broke off a couple of small pieces and pushed them down into the basket.
Next, I decided that the hydrangeas were too plain. They were mostly blue and white. So again, I went through my spray paint and found spa blue and aubergine and lightly touched up the flowers until they were a more intense, deeper color.
Then I used pliers to cut the stems from the bunch and started inserting each individual stem into the styrofoam inside the basket.
I am not an expert flower arranger, so I just tried to copy my inspiration picture. When I was pleased with the way it looked, I hung it on the front door.
My only expense for this really cute door decor was for the 3 bunches of flowers that I bought for $3 each. I already had everything else I needed. And the whole project only took about one hour, which includes the spray painting and drying time. Just do very light coats when you spray paint, and if the wind is blowing like it was here, that paint will dry instantly!