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DIY Floral Door Basket and BIG NEWS!

DIY Floral Door Basket | blesserhouse.com - Cute wreath alternative for spring and summer! And you can just put fall leaves in for autumn and evergreen branches in for winter.

Bada bing, it’s spring, y’all! Actually, that’s old news in blogland by now I guess. I’m already daydreaming about summer looming on the horizon. Here in the Carolinas, you can walk out your front door one day and that wall of hot humidity hits you like a wall. But before I dive into a thrifty little seasonal craft, I’m dying to tell you guys… WE’RE MOVING!

DIY Floral Door Basket | blesserhouse.com - Cute wreath alternative for spring and summer! And you can just put fall leaves in for autumn and evergreen branches in for winter.

April Fools! Just kidding. Did I get ya?! Huh huh huh?!

I’m terrible at pranks. Robert, on the other hand, gets me with one nearly every day. He’s a stinker like that.

We’re pretty sure this first house of ours isn’t really our forever home and we’ll sell it one day, but right now, we’re having so much fun with it and we’re in no hurry. Although, while we finish up a couple of rooms and start in on the kitchen makeover, we thought now would be a good time to focus a little energy on some curb appeal, starting with our front door.

This week while I was out thrifting, I found this little basket tossed onto a shelf that I instantly knew what to do with.

DIY Floral Door Basket | blesserhouse.com - Cute wreath alternative for spring and summer! And you can just put fall leaves in for autumn and evergreen branches in for winter.

It wasn’t really the color I wanted, but the shape was perfect and the price was right. I’ve seen these cost way more at boutiques and online shops.

DIY Floral Door Basket | blesserhouse.com - Cute wreath alternative for spring and summer! And you can just put fall leaves in for autumn and evergreen branches in for winter.

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Honestly, you probably don’t need a tutorial or supply list, but eh… it’s what I do.

I gave the entire basket two coats of the Algonquin paint first, really working it into the crevices of the basket’s weave.

DIY Floral Door Basket | blesserhouse.com - Cute wreath alternative for spring and summer! And you can just put fall leaves in for autumn and evergreen branches in for winter.

Then I taped off the bottom of the basket and painted on a coat of Bedford to give it a dipped look.

DIY Floral Door Basket | blesserhouse.com - Cute wreath alternative for spring and summer! And you can just put fall leaves in for autumn and evergreen branches in for winter.

When the paint was dry, I cut the florist foam with a knife to fit inside of the basket and placed a few faux flowers. I spaced all of mine out and alternated them as I inserted the stems into the foam.

DIY Floral Door Basket | blesserhouse.com - Cute wreath alternative for spring and summer! And you can just put fall leaves in for autumn and evergreen branches in for winter.

Done! So easy. I picked up lots of different wildflower looking stems and bushes from Michaels for a bit of a wild look. (And I used a coupon on top of a sale to get 50% off as I usually do.)

DIY Floral Door Basket | blesserhouse.com - Cute wreath alternative for spring and summer! And you can just put fall leaves in for autumn and evergreen branches in for winter.

I’m thinking the yellow will transition well on into summer too. It’s tricky sometimes to make a builder grade door look rustic and charming, so we still have our DIY shutters hanging out on either side to help it look not so wimpy.

For now, I have a couple of faux IKEA topiaries hanging out in our metal bucket planters until it warms up outside for another week or two.

DIY Floral Door Basket | blesserhouse.com - Cute wreath alternative for spring and summer! And you can just put fall leaves in for autumn and evergreen branches in for winter.

I’ll be showing you guys more exterior progress as we work more on our yard in the pretty sunshine. But right now our flower beds are looking really shabby… and it’s not at all the chic kind.

Have you been digging in the dirt lately in the sunny weather? Or stumbled upon any spectacular thrift store finds? Now that we’re in the thick of yard sale and spring cleaning season, thrift stores are full of goodies right now… which might make me undo all of the spring cleaning and organizing I’ve already done but hey, it’s worth it, right? Gimme all your junk!

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  1. Do you have any articles on curb appeal for your front porch? I’m trying really hard to get mine up to snuff, but it needs some love. I really like what you did with your doorway. I too live in a builder-grade house. Yours is much prettier though. Ours is very, very light gray vinyl siding with white trim. I’ve been going head-first into making it more welcoming. First, we black iron ornamental hinges and pulls on the plain white garage door. Then we put vinyl cedar shake siding that I gel stained to look like cedar on the front eve of the roof. Both look great. We also pressure washed the driveway and porch. I’ve added hanging ferns to the front columns, a cute little salvaged vintage scalloped metal side table I painted crimson by the door with one of my grandfather’s hand made birdhouses on it. We also put two citronella plants in dark terra cotta pots by the front door. I live in Northwest Florida, so mosquitos flying into the house while the door is open is a common occurrence. Plain wooden craft crates topped with wooden barrel-looking planters containing mums complete the plant selection…Oh yeah, we have a little cactus in a crimson glazed pot on the little round table with two chairs outdoor furniture set. The only other thing we have is a welcome sign on the wall by the door that I refurbished and plain, white, metal door robin’s egg blue for a pop of color against the all of the gray. I’d love to hear some suggestion on what you might recommend to pull it all together and maybe dress it up a little more. I love your taste in design. I based my guest bathroom face lift on your industrial bathroom makeover. That’s actually how I found and started following your blog. I wish you could see how it turned out!

  2. Lauren, I’m fairly new to your site and just love your tutorials! I love that you include a list! I like seeing the different paints and brands that you use. I sure look at Goodwill and Salvation Army finds through a different lens now! What they can become, not necessarily what they are! Happy April Fools day!

    1. Thank you, Kelly! So glad it could help! It drives me crazy when I don’t have a neat little list to work from.

  3. So Cute! Definitely a great spring look. Love that you picked up this cute basket at the thrift store. I have been meaning to head out and thrift but just haven’t had the time. (Maybe I should hit some up today while running errands…hmmm?) Thanks for sharing!

    1. Oh girl! Now is the time to thrift! Once the weather starts warming up and people start decluttering for spring cleaning, it’s game ON! Haha