Sunday, March 6, 2011

Basket of Flowers Spring Door Decor


While thrifting, I came across this wall pocket basket. It was a thin metal basket with chipped paint filled with Christmasy floral stuff but I figured I could yank it out and add some spring stuff.  After all, it was only $2. 


When I got it home and tried to remove the old greenery, I had quite a time.  Instead of regular floral foam inside, there was this thick, white styrofoam that had obviously been glued in with super strong cement. 

I had to get out a screwdriver and dig this stuff out.  There was white styrofoam snow flying everywhere.  I finally got most of it out. I saved the little Christmas time picks and pieces.  (I can probably use them for something when that time of year rolls around again.)  I added some dollar store flowers and arranged them as best as I could and hung it on the door.  I didn’t even bother to repaint the thing.  I hung it with a 3M command hook (love those things).  

It definitely looks like spring with all of the bright colors.  I LOVE that it covers up this ugly little diamond shaped window.  That makes me happy. 


I can also change out the floral pieces inside the basket to suit whatever season or holiday.  Easy as Pie!  It is a nice change from the usual wreath.  I may still make a wreath and hang it at the back door but I like having something a little different! 
What do you think?  How are you welcoming spring to your door?

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  1. I'm pretty new to your blog, and I love it!

    I think what you did with the wall pocket/basket is AWESOME! Totally cute and totally Spring! Love it :)
    Right now on our front gate I have a St. Patty's day wooden decorative wreath. I'm part Irish and love St. Patrick's Day, so every year I try to make sure to put something out for that.
    I can't wait to get my Spring stuff out's my favorite time of year! Yipeeeeeeeeee!

  2. Great minds think alike! I just picked up a basket and flowers to create a spring bouquet myself! Also grabbed some cute Easter egg picks at the $ store to pop in for the month of April.

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  4. Sorry :) I love this...I just had someone give me a basket that I had no idea what to do with..You have turned on the light bulb. Thank you, it's perfect :)

  5. Love the happy bright colors of the flowers - it looks great on your door! And I followed your blog!

  6. What a great way to repurpose something. {{high fives}}

  7. I LOVE this! Its FAB!!! Come on 'ova and share this at my Linky Par-Tay!



  8. Thank you for linking up this great post last week! {Im a lil behind, eeekk!}

    Its party time AGAIN!!! xoxokara


    I have that SAME tin...Southern Living :0)

  9. Wow, you got a great deal! I love those wall pockets, but so many of them are so expensive. Even if you throw away all the Christmas stuff later, you still came up great. It looks much better with the pretty spring flowers you arranged in it.