A Summer Front Door Basket

I teased you a little on Friday about a new feature and I’m so excited to share it today. I’ve teamed up with 5 awesome and talented bloggers to share our ideas and hopefully give some inspiration on different DIY projects. On the 3rd Monday of each month, we will introduce a new theme and share our DIY for that theme. This month’s theme was summer front door and porches.

Welcome to the very first “A Dose of DIY” blog hop.

Summer front door basket filled with hydrangea | chatfieldcourt.comFor this month’s project, I chose to dress up my blue front door for summer. I did have my spring wreath still hanging but I was ready for something different and I’ve been dying to use this basket that I got a while ago at World Market. I’m a simple project kind of gal and this project was no different. I did end up buying quite a bit of supplies at Hobby Lobby, but most of it was returned.

Summer front door basket filled with hydrangea | chatfieldcourt.com

Hydrangea were on top of my list because, hey, nothing says summer more than they do right? The pink daisies were chosen to add some color but they didn’t make the cut and went in the return pile, same with the ivy. I was going to try to use the ribbon around the basket but the small chalkboard plaque won out in the end and the ribbon joined the daisies and ivy. So I kept it simple with the basket filled with hydrangea.

Summer front door basket filled with hydrangea | chatfieldcourt.comTo keep the flowers in place in the basket I used some dry floral foam. I had to cut it in half to fit but it worked like a charm.

Summer front door basket filled with hydrangea | chatfieldcourt.com

I added the little chalkboard plaque by simply threading the jute twine, that was attached to the plaque, through the basket and tying the ends. I used a chalk pen to add my greeting.

Summer front door basket filled with hydrangea | chatfieldcourt.com

A couple of leftover greens from my last wreath project, and my basket is complete. I’m ready for summer…well, my front door is ready for summer.

Summer front door basket filled with hydrangea | chatfieldcourt.com

Summer front door basket filled with hydrangea | chatfieldcourt.comNow that you’ve seen my summer front door/front porch project, you’re going to want to visit the other 5 ladies and their awesome projects…Kim from Exquisitely Unremarkable, Jill from Sew a Fine Seam, Michele from Shelstring, Tammy from One More Time and Sarah from Creative Ramblings. Not a bad deal, you get six doses of DIY today for the price of one.

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50 thoughts on “A Summer Front Door Basket

  1. Hi, Kristi! Thanks for the inspiration. I’ve neglected my front door this year, but now you’ve got my wheels turning. Thanks for sharing your easy but pretty solution! Blessings~
    Kim

  2. Love simple projects…and yours is just the perfect! I can see why you couldn’t wait to use your basket…it looks great on your front door!!!!

    • I understand the white door thing, I’ve lived in a condo too. Can you paint the inside? You could at least use a pretty color there if you want. My door has really faded (and it doesn’t even get any sun) so I’m starting to consider another color. Thanks for stopping in Debbie and I hope you have a great week.

  3. Love the basket idea. One question, do you have enough room between the door and your storm door so it doesn’t get squished?
    Did I notice your rug is a different pattern now? Like it!

    • Thanks MJ. I actually do have room between my door and storm door but my opening is pretty deep. The basket I got is quite big but I did see smaller ones that may fit normal size openings. Oh and my rug is the same…maybe it looks different because it’s dirty from winter. ;p Hope you have a great week, my friend.

    • Thanks Sarah! I don’t usually decorate my door for summer, so this is a really nice change. Your pinwheel wreath is awesome and looks like summer. Love it.

  4. Hello from Down Under! We aren’t very good at decorating our front doors here in Australia-maybe I should try and start a new trend and use your idea! It’s gorgeous!

    It’s great to see you again after my very long blogging break! I’m finally back and ready to get into it again. If you feel like joining another linky party I’m starting a new one! It’s called Sundays Down Under and it will begin Saturday evening your time. I would be so thrilled if you could join in!

    Take care and best wishes for a wonderful week.
    Natasha in Oz

    • Hi Natasha and welcome back!

      You should totally start a new trend and show Australia that dressing your door for summer is the thing to do. 😉 I don’t usually put anything up for summer but it’s a nice change and I love the basket.

      I would love to join your linky party on Saturday. You always had some great contributors join in your last one. Thanks so much for the invite and we’ll see you on Saturday.

  5. The blog hop sounds interesting and a little different than the norm in that there is a theme. Looking forwards to following along.
    The basket looks great on your door, love the little touch of the welcome chalkboard plaque. I have a question about the chalk pens. Where do you buy them and does the chalk ink wipe off so you can reuse the chalkboard?

    • I’m excited about the blog hop and I hope that we can share some interesting and inspiring projects. It’s fun to see how everyone interprets a theme.

      I bought the chalkboard pen at Hobby Lobby and it will wipe off but you may have a ghost of your letters/design. I’ve not used the pen very much but the few times I have, I’ve had that problem. You could just throw a coat of chalkboard paint over to cover it though.

    • Ha, you can never have enough supplies when you start a project, am I right? Thanks for stopping in, I’m loving your summer porch and that awesome fishing creel door hanging. So creative.

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  7. Beautiful! I love how the green of the hydrangeas pop against the blue of your door. I would love it if you linked up this post at the Family Joy Blog Link-up Party which starts on Sundays at 12EST on Ava’s Alphabet and 5 other blogs. Hope you are having a great weekend!

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