Fall Front Door Basket

I’m really not ready for this but, like it or not, summer is ending and fall is fast approaching. Don’t get me wrong, I love fall. I mean, what’s not to love? But…Illinois has had a rough winter 2 years in a row, and this summer was very slow to warm up, so I’m just trying to enjoy every sunny, warm day that comes our way.

Fall Front Door Basket | chatfieldcourt.com

But move on we must! I was invited to join in on a blogger fall home tour, hosted by Brenda from Cozy Little House, which will feature 28 homes in all of their fall glory to inspire you with tons of decorating ideas. It begins on Tuesday, September 15, so I need to get myself moving and do some fall decorating. There’s a schedule displayed on my sidebar if you want to check out who’s participating.

Fall Front Door Basket | chatfieldcourt.com

So, to ease into this summer to fall transition, I did a simple project this weekend…a fall front door basket. In the beginning of the summer I shared my front door basket, that I got at World Market, which was filled with hydrangea and, since I’m still loving the basket, I used it again for my fall front door.

Fall Front Door Basket | chatfieldcourt.com

I purchased a few new stems at Hobby Lobby but only ended up using 5 and returning the rest, 3 sunflowers, 1 leaf and 1 berry stem. Everything else I used, I already had in my stash. The idea was to have a nice contrast with my blue door, so I went with yellow and a little bit of orange.

Fall Front Door Basket | chatfieldcourt.com

I simply removed all of the summer flowers and the chalkboard label, but left the floral foam in the basket so I could use it again. The first thing I did was to add some burlap around the basket and then I attached a separate burlap bow with floral wire.

Fall Front Door Basket | chatfieldcourt.com

Then I just started filling it up. First with the leaf branches, then the sunflowers, followed by the berry stem, which was divided up.

Fall Front Door Basket | chatfieldcourt.com

Super easy and inexpensive, about $15 for a few flowers and leaves, but it’s nice and full and looks like fall.

Fall Front Door Basket | chatfieldcourt.com

Fall Front Door Basket | chatfieldcourt.com

What about you, are you ready for fall? Have you started decorating yet?

Excuse me now while I go in the corner and cry. Goodbye summer….tear.

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  1. Havok
    Monday,August 31, 2015 / 10:49 am

    I’m ready for fall, simply because it means there’s going to be more orange about (which is the best color ever, ha).
    Your basket is so pretty! The sunflowers still have a twinge of summer to them (at least in my mind, sunflowers are late summer, not quite fall), yet the leaves are fall for sure. It’s a great combination! πŸ˜€

    • Kristi
      Monday,August 31, 2015 / 11:21 pm

      Thanks Jessica! Orange is the best color ever, and the most unappreciated. πŸ˜‰

      Hope you have a great week.

  2. Monday,August 31, 2015 / 10:18 am

    Your basket looks great against the blue door. You say simple but I have never been able to arrange flowers. Even simple arrangements come out like a 5 Yr. Old did them. LOL Can’t wait to see the Fall decorating blog hop. Debbie

    • Kristi
      Monday,August 31, 2015 / 11:17 pm

      Awww, I bet you could do this Debbie. Maybe I should do a video. Do you think that would help?

      Thanks so much for your visit and I hope you have a great week. πŸ™‚

    • rebeccawip
      Saturday,September 17, 2016 / 2:27 pm

      me too! :/
      beautiful!

      • Kristi
        Sunday,September 18, 2016 / 8:54 pm

        Awww, thanks so much Rebecca!

  3. Monday,August 31, 2015 / 10:35 am

    I adore the color contrast or the orange against your door, it looks so pretty!! I am not ready for fall at all. We are still sitting by the pool and the kids are not back to school yet. Perhaps once they start classes I will get in the mood. I am going to focus on one room for the hop…this way I can keep fall contained for a little longer! πŸ˜‰

    • Kristi
      Monday,August 31, 2015 / 11:20 pm

      Thanks Kim. I don’t blame you for hanging at the pool. That’s right where I’d be too. πŸ˜‰

      I don’t have a choice, I can only focus on 1 room because of the kitchen reno. Ugh…there’s stuff everywhere. I hope I can pull it off.

  4. MaryJean
    Monday,August 31, 2015 / 12:47 pm

    Kristi, you are too funny! I will join you in the corner and we can cry on each others shoulders!
    That’s a great idea to change out the basket for your door. I still have not gotten the urge to decorate for fall. Some of my plants are in their last days on my patio, but we hear that this week temps are supposed to be in the high 80s, maybe even 90 degrees. That is unusual for Western NY, however we will take it!
    Looking forward to the Fall Tour and make sure you have lots of tissues for us in that corner. πŸ™

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,September 1, 2015 / 3:29 am

      We are also experiencing summer temps this week and I couldn’t be happier.

      There’s plenty of room for you in my corner MJ, and plenty of tissues!

      Thanks for stopping in my friend. πŸ™‚

  5. Monday,August 31, 2015 / 7:51 pm

    Looks very pretty! I love the fall season, and am anxiously awaiting it! πŸ™‚

    • Kristi
      Monday,August 31, 2015 / 11:27 pm

      Thanks so much Kathy, and I hope you have a fabulous fall!

      I appreciate you stopping in today.

  6. Monday,August 31, 2015 / 9:14 pm

    I love how your fall basket turned out. I guess it’s time to dig out my sunflowers, but with the weather in the 90’s, it’s hard to think fall here.

    • Kristi
      Monday,August 31, 2015 / 11:31 pm

      Thanks so much! I know what you mean about getting ready for fall when it’s hot out. We lived in the South for 15 years and there were a few times that I just didn’t decorate because it didn’t feel like fall. No chance of that happening in Illinois though. πŸ˜‰

  7. Tuesday,September 1, 2015 / 6:10 pm

    Kristi, visiting from Wow Us Wednesdays! Love the color of your door and the new fall touches are a lovely contrast! Blessings,
    Pam (everydayliving.me)

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,September 2, 2015 / 1:37 am

      Thanks so much Pam! Welcome, Ii’m s glad you stopped in!

  8. Tuesday,September 1, 2015 / 7:16 pm

    Love you basket and flowers

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,September 2, 2015 / 1:37 am

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

  9. Monday,September 14, 2015 / 7:08 am

    I’m so glad I saw this post. I have been wanting a basket just like that for my door, but have been unable to find it. Looks great!

    • Kristi
      Monday,September 14, 2015 / 5:24 pm

      Thanks! It took me a while to find it, but I love it!

    • Kristi
      Monday,September 14, 2015 / 5:20 pm

      Thanks so much! πŸ™‚

  10. Sunday,September 4, 2016 / 11:37 am

    Love it and the color of your front door is a perfect backdrop! Great to meet you on craft schooling Sunday, thanks for sharing!

    • Kristi
      Sunday,September 4, 2016 / 10:56 pm

      Thanks so much, Sara! Love your party and all of the awesome inspiration that’s shared.

  11. Sunday,September 4, 2016 / 4:35 pm

    This is such a cute idea. I would love to make one. I would like to invite you to link up with us at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party. Sunday-Wednesday.

    • Kristi
      Sunday,September 4, 2016 / 10:57 pm

      Thanks Charlene, I appreciate your comment and the invite to your link party. πŸ™‚

  12. Monday,September 5, 2016 / 10:04 am

    This is so pretty! What a beautiful and easy way to spruce up your front door for fall. Thanks for the great tutorial!

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,September 6, 2016 / 2:19 am

      Thanks so much Marie, I appreciate it!

  13. Wednesday,September 7, 2016 / 10:45 pm

    This is darling! I love the big burlap bow. Pinned and sharing. Thank you for linking up to Family Joy Blog Party this week. Hope to see you again next week!

    • Kristi
      Thursday,September 8, 2016 / 4:11 am

      Thanks so much for visiting and for pinning and sharing my fall front door basket, I really appreciate it. πŸ™‚

  14. Saturday,September 10, 2016 / 9:37 am

    I love the look of using a basket for front door decor and your fall basket is lovely. The color combinations against your door make for a welcoming, fall look. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.

    • Kristi
      Monday,September 12, 2016 / 4:06 am

      Thanks so much, Malia. I loved how it turned out and how easy it was to do.

  15. Monday,September 12, 2016 / 11:54 am

    I love fall dΓ©cor. Love the door basket. Thanks for sharing at this week’s Inspiration Spotlight party. See you again soon. Pinned & shared.

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,September 13, 2016 / 8:01 pm

      Thanks so much Theresa, I appreciate the share and pin. πŸ™‚

  16. Tuesday,September 13, 2016 / 10:49 pm

    So pretty and welcoming!
    Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday!

    Mollie

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,September 14, 2016 / 1:37 am

      Thanks Mollie, I appreciate it! πŸ™‚

  17. Thursday,September 15, 2016 / 7:17 am

    I love this basket. I also love the color of your door! Thanks for sharing this at the This IS How We Roll link party. Your beautiful basket was chosen as a host favorite and has been pinned, shared on FB and tweeted! See you at the next party!

    • Kristi
      Friday,September 16, 2016 / 2:22 am

      Wow! Thanks so much for the feature and for pinning and sharing my fall front door basket, Cynthia!!! πŸ™‚

  18. Sunday,September 18, 2016 / 1:45 pm

    Visiting from the Pretty Pintastic party – I love this project!! Would love to have you join the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party!

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,September 20, 2016 / 3:43 am

      Thanks so much Helen, I appreciate it!

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