Easy Spring Front Door Basket

This time last year decorating for spring was the farthest thing from my mind. We were busy packing up our house and getting ready for our big move from Illinois to North Carolina so I wasn’t able to do any spring decorating. This year though, we are more settled. We’re enjoying life in our little stone cottage and I’m excited to get the house decorated for our first spring.

Wow! This cute spring front door basket, made from bunches of faux forsythia, is so pretty and it's a super easy DIY craft project. It just took minutes to do | Chatfield Court

I’ve already busted out some of my spring pillows and I have been enjoying the pretty spring blooms I’ve gotten from the store, but my front door was looking sad.

I took the basket I had filled with greens off the door after Christmas thinking that I’d hang something else up, but that never happened. I thought about hanging the wreath I made a few years ago, but couldn’t find it in the moving mess in the basement, so I pulled out the basket again. This time around it would be the spring front door basket of my dreams.

Just kidding…

I just wanted something that looked spring-y and was easy to do.  

Usually, I keep it simple when I do something like this and I stuck with that same idea this time. On a quick trip to Hobby Lobby, I picked up a few spring stems and I was ready to create. 

Quick and Easy Spring Front Door Basket | Chatfield Court

Supplies

  • Basket
  • 6 forsythia branches
  • 1  leafy green stem
  • wire cutters
  • jute rope
  • floral foam (optional)

I try to pick out realistic looking stems, or as close to realistic as possible, without spending a fortune. I liked the middle group the best (the 2 with the light brown stems) but they were pricey so I only got 2 and went with a cheaper bunch to mix in. In all, with the 50% off, I spent under $20 for all of the stems and I can use them again for something else. 

Since it was already in there, I made use of the floral foam in the bottom of the basket. I could easily do this without it so if you don’t want to buy it, or don’t have any, you can still successfully build your spring basket. 

Quick and Easy Spring Front Door Basket | Chatfield Court

No pictures of the next part because my method is a trade secret.

Not really…

I just used my wire cutters to shorten the stems and shoved them in. I know…very technical and it took years of practice. πŸ˜‰

Once all of the stems were in, I just moved them around until I liked the way they looked. Seriously, that’s it.

With my flowers in place, I wanted some kind of bow on the basket. My first thought was to use burlap, but I couldn’t find it (remember the mess in the basement I talked about earlier?) so I went with what I could find…jute rope.

Not my first choice but it’s rustic and quirky and a little different, just like me. 

I made a couple of loops around the basket, 2 bows (because 2 are better than 1) and my basket is done. 

Love it! This cute spring front door basket, made from bunches of faux forsythia, is so pretty and it's a super easy DIY craft project. It just took minutes to do | Chatfield Court

This basket is pretty big so we can only hang it on the screen door. It will be protected under the cover porch so it won’t get hit with any weather. 

Awesome! This cute spring front door basket, made from bunches of faux forsythia, is so pretty and it's a super easy DIY craft project. It just took minutes to do | Chatfield Court

I love how my spring front door basket looks and it really brightens up my front porch. Now I feel like I’m ready for spring, if only our weather would cooperate. 

This spring front door basket, made from bunches of faux forsythia, is so pretty and it's a super easy DIY craft project. It just took minutes to do | Chatfield Court

Have you pulled any of your spring stuff out yet?

As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you have a great week!

Check out these other easy DIY spring projects

DIY Spring Mason Jars

How to Make a Burlap Bow

 

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  1. Melanie
    Monday,March 13, 2017 / 6:56 am

    So pretty! I have a metal container the shape of your basket and I plan to fill it with stems and place it on my door.

  2. Pat M
    Monday,March 13, 2017 / 9:27 am

    Your basket looks so pretty. I haven’t put anything on my front door yet so you’ve given me some inspiration. I too have a storm/screen door where it must go on the outside of the glass and I use the two piece magnet hooks for wreaths – one on each side of the glass – and it’s made my life so much easier when it comes to putting up a wreath or anything else that requires a hook. Where were things like that years ago when I was either struggling to find a way to hang a wreath on the storm door or I was buying skinny wreaths that would fit between the two doors when closed? And why wasn’t I the one who invented it and made a ton of money? Oh well. Anyway. Your door is a great addition to your pretty front porch.

    • Karen
      Monday,March 13, 2017 / 10:55 am

      Thanks for telling about the magnet hooks! I am definitely looking into them. Lots of things make me wonder why I didn’t see/think of that Pat! πŸ™‚

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,March 14, 2017 / 4:31 am

      Thanks so much Pat! Smart idea using the magnetic hooks to hang your wreaths. I know it can be an issue. Thanks for sharing.

      Hope you have a great week! πŸ™‚

  3. Kaycee F
    Monday,March 13, 2017 / 10:31 am

    That looks so beautiful, I have a similar basket (I’ll have to add some jute for hanging). I think I will make and hang a nice Spring wreath like your did, perhaps this will give Mother Nature a clue, this Blizzard tomorrow is NOT a nice idea this late in the season!!!

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,March 14, 2017 / 4:33 am

      Thanks Kaycee. I like that it was easy and it brightens up the porch. We definitely need it with this weather. It’s been crazy!

      Stay warm and safe. Have a great week!

  4. Debbie H
    Monday,March 13, 2017 / 10:50 am

    Your wreath is so happy and bright. Sorry your weather has gone winter again. Yesterday ours went from summer during the day, I was about ready to turn on the AC, to a nice cool Spring by evening. The Bikers are loving the cool weather. Hope Spring visits you soon.

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,March 14, 2017 / 4:39 am

      Thanks Debbie. I love how it turned out.

      Sounds like your weather is a bit crazy too, albeit warmer. I remember when we lived in Florida and the warm days of spring came (along with all the bikers). We lived in a town with several biker bars and it was always crazy.

      Hope it’s good week for you.

  5. Sue
    Monday,March 13, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    We are having winter again this week. But, I did get my Spring dΓ©cor out and hung my heart shaped twig wreath on the front door. Plus I painted the front door on one of our nicer days. It is BM Wyeth Blue. It lifts my spirits every time I look at it! After this week, I am hoping that Spring will stick around and old man winter will be long gone! Ready for warm, sunny days! Love your Spring basket!

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,March 14, 2017 / 4:43 am

      Thanks Sue. Sounds like you are ready for spring. I bet your door looks beautiful. It’s one of my favorite colors so I can understand why it makes you happy.

      Thanks so much for stopping in Sue, and I hope you have a great week (despite the weather).

  6. Ivory
    Monday,March 13, 2017 / 9:24 pm

    So nice and I love it.

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,March 14, 2017 / 4:44 am

      Thanks so much, Ivory, I appreciate it.

  7. Karen K from Buffalo
    Monday,March 13, 2017 / 9:40 pm

    I love the rustic look of your basket! And I love that you have links on where to purchase it & your other supplies. I’ve been watching to see what everyone is hanging on their front doors. Is it something Easter(y) or something Spring(y). It’s funny because we are going to be hit with a 2 day snowstorm, so I think I will wait til the snow melts & the temperatures go back to normal & put up what you have.

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,March 14, 2017 / 4:48 am

      Thanks Karen! I like to see what everyone is hanging on their doors too.

      Stay safe and warm this week. Hopefully spring will return next week. πŸ˜‰

  8. Sandra
    Monday,March 13, 2017 / 11:40 pm

    Love the look! I’m curious to know if you keep anything inside your dresser? I’ve not seen a dresser outside the front door, and I love the look!

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,March 14, 2017 / 1:20 am

      Thanks Sandra, I love the dresser on the front porch. I have to say that it’s a little unconventional but I put it there so I could store my gardening tools. I keep my clippers and small gardening tools plus all of the candles (and lighter) that I use outside. We also store bags to clean up after the dog and a few towels if he’s wet and dirty. It’s been great having my supplies right there and I don’t have to schlep all the way to the garage if I need something. πŸ™‚

      • Sandra
        Wednesday,March 15, 2017 / 8:14 am

        Awesome ideas, Kristi!! I’m inspired! Thank you & Happy Spring!

  9. Tuesday,March 14, 2017 / 10:22 am

    Ah forsythias…a true sign of spring! Gorgeous!

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,March 15, 2017 / 2:34 am

      They really are. Now if only the weather would cooperate. πŸ˜‰

  10. Tuesday,March 14, 2017 / 10:55 am

    Love your basket of forsythia, Kristi. I agree with Kim. . Forsythia is a true sign of spring. xo

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,March 15, 2017 / 2:35 am

      Thanks Nancy. I’ve always loved forsythia. There’s just something about it. πŸ™‚

  11. Wednesday,March 15, 2017 / 1:07 pm

    Lots of beautiful spring ideas, thank you ! I love the front door and entrance way, so cheerful to come home to!

    • Kristi
      Thursday,March 16, 2017 / 4:33 am

      Thanks so much Lidy. With the cold winter weather we’re having this week, it’s nice to come home to a cheerful front door. πŸ™‚

      Thanks for stopping in.

  12. Monday,March 20, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    Great idea to transition front door items into another season just by changing out greenery. Looks great and easy enough for me to handle. Thanks for sharing.

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,March 21, 2017 / 4:48 am

      Thanks so much Melissa! It really was so easy to do. πŸ™‚

  13. Tuesday,March 21, 2017 / 9:38 pm

    Lovely! It’s a perfect way to welcome your guests during the spring. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.

    • Kristi
      Thursday,March 23, 2017 / 2:55 am

      Thanks so much Beverly, I appreciate it. It’s so nice to see something sunny and bright after our long winter.

  14. Thursday,March 23, 2017 / 10:08 am

    Beautiful! I love wicker baskets. I’m with everyone else, love the dresser nearby too. My front door is currently empty, and needs some love. I think I will go look for a wicker basket now. Your’s looks so cheerful. I just discovered you on a linky party. So now I must look at your other posts!

    • Kristi
      Sunday,March 26, 2017 / 4:43 pm

      Hi Renee. Welcome to Chatfield Court. I really love having the dresser outside. Our house is small, with limited storage, and the dresser helps keep outside things outside and within easy reach.

      As for the wicker basket…
      It’s a little large but I love it’s versatility. I can change the greenery on a whim and completely give it a new look.

      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. So glad you found us. πŸ™‚

  15. Thursday,March 23, 2017 / 2:08 pm

    That basket is adorable! The rustic look contrasts beautifully with the yellow of the flowers. I also love that you could keep changing out the flowers seasonally. Thanks for sharing your fun and easy tutorial with us at Merry Monday this week!

    • Kristi
      Sunday,March 26, 2017 / 4:45 pm

      Thanks so much Marie. Yes, I love the basket because of it’s versatility. It’s fun to give it a different look for every season. πŸ™‚

  16. Friday,March 24, 2017 / 6:03 am

    I hadn’t thought about doing a hanging basket in place of a front door wreath, but I love how yours turned out. And you can’t beat the prices when Hobby Lobby has their 50 percent off sale πŸ™‚
    Best,
    Kelly

    • Kristi
      Sunday,March 26, 2017 / 4:47 pm

      Thanks Kelly, love my hanging basket. So true about Hobby Lobby. When they have their 50% off sales it’s so hard not to go crazy and buy too much. πŸ˜‰

  17. Thursday,March 30, 2017 / 9:11 pm

    Love your spring front door decoration. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared.

    • Kristi
      Monday,April 3, 2017 / 4:58 am

      Thanks so much Theresa. I appreciate the pin and share.

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