How about a quick and easy idea DIY Christmas front door basket for the holidays?
I know that I've shared this hanging basket a lot but I just can't help it. It's so incredibly easy to change out for the different seasons.
Who doesn't need easy in their life, especially during the busy holiday season.
Last year I used it and went super simple with a bunch of greens in it from the yard. This year I decided to add a bit more thought to it.
It's still very simple but it's just a bit more put together than a bunch of clipped greens.
My inspiration for this year's Christmas front door was a trio of hanging bells that I ordered online a few months ago.
I also wanted to use a pretty black and white checked ribbon that's been added throughout other rooms in the cottage this year.
Supplies for a DIY Christmas Front Door Basket
- Hanging basket - World Market (I can't find it on their website anymore)
- Floral foam
- Black and white checked ribbon
- Faux pine stems and berry stems
- Hanging bells
- Floral wire
- Wire cutters
Creating your front door basket
The well-used floral foam needed to be replaced so I cut a new block in half and stuck it in the basket.
Next, I added 4 pine stems to the back of the basket and 3 berry stems in front.
When I pick out the faux stems that I'm going to use for a project I try to look for the most realistic I can find.
I also try to stick with one or two varieties, this time berries and pine. You can certainly use more but I like to keep it simple.
Once I was satisfied with the placement of the faux stems, I tied my ribbon around the basket, getting as close to the top as possible.
The last step was to add the bells. They aren't very heavy but they did add a little bit of weight.
The whole project took about 15 minutes to make.
Very simple, but it adds a bit of Christmas color to the front door.
The wooden clappers in the bells make such a nice sound when the door opens and closes.
Did you know that was the name of them?
I didn't. I had to look it up.
Gotta love Google. 😉
The bells are pretty big but I think the size of the basket and the height of the berries and pine stems balances them out.
I love how it turned out.
And I really love it with my new door (and paint color).
How do you decorate your front door for the holidays?