How to make an easy summer front door basket with hydrangeas.For 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.
Hydrangea were on top of my list because, hey, nothing says summer more than they do right? I chose the pink daisies 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.
To 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.
For a finishing touch I added a little chalkboard plaque. I just threaded the jute twine, that was attached to the plaque, through the basket and tied the ends. I used a chalk pen to add my greeting.
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.
Nothing says summer like a turquoise front door and white hydrangeas…am I right?