DIY Front Door Basket for Spring using Dried Flowers

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We show you how to create a front door basket for spring that is filled with dried flowers and artificial eggs.

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Handcrafted Society

Welcome to the Handcrafted Society! This is a group of talented bloggers who come together monthly to collectively craft creations using a shared medium or theme. This month’s theme was “spring door decor”. So, each blogger created a project representing spring for their front door.

The projects done by the Handcrafted Society are enjoyable and inspiring because we see the varied perspectives and interpretations of the theme by each participant. Towards the conclusion of this post, you’ll find images and links to the projects for each blogger. I hope you enjoy browsing through all the ideas these ladies have created. Simply click on the image or blog name to view their full post.

Back Story

The arrival of March is always turning point for those of us who live in upstate New York. It means that spring is just around the corner and warmer days are ahead. However, we won’t have flowers blooming in this region until mid May. Yet with Easter taking place at the end of March, I wanted to have something inviting on my door that was representational of spring. So, rather than using fresh flowers or artificial flowers, I decided to make a front door basket for spring using dried flowers. Today I will walk you through the process of making this spring door basket for your front door.

Supplies

As with any project, the first thing we need to do is gather our supplies. Most of these items can be purchased at a craft store like Michaels or Hobby Lobby.

Supplies Spring Door Basket

Where possible, I have linked similar supplies available from online resources.

You will want to have all your supplies available and set out on a table. If possible, try to gently fluff the dried daisies before you use them.

Prepare the Basket

Just a note, make sure you purchase a flat back basket that is large enough for your door. The one I used is about 11.5 inches tall, excluding the handle, and 10 inches wide at the opening.

Flat back basket for the front door

Using a serrated knife, cut the block of foam so that it fits into the basket It only needs to be used in the center of the basket because you are going to tuck the dried daisies and pussy willows around the foam.

Optional Step: Add Wooden Rabbit

If desired, you can add a wooden cut out rabbit onto the front of the basket. I painted mine using white craft paint and used hot glue to adhere it to the front of the basket.

Add Moss

Placing moss in the basket

The next step is to add some moss into the basket. Taking small bunches of moss tuck it into the basket around the sides and on top of the the foam block. Adding the moss ensures that dried florals will remain in place and it also covers the foam block.

Optional Step: Add Moss to Wooden Rabbit

You can also use a hot glue gun to add a little moss under your rabbit.

Add Dried Florals

Once you have the foam block and moss in your basket, you can start to add your dried florals. Dried Rodanthe Daisies are some of my favorite dried florals. They are charming and impart such a wonderful sense of spring. I ordered these dried flowers online from Amazon. When they first arrived in the mail they looked a little sad and compressed. However, once I gently separated them and gave them a gentle “fluffing”, the bunches of flowers looked much better.

Eggs and Pussy Willow for Spring Door Basket

Taking your time and using care, insert the dried daisies into the moss around the foam block. I found it worked best using generous sized bunches of dried daisies. After carefully fluffing up the flowers, I placed a bunch on the left side of the basket, another on the right side and another bunch toward the front of the basket. When I was done, the foam block was surrounded by dried daisies. It may help to make a small hole into the moss, using your fingers, into the area where you want to place your flowers.

Then, I added in the pussy willows. I used scissors to trim them to the appropriate length. I tucked the pussy willows into the basket with the bunches of dried daisies. As you are working, keep adjusting the florals until they are evenly distributed in the basket.

Add Artificial Eggs

The artificial eggs I used had a styrofoam core. Using the pointy end of the bamboo skewer, I pierced a hole into the bottom of each egg. Total aside – can you believe the eggs in the photo below aren’t real?

Artificial eggs

Then I inserted the other end of the bamboo skewer into the foam block in the basket. I repeated this process until 12-15 eggs on bamboo skewers were added to the arrangement. If you prefer, you can purchase pre-assembled artificial eggs on picks.

If for some reason you can’t pierce your eggs with a bamboo skewer, you can always use a drill and drill bit to create a hole for the skewer. Once you have your eggs attached to skewers, add them to the arrangement and be sure the opposite end of the skewer is in the foam block.

Door Basket Spring Dried Flowers 7

Again, take your time with this process, adjust and rearrange the eggs until they are evenly distributed throughout the basket. You can remove the skewers from the foam block and re-insert them as needed until you feel the arrangement is evenly balanced. For a little variety, I used different sized and colored eggs.

Front Door Basket for Spring

Congratulations, you have now assembled your own front door basket for spring using dried flowers! If you desire, you can use some ribbon or twine to hang up your basket.

Door Basket Spring Dried Flowers

All in all, this project took me about an hour to assemble. The arrangement can be hung on your door for several weeks, assuming you have a sheltered entryway that stays dry.

Handcrafted Society Projects

As mentioned above, I am participating in the Handcrafted Society with other bloggers who also created a project with the theme of “Spring Door Decor”. You can see what they made below! If you want to learn more about any of the projects, simply click on the image.

Summary

Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I hope you found some inspiration for your spring door decor. It’s so exciting that we have a whole season unfolding before our eyes with longer days and warmer weather. If you enjoyed this post, you might also like the following:

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24 Comments

  1. Anna, your basket is so pretty. I love the use dried flowers and how you added a rabbit to your basket. Beautiful spring flower basket.

    1. Hi Tammy – Thank you for the kind words. I can’t believe that Easter is only a few weeks away! The month of March is flying by.

  2. Love the dried flowers. Thanks for the tip of sticking them into the moss rather than the foam (it sounds so obvious now, but I never knew this tidbit! Bring on the dried flowers!)

    1. Hey Diane! Thank you for stopping by and for the kind words. Moss has been a real life saver when using dried flowers – since they are usually too fragile to put into floral foam.

    1. Hi Rachel! Thank you for stopping by my friend! Isn’t nice to decorate for spring after such a long winter? No doubt you understand well.

  3. This is beautiful, Anna! The little bunny on the front of the basket is such a charming addition. Love all of the florals! Pinned!

    1. Thank you Missy! I am glad you liked the project. Spring is such a fun time of year for making projects that reflect the season.

  4. This looks amazing, Anna! I love how you completely changed the look of the basket by adding the bunny – that’s so creative. Honestly, you’ve been on fire with the dried flower projects lately. I’ve loved everything you’ve shared so far and I can’t wait see more! Big hugs, CoCo PS: Thank you for staying up late and helping me with the code so I could participate today. You totally saved me and I appreciate you so much!

    1. Thank you for stopping by CoCo. Always appreciate you and your kind words. You are more than welcome.

    1. Hi Michelle – Thank you for stopping by and for the kind words. Loved your double basket arrangements on your front doors!

  5. Hi Anna! I adore your Easter basket wreath, it’s perfect for the upcoming holiday! The combination of dried florals and eggs looks fabulous and the bunny is the perfect touch! Pinning now!

  6. I love the choice of items in the door basket that proclaim spring, and I greatly appreciate all the tips on making an arrangement that works. Yes, those eggs do look real! Even if Easter is early this year, you are ready for spring with that pretty basket on your door.

    1. Isn’t is crazy how realistic artificial eggs look today? I was pleasantly surprised. I am glad you found the post helpful. Thank you for stopping by!

  7. I love all your sweet spring touches! I’ve never had a door basket, but I’m feeling inspired. I’m a huge fan of daisies, so seeing the dried ones in your arrangement made me smile. Cheers!

    1. Hi Kelly – I too love daisies. Since we won’t have actual flowers until May – I am especially glad that these daisies dry so beautifully!

  8. Your door basket is just gorgeous Anna. What a great way to dress up your front door for spring. I love the mix of eggs with the spring stems and the little bunny accent on the basket is adorable.

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