How to Create Easy Summer Door Decor

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This article shows you how to create easy summer door decor, using a basket filled with dried and artificial flowers.

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If you have been following this blog, you know that I am a big fan of affordable and easy decor that looks great. Today, I am going to share some front door ideas that reflect the season.  Most notably, how I used a flat back basket and filled it with florals to create easy summer door decor. I am also sharing ideas some blogger friends use for decorating their front doors or porches for summer.

Of course, a basket filled with flowers is not limited to the exterior of a front door.  You can also use this idea on your front porch, in your home or on a shed. This DIY project requires minimal supplies and took about 30 minutes to assemble. I find the easiest way to decorate your front door is to use items you already have on hand. So, I encourage you to look around your home to see what you can use!

This past March, I used the a flat back basket to decorate our front door for spring. If you also had a spring basket or spring wreath on your front door, this may be the perfect way to re-use it. 

It’s always nice to have a beautiful wreath or basket on your front door that reflects the season. I believe it makes people feel welcome when visiting your home. Now that the warm weather is here, I wanted to refresh my spring door decor so it reflected the summer season. 

Easy Summer Door Decor

Supplies

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The first thing we need to do is gather our supplies. There are a wide variety of summer door decorations you can use for this project.  I chose to use some dried flowers and artificial flowers from our local craft store and placed them in an existing hanging basket with a flat back on the entry door.

Flat back basket for the front door

Having said this, you could easily use this same technique for a front door wreath.  Instead of placing the flowers into a basket, simply insert them into a wreath form. 

Where possible, I have provided links to online resources for the supplies used below.  However, as noted, you can always go to your local craft store to get the supplies.

Insert Foam into the Basket

The first step is to cut your floral foam to size so it will fit into the basket.   You can use a bread knife to trim the floral foam to size.  When I cut my floral foam, it filled up about half of my basket.  Another option is to cut several pieces of floral foam and wedge them into the basket. 

Add Dried Florals 

Once the foam was in the basket, I added some dried Daisies.  However, there are other dried florals you could use. The dried Daisies are shown below in a different basket I used to store them.

Dried Daisies 1

Any small size flower in the color you choose will work.  Here are a few suggestions:

Using dried flowers adds texture to the basket or wreath.  It’s also nice to have a natural element included in the design. 

Add Faux Florals

Once the dried florals were in the basket, I made sure to distribute them evenly.  Then, I carefully inserted faux florals into the foam.  As I was doing this, I stepped back to ensure the floral arrangement was evenly balanced and made adjustments as needed.  

Easy Summer Door Decor

As previously noted, I used artificial white cosmos for this display.  However, you could use any medium sized flower that you choose.  Here are some other options:

Keep in mind you can make your front door decor a colorful design or something that is quiet and simple.  Faux Poppies, Gerbera Daisies, Roses and Dahlias all come in a wide array of colors. 

Optional Adornment

As an added embellishment to the basket, I used my hot glue gun to attach a few dried daisies to the front of the basket. However, some other fun ideas could include adding ribbon, small signs, or fabric. 

Adorning basket with dried daisies

Summer Basket on the Front Door

Without further delay, here are some photos of the newly repurposed basket on the front door. If you want to return to this post, feel free to pin the image below.

Easy Summer Door Decor

As shared earlier, this process took about 30 minutes and cost very little money since many of the items were already in the house.

Other Front Door Decor Ideas

Summer is the perfect time of year to integrate bright colors into your decor.  Here are some other ideas for easy summer door decor.  If you want a patriotic wreath, you could use red, white and blue florals.  Additionally, you could choose to add some small hand held flags to your basket or wreath. 

Other ideas for easy front door summer decor include using a simple boxwood wreath, filling flower pots with red, white and blue petunias, or adding a new summer door mat (this one is cute), 

Easy Summer Door Decor from Blogging Friends

Some of my blogging friends also have great ideas for front door decor or porch decor.  

  • My friend Cindy has this great idea to decorate your porch: Easy Scrap Wood Welcome Sign.  It’s a great way to use up those extra pieces of wood and make some summer decor. Cindy tutorials are always full of good tips and tricks.
  • Lora has these tips for decorating your porch with vintage finds.  If you love vintage finds and going to the thrift store, then you have to visit her blog.  She is an expert at incorporating vintage items into any living space. 
  • CoCo has a great tutorial on creating a Summer Grapevine Wreath using an existing wreath form. She shows you how one wreath can be finessed two different ways.  CoCo has the most elegant and understated style that is timeless. She also has a great tutorial for creating beautiful summer wreaths. 

​Summary

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  I hope you found some summer inspiration for your front door or porch.  It’s always enjoyable to put together seasonal wreaths and often a DIY wreath makes the best front door decoration! Here’s to sunny days ahead and ice cold lemonade on the porch.  

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6 Comments

  1. LOVE! I have those exact same stems and use them ALL The time. They are my very favorites because of how whispy and real they look! Your basket is so pretty with the white flowers displayed…gorgeous display for Summer!!

  2. I love how you added the sweet little dried flower detail on the front, Anna. Such a fresh change from a wreath on the door. I have one of the flat backed baskets and it is so flexible to use in decor. Thanks for including my Summer Porch ideas with vintage finds!

    1. You are very welcome Lora! Thank you for stopping by. Your summer porch refresh is charming!

  3. Oh, daisies and cosmos are two of my favorite flowers. Wish I had thought to dry some of the daisies that were in my yard. Adding them to the surface of your basket was such a sweet touch.

  4. I cannot believe those flowers are faux, Anna. They totally look REAL! I love the way this came together and how you added the little daisies on the basket. It’s such a beautiful celebration of the summer season. Thank you so much for including my grapevine wreath. I really appreciate it! Big hugs, CoCo

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