Hey, friends! I hope you’re all having a nice long weekend. It’s been relaxing for us, we’re grilling out and enjoying being at home. We started a new project at Mark’s parents’ house, we’re installing a new backsplash for them at their house using peel and stick glass tiles. I’ll be sharing that project when we get it finished. Mark’s mom is so excited to finally be getting a backsplash in her kitchen and I’m happy we can do it for her.
Since summer is here, I wanted to add something new to our door to welcome in the season, so wanted to share with y’all what I did!
I was shopping in At Home and looked through their faux flowers and found several green and white stems that I thought would work together so I brought them all home and put them together for a fun summer basket on the front door.
I’ve had this metal door basket for a few years, it’s from the Biltmore Inspirations home decor line that unfortunately didn’t make it long term so is no longer in business. This basket has a plastic handle and I hung it up with a clear suction cup holder, that I’ll show you in a minute.
When arranging flowers, I just use my eye to determine where to place them. I added a piece of foam inside the basket so my stems would have something to stick into. I started with the daisy bunch, it was one large bunch and they spread out nicely for the main flower.
I also added the other white flowers as filler. The artichoke stems came 3 to a stem so I just used one of those in the middle. When I’m doing an arrangement like this, I always use tall things at the back, with lower ones in the middle for a focal point and filler.
Three of the green fuzzy grass pieces anchored the back as well as a few preserved green stems that I already had around. I also added 2 white pussywillow stems in the back between the fuzzy green ones to add a little white up top.
Those drapey green pieces look nice spilling over, like a vine. I’m not sure what they are called, but they add some drama. This is just one of those.
I love this mix of happy greens!
Here’s a look from the side and how it’s hung from the clear suction cup. I use these on all my front doors with glass and they work great. I also added a burlap green bow to fill in behind everything and help hide the suction cup, since these baskets pitch forward a bit when hung from the door.
Here are similar suction cups to the ones I have. Amazon affiliate link.
I love the mix of white and green for a Summer arrangement. The artichokes add a lot of texture and interest and the vibrant green color is perfect for this time of year. The mix of the daises with their yellow centers along with the dainty white flowers in the other stems are a nice combo as well.
It was fun putting these all together into an eye-catching arrangement for the front door. It sure makes me smile when I come in the front door and drive past the house seeing our front entry the way everyone else sees it.
Here’s to summer!
I did a little update this year (2020) on the door pocket with a new basket I ordered so I did a video to show you how I did it this time. This one is a little more compact and smaller using the same materials as the first one. Take a look!
Here’s the door basket Etsy shop I ordered from:
And here are a few door pockets/baskets I found, if you’d like to make something similar (affiliate links):