Create a Door Basket With Garden Flowers for Summer

5 Materials
$8
1 Hour
Easy

Add the beauty of garden flowers to a door basket for summer.

I had a blog challenge to create a flower arrangement to hang on the door. I picked some garden blooms for a cheery welcome

to place on the door of the  Potting Shed.

This basket is one I’ve had for 20 years from my retail days. It had gotten a little bleached from the sun over the years, so I gave it a refresh with some brown craft paint, thinning it with water. After the paint dried, I sprayed with it with an acrylic matte sealer to give the finish some protection.

To provide a liner to hold water for the flowers in the basket,

I used a recycled Amazon Prime envelope.

The white envelope was visible through the weave of the basket,

so I gave it a couple of coats of brown spray paint

to blend with the texture of the basket and disappear.


Note: I highly recommend Krylon Fusion All-In-One Spray Paint!

It bonds to difficult surfaces without sanding or priming, including plastic, wood, metal, PVC, tile and more.

Note: Always test your Prime envelope first, I tested a couple that weren’t watertight. You can double them up or add a dab of low melt hot glue to the corners of the envelopes which was where the leaks occurred. 

Limelight Hydrangeas are blooming! If you’re looking for an easy to grow, low maintenance shrub for your garden that will provide you with beautiful fresh -cut and dried flowers too, look no further than Limelight Hydrangeas!

 See how to grow Limelight Hydrangeas, HERE.

 I cut some Limelight Hydrangeas, along with some Abelia foliage,

fill a wicker basket to hang on the door.

In addition to the wicker basket, I hung this Floral Bee Embossed Post Box to fill with flowers. I love all things *bee* so I couldn't resist it when I found the bee post box at Antique Farmhouse last year.

It’s no longer available but there’s one similar available from Amazon,  HERE.

Metal import items are rarely watertight, but hope springs eternal

and I tested it with my fingers crossed. :)

When I saw it was leaking, I added another Prime envelope to the box.

Endless Summer Hydrangeas have faded from their vibrant blues to softer greens. I cut some to join zinnias, lantana and abelia foliage from the garden.

Here are the two containers hanging on the door of the Potting Shed.

Click over via the blue "go" button below to visit the blog post and find more garden photos and additional door floral inspiration.

Suggested materials:
  • Wicker door basket   (had it)
  • Bee post box   (Antique Farmhouse)
  • Amazon Prime envelopes   (recycled Amazon)
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Mary @ Home is Where the Boat Is
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