This floral basket wreath is so easy to make. Perfect for your summer front door decor or anywhere that you want some extra floral beauty.
I'm a huge hydrangea lover and have several different varieties growing in my garden. They are probably a close second to my love of peonies.
I do have some varieties that bloom on new wood such as Endless Summer but they usually don't bloom until late in the summer.
So, since summer is upon us I decided to go with some artificial blue hydrangeas to adorn our front door. If you are a peony lover you may also love this Easy Peony Spring Wreath project.
DIY Floral Basket Wreath
Instead of using a grapevine or other wreath frame I decided to use a basket.
I have this basket that I really like but the wood is a little too orange for my taste.
So, I used a little white paint and whitewashed the basket.
How to Whitewash a Basket
- Use a bristle brush and make sure that after you dip it in the paint, you remove a good bit on some paper.
- Work quickly with a light hand to brush over the basket.
- Less is more. You can always add more but it's a lot harder to remove the paint.
- Start in the back or on the bottom first to get the look you like.
I picked up these pretty artificial flowers at Hobby Lobby.
Next, I cut up this block of styrofoam (from Dollar Tree) to fit into the bottom of my basket. This will help hold the flowers and stems just where I want them.
Arranging Flowers in a Door Basket
- Start with the largest blooms as a feature flower.
- Add in some floral stems that offer a contrast of colors. I used white berries and flowers and some dark blue leaf stems.
- Use stems of berries and leaves to also offer texture, height, and filler to the basket.
- Bend the filler stems of berries and leaves around the featured flowers for a natural freeform look.
Stand back and enjoy the beauty of your arrangement all summer long.