Summer Door Decor On a Budget

I’ve been bored with my door decor as of late and having trouble getting inspired. I went out shopping several times and came home empty handed. The other day I was at a local nursery and this wreath caught my eye…
The basket is made out of sturdy sticks and it is all contained in a burlap bag. Cute, eh? If you look closely you’ll see the price is $68.00!!! What??? I KNEW I could make something for less and was on a mission. I went to the lake and picked up all kinds of curvy sticks.
Then I went to Hobby Lobby to get an oval grapevine wreath.

And while there I noticed this basket. Hmmm…

What if I combine the wreath ($2.50) and this basket ($7.50) – would it work?

I think so! What do you think???

I wired the basket to the wreath. I like the way the handle of the basket blends in with the wreath. Once I secured the basket to the wreath, I lined with spaghnum moss (on hand) and filled with a potting soil mix (on hand). I have a fern fetish as of late so my centerpiece is an autumn fern ($4.00). I added white impatiens from a six pack ($1.25) and found a small pot of ivy ($2.00) that had several long growths that had already started to root. I finished it off with one of my toad stools and hung from the door with burlap ribbon. To make the ribbon I cut a 3 inch or so strip of burlap and frayed the edges. Tip: To cut straight lines in burlap, pull out the thread where you want to cut. Then cut where the thread was – easy!
So for less than $20 I was able to create a comparable look! Not bad! I think it is adorable and I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out! I hope it lasts through the summer.

  • Katie
    June 5, 2009

    Girlfriend, you need to get your own TV show! This is fabulous… I love it!

  • Shelley
    June 5, 2009

    Great job! I love it!

  • Christy
    June 5, 2009

    I found your blog via Kimba and I love this idea! It looks fabulous!

  • Lindy
    June 5, 2009

    I came here via Kimba and I love what you did! I know what I will be doing this weekend!

  • Samantha
    June 5, 2009

    This is so cute. Great job. You got talent!

  • Kara
    June 5, 2009

    It turned out just beautiful! Thanks for sharing such a great idea!

  • Roeshel
    June 5, 2009! I’ve been looking for something more original than the usual wreath. Beautiful project! If only I had a local Hobby Lobby but I’ll have to check out Michaels. Thanks for the inspiration! :(

    Have a great weekend!

  • Jenny@ L.O.T.s of Love
    June 5, 2009

    Really great idea! Found you through Kimba. She only finds the best stuff!

  • Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality
    June 5, 2009

    That is really cute! I love this project,came over from Kimba’s.

  • Deb
    June 5, 2009

    Kimba had a link to this post on her blog…beautiful wreath…so crafy you are!!!

  • Still Learning
    June 5, 2009

    Hi, came over from Kimba’s. I love this project. How creative you are!! I will definitely have to give this a try. Love it. I’ll bet every time you see your door it brings a sweet smile to your face. :)


  • Phillips Phamily Mama
    June 5, 2009

    Just went to hob lob TODAY and all that stuff was 50% off!!! Might be headed back…looks wonderful!

  • Andrea
    June 5, 2009

    Clicked on over from Kimba’s :)
    Your wreath is soo cute AND I think it looks even better than the original!! ;)

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    June 5, 2009

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  • Mary Jean, also known as "The Dough Nut"
    June 5, 2009

    Fabulous! Don’t you just love it when you get inspired and end up doing something that looks even better than the inspiration!

  • Meghan
    June 5, 2009

    Xcellent job!
    Turned out so pretty.

  • HeathahLee
    June 5, 2009

    I hopped over here from Kimba’s…that really is a beautiful wreath! You did great!

  • The Graves' House
    June 6, 2009

    wow! love the way that turned out. changing my door look this weekend, hope it turns out as good as yours did!

  • Anonymous
    June 6, 2009

    holy crap! what do you mean “do you think it will work?”. ITS AWESOME. BEYOND WORDS.YOU ROCK!!!

  • Misti of Studio M Designs
    June 6, 2009

    Very cool wreath! I try to find unique things instead of the usual just like everyone else’s kind of wreath. I like big, and this is just my style.


  • the pleasures of homemaking
    June 6, 2009

    Very cute and creative!


  • Jen
    June 6, 2009

    That’s adorable! Hmm…now I’m thinking my front door wreath needs a quick makeover…

  • Pink & Green Mama
    June 7, 2009

    Super cute – I want one!! My front door gets baked by the sun all day…if we ever build a front porch (a far off “someday” project) I’ll be making one of your wreaths!!

  • Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend
    June 7, 2009

    So cute…I enjoyed reading your blog today.
    I am still finding my way around blogland….
    I always love making new friends..

    I am posting about Disney so hope you will stop by.
    Each comment enters you for the June giveaway.

  • Susan (Between Naps on the Porch)
    June 7, 2009

    Love it! Brilliant idea and it turned out great!

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