Basket Full of Posies {Door Decor}

Arkansas weather has been DREARY lately. On a quick trip to Walmart Saturday afternoon, I couldn’t resist the cheery pots of tulips tempting me on the way into the store. I wanted to share the cheer and drive away the gloom, so I decided to display them on my door. Here’s how this easy and inexpensive project came together.

Luckily, I had the basket on hand from a recent find at Tuesday Morning (under $10). It is similar to the one I crafted on a budget a couple of years back. The weave of the basket is fairly tight but to be safe, I also lined the basket with coconut fiber liner (less than $3) and filled it 2/3 full with potting soil (on hand).

The tulips were around $1.50 each and I grabbed three. I needed a little something to go with them, so I also picked up a small pot of variegated ivy for under $3.

Tip: When picking out the tulips, I looked for the pots with multiple plants/bulbs to get the most bang for the buck. The same goes for the ivy – I picked the fullest pot with multiple trailing pieces for the most visual impact.

Carefully remove the tulips from the pots, gently spread the roots around a bit and tuck into the basket. Fill in with potting soil being careful not to add soil above where they were in the pots. Repeat with the ivy.  

For a little extra character, I added an iron butterfly pick (found on clearance at The Full Moon for under $3). If you don’t have a pick on hand get creative – twigs, a bird’s nest or a floppy bow would work nicely, too.

Then drop from your door with ribbon. I used bright green burlap ribbon (from A to Z in Alma, Arkansas for only $2.95 a roll) to add another spring touch. My basket full of posies came together for under $25 and about 30 minutes of fun. 

Do you ever use live flowers on your front door?

~Southern Fried Gal

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