Today I’m sharing a fun and easy DIY: a Spring Hanging Basket! This is currently hanging on our front door, but would be pretty on an interior door, over a larger mirror, or on a wall!
What you need:
Wall basket (I got mine at World Market)
5 Faux forsythia stems (I grabbed 4 smaller stems and 1 larger one from Michael’s)
3 Faux pussy willow stems
1 large pink cattail (I think?) stem
1 small white flower stem
Hot glue gun
Small chalkboard sign
Step 1: Arrange Pussy Willow Stems
Cut pussy willow stems with the wire cutters so that they stick out about 1 1/2 feet from the basket. Arrange them inside so that 2 are off toward the left and 1 is off to the right.
Step 2: Arrange Forsythia
Measure a forsythia stem so that it sticks up a couple inches shorter than the tallest pussy willow stem.
Cut the remaining forsythia stems to be the same height as the initial one, and arrange so that 2 smaller stems are on the right side and 2 stems are on the left side.
Cut the largest forsythia stem and arrange in the middle f the basket.
Step 3: Arrange Cattails
Cut the bottom stem from the pink cattails so that they separate into 5-6 bunches. Tuck them into the basket on the right, middle and left, spreading them out so they are layered a little with the forsythia.
Step 4: Arrange Small White Flowers
Place the last stem of small white flowers in the middle, toward the front, slightly off to the left side, so that the flowers hang over the front of the basket slightly.
Step 5: Glue Spring Sign On Front
Using a hot glue gun, attach a small chalkboard sign on the front of the basket.
Step 6: Hang the basket on a door hook!
If the basket cord is a little long (like it was for me), just tie a single knot in the cord and hang it on the hook.
I love the prominence of the yellow forsythia, with hints of green, pink and white.
Such a pretty and simple arrangement, don’t you think? And the best part?
It won’t die! 🙂
Here is a sneak of other changes happening on my front porch… more to come next week!