How to add flowers to a white wicker hanging basket to make a wreath for your front door or just to hang on the wall.
I love simple projects and this is one of the simplest. I bought the white wicker basket at a local flea market for less than $5. You can’t beat that. It is a really large basket and has a nice shabby chic look.
When I took the basket out of the back floorboard of the truck, I noticed it left lots of white paint chips on the carpet. Then when I was carrying it to the shop the paint kept flaking off. There were also a few chipped and loose wicker pieces as you can see on the top of the basket.
I decided to seal the paint because I really liked the look of the basket—no need to repaint it. The basket has a shabby chic look that could also fit farmhouse style décor. I used the Dixie Belle Boss product to seal the basket but I didn’t get a photo of it.
If you saw my post from yesterday, you know I used the Boss on a desk I painted. If you missed the post, click here to see the makeover and enter the $250 Dixie Belle giveaway.
The sealer took care of the loose wicker and the chipping paint. The basket has been sitting in the shop for a month or more and I decided it was time to put together a wreath to hang on the door for Fall….a wreath that is neutral in color and can be used all year.
I hung the basket on one of the doors I use as a backdrop for my furniture photos and started putting the wreath together. This makes it easier to work on the wreath. I cut a piece of recycled foam to hold the flower stems in the basket and placed it in the inside of the basket.
Next I went to my big tub of flowers and dug around until I came up with a few stems I liked. The pickings for the flowers I wanted to use were slim. At one time, I had a whole bunch of the light blue flowers but I guess I used them in prior projects.
All I did to complete the basket wreath was cut the stems with wire cutters and place them in the foam in a pleasing arrangement. Now the basket wreath is hanging on our front door.
I am not a fan of symmetrical decor so all the flowers were just put in willy-nilly, kind of with a plan, lol.
The darker flowers have a hint of purple to them but they blend well with the blue flowers. I also mixed in a couple of greenish flowers because I needed more filler.
Most of the flowers are recycled from pieces I bought at the thrift store and used in other projects. Always save stuff! You never know when it will come in handy.
You can make a wreath out of just about anything. See what I mean here….13 Strange Things You Can Use To Make Wreaths
Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com