It's that time of the month…..Thrift Store Decor Makeover Day!
I look forward to the challenge of finding something that I can give new life to for our home.
Decorating our home with an eclectic mix to achieve our traditional southern farmhouse feel has been a joy. I'm not one for anything too trendy. I prefer to put our money and my time and effort into things that we will enjoy for years to come.
I found this basket wreath form. It is flat on the back to sit against a door or wall. When I pulled out all of the old flowers, there was actually a pot and dirt in it. It must have housed some real plants at sometime. Oh, the stories these finds could tell!
Here are the materials that I used all purchased from Hobby Lobby. Other affiliate links are mentioned.
- assorted florals
- floral foam
- blue ticking stripe
- floral wired ribbon
- metal HI
- wire cutters
- Wall Basket: here, here and here
I am by no means a trained florist or pretend do be one. I simply stuff foam in the basket, cut stems to fit and insert.
My process for planning a project like this may seem a bit odd. Many times I will have a project in mind, but won't know the particulars until I wander around the store. Then it all comes to me. There are a lot of flowers in this basket. The project may have taken a different turn if the floral at Hobby Lobby was not 50% off this week.
It's a large, wide door so it needed to have some size to it. One trailing plant solved that issue.
The old look had sheet moss around the basket area. It was $20 for 1 pack and even at 50% off, I didn't want to pay that! The fabrics were 30% off, so I went with a blue ticking stripe to line it with. I used 1/2 a yard. I wish I had just gotten 1 yard to cover the back as well, but this works!
The color scheme for the porch this year is gray, navy and pinks! I weaved the floral ribbon around the top edge of the basket for another layer of pattern. I made a bow, but didn't use it. Less is more sometimes.
I think I will use the remainder of the ribbon for a simple wreath for the side entrance into the garage.
The little metal farmhouse HI was just perfect! It has 2 little eye hooks on the back that allowed me to hang it securely to the basket.
If you haven't bought your porch ferns yet, do yourself a favor and look into Macho Ferns. Yes, they get big!!! BUT they hardly shed. That sold me on them last year. I'll never go back to Boston ferns!
It's nice that it lays fairly flush to the door.
It was a little too high on the door hung by the handle so I suspended it with a bit of burlap ribbon.
Check out the other projects below from the Thrift Store Decor Team!!
Basket Wreath Makeover
Easy Patriotic Decorations
Small Wooden DIY Pedestal Planter Made with a Spindle
Thrift Store Tray Makeover
Jewelry Hanger from a Refreshed Memo Board
Vintage Tea Towel Calendar
1960's Wooden Salad Bowl Repurpose
DIY Painted Flower Pots
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