DIY Lavender Door Basket: Simple Spring Decor 

Spring is in the air, and what better way to welcome the season than with a beautiful lavender door basket adorning your front door? Spring is a season of renewal, a time when nature awakens from its winter slumber, and there’s no better way to embrace its arrival than by infusing your home with the vibrant colors and fragrances of the season. One of my favorite ways to do this is crafting a front door basket to adorn my front entrance. It’s a simple yet impactful project that adds a touch of charm and elegance to any outdoor space. In this step-by-step DIY Lavender Door Basket guide, we’ll explore how to create your own DIY Lavender Door Basket, perfect for adding a touch of charm to your outdoor decor. 

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Lavender Door Basket DIY

As the last remnants of winter fade away, I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to refresh my front porch for the warmer months ahead. There is something magical about the promise of longer days and blooming flowers that inspires me to breathe new life into my surroundings. Creating a new wall basket for my front porch is one of my favorite rituals and the first thing I do —a tangible symbol and beautiful way of the changing seasons and a warm welcome to all who pass by.

Now, let’s delve into the materials you’ll need to bring your lavender door basket to life. First and foremost, you’ll require a wicker basket or hanging basket as the foundation of your creation. These can often be found at local craft stores or even thrift shops for a budget-friendly price. Next, gather your faux lavender flowers, floral foam, floral wire, and any additional embellishments you desire, such as faux forsythia or a decorative ribbon.

wicker basket for door hanging

The tradition of hanging a flower basket on your front door

The history of hanging a flower basket on your front door dates back to around the 19th or 20th century. If you research May Day baskets, history shows the origin is even older than that. People were known to fill baskets with treats and flowers, secretly hang them on a front door, then run away saying ‘May basket”. If discovered, a kiss was required.

Unfortunately, this sweet tradition and May Day door decorations are no longer done today. It’s a bit early for the actual May Day but a secret delivery of flowers to a neighbor’s door would be a great tradition to bring back to life.

Materials You Will Need:

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

Head to your local craft stores like Hobby Lobby or the dollar store to pick up your materials and artificial flowers. You can often find great deals on faux flowers and baskets at these places, making it a budget-friendly project for everyone.  

wicker hanging basket with floral foam inside of it

Step 2: With your materials in hand, it’s time to begin the creative process.

Start by preparing your basket, by ensuring that the floral foam is securely placed at the bottom of your wicker basket. This foam will serve as the base and anchor for your floral arrangement and help keep your flowers in place. If your basket has a flat back, position the basket against the door for a seamless look that enhances the overall aesthetic. 

Now comes the fun part—arranging your flowers! Let your imagination run wild as you play with different shades and textures, creating a visually stunning display that captures the essence of spring. Don’t be afraid to mix in other types of flowers or greenery to add depth and dimension to your arrangement. Experimentation is key here, so trust your instincts and let your creativity shine.

lavender stems being placed inside wicker basket

Step 3: Arrange Your Flowers

Now it’s time to get creative with your spring door basket! Take your faux lavender flowers and begin arranging them in the basket. Mix and match different shades to create a dynamic and visually appealing display. You can also incorporate other types of flowers or greenery to add texture and depth to your arrangement. 

Step 4: Secure in Place

Once you’re happy with how your flowers are arranged, using floral wire is a great idea to secure them to the foam. This will ensure your DIY Lavender Door Basket arrangement stays put, even on windy days. 

lavender bunches before being placed inside lavender basket door hanging

Step 5: Add Extra Flair On the front of the basket

I added a few button daisies. It is an easy way to give my new wreath an added pop of color to the front of the basket. To give your door basket that extra special touch, consider adding some additional embellishments like faux forsythia or a ribbon bow. This is where you can let your personal style shine! 

lavender stems inside wicker basket with purple daisy's being added to the front of the basket

Step 4. In this step, you can get creative.

With so many gorgeous choices, adding a bow is a wonderful option. I’ve opted for adding faux daisy flowers to the front face of my basket. The daisy flowers can be attached by using wire that is weaved into the woven area.

lavender stems in wicker basket
lavender stems in door hanger with purple daisies glued to the front of the basket

Step 6: Hang Your Basket

With your hanging door basket complete, it’s time to hang it on your front door or porch. Use a sturdy hook or nail to secure it in place, making sure it’s positioned at eye level for maximum impact. last step bottom of the basket different way 

Step 7: Admire Your Handiwork

Stand back and admire your beautiful flower basket creation! Your lavender floral arrangement is sure to be the envy of all your neighbors and a delightful welcome for guests. unique way type of flower simple 

lavender basket hanging on door

DIY FAQs about Making a Lavender Door Basket: 

Q: Can I use fresh flowers instead of faux? 

A: While fresh flowers can be stunning, faux flowers are a great option for a long-lasting arrangement that requires minimal maintenance. Plus, you can reuse them year after year! 

Q: I’ve never made a door basket before. Is it difficult? 

A: Not at all! This DIY project is beginner-friendly and requires only a few simple steps. With a little creativity and some basic supplies, you’ll have a beautiful door basket in no time. 

Q: Can I customize my door basket to match my personal style? 

A: Absolutely! That’s the best part of DIY projects like this. Feel free to experiment with different flower combinations, colors, and embellishments to create a door basket that reflects your unique taste and personality. 

Q: Where can I find affordable materials for this project? 

A: Craft stores like Hobby Lobby or thrift stores are great places to find budget-friendly supplies for your door basket. You can also check out the dollar store for inexpensive faux flowers and baskets.

Many ladies put a welcome sign on their doors which is a great idea. Another way to welcome Spring and any guests that arrive at your home is by hanging a front door basket filled with flowers. I couldn’t resist one just like this.

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Not feeling crafty? No worries, I’ve sourced a few front-door baskets for you that are already made!

In conclusion, creating your lavender door basket is the perfect way to add a touch of springtime charm to your home’s exterior. With just a few simple materials and a little creativity, you can craft a beautiful wreath that will welcome guests with style and elegance. So why not give it a try? Happy crafting!

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