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Easy Blooming Basket Spring Door Decor

How to make an easy blooming basket spring door decor


Welcome friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter holiday weekend! Even though Easter is over there is still plenty of spring beauty to enjoy, so if you are looking for more spring inspiration then you have come to the right place. Today I am joining several blogging friends in sharing our spring door decor as part of a fun Pinterest challenge hosted by amazing Cindy of County Road 407. You can find links to each participant’s blog at the end of this post.

If you arrived here from Cindy’s beautiful blog or if you are just visiting, I am so happy you are visiting today. For this challenge I created an easy “blooming basket” for our front door using inspiration from nature and a simple “no-fail” floral arranging formula that I will share later in the post. First let’s take a look at the Pinterest photo that we all used as inspiration for the challenge:



Tracy’s Trinkets and Treasures

When I saw the challenge photo I knew right away it was going to be a pretty easy DIY for me since I already had something similar on our front door for early spring.



In early March I took down the white distressed wooden treble clef that I have had on the door for several years. It has been the perfect door decor since I give music lessons in my home, but it wasn’t really made for outdoor use. It was starting to look pretty dirty and shabby (and not in a good farmhousey-shabby chic sort of way). Instead of spending money I shopped my stash and found a long, skinny basket and filled it with daffodils, faux forsythia branches, faux pussy willow stems and a faux trailing fern.



For my Spring Home Tour I tucked in some fresh daffodils I picked from the yard. I had so many daffodils that I was able to remove the spent ones and replace them with fresh flowers throughout most of March and the first part of April. I always use what is happening in nature as inspiration for my decorating both indoors and out.


The long basket is another good choice for our front door since it fits just inside the oval shaped glass. For Easter weekend I switched out the early spring florals for faux stems and flowers that mimic the flowering trees, shrubs and flowers that are blooming right now in our neighborhood. Forest Avenue is just stunning in the spring! The view from our front porch across the street and up into the woods provides plenty of natural inspiration year round.





We are in the middle of a pollen-apocolypse so it is a total waste of time (and an allergy nightmare) to decorate the porch.  This summer we are planning to remove the vinyl siding on a section of our front porch and replace it with something that looks more in keeping with the historic look of our home, so I don’t want to spend a lot of seasonal decorations. As of right now we are checking out some ideas for using stucco from Love Your Stucco or possibly vinyl shakes. I will definitely be documenting the progress here on the blog.



Spring Door Decor with tulips, dogwood and wildflowers

We will have to wait at least two-three more weeks until we can finally go out and deep clean the pollen off everything. Still, just having some bright spring color on the door and a couple of ferns in baskets and urns peps up the seasonal curb appeal for now.



Spring Door Basket tulips, dogwood branches spring flowers Dollar Tree Hack

The faux florals I used to create my “blooming basket” spring door decor were inspired by the view right from our front porch, which is just across the street from a beautiful forest our two  neighbors’ historic homes, both with a variety of different flowers and hedges and magnificent woodland landscaping. I really love the color combo in the basket, especially the yellow wildflowers which seem to pop due to our yellow bricks.



Doogwoods in bloom Kentucky Spring Foliage

This week in Kentucky the pink and white dogwoods and various flowering trees and shrubs are in full bloom. Colorful wildflowers and perennials are coming up here and there, and there are still plenty of tulips lingering. Early this morning I took a little walk to take some pictures of the mossy rock wall and the pretty spring trees, plants and flowers that line our street.


An overnight spring rain had caused soft pink petals to fall on the neighbor’s hedge like natural confetti. I am celebrating every little detail of spring’s party!


Spring Door Decor April Door Basket

You can never go wrong in seasonal design when taking cues from nature!


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Designing An Easy “Blooming Basket” Spring Door Decor Using Container Gardening Principles

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You may already know that designing beautiful container gardens is as easy as 1, 2, 3, when you use a “thriller” plant in the back or center to add height, a “filler” plant or plants in the middle for interest, color and texture, and a dramatic “spiller” plant to gracefully spill over the edge of the container.  The same formula can be used when creating any kind of floral arrangement or basket door decor.


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Example: In these lovely urns the evergreen tree is the tall “thriller,” the colorful pansies are the “filler,” and the variegated ivy is the “spiller.”


Just like filling a pretty pot or urn with colorful annuals or perennials, I used the same formula to fill my basket with faux florals.

A. Thriller ~ Faux Tall Dogwood Stems

B. Filler(s): Yellow and Pink Faux Wildflower Bushes, White Faux  Garden Wildflowers, Pink “Real Touch” faux Tulips

C. Spiller: Hanging Fern

I didn’t spend very much money on my blooming basket since I already had the basket, tulips, and fern. I purchased all of the other flowers at Dollar Tree. You can create your own spring blooming basket using similar items to the ones I am sharing below.


DIY Blooming Basket Spring Door Decor Supplies

Materials (affiliate links):

long farmhouse basket door decor Farmhouse door basket

Small Woven Willow Hanging Basket – 12″ Tall Farm House Decor


Floral Arranging Foam


Springerii Fern Hanging Bush

Springerii Fern Hanging Bush




View Floral Garden Faux Wildflowers, 13.5

Floral Garden Faux Wildflowers



Floral Garden Six Stem Wildflower Bushes



Floral Garden Artificial Branches



Spring Door Basket Spring Wreath Ideas


StillCool Artificial Flowers Tulip 12pc/set Pu Stunning Holland Mini Tulip Real Touch Wedding Flower Artificial Flowers Latex Plants for Party Home Hotel Event Christmas Gift Decoration (Dark Pink)

Realistic Faux Pink Tulips


Optional: Ribbon or Bow:

Pink buffalo check ribbon pink buffalo plaid pink plaid ribbon

Pink Plaid Ribbon


If you want to add a little more pizzazz to your blooming basket, you can always attach a coordinating ribbon or bow to the front like I did on the spring door decor basket that I made for our back door last spring.


As you can see it is really easy to make a blooming basket! Look in your own stash to find a basket or invest in a new basket that you can use over and over again. Thrift stores and yard sales almost always have baskets with potential. You can also invest in a basic greenery “spiller” to resuse and then you will only need to change your other flowers with the seasons. I love how easy it is to get a completely different look by simply switching out the flowers in harmony with the seasonal changes.



How to make an easy blooming basket spring door decor

I hope you have enjoyed learning how to design an easy “Blooming Basket” as spring door decor and that you have been inspired to create something similar. If you enjoy easy and thrifty DIY tutorials and decor, be sure to subscribe by email at the end of this post to receive a weekly newsletter featuring my latest posts. I would love to get to know you better! Now it is time to check out even more lovely spring door decor inspiration. Next up is my sweet friend Christy of Our Southern Home. Christy is super creative so I can’t wait to see what she shares! You can find all of the other fabulous door decor ideas via the links below.

Thanks so much for visiting today!




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  • Reply Claudia

    How beautiful! Thank you for the tutorial on arranging since I’ve always wanted to replicate but was unsure on the specifics. Just curious, how do you attach the basket to your door?

    April 23, 2019 at 7:26 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Hi Claudia! I tapped in a tiny nail at the top where the wood surrounds the oval glass in our door and used a very thin jewelry wire which is also attached to the back of the basket. I also used a suction cup with a hook on the back of the basket. I have since discovered that command hooks are the best for hanging baskets and wreaths.

      Thanks for visiting!

      October 3, 2019 at 10:00 pm
  • Reply Barbara Chapman

    Love your front door and ALL the hanging baskets you’ve created, Amber! I pinned your “thriller, filler, spiller” pic, too. Great way to remember how to fill one’s potted plants and make a door basket! Happy to be on today’s Pinterest Challenge with you.

    Thanks for all the wonderful ideas,
    Barb 🙂

    April 23, 2019 at 8:01 am
  • Reply Paula@SweetPea

    Beautiful, Amber! Your formula for creating a floral design is spot on.

    I also loved seeing pictures of everything blooming at this time in Kentucky. We are also in a pollen apocalypse here in Virginia!

    April 23, 2019 at 8:09 am
  • Reply Christy @ Our Southern Home

    Your wreath is stunning and just love your tips. That basket is so pretty. These days I’m liking the use of door baskets opposed to traditional wreaths. Your containers are gorgeous!

    April 23, 2019 at 8:10 am
  • Reply Katie Mansfield

    Gorgeous. It’s looks perfect with your outdoor view. Great tips for flower arranging. I hope you had a blessed Easter. Yes, we had our pollen situation a few weeks ago. It was terrible.

    April 23, 2019 at 8:33 am
  • Reply Tracey

    Beautiful as always Amber!!! So much fun to start decorating the porch! Bring on Spring!!

    April 23, 2019 at 9:09 am
  • Reply Terrie

    Your front door is always so inviting and beautiful for your guest. I love all your arrangements you place in that lovely basket. I also love how you create as the surroundings of outside blooms. Very inspirational. Love doing this challenge with you and the other ladies.

    April 23, 2019 at 10:23 am
  • Reply Tara @ Stilettos and Shiplap

    I love the basket you made up for your front door. The shape of it is so unusual and perfect for the style of your door. So pretty.

    April 23, 2019 at 10:25 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you!

      April 25, 2019 at 10:52 am
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Just lovely, Amber. I think leaving off the bow was a great decision. It lets the beautiful tulips and flowers ‘sing’! 😉

    April 23, 2019 at 11:28 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thanks Julie, I thought less was more for this design!

      April 25, 2019 at 10:52 am
  • Reply Laura Ingalls Gunn

    Pollen apocalypse LOL! I know just what you mean. I absolutely LOVE your front door decor. I too have an oval glass window so I will be recreating your decorating ideas for sure!0

    April 23, 2019 at 11:52 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thanks Laura! I think you mailbox looks perfect too!

      April 25, 2019 at 10:52 am
  • Reply cindy@countyroad407

    We have the same pollen problem around here too. Thankfully the porchette has furniture on it that can be hosed off. Love how your basket turned out. Thriller, Filler, Spiller… genius! Love it Amber! Thank you so much for joining in today. I’ll get my act together eventually.

    April 23, 2019 at 11:55 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      You are a class act already my friend! Thanks for organizing our challenges. I am honored to join in!

      April 25, 2019 at 10:51 am
  • Reply Marlene Stephenson

    Beautiful and what a lovely way to welcome guests.

    April 24, 2019 at 12:43 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Marlene! Best of all it was very inexpensive to make!

      April 25, 2019 at 10:48 am
  • Reply Lora Bloomquist

    This turned out so beautiful, Amber! Love the combo of flowers and colors you used, and yes, that long basket is perfect for your front door!

    April 24, 2019 at 5:28 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thanks Lora!

      April 25, 2019 at 10:48 am
  • Reply Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces

    This is so beautiful, Amber! I love all the lovely floral elements you brought together so perfectly!

    April 24, 2019 at 10:18 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Linda!

      April 25, 2019 at 10:48 am
  • Reply Emily

    Amber, your door arrangement turned out so cute!! So bright and cheerful!! It looks perfect on your front door!!

    April 25, 2019 at 11:40 am
  • Reply Kippi

    Your wreath is stunning! It really says welcome spring.
    Happy spring, Kippi

    April 25, 2019 at 2:52 pm
  • Reply Barbara Chapman

    Thank you for sharing this sweet post with Share Your Style this week, Amber! I am happy to feature it as part of SYS #206 this coming week. Thank you for linking up. Still love the pneumonic. <3

    Happy weekend to you,
    Barb 🙂

    April 26, 2019 at 11:15 am
  • Reply Cecilia

    Such pretty door decor! I love the colors! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

    April 29, 2019 at 12:46 am
  • Reply Liberty

    It’s amazing what you can find at the Dollar Tree! Thank you for sharing at Best of the Weekend!

    May 2, 2019 at 6:32 pm
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