10 Welcoming Spring Door Decorations
- Photo copyright Courtney Browning
Basket of cheer
Kansas blogger Courtney Browning (12thandwhite.com) created a cheerful spring arrangement in a basket.
To make this project, you'll need four faux pussy willow branches, two faux forsythia branches, two faux dogwood branches, two faux fern stems or greenery, a block of floral foam to fit your container, hanging wall basket, sheet moss (depending on your type of basket) and sharp scissors or wire cutters.
If your basket is open, line with sheet moss. If you have a wicker or other more closed basket. you can skip this step. Then, place floral foam inside the basket. Trim all the floral stems where they separate from the main branch, creating multiple short stems.
Starting with the pussy willow stems as a background, stick them in floral foam along the back of the basket. Place the dogwood branches in front of the pussy willows, making sure the arrangement looks full. Follow with the forsythia in the front of the basket, then add the fern branches around the bottom.
Ode to spring
To create this colorful display, use a basket with a flat side, so it will lay flat against your door. We placed tulips in small glasses and surrounded them with wheatgrass (purchased from a health food store). For the "hatched" eggs: Crack an uncooked egg, rinse, dry and lightly spray shell with blue paint. For lettered eggs: Apply stick-on letters to colored plastic eggs, lightly spray with pearlescent white paint, let dry, then remove letters. Hot-glue eggs to ribbon, then hot-glue ribbon onto basket.
Hang basket with a ribbon on handle. (If your basket doesn't come with a handle, you can create one by wiring silk blooms to the basket.) Mist the grass periodically with water.
Bundled twig wreath
Make your own wreath using bundles of six or so twigs connected with twine. Hot-glue the bundles first, then use the twine to secure the ends. Add small bird ornaments to finish the spring look.
Repurpose a vintage watering can into a spring oasis. Set floral foam in the can to secure stems. Blown eggs and ferns create a tiny garden with multi-hued pink tulips as a background bouquet.
Blooming twig wreath
Look for a twig wreath (available at crafts stores) and bright artificial flowers to add spring flair to your door. Hot-glue flowers into the center of the wreath.
Decorate plastic eggs with washi paper or decoupaged fabric strips. Poke a hole with an awl, then string on wire for a bright note on the front door.
Seasonal favorites fill this spring basket. White pussy willow buds complement dainty white tulips. To make a robin's nest: Crack an uncooked egg, rinse, dry and spray paint the shell a light blue. Hang basket with a ribbon on handle. Mist the grass periodically with water.
Showers and flowers
Transform an umbrella into a clever container for springtime trimmings. Tie ribbon around a closed umbrella, and fill the umbrella pockets with tissue paper. Craft a bird's nest with blown eggs, twigs and moss. Tuck in tulips and ferns to fill out the arrangement.
Pussy willow wreath
Among the first signs of spring are the fuzzy buds of pussy willow. Choose pencil-thick branches with catkins showing their silvery fur. We bunched willow branches together and tied the bunches on a grapevine wreath base. Keep the branches out of water to prevent the buds from opening and becoming short-lasting blooms.
This woodsy wreath plays host to its own potted plants. Start with freshly picked or fallen twigs and bend them into a wreath shape (or use a purchased grapevine wreath). Use wire to attach small planters with ferns and other cascading plants.