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.
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.
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.
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.
Create a nontraditional spring wreath with a beach theme. Hot glue deer or Spanish moss to a twig wreath. Glue or wire seashells, starfish and other beach fare of various sizes around the wreath. Add dried flowers and small ornaments in coordinating colors to finish.