Welcome to the Dose of DIY blog hop!
I’ve been looking forward to this date for quite sometime! I was quite honored to be asked to join a group of friends for a monthly blog hop to share what we create based on a certain theme, So don’t forget to check out their inspiring projects at the end of this post! This is our first month and the theme is dressing up your front door or porch. To me this means, put a wreath and some inviting flowers out. Since that is what I do every spring to get ready for summer anyway, I decided to share my new front door decoration with you! 😉
I found this fishing creel at one of my favorite antique shops. It was discounted at a price I couldn’t refuse and because it is falling apart and weathered, it’s perfect! I knew what I was going to do with it the moment I saw it.
The thing that’s so great about working with a base that has so much character already, is that it doesn’t take much to dress it up. So with my handy dandy 50% off coupon from JoAnnes, I purchased a few flowers. I kept with white because I liked that they stood out real well. For some reason I am really drawn to lighter colors lately. I think it’s because of my need to have everything brightened up and clean feeling. I tend to do that in the summer.
For this project, there was no great tutorial, because all I did was fold the stems down for the hydrangeas and use them as the main bouquet. Then I added the taller ones in the back using the same method. I did clip off the trailing flowers because I only wanted three of them.
I love bouquets with faux flowers because I don’t have to worry about keeping them alive. I have a real nack for forgetting about the real ones and then slowly killing them off. I know, terribly sad.
While I was hanging my new door hanging, I decided the front porch could use a little freshening up. So I rearranged and added a few things.
My family was gone when I was re-doing the porch. It was rewarding when they came home and told me how much they liked it. Funny the things they’ll notice that you don’t think they would!