The most beautiful time of the year, deserves an amazing front door basket. I’ve made several tulip wreathes, but this was my first time making a basket. What was the most impressive part? How fast it came together with the secret waterproof floral foam. If you have extra pieces, check out our pool noodle sculptures.
It took me longer to find the flowers at the craft store (Michaels), then it did to make it. I pursued Pinterest to figure out what color combinations I liked. All of the spring stems were 50% off when I purchased them.
I randomly found the basket at the thrift store. When I find them, I have to buy them (if they’re under $2). I love these flush-back baskets so much.
When making a front door basket, figuring out how to anchor the flowers to the basket or wreath can be tricky. Regular floral foam is made to absorb water. This obviously won’t work for an uncovered front door. What’s the secret? Wait for it…. Pool Noodles! If you cannot find them at the Dollar Store, you can get them here.
- Flowers of your choice (take your basket with you so you know how many to purchase)
- Pool Noodles (your waterproof floral foam)
- Wire Cutters
- Bread knife from the kitchen, like this one
1. Cut your pool noodles to fit inside the basket. This doesn’t have to look perfect. Just saw on the pool noodle with your knife. Fill in all of the space. Cut some of the noodles down the middle if you need to fill a small space.
2. Add your flowers. Just push them directly down into the noodle. I found it best to not cut apart the back two rows. I wasn’t sure it would hold up to wind or rain. I did cut apart the front cream tulips.
One of my secrets to being a “Happy Mom” is to spend time crafting. I can create something beautiful for my home or for others. There is a start and a finish. A feeling of accomplishment. If you’re interested in seeing some of my other creations, click here. I hope my parents and their neighbors are enjoying this burst of Spring-goodness!
If you have extra pieces, check out our pool noodle sculptures.