Tuesday, April 23, 2019

5 Minute Spring Basket Door Hanger ~ Pinterest Challenge




County Road 407
Welcome to this month's Pinterest Challenge hosted by Cindy of County Road 407. She has decided to challenge us all and make this a fun monthly event we can all look forward to and...

Here is our new logo also created by our very talented host, Miss Cindy!!!




We have an exciting number of spring door decor ideas ready for you to copy for your front door. This is mine at the very top!
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If you are coming over from Terrie at Decorate and More With Tip or are new to French Ethereal, welcome! I'm so glad you are here. Please enjoy this post, everyone!

As you finish here, be sure to check out the list of participants in this month's Pinterest Challenge at the bottom of my post. I know you are going to enjoy each and every one of their sweet door hangers!

Let's jump right in and take a look...


Our challenge this month was to create some kind of fun spring door decor starting by using this photo:






Cindy found this month's Pinterest Challenge photo over at 
Tracy's Trinkets Treasures.  Tracy shares this sweet hanging basket filled with ethereal white hydrangea blooms combined with puffs and vines of greenery. I love this basket's simplicity and all the different textures!


So pretty and fresh for transitioning from spring into summer!


Although Tracy hasn't blogged in a while, this photo keeps making the rounds and remains current ~ what's not to love with a sweet tin basket blooming with blooms?!
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Here's what I started with

As I have been unboxing all the goodies coming out of storage, I realized I didn't need to go visit any of the local craft stores for any supplies needed for this month's door decor Pinterest Challenge (although I love going to them!).

Since I was thinking about Tracy's metal basket, I looked around my craft room and found an old Longaberger basket purse I used back in the day. Perfect! I'd found a basket that could hang from our front door with just a little tweaking...*




Supplies you'll need and what to do

Once I had gathered my basket, florals and the block of florist foam, this project really did take 5 minutes!*

*(Minus having to attach an opened-up coat hanger hidden under and around the front of the basket, woven through the left and right front corners of the basket and back up behind the handle attachments, then twisted and hung with the basket's leather loop to the door knocker ~ this was to keep the basket upright.)



Grab your favorite spring or summer florals, cut them off apart and stick into a block of florist foam. I began from the left with realistic looking lavender wands then added in some baby Queen Anne's lace followed by small pink flowers mixed in with white roses and pale blush faux roses.*

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That's all you need ~ easy peasy! 

Head outside and hang your casual spring decor basket hanger! With Easter just passed I liked the Easter-basket touch this Longaberger basket gave our front door. You could also add some hanging ribbons if you so like ~ I didn't have anything that really went with this sweet basket so I kept mine plain.

This door basket also has a bit of a fishing creel look to it, too... Might be fun to add in some fishing lures later during the summer, huh? 
;)





Here is my front entryway so you can see how this basket looks...





And this sweet little dog statue I found earlier this spring at Lowe's fits perfectly out front with everything. 


Thanks so much for pinning any of my photos!


Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will take some time to check out all the lovely door decorations everyone participating this month has created!

Next up is Katie at Let's Add Sprinkles and she has the cutest watering tin in her door basket ~ I know you're going to love her post! 

If you missed our previous creations, here are the links to my past Pinterest Challenges with everyone's links.




Enjoy the tour!




Happy decorating and crafting,

27 comments:

  1. You are so clever to think of using a Longaberger basket purse for a wreath base! This looks so pretty on your front door.

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    1. Thank you so much, Paula! It was really a happy accident as I had just seen it when opening a box looking for something else. Love how that works! ;)

      Glad you enjoyed this post,
      Barb :)

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  2. This so lovely and I agree with Paulal....clever!

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    1. Oh, thanks, Christy! I had fun making this easy front door basket and am so glad you liked it.

      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  3. It's adorable. I love your new front porch.

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    1. Hi Katie, thank you! It was fun decorating this basket, especially since this was our first time hanging anything here at the new house. Glad you like it!

      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  4. What a great base for your door decor! I agree with the ladies above, clever thinking on using the basket. Love the flowers and colors. Your front porch is so pretty and inviting. I enjoy working with you on this challenge.

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    1. Thank you, Terrie! This was a fun challenge and happily I came across this basket in my stash of things in the Craft Room. Love how all of our door decor turned out!

      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  5. I like the idea of the basket used for your container. It looks great with your other flowers in your front entry. The idea of the fishing lures for summer is awesome! You totally should do that.

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    1. Hi Tara, thank you! I'll have to look out in our garage as I know we have fishing gear somewhere in there. ;) Still organizing it all... It'll be fun to do an update as we move into summer.

      Happy spring,
      Barb :)

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  6. This is SO cute! I have that same Longaburger basket. Ah the late 80's. LOL

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    1. Hi Laura! I know. Funny how Longaburger baskets were SO BIG back then! I'm sorry the company went out of business after close to a century, but the baskets can still be found. Oh, I almost set fire to our kitchen a few days before our tea... I had my Longaburger cake taker basket on top of the cooktop and turned on what I thought was the other burner... Yeah! Good thing I hadn't oiled the basket...

      It's a little scorched but otherwise unharmed. And luckily it was only a minute or so on the cooktop. Now NOTHING is on the cooktop. Lesson learned; still hate electric cooktops, Lol!

      Glad you have this same basket. Lots of good wear in them!
      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  7. I love the idea of using an old basket and this one is 5 minutes of perfect! Your entire porch is looking great Barbara. Thank you for joining in today.

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    1. Thank you, Cindy! Another fun Pinterest Challenge in the books. ;) Got many great ideas from everyone's posts.

      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  8. Just lovely, Barbara! I love how you put each type of flower in a row, instead of the 'normal' dispersing among each other! We'd love to have you link-up at Homestyle Gathering!

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    1. Hi Julie, thank you! I'd love to link up with you and I'm sorry I haven't been over much lately ~ still unpacking and now out in the yard working. :) Will stop over!

      Spring hugs to you,
      Barb :)

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  9. It's very cheerful, Barb, and I love how it looks on your door!

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    1. Thank you, Jeanie! This was a fun Pinterest Challenge and it pushed me to our front entryway spruced up. Getting to meet some of the neighbors recently as we work outside so that has been a pleasure. Good neighborhood!

      Happy spring and I hope your tulips, crocus and other spring flowers are beginning to bloom,
      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  10. Your arrangement is lovely and I really like the basket you used.

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    1. Hello Carol, thank you! I am glad that I had this basket as I had one when we were in the trailer but decided to donate it last year; it would have been perfect for this challenge. Love how your door arrangement turned out, too!

      Enjoy your spring,
      Barb :)

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  11. I just had a longaberger flashback! My good friend sold them, and I remember this fabric from hers! Great idea to use it hanging on your door for this challenge. So springy, Barbara! Isn't it nice when you have everything you need already?

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    1. Hi Lora, sorry! Just seeing your message today... I never sold Longaberger baskets but sure attended enough parties, Lol! Glad your friend enjoyed selling them ~ they are terrific baskets and have held up well. Sad to see the company now out of business. :(

      It was nice to just look into the craft stash and see what possibilities were there,
      Thank you,
      Barb :)

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  12. I still love and use Lonaberger baskets all the time. Yours looks so beautiful on your door filled with lavender and spring flowers. I am so excited to see your beautiful new entry and porch!

    So happy to join you on this challenge. Happy Spring!

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    1. Thank you, Amber, for your sweet thoughts! I still have all of my Longaberger baskets, too. My husband swiped the lavender basket years ago for holding pens in his former office. I'm looking for that as I keep unpacking to use for fresh lavender wands this year!

      Thanks again and this was a fun challenge, wasn't it?
      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  13. That's so pretty Barb! I love the quality & beauty of Longaberger baskets, and those flowers really perk it up. Love the dog statue on your front porch. How you liking the "landlubber" life now?

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    1. Florence!!! Hello! We are enjoying being back in a house but do miss the ease of life in a trailer. It is currently in storage but we need to get busy and list it for sale. We'll look for a smaller one in a few years as we do like going about and camping ~ Charles needs the rest away from work. <3

      I found that sweet lab statue at Lowe's earlier this year here in Denton, Texas. I imagine they would have them all over the country if you are looking for one? I bought it because it reminds me of Skeeter, our Golden retriever who passed in 2005; we still have his ashes. Guess it's time to bury those and just save the beautiful box. <3

      Happy spring to you!
      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  14. Barbara, what a pretty arrangement on the front door of your new home. Confession: I've never heard of a Longaberger basket, so I'm going to research that. I just know it's a really cool basket. the flowers look wonderful and I love the lavender on the side. We have a lab and I would love to have a statue like that one in our yard. Will be checking at Lowe's. Thanks for sharing.

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I appreciate your leaving me a comment, thank you!
Hugs,
Barb :)

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