Creations, Sunflower Door Basket

 

When I got back to the city a few days ago, I was itching to fill my house with fresh sunflowers and start transitioning my decor to late summer/early fall

 

 

 

 

I had an idea rolling around in my head for a sunflower door decoration, and decided to poke around my stash of stuff in the garage before heading to Hobby Lobby

I got out my faux sunflowers, found spools of ribbon and a shallow basket that was begging for a transformation

 

 

 

 

In no time at all I had everything I needed, no shopping necessary!

 

 

 

 

Don’t you just love creating something out of stuff you already have??

 

 

 

 

I thought about painting this creamy white, but I liked the natural look and it would stand out against my white front door

 

 

 

 

I cut the stems of these faux blooms to about 4 inches, and simply stuck them through the basket bottom

{or you can cut the blooms off the stems and glue them to the basket}

 

 

 

 

Easy Peasy!

 

 

 

 

Next I cut the ribbons I chose into varying lengths and secured the end with a thin wire

 

 

 

 

Then I took the ends of the wire and stuck them through the basket bottom right under the blooms

 

 

 

 

This is the back of the basket where you can see the stems poking through, then folded to flatten, and the twisted wires securing the ribbons.  At the top center I fashioned a wire loop for hanging the basket

 

 

 

Next came a simple bow out of the black and white ribbon

 

 

 

 

I wrapped a piece of thin wire around the knot and secured the bow through the basket back just above the ribbon tail

 

 

 

 

The whole project took maybe 20 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

This door decoration compliments my tablescape coming up this week for Celebrate & Decorate’s Late Summer Tablescape Hop

 

 

 

I know there will be lots of eye candy and inspiration every day!

 

Monday

Debbee’s Buzz | A casa di Bianca | Red Cottage Chronicles | The Little Yellow Corner Store | Sweet Pea

Tuesday

White Arrows Home | Living With Thanksgiving | Life and Linda | Everyday Living
Corner of Plaid and Paisley

Wednesday

Home is Where the Boat Is | Celebrate & Decorate | Panoply | Follow the Yellow Brick Home
The Painted Apron

Thursday

Intelligent Domestications | Sweet Sensations | Our Crafty Mom | Bluesky at Home

Friday

My Thrift Store Addiction | My Family Time | Katherine’s Corner | Zucchini Sisters | Me and My Captain

 

Have a wonderful week!

 

Psst…30% off Aug 11-12 in my Society 6 Shop here

Sunflower phone case

Phone cases are available for  iPhones 5-Xs Max, Galaxy phones 6 7 8

You can choose from slim, tough and adventure styles, also clear cases and skins  {decals that can be reused and easily switched whenever you feel like it}

Sunflower Pillow   Sunflower Tote   Sunflower Clock

 

Sunflower Tea framed print

 

 

See more in the Autumn Collection here

 

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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday  Dishing it & Digging itBetween Naps on the Porch,

Merry Monday   Make it Pretty Monday    Celebrate and Decorate,

Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck   Sweet Inspirations   Happiness is Homemade

Comments
42 Responses to “Creations, Sunflower Door Basket”
  1. Sharon Mann says:

    Hi Jenna, your creative power is awesome.

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  2. I love your transitional sunflower basket, Jenna. Sunflowers always make me smile, they are just happy! Stay cool, it is definitely going to be hot over the next few days!

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  3. thefrenchhutch says:

    Your basket is so perfect for August with it’s sunflowers. Great stash of ribbons for the finishing touch. You’ve inspired me to get busy with a fresh look for my front door for late summer. I’m sure you had fun with the late summer to fall transitioning in your home, and I’m sure your tablescape with be gorgeous. I need a better stash! Have a great Sunday.

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  4. How charming, sunflowers are the perfect thing for the dog days of summer.

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  5. Ellen says:

    How can one not smile in the presence of Sunflowers? I long ago gave up trying to grow my own, as the squirrels dug up the seeds. Numerous attempts to transplant seedlings grown indoors also met failure, as the rabbits loved them more than the available clover. I resorted to using the faux variety when the fresh ones were not available. You have given me a beautiful way to re-purpose some of the faux ones. Your watercolor sunflowers are to die for! Thank-you!

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  6. I know I have to get to the basement and find some sunflowers. Out of 4 packages of sunflower seeds, I think I have only 3-4 plants, some I’m waiting to see if they are sunflowers? Cute idea—I think I have one of those baskets somewhere to play with!

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  7. Jodi says:

    so cute! I love sunflowers! and I love that you repurposed!

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  8. Rita C. says:

    So cute, just one of many of your creative endeavors, Jenna. I am transitioning a few things here at home too, but the weather forecast is calling for the next couple of weeks to be extremely hot again. Summer’s still going strong. And my guess is further south, you’re just about to that point of late summer called hell’s front porch? Oh well, a few cool mornings here and leaves turning [from more than likely the heat and dry past few weeks] makes us ready for fall, no doubt!

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    • ha ha, haven’t heard the term “hell’s front porch” but yes it is plenty hot here, 97 today, yuk! I stay in the AC and look forward to getting back to the coast and my pool asap! Thanks Rita, stay cool!

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  9. Julie says:

    Hi Jenna, oh I love your sunflower hanging. I like sunflowers for August and September. What a great idea to use the basket too.

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  10. Shelia says:

    There must be some “collective consciousness” thing going on about sunflowers, or maybe they are just perfect for fall, as I plan to put some on my mailbox. Your door looks great!

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  11. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, your sunflower basket turned out beautiful! I love it when you already have items on hand to make something pretty for your home. I can’t wait to see your tablescape!

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  12. Cyndi Raines says:

    What a cute idea! I know fall is around the corner and it is my favorite season, but I’m holding on to summer as long as I can as this has been an exceptionally nice one for Michigan and they always go so fast!

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  13. I’m loving what you did. I just hid some new fall decor goodies I found and I’m trying to resist the urge to start putting things out. But it is getting hard especially after seeing your gorgeous door arrangement!

    Love it.

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  14. Mary says:

    Your summer sunflower basket is such a simple and pretty touch on your front door Jenna! Looking forward to joining you at the table on Wednesday. ♥

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  15. Benita says:

    What a beautiful project! I love fall and sunflowers and am so ready for that season to hit full force! it is all I can do to keep from pulling out some pumpkins right now! LOL Hugs!

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  16. Cindy Conner says:

    Oh I love sunflowers and love your project. How stinking adorable. Hugs and blessing, Cindy

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  17. Sylvia | Grace for a Gypsy says:

    Very cute sunflower door basket. Nothing says summer like sunflowers!

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  18. This is absolutely adorable. Thank you for sharing with #omhgww

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  19. Gail says:

    Shopping your home is the best way to create lovely decorative items and your sunflower basket wreath looks amazing – just perfect for Fall! Thanks for stopping by and including it in our Fall Crafts Challenge, Jenna!

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  20. marilyn1998 says:

    Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

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