3.28.2013

Fresh Flowers for the Door


Last weekend we went to Round Top before most shows were open and it was amazing!  We stopped at Leftovers Antiques in Brenham a couple times and I picked up this hanging basket for the door for $18.95.  I was hoping to create something special and fresh for my door for the Easter weekend.


I love Ranunculus and Central Market had them on sale!  And I thought they'd look pretty with the aromatic Seeded Eucalyptus.


I put sandwich tupperware in the bottom of this basket to take up space.  Then I taped gallon size freezer bags, triple thick, to the top of the basket.  The tape is clear so you can't really see it.  I also took 4 strips of tape across the top to serve as a "frog" and hold the flowers up (not shown).  Then I filled the bag about halfway full with water and a little sprinkle of the flower food.  Be careful to add not too much of the food because I think it sometimes bleaches the flower petals.


I hung it on the door with the upside down Command adhesive hook still there from Valentine's Day.

Now, this is my first fresh door hanging so I had no idea how it would do outside.  The weather has been amazing here in Houston, so I think I've been lucky!  Here is a pic of Day 1:

Easter door decoration

Day 2:


Day 3:


I can't believe how well they are doing outside in a ziplock bag even if the weather is amazing.  There will be many more fresh flowers hanging on my door in the future! 


So based on these results you could hang fresh flowers on your door on Good Friday and they'd still be beautiful for Easter Sunday! (as long as it's not scorching for freezing)

4 comments:

  1. I love this! You are so creative! Thanks for always sharing your ideas with your neighbors- even the ones in California :)

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