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Spring, to me, has always represented a season of renewal. I love using the opportunity to refresh things in my home, both inside and out.
This year, I decided to take on a project that I wanted to do for quite some time. I’ve always loved seeing flower buckets and pitchers hanging on front doors in the place of wreaths. I went searching high and low to find just the right fit for my front door. I created this front door floral pitcher with a bit of imagination with my favorite spring flower (tulips) that took less than an hour.
Here is what you’ll need to create your own:
Floral half pitcher or bucket – I found this one at Hobby Lobby. They had several other options as well in their spring section.
Silk Flowers – I love Tulips because they represent spring for me. I found a beautiful array of colors Michaels on sale in their spring floral section. I used 4 bunches. The dimensions of the bunches I used were 19.5″ x 10″ x 4.5.”
Spray Paint – I wanted something to pop on my front door, so I went with a meadow green color. Make sure you select a spray paint that will work well on your pitcher or bucket’s specific material. I chose this one from Home Depot.
Thick Jute Rope – I had a nice thick rope leftover from another project that fit inside the holes of the back of my pitcher perfectly. I found it at Hobby Lobby, and it’s 3/8” thick.
- Remove all tags from your pitcher or bucket and silk floral stems.
- Spray paint the front of your pitcher, wait 15-20 min to dry, and then spray the back. Wait another 15-20 min and then lay it flat on its back and spraypaint the bottom and inside where your flowers go. Once thoroughly coated, repeat the process with an additional coat. Let stand to dry for at least 1 hour.
- Take your rope and begin threading it through the two holes in your pitcher. (If what you are using does not have holes, you will need to create some with a drill bit that can cut through metal). Once your rope is long enough to have an appropriate hang length from your door hook (mine had about 12 inches of hang -so a 30-inch length of rope), then tie it in a knot at the top.
- Stuff bunches of tulips into the pitcher. If you use the exact ones I purchased from Michaels, they will fit into the pitcher and not need to be cut. (If you are using different bunches or different flowers, you’ll need to measure them against the bucket by taking one bunch, placing it in the pitcher to determine the length to cut off. Use wire cutters or floral scissors to cut each bunch down to the appropriate height so that the tulips meet at the top of the pitcher, not showing very much of the stems.)
- Hang on your front door. *pro tip, if you are using a pitcher or bucket that feels a little light, place a few rocks into the bottom so that it doesn’t swing or rock when you open and close your front door.
I hope your door bouquet helps you welcome spring into your home! I would love to know how your project turns out. If you have any questions or comments on this project, please drop them below or visit my contact page with questions!