Sunday, March 10, 2013

Spring Basket Wreath



Is it just me....or is the closeness of St. Patrick's Day and Easter this year making you crazy!? I feel like I just finished making my St. Patrick's Day wreath....and now it's already time for Easter! What's a girl to do?? Take down my St. Patrick's Day decor before St. Patrick's Day? Or wait till the day after, and then quickly put up my Easter things? Or maybe just skip Easter, altogether? (Important questions, I know...) I haven't been able to decide....so if you come to my house right now you will find St. Patrick's Day and Easter decor sharing the same wall space...I guess we're going for a both/and approach :)



And since spring has been reluctant to make an appearance around here, I really wanted to bring a bit of nature into my Easter decor. (If we can't get it outside, we'll have to bring it inside!)


I started with this plain wicker basket that was sitting on a shelf in our family room. The color and texture reminded me of a birds' nest - the perfect starting point! I strung white grosgrain ribbon across the top and tied it in a simple bow. Then I hung it on the wall....and it stayed there, empty, for about a week. (Remember...spring inspiration is hard to come by right now!) But when I saw these beautiful birds' nests in the $1 section at Target, inspiration struck instantly and the plan for my basket wreath came together.


I spread some Spanish moss across the bottom of the hanging basket (yes, it did make a mess while I was spreading it out, but it hasn't made one since!) Then I just propped the birds' nest up on the moss and...voila! Instant spring wreath.

Charming, isn't it?



Here's what you need to make your own:
  • Small rectangular wicker basket
  • Wide grosgrain ribbon - approx. 2 ft.
  • Spanish moss
  • Small birds' nest (I found mine in the Target $1 section complete with eggs, but Michael's or any craft store would have them at this time of year) 





Thanks for taking a peek inside my Lemon Tree Dwelling!
I hope you feel right at home :)
-Cathy

47 comments :

  1. This is so very cute. I really like it. With 3 eggs in the nest (one for each of the girls?), spring must be coming very soon.

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    1. Thanks!! Let's hope....before we all lose our minds!

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  2. This is beautiful. I love the nest of eggs in the square basket. The ribbon gives it such a nice soft touch. Thanks for sharing!

    Melissa
    redflycreations(dot)com

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    1. Thanks so much, Melissa! What great feedback!

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    2. Thank you so much for sharing this on our link party! I just love it!!!

      Melissa

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  3. Loooove it! Shared it on my fan page... just too cute!

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  4. Love this, and would have never thought to do this myself! Pinning this! :)

    Shandy @ Aprons 'n Pearls

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    1. Thank you Shandy! Such a nice compliment!

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  5. So Creative! Thanks for sharing...came hopping over from Nap-Time Creation Party. Have a fantastic week!
    Lizy

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    1. Thanks, Lizy! Hope you have a great week too!

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  6. What a unique idea! I pinned it to my wreath board!

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  7. Super cute! I can't believe the nest and eggs was only $1.00 ~ Great deal.
    I found you today at Salt Tree's Linky. I hope you can stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMg206
    www.vmg206.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Megin. To be fair, the nest was a $3 in the $1 section.....still a great deal but don't want to mislead! Lol :)

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  8. Super Cute Basket. I love that it's not the standard circle. :)
    Just wanted to stop in from Tuesday To Do It!

    Mandy@ The Hankful House

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    1. Thanks, Mandy! I needed a change from the standard circle, too. Glad you like it!

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  9. Hi! Found you on the Adorned from Above Blog Party and now following you. Love your Easter wreath! I love when things go together like that from what you have, minimum cost and it turns out so unique and cute! Please visit me at my blog....www.musingsofavintagejunkie.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, AnnMarie! I totally agree...using what you have so often produces great results! I will definitely come visit soon :)

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  10. So cute, thanks for sharing with us at "In and Out of the Kitchen Link Up Party". I really like this.
    Dawn

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  11. Lovely and different! You do great work Cathy!

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  12. I love this. It is so fun. The basket and the colors are fabulous! Great job!

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  13. Well now, that's just too cute!
    Jenna

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  14. Soo cute! What a clever way to display your nest.
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  15. Wow, this is so cute!! Thank you for sharing. I found your blog through the Flaunt it Friday link party, you have a great blog! I'm following along


    Meg, www.willwork4cupcakes.blogspot.com

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  16. That's so unique! You make the cutest stuff. Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

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  17. What a terrific idea - my hubby HATES wreaths - I'm going to try this instead! Joining from Shine on Friday - http://allthoseartsygirls.blogspot.com/

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  18. I love it.... i don't know how you thought of it, but it is more than adorable and definitely feature worthy!

    hugs x
    Crystelle

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  19. This is super cute! I’d love to have you come and share at Super Saturday Show & Tell today :) http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com xoxo~ Ruthie

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  20. Just too cute for words! May I steal the idea?? I am a new follower from Polka Dot Pretties & I hope you follow me too!! Blessings+

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  21. I love this... so cute for Easter! Thanks so much for coming to (link) party with me... I hope you'll come again next week to Super Saturday Show & Tell! http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com xoxo~ Ruthie

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  22. i love outta the box crafts! and this literal "box" craft is beautiful :>D

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  23. I love hanging baskets! I want to put one of these in my bathroom for towels! love it!!

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  24. Congrats! You are being featured on Made in a Day tomorrow!
    Kim

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  25. That is awesome, I love love that!

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  26. I just had to stop over from Tatertots and Jello to see this super-cute wreath. And then, of course, I had to pin it too! :)

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  27. That is so cute. Clever use of the basket as the wreath.
    Coming over from CSI Project Spring Wreath Challenge.
    Anjana @ www.happyandharried.wordpress.com

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