So one of the first things that my bloggy friend, Thea from Time With Thea said during the initial tour of our home and garden last week was “where’s the wreath on your front door?” Oops! I had given the door a new coat of black paint, but neglected to add something colourful to the front. Time to remedy that! Here’s a quick DIY door hanger filled with geraniums = perfect for your summer entryway.
Instead of a wreath, I used a white wire half basket which quickly got spray painted in black. Since my urns and annual plantings in the front are filled with red geraniums this year, adding the faux red geraniums tied the front entry together.
Lining the basket with burlap hides the ugly oasis used to secure the flowers and foliage.
Once that was done, it was just a matter of trimming the flowers and adding them to the basket. I started with the ivy to create a base from which to add the white and red geraniums.
When choosing the faux flowers for this project, I was extra careful to make sure that the ivy was similar to the ones in the matching urns. Since they were variegated German ivy, I chose something similar.
It certainly brings the door to life with it’s colourful flowers and foliage. The beige from the burlap liner also works against the black door, don’t you think?
With Canada Day fast approaching on July 1st, I’ll be adding some more red & white with a flag or two (the flag holder is in place on the top right of the doorway). You could add some blue ribbon and a couple stars & stripes for July 4th too!
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