I’m a few days early but I wanted to share my patriotic front door basket. This is a departure from my normal round wreath. I’m trying to think outside the box more and try different things. I sort of like the way this turned out so I guess maybe I’m on to something.
I’ve had the basket for years. It’s been hanging in my basement with plastic ivy in it just waiting for me to give it an update.
I lined the basket with Press N Seal and then stuffed it with florist foam. I stuck the flags in first. Next I put in the white flowers, then the red and finally the blue.
At this point it really needed something but I wasn’t sure exactly what. I wanted to tie it into the ivy trees in my planters but I SO didn’t want to use faux ivy. Now keep in mind I did this the day before my Ensign Kaitlyn party and I was running around like a crazy woman trying to get things done. The easiest thing I could think of was to use real ivy. I found 2 little plastic prescription bottles in our recycling bin. I punched a hole in the bottom of each one and stuffed them with dirt.
Then I plucked some ivy vines from the planters and pushed them into the bottles. I jammed the bottles into the florist foam and Wa-La…it was finished. Now all I have to do is remember to water it.
I have a little switch-up to the sitting area I’ll show you later in the week…if all goes well. I’m taking one day at a time!
Update to my post on Blogger vs. WordPress. I heard from the crazy and funny Gwen at The Bold Abode. For all you WordPress bloggers out there she is preparing a tutorial on how to install a blog roll on a page…and it updates when a new post is published. I am wildly excited. She said it won’t slow down your load time like a plug-in would. I’ll make sure and mention it when she’s got it posted.
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