It’s the last day of March so I hope you don’t mind if I squeeze in one more Good Life Blog post from me this month!! And with Spring flowers really coming in to high bloom season, it’s truly appropriate- and stunning, I promise!
For the past couple of years, we’ve used the same “wreath” each Spring- my vintage umbrella “florist bouquet” that I posted a couple of years ago.
This year, however, I was itching for a change…
But, of course, I wanted my Spring door décor to be unique…different…and upcycled. So I headed to Goodwill for some inspiration…and with handbags right by the front door, I was immediately struck with an idea. What if I used an old straw purse / tote bag as my “wreath” and filled it with silk flowers?? This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.
There were LOTS of options for me to choose from- in different shapes and sizes. I ended up selecting a square-bottomed tote that was in GREAT shape- and I liked the variable texture on the exterior.
Now I just needed to figure out how to add flowers without having them fall over or bunching up in the corners of the bag. I needed a lightweight stabilizer that would keep the stems upright, in place, but still movable…and something that wouldn’t cause the tote to sag from the weight. See my dilemma?
After a little thought…and a *very* timely Etsy sale that required some delicate packing…I realized that environmentally-friendly, biodegradable packing peanuts would be the absolute PERFECT stabilizer inside my straw tote.
After filling my tote (about ¾ full) with packing peanuts, I headed to the craft store for some silk/fake flowers. I always find good options at Michael’s and selected some tulips (and other posies!)…perfect for Spring!
After playing around with my collection of Spring-y blossoms and stems, I ended up with this! Doesn’t it look like I just strolled through a fresh flower market, filling my tote as I went??
To hang it on my door, I hooked a loop of ribbon through a safety pin which I attached to the back of the tote. Since my door is red, I used red ribbon so it would be less conspicuous. Then, I hung it up, stepped back, and fell in l-o-v-e.
How gorgeous is that?? And all from an inexpensive, secondhand straw tote bag from Goodwill. As always, I encourage you to visit the original post, and to check out what my fellow Good Life Bloggers have been up to. Happy Spring, my friends!