Easter Door Decorations with an Easter Basket Wreath

Easter Door Decorations with an Easter Basket Wreath

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, then you are all-too-familiar with my Junkin’ Journey series. In that series, I travel to towns across the South in search of wonderful treasures and shops to explore. On my most recent adventure to Durham, North Carolina, I found this hanging door basket at a quaint little thrift shop. And right away, I knew it was meant for Easter door decorations. Specifically as an Easter basket wreath!

Hanging door basket or flat back basket for upcycling into Easter door decorations

And yes. I *have* already upcycled an Easter Basket before

ribbon weaving a wicker easter basket

But, between the flat back for hanging and the quintessential Easter basket shape of this one, I couldn’t shake the idea. All I needed was some paint and a few seasonal elements to spruce it up!

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Upcycling a Hanging Door Basket as an Easter Basket Wreath

The first order of business was to give it a pastel, Easter-y makeover with some spray paint. I’ve always found that spray painting wicker is the most effective way to transform a basket.

It should be noted, however, that I used a swatch of painter’s tape to cover the maker’s signature and date on the back of the hanging door basket. That way, it wouldn’t be covered by the paint!

Spray painting a flat back basket for upcycling into an Easter Wreath DIY

After the paint dried, I gathered some blocks of flower foam to insert inside the hanging door basket.

Flower foam to go inside a hanging door basket to hold the eggs for an Easter door wreath

I used a butter knife to shape the flower foam in order to fit inside the flat back basket.

Easter grass to go in a hanging door basket for repurposing into the Easter door decorations

On top of the foam, I stuffed in handfuls of Easter grass, filling in the gaps and fully covering the foam. Then, I gathered some other Easter basket embellishments for my Easter door decorations!

Transforming a hanging door basket into an Easter wreath with eggs and bamboo skewers

Finishing an Easter Basket Wreath

Of course I wanted to add Easter eggs to the grass, but I needed to secure them. This would be a wreath, after all, and I couldn’t have eggs bouncing out every time the door opened or closed.

So, along with the eggs, I assembled my heavy-duty crafting scissors, some short bamboo skewers, and my hot glue gun.

With my crafting scissors, I cut down the skewers and hot glued them to the eggs- basically turning them into “picks” like you see at the craft stores!

Bamboo skewers attached to Easter eggs for sticking in flower foam for an Easter egg wreath

Then, I pushed my “picks” into the foam underneath the grass, holding the eggs in place!

NOW the flower foam step makes sense, right?

making an easter basket wreath

Next, I made a wreath bow with some Easter ribbon and fixed it to the top of the hanging door basket. I thought that would be the last step…

But it still needed something else!

easter door decorations from a hanging basket

A flocked bunny was the perfect finishing touch for my Easter door decorations! No Easter crafts are complete without a bunny, right?

vintage flocked bunny for Easter basket wreath

Just as I had done with the eggs before, I attached a bamboo skewer to the flocked bunny, turning him into an Easter pick that could be pushed into the floral foam.

Easter Door Decorations with a Hanging Door Basket

And that was it! My Easter basket wreath was complete and ready to hang on the door.

The flocked bunny was exactly what it needed, right?

easter basket wreath

A flat back basket is seriously meant to be upcycled into an Easter wreath. It’s the perfect shape and size, and can be transformed into an Easter basket so easily! 

easter door decorations


PLUS, today is Thrift Store Decor Team Day! Which means my upcycling pals have been working on thrift store re-do projects, as well!

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Tulip Bucket Door DécorRefresh Restyle


And if you enjoyed this upcycling idea for Easter door decorations, then you’ll love this collection of upcycling ideas for Spring Decor!

Upcycling ideas for Easter decor and Spring decor for your home

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Sarah Ramberg is the owner of Sadie Seasongoods, a website that celebrates all things secondhand. From upcycling ideas and thrifted decor to vintage-centric travel itineraries, Sadie Seasongoods is a one-stop shop for anyone who loves thrifting and approachable repurposing ideas. Sarah is also the author of “Crafting with Flannel” and has been featured in numerous media outlets and magazines.


  1. Really cute, it is fun to repurpose something into almost new with spray paint!

  2. Jenni Trimmer says

    Awwwwwww…..that’s sweet!

  3. Janice Massanelli says

    Love all your things❤️So Talented!!

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      Awww, thank you so much, Janice! I’m so sorry the commenting function gave you fits this morning.

  4. Your bunny wreath is adorable! I hate seeing all the lonely baskets at the thrift store just sitting there waiting for someone to come along and love them!

  5. Love this project. The bow is just right and oh so colorfull.

  6. Robyn Wright says

    Totally adorable! I LOVE thrift stores!

  7. Perfectly cute & updated now!

  8. What an adorable Easter Basket! I love the pink color and plaid ribbon you chose!

  9. YOU ARE FANTASTIC! This is cuteness overload – I’m obsessed.

  10. Cutest basket turned wreath – love that pink!!!

  11. What a cute project, love that color, happy Spring!

  12. I usually leave my baskets as is, but, boy, that pink sure made that basket something special! The vintage bunny made me smile! My ribbon hoard is worse than my basket hoard!

  13. Super cute wreath! Smart turning those eggs into picks!

  14. mary scott says

    It’s adorable & so clever! I have that same basket, but it’s in blue & “tan”, handmade by my aunt, so I couldn’t bear to paint over it. Will be on lookout for a similar one to do over. thanks

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      Thank you so much, Mary- and I definitely understand the desire to find a different one! 🙂

  15. Awww…that’s super cute! Love the pink basket and the fuzzy bunny.

  16. This is so adorable…and I see baskets like this at the thrift store all the time! I want to make one for my door now, too! Thank you for sharing Sarah!

  17. This is adorable – I spray paint a lot of things but never considered painting a basket – now my wheels ate turning!

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      I’ve actually never brush painted a basket- spray paint gets such good, full coverage that it can’t be beat! (unless, of course, you want a less ‘perfect’ paint job for a vintage/distressed look…)

  18. Sarah,

    Your upcycled Easter basket is sooo sweet! I love everything about it. Brilliant idea to make the picks with skewers!

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      Thanks, Gail!! I’ll be sharing your ‘before’ today because my people LOVE cheese cloche projects!!

  19. I always called them ugly wall baskets, but this is far from ugly. This is adorable!!! I will be looking at these basket with a new eye now. ?

  20. arthritis100 says

    Such a cute way to dress up the door.

  21. OMG, how cute is this project and the colours are great.

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