DIY: Spring Door Decor…

Today, I have a little DIY for you.  It is a colourful bouquet of tulips to adorn your front door.  I always like to have a little something on my front door.  Not only does it cheer me up when I arrive home, but it is good feng shui to have a welcoming entry.  This is a good time to sweep away any cobwebs and old leaves that have accumulated over winter, wipe down the door and frame, polish the hardware, and shake out the door mat.  Is your porch light in working order?  Are there bits in your mailbox?  We want everything fresh and ready for your handiwork.  One last little word about feng shui and your front entry.  If you do not use your front door on a regular basis…perhaps you enter your home through a mudroom or rear door; try making a habit of opening your front door regularly to let in some positive energy.

1.  Supplies needed for this project are a container to hold your flowers.  I think that my container is quite a bit smaller than the bucket in the inspiration piece.  The opening is only 3″ x 1 1/4″.  Make sure your container has a hanging method. You will also need plastic, wired flowers.  How many?  Enough to fit snugly in your chosen container.  I have five bunches in mine, and I love the overall finished effect.  You can find these inexpensive flowers at craft stores, and dollar stores.  Give the stem of one of the flowers a bend to discern if it has wire within the plastic.  Additionally, you will need some ribbon, and a pair of wire cutters.
2. The first step is to put two of your flower bunches into the container.  Gently  bend the stems of the flowers creating a fan shape.
3. Take your remaining bunches of flowers, and cut the stems off at the point where they become one.  Leave one stem attached to the main stem.
4.  Photo #4 shows a single bunch of flowers that I have nipped with the wire cutters.  Turns out the stem in the middle actually has two stems on it, which is okay too, and you can see it is still attached to the original stem, in effect creating a longer stem than the others.  Randomly insert your stems into your container.  The longer stems will go towards the back of your arrangement, and the cut stems go in the front, and sides.  When they are all in, the arrangement should feel snug.    If not, you will require more flowers, or a smaller container. Gently bend some of the flower stems slightly downward to create a softer effect.

Here is my finished spring door decor.  I tied a piece of ribbon to the wire hanging at the back of the container, and hung it on my door.  Then, I attached a large bow over the door hanger.  The ends of the bow are tucked behind the tulips.  I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and feel inspired to welcome spring into your home with a colourful flower bouquet.

Linking up with:

Jann of Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson for Share Your Cup Thursday


  • Reply amy mayen March 28, 2013 at 6:20 am

    Sue, it's fabulous! I painted my door bright red. It's really sexy…but what can I do for spring door decor?

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas March 28, 2013 at 7:12 am

    All white flowers and a black container would look fabulous on red! What colour is your home? You can take your cue from that too.

  • Reply Suzanne Carillo Style Files March 28, 2013 at 7:17 am

    What a great tutorial! Just pinned it for later reference : )


  • Reply amy mayen March 28, 2013 at 8:04 am

    My house is beige ish. I have a brick enclosed garden against the front of the house- I think your color suggestion would be perfect- even better if I added some splashes of red into the garden. Lets talk about garden fail- I haven't even cleared it out yet or planted anything. I did start some annuals inside though- but nothing in my vegetable patch out back yet either.

    P.S. I hate tulle too. 2 tips- you can serge the layers together if you have a serger- makes it much easier to work with, or- have you seen the no sew tutus? You kind of tie strips of tulle to a band of elastic. They aren't real durable though. But super cute!

  • Reply Silhouette de Femme March 28, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Thanks for sharing this oh so pretty project Sue!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas March 28, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Your home sounds pretty. Lots of time to be pottering in the garden. My excuse is that it's really a bit too early here yet.

    Thanks for the tips! On to the serger we go. I didn't use it initially because my tulle is brown and I didn't have brown serger thread. Lame-O I know.

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas March 28, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Thanks Suzanne!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas March 28, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Ah, thanks Denise. Hope you're enjoying our nice weather!

  • Reply Sacramento Amate March 28, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    What a brilliant idea, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    I must try.
    Thank you Sue.

  • Reply Emalina March 28, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    What a wonderful idea, executed beautifully. Your flowers look so gorgeous Sue! Thanks for the tip, like Sacramento I can't wait to try!

  • Reply Jan Graham-McMillen March 28, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    These remind me of May Baskets we used to make back in the Middle Ages when I was a child. Kidding aside, it's a lovely childhood memory that you brought back … haven't thought of them in years.
    Thanks, kid.

  • Reply sabine March 28, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    What a blaze of coloring, Sue! I love how you celebrate begin of spring. As I can not decorate the front door of my apartment I will buy me a large bouquet of tulips for the living room.

  • Reply Heather March 29, 2013 at 3:19 am

    Aw this is perfect! I need to make this for my grandma – she'd love it 🙂

    Pearls & Paws

  • Reply Alison @ Get Your Pretty On March 29, 2013 at 11:02 am

    That is incredibly beautiful! I love the colors in yours even better than the inspiration. My door is a dark wood so I don't know if it would pop the same way it does on your white door. So pretty!

  • Reply Shirl March 29, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Beautiful and thanks for your excellent details of how to make it.

    Happy Spring, Sue,

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas March 29, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Thanks Shirl! Happy Spring to you too!!

  • Reply Call me M March 30, 2013 at 2:59 am

    Wow! I like yours much more! Really nice result! Congrats! 🙂
    And thank you for commenting on my blog again!

  • Reply Style Sud-Est March 30, 2013 at 5:32 am

    Never seen anything so pretty!
    Then colors are wonderful

    Happy Easter Sue

    Ariane xxxx

  • Reply Sofia Donatelli March 30, 2013 at 6:50 am

    Thanks for sharing these great ideas. You have a great blog!

    If you get a sec, check out my latest post. Happy Easter!


  • Reply Flo March 30, 2013 at 10:41 am

    So pretty! I love tulips, might have to try something like this.

  • Reply Kathleen Lisson March 31, 2013 at 9:11 am

    This is a great door DIY. It's still freezing at night here, so it will have to wait until May.

  • Reply The Style Crone March 31, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    A beautiful and creative idea! Who wouldn't love to come to your door and be greeted by the colors of spring?

  • Reply Wendy April 1, 2013 at 2:02 am

    I love, love, love this!!! Everything about it from the beautiful set-up to the point you made about opening your front door to let in some positive energy. 🙂

  • Reply Jann Olson April 1, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Sue, it really turned out cute. Such a lovely welcome to Spring! I try to make my front porch and door look welcoming at all times. I always notice other people when I drive around town or even on vacation as a matter of fact. Thanks for reminding me that two of my porch lights just burned out. On my list of 'to do's'. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  • Reply Melanie April 1, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Ha ha! This is brilliant!

  • Reply trinagrandinetti April 2, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Sue, this is great! I am seriously heading out the door right after I type this to go buy my materials to make one. It's just the project I need right now. Thank you, thank you, thank you! And, I totally agree with the feng shui positive energy radiating from the front door. One more little thing, I just realized from your last post where you live, I was in your home town last week, next time I'm going to find you.

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas April 2, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    What! Oh, I'm so sorry we didn't connect. Next time for certain! Have fun with your project.

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas April 2, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Oooh, isn't it fun to check out front doors!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas April 2, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    With the flowers being plastic, I'm sure they will be fine outdoors.

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas April 2, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Aw, thanks so much for the kind comment!

  • Reply Jann Olson April 3, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Hi Sue,
    just popping back to let you know that I will be featuring you at Share Your Cup.

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas April 3, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Jann, that is so very nice!! Thank you very much!

  • Reply Kezzie April 4, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Oh Sue,this is so beautiful and makes me so happy!! Who could not fail to be in a gorgeous mood walking past your house!x

  • Reply Nora Fab April 6, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    What a colourful idea. The flowers look natural.


  • Reply Kristin huds April 10, 2013 at 3:41 am

    This is rally a good idea, creative thing you have, thanks for sharing this inspirational post..

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