I love all the pretty wreaths on front doors this Christmas but I decided to do something different. I've always liked door baskets but they are hard to find around here. None of our craft stores carry them and I didn't want to keep looking or order online, so I thought I would try to make one on my own. I knew I wanted to do a simple display this year so I looked around for something I could turn into a door basket.
I came across this long tube like basket made out of seagrass in a thrift store. I don't know what you would do with this, except maybe put it around a pillar or something for decoration. It is really flexible and open on both ends and I thought if I could flatten it and sew it at the bottom I would have a basket I could use.
I gathered together some christmas bushes that I wanted to use inside of it and cut off about 4 inches off the top of the basket since it was too tall. I used some jute as thread and stiched the bottom of the basket closed and added gold paint.
I was a little short on time so I used one of my victorian house stamps on some canvas and attached it to the front.
I love this stamp but I'm not sure that this looks the best on this basket. So I might try something else on it or just leave it plain.
I softened this image and bit and I added two small wreaths to the pillars. I just wrapped some garland around each wreath. I decided to stay with a red and green color theme.
Just something simple and pretty for the front door to help get into the Christmas spirit!
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