Ribbon & Sunflower Fall Door Basket
When it comes to decorating my front door for fall, my go-to decor is a traditional wreath. This year I decided I wanted to put a spin on a traditional wreath and made this whimsical fall door basket.
Here are the supplies I used:
• Wicker or Woven Basket that can be hung.
• Faux Sunflowers and Greenery. I’m using a mix of sunflowers and stems with white flower buds.
• Floral Wire
Fall Ribbons from The Ribbon Roll:
• 1 3/8” Burlap Colored Wired Edge Ribbon in Hunter Green
• 2.5” Burlap Weave Ribbon in Natural
Once I had my supplies gathered, I created 6 flower and ribbon bundles.
My first step was to cut the ribbon into different lengths:
6 -11” long pieces of the 1.5” w Albert Plaid ribbon
6 -10” pieces of the Burlap Colored Wired Edge ribbon.
6 – 14” pieces of the 2.5” w Burlap Weave Natural ribbon
Next, I cut the stems on each flower and greenery piece to approx 6” long and looped my ribbon pieces together. I formed the plaid and green burlap ribbon into a single bow and formed a large bow out of each natural ribbon piece. Then I attached sunflower stems to each ribbon bundle.
I secured everything together using my floral wire making sure to leave enough wire so I could attach the bundles to the basket.
Note: You may need to trim the stems down some more before attaching them to ribbon pieces and basket.
The last step in making my Fall Ribbon and Sunflower Door Basket was to attach the flower bundles to the basket. I placed my bundles along the left side and at the top and bottom of the right side an asymmetrical design.
Once I had all the bundles attached to the basket, I fluffed the ribbon and hung the basket on my door to welcome fall!
By Shelly Dozier-McKee