Learn how to make a vintage-looking basket wreath to welcome guests in style. This easy project takes less than 30 minutes to complete.
Just gather your supplies and choose your favorite blooms, such as lavender or hydrangeas. Plant, hang and enjoy. See below for detailed instructions.
How to Make a Basket Wreath:
- 2 florist foam blocks available at craft stores
- Plastic bag, such as a grocery bag
- Chalkboard sign available at craft stores
- Chalk, chalk marker or paint pen
- Hydrangea, lavender or other flowers and herbs
- Floral snips
- Floral wire
- Gardening gloves
- Soil scoop
- Potting soil
- Optional: Decorative moss
- Wreath hanger or command hook
Steps for making a basket wreath
1. Insert plastic bag
Place a plastic bag inside the basket. The plastic bag is going to protect the basket from moisture so it wears longer. It also helps keep any soil inside the basket if directly planting flowers or herbs inside.
2. Place floral blocks
Put two florist foam blocks inside the basket. If you’re using cut stems for hydrangeas, soak the florist foam blocks in water for 5 minutes first. If you’re planting flowers or lavender instead, just use these as filler.
3. Write message on sign
Using chalk, chalk marker or paint pen (which is permanent), write out your message on the chalkboard sign. Your sign could say something such as, “welcome” or “let’s celebrate,” whichever message you like best.
4. Attach sign
To get started, we use a chalkboard sign with a sisal twine hanger attached and we cut it at the midpoint where it hangs. To attach the chalkboard sign, cut two pieces of 2-inch floral wire with your floral snips.
Next, fold the floral wire pieces in half and wrap them on the ends of freshly cut twine. Now thread each piece through the basket inside and remove the floral wire. To finish, tie the sisal pieces together and knot tightly. Make sure your sign hangs evenly on the outside of the basket.
5. Plant flowers
Wearing your gardening gloves, plant the lavender inside the basket. Fill the planter with extra potting soil. Tuck in decorative moss.
You could also cut hydrangea stems from your yard. If you do, first soak the floral foam blocks in water for several minutes. Then, stick the cut stems inside the water-soaked blocks so the stems stay fresh for several days.
You could also use other cut stems from your yard or plant other flowers. This project is super versatile.
6. Hang up and enjoy
When you’re done planting, just hang up your basket using a wreath hanger or command hook. Enjoy!