Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Door Basket

I decided to keep my holiday decorations clean and simple.  I usually hang a seasonal wreath on my front door.  This year I wanted to do something different.

My inspiration came from a basket I was using in the laundry room to store clean rags and a quick trip to Home Depot.  As I was leaving the garden center I noticed a large bin filled with Christmas tree trimmings.  I asked and the store associate told me, "that's what they're there for" and to take as many as I wanted.  So filled up my shopping cart and headed home with a project in mind!

I simply arranged the clippings in the basket along with a few pine cones and berries from bush in our backyard.  I topped it off with a pretty bow.

It hangs perfectly with an over-the-door wreath hanger.

I love decorating with things you can find in your yard.

The basket is lined with plastic, so I filled it with a little water to keep it looking fresh.

Such a nice way to welcome guests into your home.

Super simple and best of all it didn't cost me a penny!

I also wanted to share my Christmas entryway.

I created a different look for my bouquet with more berries and greenery.

To keep my roses looking beautiful, I just peeled away the wilted petals.

An evergreen scented candle smells like Christmas every time we walk in the door.


I love the cluster of tiny red berries with the white roses.

Such a simple way to add a little holiday touch to your home. 



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47 comments:

  1. Brandi, I love your basket! I am headed to Home Depot today...you've inspired me! I love your beautiful roses on the entry table, as well. They look so pretty with your seasonal touches. Very pretty!

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  2. Now this is different I sure do hate seeing so many wreaths I love them but I like to see something unique and this is it

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  3. I love a Christmas Door basket and your s is lovely!!

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  4. Brandi,
    I'm with you this year. Simple and fresh. What a festive way to welcome your family and friends. The roses are an elegant touch. I'm going to take your idea and add it to my entry. The red berries add a beautiful detail.
    Merry Christmas!!
    Sharon

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  5. Love that Brandi, it's fun that it's different than the expected wreath!

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  6. I think you made the right choice going simple Brandi, this door basket is just beautiful! I love all the greens I've been seeing all around blog world but I don't know how I'll do with a baby and all the greens around! LOL! Love the rose arrangement as well. :-)

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  7. I love decorating with naturals - so pretty and simple. And I bet your front door area smells amazing!

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  8. Your little rose arrangement is beautiful! I love the berries with the white roses.

    I might copy your door basket. :)

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  9. LOVE that basket filled with greens Brandi and the pretty vignette you created in your entry!!

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  10. I love baskets on the door any time of the year and yours is especially pretty using fresh evergreens and berries!

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  11. Such a pretty welcoming arrangement! Nothing beats free. ;)
    Have a wonderful week!

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  12. Completely, gorgeous! I love the navy and white striped ribbon.

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  13. I am seriously about to run to Home Depot right now. It turned out lovely and so thrifty! I like that it is different than a traditional wreath.
    jennifer@decoratingdelirium.com

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  14. I LOVE this. I love the basket and I am loving the floral display. Both are such beauties. Great post

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  15. The berries in with the roses is gorgeous. And I love the basket on the door.

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  16. Brandi, I like them both. The roses with the red berries are oh so cute. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. The Christmas basket looks so festive and pretty, such a great idea!! Love your flowers!

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  18. That basket of greens is perfect!! And I love those pretty roses!!

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  19. So beautiful, Brandi! The basket is so festive and a lovely way to welcome anyone to your home. Wishing you a Happy and safe Holiday season!

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  20. The basket idea is lovely! And very cool about Home Depot. I will have to check them out.

    Your entry way looks wonderful as well. You need a magazine.

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  21. Brandi,

    All so beautiful. Simple and chic.

    Cheers

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  22. So pretty, Brandi! Simple is best, I think! Love the striped bow and your pretty flower arrangement. xo Karen

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  23. I love your basket arrangement for the door! Now I'm wanting to make a run to Home Depot to see if they have any trimmings left! Great job. Love the white roses dressed up with some red and green, too. Every thing looks beautiful at your house, Brandi! Merry Christmas!

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  24. Your basket was such a great idea! I like keeping my Christmas decor clean and simple as well. I will def keep this in mind for next year. I still can't get over how gorgeous your roses are...love the touch of red!

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  25. Great idea! Aren't those free Home Depot clippings wonderful? My best find this season! I added you to my blog roll today--hope that's okay :)

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  26. Beautiful Brandi and a very unique take on decorating the front door! Love the pop of orange with the berries(though I am not sure if they are actually red:-)). I wish you and your family the Merriest of Christmases my darling friend. Much love. xx

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  27. Just so pretty Brandi. I love the basket on your door. So welcoming! I have an urn on mine with the same type concept and change it out for the seasons. Nice change from a predictable wreath. I'll be showing my idea soon.

    The white roses with berries is such a special touch too.
    Wishing you and yours a special season.
    Hugs and Merry Christmas

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  28. You're a genius I tell you! I love the basket of free greenery! Its gorgeous on the front door. And the pops of red with the the roses are beautiful. Great job Brandi!

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  29. Festive simplicity at its best, Brandi. Sometimes it's just a matter of touch that creates the magic and you dear lady have got that touch!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Brandi...

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  30. Brandi the door basket is such a cute alternative...would be cute on a mailbox too!

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  31. Very pretty! Stopping over from Kelly's Korner. If you get a chance, stop by #36. Happy Holidays!

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  32. So beautiful, Brandi! The basket of greens On your door is a lovely welcome to your home and I LOVE the white roses in your foyer!

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  33. What a gorgeous basket of festive greens and a pretty flower arrangement to greet friends and family. Janice

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  34. This looks beautful, and so natural!

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  35. I love the basket wreath and your entryway looks so warm and inviting.

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  36. Okay, now I totally want to go to Home Depot to see if they have any extra trimmings! I even have a wall pocket basket thingy that I got at Dollar Tree. I'm thinking I could fill it up with some greenery and it would smell so good!! Great idea, Brandi!

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  37. oh em gee - i am so inlove with your white roses brandi and your christmas door basket looks beautiful♥

    huggies♥
    rea

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  38. Free works for me every time!!! You did great! I have a couple of door hangers that I have been wanting to use. I have one hung indoors this season, but perhaps next year will consider it for the front door. Only problem is that we have a stupid storm door to contend with. It drives me crazy!

    I really like the florals on your front entry table, too. Very pretty and perfect for the season!

    Have a very happy Christmas, Brandi!

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  39. Love your basket Brandi, it nothing is better than making something pretty that cost nothing. Your rose arrangement is very pretty too.

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  40. The baskets were a great idea. You are always so creative, Brandi. And speaking of creative, those white roses in your entryway are so chic and the addition of the berries was perfect... :

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  41. Simple and gorgeous!!! Beautiful job!

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  42. Your home looks so romantic this Christmas . . . absolutely gorgeous :) Merry Christmas
    Connie xx

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  43. The basket for your door is so beautiful. I love the natural decorations. Your entryway is quite gorgeous as well. As always, you have an eye for color and a knack for finding beauty in simplicity!

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  44. Beautiful as always!!! My evergreen wreath on my door is attracting lizards!! UGHH! And it's not even real!!!! UGGHH!!

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  45. Such a beautiful way to decorate your front door for the holidays! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

    I would love for you to share this project {and others} at my Show Me Saturday linky party. Our next party will be the first Saturday in January. Hope to see you there!
    ~ Ashley

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  46. LOVE your door basket!
    I've been looking for one for months, and can't seem to find one anywhere.
    Your Winter sprigs and berries are so festive and pretty. Thanks so much for the inspiration!
    Sending happy wishes for a great New Year!
    Hugs, Suzanne

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