A So Simple Spring Project

We are fully into spring (finally) in Minnesota!  The trees are leafed out and everything is in bloom! I wanted to do a simple spring project 
to take advantage of all the beauty outdoors right now!

A So Simple Spring Project from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog


I started out with a thrifted wooden wall bucket/basket.  It has a flat back and bottom, so it can be hung on a door or wall, as well as set flat on a table as well. 
But you could use any type of bucket or basket for this look.

A So Simple Spring Project from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

A fresh spring green color seemed perfect for the project, so I mixed a couple of colors until it looked right, and gave the bucket a coat of paint.

A So Simple Spring Project from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

Once it was painted, I looked for containers that would fit inside.
These three small jars fit perfectly!  I filled them with water 
and went outdoors to cut apple blossom branches and lilacs!

A So Simple Spring Project from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

I love this bucket of spring pretties!
They are here for such a short time each year and I love having them indoors!

A So Simple Spring Project from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

A So Simple Spring Project from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

They smell so wonderful...

A So Simple Spring Project from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

A So Simple Spring Project from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

A So Simple Spring Project from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

A So Simple Spring Project from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

I did this arrangement asymmetrically, high to low...with the taller apple blossom branches sweeping down to draping lilacs.

A So Simple Spring Project from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

A So Simple Spring Project from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

A So Simple Spring Project from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

Until next time...

14 comments

  1. I love this project! With my favourite colour combo, that green is perfect.

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  2. Love this! I've painted other baskets, but I've never thought about painting a wood basket!

    Happy day friend!
    karianne

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  3. This is so pretty, Linda! I love the color combination. So cheery and spring-like! Glad the nice weather has finally hit your area.

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  4. That is so pretty, I love the green!

    Tania

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  5. that is THE perfect color for the basket! it wouldn't look the same in any other color. Love how you've styled the lovely flowers. just beautiful!

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  6. Linda this is great. With my MS and rain I didn't get my lilacs in the house Bummed but mine bloom two more times. Bought them in the fall

    Ci6

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    1. Thank you, Cindy! They are here so briefly...So nice your variety has multiple blooms!

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  7. Adorable and so easy!!! Now if only my lilacs would bloom!!

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  8. Simple and beautiful - and smells so good! Wish there was blogsmellavision or something like that haha ♥

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  9. I just love it, Linda---from the color of the basket to the beautiful arrangement you put together. I can't believe that you are that far ahead of us in MN. I always think of you as being as cold as, or colder, than we are here in WI. Our lilacs are still a ways away and nothing is really growing yet--although our trees are finally leafing out. xo Diana

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  10. I think it is crazy that we are less than 2 hours away and our lilacs can be so far behind yours!

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  11. Linda I absolutely love the cheerful colors in your Springtime project. It’s so creative and fresh looking. And I’m always on the lookout for a basket with a flat back but they’re hard to find around here!

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