4/22/09

$3 Springy Find!

I walked out to my front yard to pick some tulips and there was a gentle spring rain coming down.

It felt so fresh on my face as I bent down to cut these beautiful red tulips.

If I don't enjoy them now, I told myself, in a few days their beauty will fade.

I also love springtime because of yard sales. And last Saturday morning I snagged this lovely $3 plant hanger to put on my front patio.


This looks like a great project for someone (but not me - no time!) to make on their own.

Wrap with your favorite paper (wallpaper?)



And decoupage


Tie the color of print in with your front door


I've found that these containers are not always water-tight, so I put my tulips in a Ziploc bag and added water


And hung on my front porch


My $3 find on Saturday was perfect for spring. 

Perfect with my red front door.

And a perfect welcoming look for when our friends, family and guests come to say hello!

What's on your porch, or hanging on your front door?

Check out what Rhoda did with decoupage - brilliant!

And Sandy Toes sillouhette fun - so creative!

I love Wendy's 200th post giveaway - check out these pillows!

Look at the oil paints and frames Kelly came up with from WalMart - smart girl!

30 comments:

Betty Jo said...

What an awesome find! Your tulips, in that beautiful container looks wonderful. I'm ashamed to say, since moving into my apartment, I haven't done anything yet to my entrance. I'm still working on the inside, but eventually will get around to the outside. ♥

sarah said...

hi sandy

thanks for the invite! let me know what you had in mind

blessings

Sarah

Girl with the Curlz said...

Very cute!! I love great finds. I like the ziplock idea too. I will have to use that in the future.

Linda

kathi said...

How pretty! I'll be looking for one of those containers!

Sandy Toes said...

I have a wreath on my door with a little bird (REAL) that has made a nest in it....it almost attacked our piano teacher last week when she tried to come in....

I love what you did...it's beautiful.
sandy toe
p.s. thanks for linking me...that is sweet.

Rhonda said...

Wow! Sandy, it's beautiful. I love tulips. Your entrance looks so welcoming with your lovely flowers hanging there.

Marci said...

Looks lovely!

Betsy said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!

southerninspiration said...

That container and the red tulips were meant to co-exist!! That looks bee-u-tee-ful!!!

Suzanne

Bahama Shores Mama said...

what a beautiful nod to Earth Day! The tulips are stunning.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Thanks Sandy, for the mention! Decoupage is really fun. I love your container now. I've got to get busy with my front entrance too. Have a basket on the door,but I need a little more on the front steps. xo

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Thanks for the shout out!!

Laryssa @ Heaven In The Home said...

Great idea about lining the inside with the zip top bag. I'll have to remember that!

Sheila said...

Beautiful! So much more interesting than a flower wreath. It reminds me of a May basket.

Traci said...

I LOVE IT!!! I just can't bring myself to put a hole in my wall outside...am I strange??? Maybe I can find one of those 3M hooks...see if that might work.

Kirsty said...

Gorgeous, you have inspired me to spruce up my front porch today :)

Doug and Terrye said...

OMGoodness!!! You have tulips growing in your front yard? What a joy that must be :)

Terrye in FL

ellen b. said...

That is so pretty! Ya did good! I'm sorry to say the only thing hanging on my door in so.Ca. is a No Soliciting sign :0)

An Accomplished Woman said...

Very pretty. Never thought of putting a bag in the pot. I will also have to spruce up my front porch.

Cynthia

Maureen said...

I love the idea of hanging fresh flowers by the door. Your hanger is beautiful.

Penny said...

I have been searching for one of those containers forever. I've googled and googled to no avail. Maybe I mam using wrong search words. I did find one, but it was made out of straw and my front door isn't covered. I love your blog. I'll be back!

Kelly | Purple Lemon Designs said...

That is so clever and beautiful! This is what I did to my front door:
Pretty Door Decor on Purple Lemon DesignsThanks for the inspiration!

Kirstin said...

I want to hit yard sales. What a beautiful container..though I have a feeling it's going to take me awhile before my hubby will want anything hanging on the sides of our new house (C:

Lynne said...

Very SPRING! Love it! I'll have to remember that Ziplock bag idea!

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Love the paper you chose to cover it! And the tulips are beautiful, too!

Courtney said...

I love tulips and this is an absolutely adorable display of them!

Van said...

Loved your door deco - I have an adirondak chair, a goat cart, and some baskets on my front porch.

~nanashouse~ said...

Sandy~~
Love your find! I use the same trick for keeping the water where it belongs :-)

So...A Red Front Door~~Now you are
Tres Chic!

Miss G said...

This is wonderful! I love the ziploc idea! Thanks for that little piece of knowledge to stash! :)

It's kind of funny because my across the breezeway neighbor in our apt. bldg. has seasonally changing, beautiful wreaths, decorations, etc. My door presently has nothing. It just hasn't been a priority since we enter through the back door and I never see it/think about it and there is so much other "nest feathering" that I have been doing since we moved into our new place.

The thing that's funny though is that some of my friends who have come over at different times have commented that they thought that must be my door because it looks so much more "me" than a plain old door. :)

All in good time . . .

Kelly

Amber said...

Great idea to put your flowers in a ziploc bag. I'll have to remember that, especially for arrangments outdoors! Your wallpaper covered hanger turned out great! So colorful!