Monday, September 12, 2011

Magazine Copy Cat Project!

One of my favorite bloggers, Debbie, of Debbie-Doos Blogging and Blabbing, is having a Magazine Copy Cat Party.  When she first mentioned this  party I was so excited.  My mind started thinking of all the clippings that I have saved from year's past..... What would I do??? Well, right off, I had to tell myself "Lisa, we are talking a small project - not a total room redo"!  Anyway, I finally settled on a hanging basket door decoration that I saw in a spring issue of Southern Living a year or two ago.  Obviously, because it is now fall, this will not be a literal interpretation - more of a variation of the project.  I am really pleased with the finished product.  I hope you like it! 

The overall cost was minimal  - the basket and ribbon were both bargains at Michael's.  The floral stems were on sale half-price at Hobby Lobby.  I had to purchase floral foam because this was the first time I had ever actually arranged silk flowers.  I didn't have a game plan - I just started "poking" and rearranging until I got the look I wanted. 

This is my inspiration :-)  I loved the simple design of the flowers hanging from the satin ribbon. 

OK - I am not good at remembering to take pictures while I am actually doing the project.  Just picture floral stems everywhere and me working with wire cutters. 

The finished project - It is hanging on the French doors leading to our screened porch. 
I think the fall colors look so pretty with the stained wood doors.


One final look at my Magazine Copy Cat Project.  This was a lot of fun.  I look forward to adding more pictures to my idea file and completing more "copy cat" projects in the future! 

As always, thanks for visiting!  

This week I am linking to the following: 

Debbie's Magazine Copy Cat Party @

Wow Us Wednesdays at

Open House Party Thursdays at

Inspiration Friday @

Frugal Friday @

Amaze Me Mondays @

 Door Decor Fall Linky Party @

Come join in the fun!!!


  1. very pretty.. love the fall tone flowers you used..

  2. Love your fall basket! You did a great job and it looks awesome hanging on your door.

    Enjoy your evening,

  3. OH Lisa, that is precious! I am glad the project was marginal in cost, I sure do not want anyone spending a lot of money to copy and participate LOL! I love how it looks on the did great. Thanks for joining in!~

  4. What a fun project. I love the basket and flowers. I am always saving 'stuff' and now we can join in Debbies copy cat party and make ourselves do some of these project. Good Job!

  5. This is a very pretty copy cat! Love your flowers.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. Very welcoming entry way! Love how you've decorated your basket for fall.
    Visiting from WUW.

  7. That's really pretty! I actually think the basket spilling over interprets even better in the fall for harvest time than it does for spring.

  8. Lisa love the stained wood doors,and this copy cat basket is right on gorgeous.

  9. Really pretty Fall basket. I like that it can be seen from inside the door as well.

  10. Very pretty basket! Love the colors! You did a great job!


  11. I think that is so funny that you had to talk yourself down from a room redo! We must think a lot alike. I still haven't attempted this challenge...because, I KNOW I would overthink, overdo, overspend!! You did good!

  12. I love it! Beautifully done. Found you via No Minimalist Here. Toodles, Kathryn

  13. That looks just beautiful! I may just have to copy your copy! Lol! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

  14. Hi Lisa, Your Fall basket turned out wonderful! Thank you for linking this to the open House party this week.

  15. I love your basket! Great work! I like the ribbon you used to hang the basket,


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