11/15/11

Holiday Centerpiece Made from an Old Window Box

Last spring I picked up this little window box at a yard sale for $2...I thought at the time I paid about a dollar more than it was worth.




So I hung on to it not sure what I was going to do with the thing and then, like a bolt of lightening, inspiration hit me!




I needed to keep the cost down and I really wanted to use natural materials so what better place to look than my own backyard.



I used the branches from a Chinese maple that had come down in a recent storm and spray painted them white. Then I used dry hydrangea from our neighbor's yard (I did ask first) and sprayed them gold and silver. I purchased 4 branches of berries at a local craft store for $1 each. The silver trees I already had and I made the bow from some old ribbon. And as a final touch I added an applique to the front of the box just to jazz it up a little.





Some snipped greens from a pine tree in the backyard is used for filler and ta-da...my completed centerpiece!!!


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18 comments:

  1. Hi Barbara! that is so pretty. I love how full it is and that you made it from something old. Thanks so much for joining my newbie party.

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  2. How beautiful! I would never have thought about using a window box inside, what a great idea! I'm now a follower!

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  3. Barbara, You turned an ugly duckling into a swan. Your centerpiece is so pretty and I like the natural elements.
    Babs

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  4. this is beautiful:D visiting from newbie party.

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  5. Beautiful arrangement! I have painted some dried hydrangeas bronze, and had silver on the to do list - thanks for the motivation to get on that - yours are gorgeous! Your newest follower. :)

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  6. This is super creative..I love it.. Very inspirational blog you have here.. So much creativity.. Officially following ya with smiles.. I'm Marilyn and will love for you to stop in sometime.. I have a Pin'Inspirational party happening right now I'd LOVE for you to link this to please..? TY so much.. Wishing you a great start to your weekend.. http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/pininspirational-thursday.html

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  7. It's gorgeous! Last year I filled an antique chicken feeder. Amazing how old things can be new and pretty! Thanks so much for linking to the Holiday Highlights party! ;)

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  8. Hi Barbara, I sa you featured over at Debbie's -Your arrangement is beautiful. Your blog header is so welcoming and pretty too.

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  9. Beautiful! Very creative to make something so nice from "found" items. I've always loved window boxes.

    I stopped by from Debbiedoo's and so glad to find your blog. I'm a new follower. Stop by and say hi when you can!

    Pat

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  10. A window box always gets my attention! You did a great job, I wouldn't even have known they were the same. Your natural elements really bring it to another level. Wishing you a Happy thanksgiving. Thanks so much for sharing at Sunday's Best! Now following!

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  11. Hi Barbara! It's nice to meet a NJ blogger! :) Gorgeous centerpiece! I love that you filled it with some items from your yard! I love decorating that way too!

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  12. Gorgeous~thanks for sharing it at Feathered Nest Friday! The party is up early this week on Wednesday evening because of the Holiday- hope to see you there!

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  13. What a beautiful, natural arrangement! Thanks for sharing at Sunday's Best =)

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  14. This looks GREAT. I need to find myself one of those!!! I'd love for you to plan on linking to our 8 Blog Party going on over the next two weeks.

    Here's a link to the post about it:
    http://www.itsoverflowing.com/2011/12/8-fantastic-bloggers.html

    I'd LOVE to have your beautiful posts a part of our parties!!!

    XO, Aimee from ItsOverflowing.com

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  15. So very pretty and a great repurpose too! I love all that gold - so festive.

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