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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