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!!!

This post is linked to the follwing...



Somewhat Simple

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The DIY Show Off


Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

The Shabby Nest

The Thrifty Groove

French Country Cottage

Funky Junk Interiors

Sunday's Best Linky Party!


The DIY Club


  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.

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

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

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

  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. :)

  6. 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! ;)

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

  8. 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!


  9. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

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

  13. 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:

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

    XO, Aimee from ItsOverflowing.com

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


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