Well, the time had finally arrived. I ran inside and grabbed a few wire hangers out of the closet. I collected all the dried boxwood clippings from around the house and grabbed my floral wire.
First, I bent the hanger into a circular shape and secured it with floral wire. The circle definitely wasn't perfect, but the boxwood leaves hide the imperfections.
Next, I made little bundles of clippings and secured them to the hanger, working all the way around the circle.
I'm trying to think of more to say about this, but it really was as simple as that. It took maybe 15 minutes, to secure all the clippings and arrange them so that they covered up the wire. In some spots the wire even shows, but it blends in with the green boxwood.
It was such a super simple project and almost free. The only cost would be the floral wire, which is cheap and could probably used to make 50 of these things.
They look beautiful everywhere! I wanted to hang it on by wire bed, on the hooks in my kitchen, above the tv in the built ins, over the windows in my bedroom, but, alas, I only have one. As soon as I get my hands on some more boxwood clippings I will be making a bunch more.
My husband even pointed out that it would look great as a garland. I may have to try that in my Christmas decor!
Now, go get your hands on some boxwood clippings and make a couple of these for yourself!
Browse my collection of beautiful items to spruce up a small farmhouse kitchen this fall.
I've partnered up with Lowe's Home Improvement to completely transform the outdated exterior of our nearly 100 year old home.
I don't know if I have ever been more excited to publish a post than this one right here! I can't believe the difference this project has made for the curb appeal on our 1920's bungalow farmhouse.
Learn how to make a slipcover to update an outdated bench of any size.
Did any of you 'born in the 80's' ladies ever watch a show called "Mama's Family" when you were a kid? I remember my sister and I watched it every night, around 9 P.M., before heading off to bed.
The show was about a hilarious, slightly dysfunctional, family with a quick-tempered mama.
They had a sweet little neighbor, Iola, who would pop over from time to time to present mama with one of her latest sewing projects.
See how we restored an antique door, that had been painted three times, to its original wood finish.
As far as tedious projects go, this one may have been the worst.
Wait. Actually, the time I decided that every five panel door, window, baseboard, cabinet and crown molding in this ENTIRE old house should be RE-painted from off white to bright white, that was the worst.
Discover 10 beautiful fall wreaths that are made from natural elements.
This easy pickle recipe honestly seems like a pretty sorry excuse for a blog post.
I mean really. How could anything with so few steps and ingredients ever be considered revolutionary enough to be worthy of your time, dear reader?
Well, if your garden overfloweth with cucumbers and/or you want to start incorporating more fermented vegetables into your diet, I think you will love this super simple recipe. Honestly, it has been a game changer for me with my last few cucumber harvests.
I remember a conversation a few years ago when a friend, who grew a wide variety of cut flowers in a very small space, told me why she didn't grow tomatoes and herbs. I was curious because, at the time, growing anything but vegetables seemed like efforts wasted.
I mean you can't actually eat flowers, my practical side reasoned.
It's around this time every year that I become slightly obsessed with taking pictures of the flowers from my cut garden.
I love the soft colors of the cosmos I planted, and knowing they came straight from the yard just adds to the satisfaction.
I also added in some white zinnias and mint.
The first harvest of my little beauties called for a mini summer bedroom tour.
I was noticing the other day that there there were some great ideas across the web for adding farmhouse style to an ordinary pantry.
From shiplap, to barn doors, and open shelving with printable labels, it is very possible to add character, even if you live in a plain Jane cookie cutter house.
This realization called for a roundup post of some seriously awesome ideas to give a regular old pantry farmhouse style.
I have teamed up with seven awesome bloggers to bring you some farmhouse style patriotic table ideas for the Fourth of July.
So, if you have a little gathering coming up, or you just want to do something special for your family, read on for some red, white and blue inspiration.