Monday, April 14, 2014

Creating a Boxwood Outdoor Wreath

With the warmer weather,
I've made a major project of my garden.
Over late winter, we had to replace our fence
and with a pool, this is a big ordeal.
So with the replacement came a lot of
garden redesign too.
That part is nearly complete and now the fun begins
 decorating the garden.
As you may know,
my outdoor space is just another spot to  decorate for me.
An outdoor room under the sky.
So I had an idea for an outdoor boxwood wreath.
After seeing them priced on line for
90 plus dollars,
I created my own.
Here are the steps.
Starting with a wire frame from any craft shop.
And, 5 stems of boxwood~

Bending the boxwood to form the frame.

Applying the curves, laying one over the other to cover the stem.

Wiring in place as you go.

Next, I created a beachy shell nest
for the bottom.

Now it looks like this
and ready to place in my garden

But first, I added the wreath to a vintage window
for the background.

Next, I went through my stash and found a wire shelf
with hooks that I could use for a window box of sorts.
So after hanging the window to the side of my backyard side entry,
I added the window box.
With a few faux plants and a little frog friend,
it starts to shape up for a welcome outside wall display.

Here's a view from the back towards the side yard.
The spot where I've been spending a lot of time in  the garden.
See the new fence?
In another month the fence will be stained in a pretty oak color.
I think that will showcase the plantings nicely.
I'll be back to share more of the side yard next time.
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great week and see you soon.
Thank you to all new followers.
So nice to meet you!
Wishing you Southern DayDreams
Celestina Marie
just wanted to drop in again to
let you know, like many of you, blogger is
giving me many challenging moments.
Your comments are not going to my inbox, and I am
not receiving follow by email properly either.
Also my comments are now no-reply and I did
not change any settings.
Hope the glitches get fixed soon, but if you don't
see me, you know why and I will catch up with you
as quickly as I can.
Happy Monday.



Coram Deo said...

We live near the sea, so anything hanging outside would blow away. But it looks like you have the perfect spot for your beautiful wreath. That entire corner of your garden looks absolutely enchanting!

Valerie-Jael said...

This is really gorgeous, what a wonderful idea - it would have cost a fortune to buy and would not have been so nice. Your garden is looking great! Hope you have fully recovered from your dental work! Hugs, Valerie

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

What a beautiful spring look for your Window Wall! Boxwood always has a classy look. The little nest at the bottoms is so sweet.

We've finally been getting some nice warm spring weather. 73 deg right now and a chance of snow, yes snow, tonight! Gotta love Ohio weather!

Linda is still hanging in there. No sign of pain yet which is such a blessing. Lots of family drama still but Wes & his brother are getting through it.

If I don't talk to you before, Happy Resurrection Day!!
Much love & big hugs, Edie

Donna said...

I love, love, love your wreath, Celestina! Such a great idea to add the sweet eggs and shells, and the vintage window was the perfect backdrop! The wire shelf makes a great window box, too! Your fence looks great, you sure have been busy sprucing up your yard, I can see why you like spending so much time there! Let's hope Blogger fixes whatever is going on, it's driving me crazy, too! Have a great week!

Jan Hermann said...

Everything is looking so pretty - from your new fence to your decorating. I love what you did with the boxwood wreath, window and shelf - beautiful!

I can help you with the no-reply blogger...with this EZ to follow tutorial...copy and paste this Link:

Thought I'd put that in my comment, since so many are having the no reply problem!

Jan ♥

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

That turned out so wonderful! I loved the peek into your yard.

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous wreath, I love the planter box underneath too! You always have such excellent design taste. ~Diane

Unknown said...

Hi there Pretty Celestina,

Every me I visit you I am drooling. You have the prettiest things to share. I love the wreath! The display under the window is adorable. And those bunnies are so sweet. They really are. You have such good taste. I admire you my friend. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to the next visit.
Have a beautiful and happy week,
Janet's Creative Cottage

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a very pretty addition to your side yard, Celeste! I love this side area, too.

Julie Marie said...

Your wreath is so beautiful Celeste!... I just love the little nest full of eggs and seashells... your new fence looks so pretty too... so happy Spring has arrived for you... and how clever of you to make a little window box!... it's perfect with your garden tools hanging from it... enjoy your time in the garden, xoxo Julie Marie

Bente said...

Beautiful wreath, Celestina Marie.
I also love the rugs you made in the post under here. I have to try that.

Hugs from here

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your wreath is lovely! I would love to be able to hang a wreath like that outside here but it is too windy here where I live. Your yard looks fabulous already. Thanks for sharing and Happy Easter, my friend!

Blessings and hugs,

Cynthia said...

So very beautiful! I love your ideas and creations, Celestina!

farmhouse-story said...

great tutorial, and i LOVE the new fencing, celeste! sorry about the blogger problems--i get them off and on, too.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

What a pretty wreath, Celest, and I'm thinking I'll try to make one. Your side garden, with the curving path and the window and wire window box look so inviting, and your little bunnies are so pretty. laurie

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

How pretty it turned out! I love the old window idea. I have one I must do something with! Visiting from Etsy Cottage Style!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

WOW and double Wow!!!
How beautiful the Easter wreath is. I LOVE IT !!! And yours I am so sure is 10 time prettier than the ones sold. Your wreath says...I was made with love...
I also love the fence and side area.
Happy Easter Dear friend,
Marie Antoinette

cynthia lee designs said...

Oh...what a pretty wreath!! And I love the outside area were you have the wreath displayed.

Mari said...

I really love the way your wreath turned out sweetie, I also been on the look out for a boxwood wreath but just like you I find them to pricy, so this idea is perfect sweetie, thanks for sharing, yours turned out gorgeous ;-)


Old Time Cindy said...

Nice all the detailing you put into it. It's such a pretty addition to your yard!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Boxwood has such small pretty leaves and makes a beautiful wreath. I need to work in my courtyard before it gets too hot! Enjoy your week my friend. Hugs, Diane

Michele said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, You made my day. Your wreath and garden and simply everything is so beautiful. You have a very creative hand and thanks for following me.

Pearl 13.1

Jillayne said...

I love your boxwood wreath and am so glad you did a tutorial - I have a boxwood plant in the backyard and it is finally big enough that I can start picking it - this will be a wonderful first project...
And, you have a very beautiful yard - love your little treasures, especially the rabbits!

La Petite Gallery said...

It's a little late, but I have been thinking of a wreath, you inspired me. Happy Easter. Thanks

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

The wreath by itself is so pretty and charming, but adding it to that window and the "window box," put it over the top! Love it. Thank you for sharing at the party. Happy Easter! Blessings ~Deborah

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

Your wreath looks so gorgeous in your beautiful garden with the new fence and planting. Love how you have added the wreath to the old window.
Wishing you a very happy Easter dear friend.
Sending love and hugs

Unknown said...

Oh this is so pretty. I must admit I'm terrible in making wreaths.
Happy Easter!

Anonymous said...

LOVE this idea, Celeste. Beautiful.

Fluster Buster said...

I love boxwood and this is such a great way to use it. Thank you for sharing at Fluster's #CreativeMuster. I hope that you'll come back and share with us again.
Hugs, Smiles & Blessings,
Robin @ Fluster Buster

deb said...

OMG! I am in love with your wreath! It sings Spring! Of course, it may be because I'm partial to nests...nah, it's gorgeous!

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Christina, I wanted to let you know that I will be featuring this at tonight's What We Accomplished Wednesday party.
Blessings, Deborah


Thank you for sharing the how to for this beautiful wreath Celestina! Hope you had a lovely Easter.

Vintage Paint and more... said...

I have been wanting a boxwood wreath for forever now and you make it look so simple.. I think I am definitely off to the craft store to find some boxwood... thank you for sharing your tutorial... Cathy

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..