Mar 10, 2013

Preserved Boxwood Makeover

I made this boxwood out of one that I purchased at TJMaxx several years ago.


See the topiary tree in the far right corner? It was pretty at first but it wasn't so beautiful after our move.
So I took it apart and made two small boxwoods with the green stems.
I purchased two urns from a garden store and the foam balls & vine wreaths from JoAnne's. I used liquid nails to secure the wreath to the urn and hot glue to attach the foam balls to each wreath.. Then picked each stick of boxwood leaves off the tree and placed them into my little foam balls.
I had plenty of green to go around...twice!
I will find another place for the rest of the greens. (see HERE)


Love it!
Two is better than one.
They are perfect for my covered porch.
Preserved Boxwoods require a little maintenance. I will take better care of these little beauties with a spritz of water now and then to keep them moist.
What a gorgeous day it was to craft on the porch.

40 comments :

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Holly,
So smart to re-purpose the boxwood...the urns look wonderful on your porch.

Blessings,
Linda

Carol said...

Well, aren't you clever! The new ones you created look beautiful in those urns. Love the door wreath as well!

Christine Vandormolen said...

they look great. Good thing you were able to recycle them..boxwoods are so flippin expansive, even the fake ones...

Amy Kinser said...

So smart as usual.

Love them on your front porch!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

so clever the way that you repurposed that topiary, it looks wonderful the two with the wreaths, love the new look...

Miss Char said...

Fabulous rework, I love the new look. Thanks for sharing.

chateau chic said...

The boxwood looks beautiful in your urns. Thanks for the tip for maintaining them. Didn't know I should be spritzing them once in awhile.
Mary Alice

Debra @ Common Ground said...

smart seems to be the word on this. you did a great job and love that you were able to make two of them!

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Two is always better than one my crafty friend :-)
They are adorable... and you have more to use for more projects as well. Looking at my empty urns on their pedestals... Hmmm... ideas running amok.
Here's to a great week.
Hugs, Gee
And yes! A loud YES!!! Bring on Spring. Today was beautiful... can use a week of the same.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a great way to recycle... they look fabulous!!

AntiqueChase said...

so funny to see that large cone all plucked! great recycle!

Sarah said...

They look great! You were so clever to make something new from the one you had because these are a bit pricey. I know because I recently purchased several in 3 different sizes, none of which are as large as the ones you made. I'm going to remember that I need to spritz them now and then. Thanks!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

More then ready for spring! I love what you did with the boxwoods, great idea!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That is a great idea--it looks great!

Gail said...

They look beautiful Holly!

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

They are beautiful!!! So funny... I just bought some boxwood balls yesterday only mine are baseball size and I put them in mini urns. I love the large ones, they look fantastic!
Susan

Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama said...

they look very pretty on your porch.. this is what my porch could use. Where would I look for boxwood? Hobby lobby?

Julia Terpstra said...

The two of those would cost about $200 bucks in a retail store! Awesome job. Boxwood is just about the best thing ever... next to you, of course. xoxo jules

lynn said...

oh, i love these cute urns, holly! the grapevine is a great touch, too:)

Deb Hrabik said...

So great. Boxwood anything makes me happy. Love your breaking the rules? tearing it apart and re creating!
Beautiful,
Deb

Cynthia said...

These are fantastic, what a great use and a great way to repurpose.

Cynthia

ImSoVintage said...

Love them. What a great idea.
Hugs,
Laura

Pendra said...

I bet you have trouble sleeping...cuz your mind is always thinking! Clever idea, I WANT!

reFresh reStyle said...

I will never pass up on a big faux boxwood again! Awesome :)

Holly Browning said...

Jules...boxwoods are way up there on the cool factor chart....I don't even come close, unless I start dressing more like you ;)

Holly Browning said...

I don't have rules in my craft room :) obviously!

Holly Browning said...

I paid $79.99 for the cone shape....that didn't include a pot. I thought it was a steal.

Angela Ryder said...

Great idea! I just painted a couple urns that sit on my porch today and wondered what to do with them! Thanks for the inspiration!

p.s. new to your blog.....love it!

Julian Levi said...

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Laurie said...

So clever, and so pretty! I never knew you could do this with boxwood!

chateau chic said...

Please, please come by to see my fluffy new wreath! :-)
Mary Alice

Terry Moore said...

Oh how I love the boxwood look. I think you need to sell me what you have left and call it a day!

Pieced Pastimes said...

Hi Holly,
Your repurposed boxwood is lovely! They look as if they were meant to be placed on either side of your entry door.
Thanks for linking this up to Saturday Sparks and be sure to check back Friday for the Fabulous Features.
Have a Wonderful Day,
Suzanne
Pieced Pastimes

decoratewithalittlebit.com said...

Oh my gosh! That's awesome! Love the grapevine touch too. Little Bit from www.DecorateWithaLittleBit.com p.s. I'm pinning

creatingabeautifullife.net said...

I love this idea! It's such a classic look.

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

How resourceful of you! Looks great.

the cape on the corner said...

that looks great. i've been wanting more greens outside, so i'm thinking i need to do something with boxwoods. great inspiration!

James Curtis said...

Howdy, holly. These are great place for Home and DIY decorating.
Frosted Glass

Dawn said...

Perfect, box woods are on my list to plant this year, they give to so many decorating ideas. Thanks for sharing at the Cabin.

Kate Griffin said...

Genius! I love it. I've been hunting for a boxwood style topiary for my front entry lately but can usually find only one. This gives me an idea of how I can turn one into two! Thank you.

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