Thursday, April 11, 2019

Boxwood Bunny Wreath

Since we've shown you how to make an Easter topiary to sit beside your front door, it's should only be expected we show you how to make an Easter wreath to hang on your front door. Here's how:

We grabbed two wreaths: the first being a 14" tea leaf wreath and the other one is a 24" boxwood wreath. (Tea leaf and boxwoods are very, very similar. Once it's finished, we don't think you'll be able to see the difference.)




Next, using floral wire, we attached the small wreath to the large one.




Remember those bunny ears we used in the Easter topiary? Well, we bought another pair just for this occasion! (This time of year, bunny ears are EVERYWHERE. We found this pair at the Dollar Store.) Using floral wire, we attached the headband to the back of the 14" tea leaf wreath.





At the store, we found a white peony bush (always 40% off!) and cut off one of the flowers. (You could use a rose or dogwood bloom - they're always 40% off, too.) We attached it to the 24" boxwood wreath using floral wire.





Finally, to complete our wreath, we needed to make a bow. (We were thinking a wreath isn't a wreath without a bow, right?)









































We're finish...and it looks like someBUNNY is all dressed up for Easter! So, what do you think? Which do you prefer...the Easter topiary or the Easter wreath? Would you use them both? How would you make it different?




Thursday, March 14, 2019

Farmhouse for a Fraction

First thing's first...

ALL BASKETS AND HAMPERS ARE 50% OFF NOW THROUGH 3/24/2019

Not only that, but...

12" BOXWOOD CANDLERING* IS ONLY $4.99 NOW THROUGH 3/24/2019

**Because of the popularity of this particular item, it is nearly out of stock. We expect another shipment in June/July. Thanks for your patience.**

Knowing that, I decided to combine the two for a very easy farmhouse decor idea that even a non-designer (like myself) can do.


Take one tobacco basket. Trees n Trends has either the white or natural wood color baskets. These come in sizes small, medium, and large. I chose the middle size which is regularly $14.99, BUT it's 50% off right now.

*candle sold separately

Next, I got the 12" boxwood candlering (found in the floral department), and with two pieces of floral wire, I attached it to the basket.


Lastly, I got a set of LED micro string lights and ran it through and around the wreath. (Optional.)

THAT'S IT. 




So, total amount I spent on this project?

-Medium size white tobacco basket...............$7.49
-12" boxwood candle ring..............................$4.99
-10ft Micro LED string lights........................$7.99
-The look on your friend's face when you
  tell them you made this for around $20.......Pricele$$



Sans lights is even cheaper...less than $13!




Thursday, July 19, 2018

Christmas in July at Trees n Trends



We thought we'd jump on the bandwagon. It seems like everyone else is celebrating Christmas in July, why not Trees n Trends? And after looking over our weekly ad, I came up with the perfect way to join in with the semi-yearly festivities.




This week in our everyday ad, we have a 30" cone-shaped boxwood in a pot (item #LQB046 GR). It's made to hang on your walls (the pot is flat in the back), but I thought it'd be great to make it into a Christmas door hanger. To do this, I'll need a few things.

#1. Spray paint




I spray painted the pot gold but you have my permission to spray paint it any color you'd like. In fact, if you're feeling jolly, paint it to look like a candy cane or maybe even paint it red with a big black buckle on the front!



#2. Battery-operated lights



Starlight string lights available at Trees n Trends

Year-round, we have battery-operated micro LED lights at the store that are perfect for this very idea. I strung the lights around the boxwood and hid the battery pack behind it. 




#3. Tree Topper



Finally, I found a tree topper that I bought at the store last year that was just the right size.

Now for the big reveal...





What do you think? Would you like to try this? What would you do differently? I'd love to hear from you.




Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?


Kevin, the designer here at Trees n Trends, is fabulous! Have you seen what he can do?! His designs are over-the-top, using everything but the kitchen sink. But, he's able to coordinate all of this in a way that comes out elegant and tasteful.

I, on the other hand, am not a designer. I don't do very well integrating items that come off as pleasing to the eye. Therefore, I'm a minimalist. I like to get to the point with the fewest steps possible.

I prefaced this post with the aforementioned information so you will know that you'll probably want to add a bow here or a few sprigs of flowers there to what I'm about to show you.

What I did this time is similar to what I did in an earlier post.


Boxwood topiary


I took an ordinary boxwood topiary...


Santa hat...right now, 2/$1!

Simply Noelle scarf 

I added a scarf and Santa hat (both of which can be found at the store). Then...


Presto! Instant snowman to stand guard at your front door.

Source


But if you're needing something on a smaller scale, try this:



I took two boxwood spheres/orbs.





I sat them on top of each other in a small metal planter.





I added the same scarf and Santa hat. (Did I mention the hats are 2 for a $1?!?) Then...






VoilĂ ! Instant snowman - perfect to sit atop a mantel or as the centerpiece for your holiday table.



Source







Wednesday, November 15, 2017

One Wreath, Two Seasons

Take one pine wreath...

24" Norway wreath



Add one wooden Santa head...


16"x8"x2"



Grab a bow and throw in a few sprigs of berries, and TA-DA...








You have just created a simple, yet adorable Christmas wreath. 









But what's a girl (or boy) to do after Christmas?


Take that same pine wreath...




24" Norway wreath



This time, add a wooden snowman head...




18"x9"x1"



Grab another bow (you can use those same sprigs of berries if you want), and TA-DA...







You have now created a wreath that will last you the rest of winter. 








Hmmm...now that I take a step back, I think it's missing something. I think it needs lights. Luckily, I know where you can find some! 



LED string lights



Then I had a thought! To tie in the snowman theme, wrap our LED snowman lights around a the topiary beside your door.




LED snowman string lights





Boxwood topiary


Perfect. Now your front porch is complete until spring!