Simple and easy turquoise accented Christmas urn

As promised, here’s my urn and wreath at my city house. As you can see I went with turquoise accents on my Christmas urn, this year.  I love the way the turquoise stands out against the evergreens.

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And a close up.

Closeup of turquoise and evergreen exterior urn

It was super quick this year, I just picked up some cedar and boxwood branches from Loblaws and I used some leftover pine branches that I had brought home from the country and layered them together.  I added in the huge pinecones, which I always seem to use,  along with some birch branches.

I’ve used the turquoise bow and butterfly before and I just pulled them out of my supplies and that was it.  Quick, simple and inexpensive

I also picked up a ready made boxwood wreath and just added a few pinecones and another turquoise butterfly for a super simple DIY.

Exterior christmas wreath with turquoise accents

I love the way the turquoise and green pops against the dark brown door.  Hopefully the boxwood wreath will hold up all the winter.

Exterior urn and wreath with turquoise accents

Exterior christmas urn with turquoise accents.

If you haven’t seen my first Christmas urn I did last week for my cottage, you can see it here.

I also decided to go back and share some of my previous exterior urns and decor from years past. I think you’ll see that I stick with a pretty similar style, year and year.  And they may give you some inspiration to get yours done, if you haven’t already.

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Lisa

Spring has sprung and some news

So after being terribly embarrassed by my yellowing evergreen arrangement at my front door, I finally had some time on Sunday to make it feel like spring.  And with gorgeous temperatures of 22 degrees Celsius (unheard of here at this time of year) it was definitely time.

I went through the large tupperware container I have in the basement full of craft bits and pieces.  I found a square spring wreath that I wasn’t planning on using this year and a bunch of twigs as well.  I picked up a wicker ball and some faux forsythia and pussy willow branches and I was all set.

Here’s how it turned out.

I just placed the square wreath right on the top of the planter, it fit perfectly and with a little dab of hot glue in each corner, it shouldn’t move, I hope….  Then I placed a floral foam rectangle (to hold the twigs in place) into the small planter inside the large planter and pushed the twigs in.  The pussy willow and forsythia branches were added into the twigs and lastly, I wired the wicker ball in place and I was done.

Then, since I was on a roll, I took out the spring wreath I had found in the clearance bin at Pier 1, which I thought would be great at the cottage.

Here’s what I started with.

Pretty but a little sad.

So I gathered my supplies, from another trip to the craft bin and this time I even had a helper come along.

Here’s what we ended up with.

Much better, now it looks happy!

I’ve linked this post up to Rhoda’s Spring Door Decor Party.

Now for my news.   I am working at the Canadian Decorator’s Association (CDECA) booth this week, at their Ask a CDECArator which is held during the Ottawa Home and Garden Show. I’ll be there Thursday and Friday evening and Sunday morning, so if you are in the area, stop by and say hi!

Anyways, my news is that…. I’ll be on the Rogers Daytime Show channel 22 for a short segment during the 2 pm show (airs at 5 pm and 11 pm) to talk design and the latest trends.  Maybe I shouldn’t say anything in case I’m terrible…..ekk!

Wish me luck!