Bazaar Projects: Take Two-Wreath & Topiary

I have found working strictly with donated items to be quite the challenge. There’s just not an array of supplies to be had. So, it’s a good thing I’ve got a stash I can pull from if need be!

Using a donated wreath, jewelry, flowers and beads along with ribbon, lace, buttons and a little scrap of rust from my own collection, I was able to come up with this creation.



I love this glass leaf and the addition of the pearl earring.



Just a wee bit o’ rust to finish it off.


The topiary was a hanging ball made of dried rose buds. I snipped off the frayed ribbon and stuck the ball to the top of a broken finial that I painted pink (why pink? It was one of the donated paint colors.) and then touched up with some antiquing paint. I filled the terra cotta pot with some donated floral foam and added some moss to cover the foam. The polka dot ribbon adds a nice spring touch to it.

Now, I’ll be completely honest. This was actually the second attempt at the topiary. The first pot I painted bright pink (again, donated), crackled it and painted over that with a patina wash. It didn’t look so good. So I tried painting white over the patina. Then I dropped and broke the pot. 

I like this version much better, anyways.




Linking to:

Faded Charm White Wednesday

It’s Overflowing-Overflowing With Creativity

FMFPTY Treasure Hunt Thursday

No Minimalist Here Open House Party

The Vintage Farmhouse Creative Things Thursday

At the Picket Fence Inspiration Friday

Stuff and Nonsense Fridays Unfolded

Common Ground Vintage Inspiration Friday

French Country Cottage Feathered Nest Friday

Funky Junk Interiors Saturday Night Special

Too Much Time on My Hands Get Schooled Saturday


  1. Hi~~ LOving that topiary;) Great job and thanks for the idea.
    Hope you are having a great week so far

  2. Love, love, love the wreath. What creativity!!
    Mary Alice

  3. i love the rustic quality
    of the wreath
    and the chic vintage look
    of the topiary

    thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded

    i am following you via LF and FB
    and would love for you to follow back

    have a great weekend


  4. wow i love your creations! so talented and so inspiring! thanks for sharing im your newest follower!

  5. hi Shannon. Just love what you did with the wreath. You are so talented.
    Audrey Z. at Timeless Treasures

  6. So cute!! I love it!! Thanks for linking up! Just checking, did you see my Lisa Leonard giveaway yet?

    XO, Aimee

  7. You really used all of those diverse elements in a very creative way. Thanks for linking this project up with Cowgirl Up.


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