Welcome to this months Pinterest Challenge hosted by Cindy from County Road 407.
Thanks Amy, this months challenge comes from Create Craft Love and is a garden hose wreath.
Honestly, I was going to use a hose my husband picked up for me a few weeks ago and decided to go in a different direction. Reason, when trying to attach the hose with the other pieces I wanted hanging from the mall hose it looked horrible and wasn’t working the way I envisioned. I mentioned this to Cindy because I didn’t want to share a project that frankly wasn’t looking pretty at all for my front door.
I’ve been using this basket on our front door for a while that I purchased from Ballard at a fantastic price.
Luckily my husband John was able to purchase Violas before this nasty virus put a stop to everything in NJ.
I wanted so badly to use them on this basket for spring. I enjoy decorating with all things French with a romantic touch.
To get the basket ready for the Violas we added a Coco liner to line the inside of the basket to keep the soil securely in place.
Once the soil was added it was heavy and I had to find something to anchor the liner to the basket. I searched my office and found a small box of Tidy Pins.
I brought several to my husband for assistance attaching them through the basket into the liner. I don’t have steady hands and he is always around to offer help. After pushing this through the basket into the liner he grabbed needle nose pliers and twisted the ends of the pins to make them tight and hold the liner into place.
As I mentioned above my vision was to add an antique piece of lace from my grandmother. No worries about it getting ruined our front door doesn’t get hit when it rains, it gets a bit damp so the lace won’t be damaged.
When trying to hang the pieces I wanted to add for this challenge that’s when the hose became an issue. We tried different methods but nothing hung correctly and it wasn’t prtty or what I envisioned.
So, taking the piece of lace I wanted to use we pushed it through a corner of the basket.
Johns steady hands helped me again to secure the next piece I wanted hanging from the lace. I wanted to add faux pearls to give the basket a romantic feel. I had to get clever and grabbed a piece of ivory ribbon and John wrapped around the pearls and tied a knot. This never would have worked without his steady hands, thank you my love!
After this step, I added the Viola plant and it was becoming the vision I had but one more snag. I wanted to hang a small crown from the lace as well. I forgot one thing, wind. When it’s windy this basket can sway and John mentioned the crown may bang and break. No, no that couldn’t happen.
So what to do? used floral wire and wrap it around the edge of the basket where it wouldn’t be visible but would hold the crown securely in place.
The end result is absolutely what I had envisioned and couldn’t be happier and as the Viola grows it’s only going to get prettier.
I hope this inspires you to think outside the box when a project your trying to recreate or create a project. Please click the link below to visit all these talented ladies!