Hello friends. I hope you had a nice week. I can’t believe that May is almost over and soon we’ll be enjoying summer days.
Last weekend we celebrated Victoria Day here in Canada, marking the first unofficial long weekend of the summer and apparently it’s the weekend when Canadians do the most gardening out of the entire year. Our winters are so long that we eagerly welcome the outdoor patio season.
We did a little bit of tidying up in the backyard ourselves, and I finally planted the Lilac tree my mother in law gave me. I’m so excited to see it grow and hopefully by next year, I’ll have some beautiful blooms. That saying, ‘ to garden is to believe in tomorrow’ is so very true.
I also made this little orb topiary for the last day of Outdoor Extravaganza with my friends. Which reminds me, as this is the last week, we hope you can come back tomorrow and link up any of YOUR summer projects!
This orb was super easy to make and though it looks a little sparse right now, I’m hoping that with a little love, It will fill in nicely throughout the summer.
I headed to the Dollar Store and got two dome wire baskets. I removed the lining, chains and hooks that they hang from.
I then filled the pot with soil and placed one of the baskets over the soil. I secured the basket to the soil with some wire folded over the wire slats.
I then planted the ivy through the slats and filled the pot with more soil.
I then placed the other basket upside down over the other basket to form a sphere and secured it with some floral wire throughout the circumference of the sphere.
And there you go! Like I mentioned before, I’m hoping that as the ivy grows, I can train it to wrap around the sphere.
Thank you so much for stopping by. Please remember to come back tomorrow and link up your own project.
Here are more beautiful outdoor projects to inspire you.
DIY Mosquito Repelling Planter Box by Elliven Studio
Easy DIY Rustic Log Reclaimed Wood Garden Bench by The DIY Mommy
Kids’ Picnic Table Makeover – Fix the Rot or Just Paint it? by So Much Better with Age
Wire Orb Topiary DIY by Craftberry Bush
Farmhouse Painted Chair by Making it in the Mountains
Distressed Wood Outdoor Side Table by Satori Design for Living
Split Rail Fence by The Happy Housie