Boxwood is one of my favourite types of greenery to decorate with and this DIY boxwood wreath is an easy and affordable project that works for any time of year!
I love using boxwood around for adding greenery around the house at any time of year. It just always seems to look right. I have a few different preserved boxwood wreaths that I use pretty much continually, but I’m also lucky to have a few large boxwood shrubs in front of my house that I can clip from whenever I need a little extra greenery somewhere. Of course, fresh boxwood doesn’t last forever, but I do find that it keeps its bright green color for a good 3-4 months if you keep it out of direct sunlight and it tends to resist drooping as well, so it’s really convenient if you want something you don’t have to fuss with constantly. I needed a summer wreath for my side porch and I wanted something simple and green. Coincidentally, I had an empty wreath form just waiting to be used and my boxwoods needed a little haircut. It was the perfect opportunity for me to get started on this month’s Thrifty Style Team project, this DIY boxwood wreath. 🙂
Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of the post to check out all of the other thrifty style projects from the rest of the team members! I always get so much inspiration from all of the other projects shared and my project wish list usually grows considerably as I sit here with my coffee and go through all of the thrifty style ideas.
Supplies Needed for Making a DIY Boxwood Wreath
- A wire wreath form
- Some floral or craft wire that you can bend easily
- Fresh boxwood clippings
That’s it! You can see how this ends up being a very low-cost project, which is neat because preserved boxwood wreaths are typically really expensive. So this way you can get the look for next to nothing! When the color starts to fade on your wreath after a few months, just use some clippers to cut away all of the old boxwood and you can reuse the wreath form to make yet another wreath!
How to Make the Boxwood Wreath
Start out with clippings that are about 6-8″ long so they’re manageable to work with.
Place them, one by one around the outer part of your wreath from and attach them by wrapping them with little 4″-ish sections of wire.
I found it was help to wrap each section both to the form itself, as well as to the piece of clipping next to it to end up with a wreath that wasn’t too wild looking.
I tried to wrap in an inconspicuous spot as much as possible and allowed some of the branches to remain unwrapped to cover up my wire.
Repeat these steps, going around the wreath form all the way, then adding in a few more little branches wherever you think it looks a little sparse.
The Finished Boxwood Wreath
All in all, my wreath only took me about 45 minutes to make, which is probably less time than I would spend driving to the store and back to buy one!
Hang your wreath using a ribbon tied to the wreath from, or wrapped all around the wreath, depending on how much you want to show off the ribbon that you used. Enjoy the natural beauty of your clever DIY boxwood wreath for months to come!
Do you grow boxwood in your garden? It’s worth it just to be able to decorate with it! I actually just planted some more a couple of weeks ago. 🙂
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