The first of my Christmas wreaths, thanks to my cousin and her boxwood bushes.
I know I could have been a little bit more creative with the ‘Joy’ sign but was running short of time with the photo shoot.
As the story goes as soon as I spotted the boxwood bushes in my cousin’s yard my mind went into overdrive thinking up ways to use it. Yeah, that’s what I like to do on a holiday break! Anyways, it is simple to make but you do need some patience. Took me about half an hour from start to finish.
Before we get into the tutorial here’s a shot of the vignette.
12″ Wire Wreath Frame – Micheals ($1.39 after using 50% off coupon)
Boxwood Sprigs – You do need about 3 big handful of sprigs in different lengths
Floral wire (not shown below) – Walmart ($1.50)
Burlap Red Ribbon for hanging – Walmart (I already had)
Craft scissors (not shown)
Total – $2.89
- Start with the longer sprigs. Take a sprig and go under the cross bar and try to fit in the end of the branch in between the concentric wires so that it is taunt. As the branches are long and thick you don’t really need a wire at this stage.
- After the first round of filling in you will end up with this.
- Step back and assess your shape. You will get a pretty good idea of how much to fill in and where to fill in the branches to make the wreath full. See how full the top right corner is? I was shooting for that level of fullness all around.
- Cut small pieces of floral wire with the craft scissors and tie the remaining branches to the wire frame as and where needed. There is really no rule to it just keep filling in the holes.
- You are done when you like how full it is!
- The burlap ribbon I had was too wide so I folded it in half to hang the wreath. It is pinned to the wall with a….wait for it, a push pin! ‘Coz that is the only thing I could find! 🙂
Almost forgot to show you the side angle shot. 😉
Do you have boxwoods in your garden? Our landscaper had suggested replacing our drab Hollys with those last year. I wasn’t too convinced back then but I’m now. Can’t wait for spring to plant my own boxwoods. At least that way I’ll have an end less supply of boxwoods for future projects. 🙂
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Looks simple and pretty. Seems like even I can do with my daughter 🙂 will try out this weekend .
Thanks Aarthi. It is really simple. Do share the after pics. I made an even simpler one that is perfect for the kids. Will post next week.
Kelly @ View Along the Way says
It’s so pretty! I love how full it is. Looks amazing on that chalkboard too!
Thanks Kelly. It was really fun to make. I’m sure going plant boxwoods n my garden next year so I have an endless supply.
Doula Training says
Looking forward to reading more. Great blog post.Truly looking forward to find out more. Much obliged.
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It’s gorgeous. I love it. So beautiful and natural! Thanks so much for sharing
Thank you. Glad to see you here Shavonda.
Awesome Vidya! simple and nice
Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage says
Boxwood is my favorite! I was too lazy to make my own so I bought my $10 boxwood wreath from Trader Joe’s!!