Good morning good morning! Thank you for all of your sweet comments on yesterday’s Christmas front porch. That spot truly is the heart of our home and we are out there daily so it is super sweet to have it decorated for Christmas. And if you want to catch up on all of the Christmas posts so far this year, you can here. Today I am sharing a quick and easy Boxwood Wreath tutorial. I can’t imagine a more classic thing than a boxwood wreath during the holidays. Or really any time of year for that matter!
If you have boxwoods in your yard (or a very nice neighbor) you are in luck because you can make these for FREE! To make mine, I just used clippings from the hedges that needed trimming back anyway, and it really didn’t take much to make these petite wreaths.
STEP 1: Collect your Supplies
- Boxwood Clippings
- Dry Cleaner Wire Hangers
- Florist Paddle Wire (I keep this in bulk in my craft stash)
STEP 2: Use pliers to form the dry cleaner hanger into a circle. I made my circle around 6 inches wide for these to hang on the back of a chair.
STEP 3: Once the hanger is a round circle, take the florist wire and wrap it loosely around the entire wreath form. This should be a little loose because you will be sticking the boxwoods in the wire.
STEP 4: Start inserting boxwood clippings in the florist wire all in the same direction. Once you have the bulk of clippings, wrap another band of florist wire around it to tighten it up.
STEP 6: Keep adding the clippings and wire until you have the fullness you want.
Add a pretty bow and you are all set. Here is mine on the back of a chair.
I think these would be really pretty on kitchen cabinets or even with three hanging all in a long row on a mirror. Mine are around two weeks old and still doing well. TIP: I purchased a large boxwood wreath from Trader Joe’s this year and they told me to mist or dunk in water to keep it looking fresh longer.