By now, I'm sure most of us have the inside of our homes pretty much completed, so outdoor decor is next on the list. I showed you how to make your own Magnolia Leaf Wreath, so now I want to show you how to make your own boxwood wreath.
The supplies are really basic; wire (18 gauge), heavy duty scissors, 12" craft wreath (Michael's) and boxwood (I harvested from the yard) This is the first time I have used these craft rings for a wreath. If you remember my chain link dresser, this is the type of wreath I used for that project. I had a few left over and thought, what the heck, I'll try to use it for what it was intended for, a wreath. :)
However, if you make this and want to hang it outdoors, I recommend a wire or grapevine wreath, this craft ring is not intended for rain.
Once you've collected enough boxwood, cut them short and gather into a bundle. Use wire to wrap around the end and tighten.
Be sure to use a long enough length of wire to get around the craft ring too. The ring has these convenient little holes and I wired right through those first. The holes allowed for even distribution, and then I went back and filled in with more bunches.
Once I was done and it was full enough, I decided to add red berries and a small bow. Of course you could leave it plain or use different ribbon, the boxwood is perfect for just about any look.
I love how the berries look sprinkled in among the boxwood, it just says tradition to me.
I would like to mention that I like my boxwood a little 'wild' looking, if you want yours to be a little more tailored, just cut the boxwood stems shorter and create tighter bunches.
I created this wreath in under 30 minutes, much, much quicker than the magnolia wreath! Wouldn't these look fantastic on windows? I'm hoping it will last through the New Year.