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DIY Fresh Boxwood Wreath

An easy to follow tutorial to DIY a classic, budget-friendly fresh boxwood wreath.

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DIY Boxwood Wreath

 In all of my years, I have never begun my Christmas decorating until after Thanksgiving. It is tradition.  This year is different. I feel like a kid and I can hardly wait to drag up those bins from the basement and begin decking the halls! I have a vision in my head of classic, timeless Christmas decor.  So while I am looking forward to Thanksgiving with friends and family, I can’t wait for twinkle lights, plaid ribbons, and lots of fresh greenery.

Today, I happy to share a tutorial for a wreath that is beautiful, easy to make, and very budget friendly.

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Materials

I started out with two 6-inch MDF wreath forms from Michaels, some floral wire, and my wire cutters. Fresh boxwood came from a hearty bush in my yard that needed a bit of a trim.  If you don’t have fresh boxwood in your yard, you can purchase cuttings from Etsy for around $7.  The wreath forms were $1.99 each and the wire was $2.99, but of course, I had a coupon. The ribbon I already had on hand, so this project cost just a little over $5. Not bad at all!

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Directions:

  • To make your wreath, begin by taking a branch or two of boxwood and place it on the wreath.

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  • Using the wire, leave about two inches at the end and then just wind the wire around the boxwood to secure it to the wreath form.
  • Continue to overlap the boxwood until you have completed the wreath and reached your desired fullness.

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  • Add ribbon as desired to embellish or hang the wreath.

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It took me about 40 minutes to complete two wreaths for my dining room hutch.  I used a fun red and black buffalo check ribbon from Hobby Lobby to attach them to the doors of my hutch, with a Command Strip hook.

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If you prefer, you could always use artificial boxwood so that you will have your wreath throughout the year.  These timeless beauties aren’t just for the holiday season.  They look great all year long!

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8 Comments

  1. The boxwood wreaths look beautiful on your hutch. I just love how they look. Pinning to make some! #12daysofchristmas

  2. How long should the boxwood branches be?

    1. Hi Heather! Mine were a variety of lengths…anywhere between 9-18 inches. I overlapped them to make it nice and full. I can’t wait to see pics of your wreaths! xo

  3. The fresh boxwood wreaths look beautiful! I love their simplicity. #12DaysofChristmas2018

  4. The boxwood wreath is a classic. It looks so lovely on the hutch.

  5. I just love this, Lynne!!! I have always wanted to make one! They look so beautiful hanging from your gorgeous sideboard!

  6. I’ve never made a boxwood wreath before. I didn’t realize how easy they were. Thanks for showing us how!

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