DIY Boxwood Square Wreath

Posted on December 17, 2013
Hi Everyone! Just one week left until Christmas! Can you believe it?! I’m getting more and more excited every day; our home is all cozy and decorated, most of my shopping is done, the Christmas ham has been bought and all of our gifts have been mailed to family and friends all around the world! Now all that’s left is some more cookie baking, gift wrapping and a trip to New York with my husband for some Christmas fun this weekend, which I cannot wait for! But before that, I wanted to share my Christmas wreath with you! I love the classic Christmas look with the traditional red and green, and wanted to make a simple wreath with some fresh greenery this year. I decided to make a boxwood one, but to give it a more modern look I made it into a square shape and kept it pretty simple with just some satin ribbon. It’s a great way to add some greenery into your home, and not just at Christmastime! If you switch out the red Christmas ribbon for a more neutral color or whatever fits with your decor, this will look beautiful all year round!
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DIY BOXWOOD SQUARE WREATH
YOU WILL NEED
Boxwood (real or fake)
Thick wire (or wire clothes hanger. Or you could use a square wreath form, or even a square picture frame!)
Thin wire (or Christmas ornament hooks)
Hot glue gun
Wire cutter & scissors
Satin Ribbon
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DIRECTIONS

1. First, begin by gathering your boxwood (I used fresh boxwood which should last for a couple of weeks! But you can use artificial boxwood that you can find at a craft store too). Then, make your square form. You can really use anything for this… a pre-made square wreath form, a square picture frame, or you can do what I did and make your own form by using some thick wire (I used a clothes hanger!) Use some hot glue if you need to secure the wire ends to hold the square form.
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2. Once you have the form, begin attaching the boxwood. Pick out little bunches of it, and secure them on using some thin wire (I used some ornament hooks which worked perfectly because they were the right length and I didn’t have to worry about cutting the wire!) Keep going until the whole wreath is covered with the boxwood.
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3. Look over the wreath and make sure that the boxwood looks even on all sides, you can fluff it up a little bit, trim some pieces or add some more where it’s needed. Then, cut a piece of ribbon to use as the wreath hanger and attach it in the back using hot glue. Make a bow and attach it to the wreath with some wire and you are ready to hang your beautiful wreath!
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Happy Crafting, Everyone!

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9 Comments

  • Reply G. December 17, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    I love the square shape! I also love the idea of using boxwood. So pretty!

    • Reply Maria December 18, 2013 at 11:00 am

      Thank you!! Glad you liked it 🙂 It was a fun project!

  • Reply Courtney Killpack December 19, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Love this pretty little wreath!

  • Reply Jillian @ Hi! It's Jilly December 19, 2013 at 11:11 am

    So cute! Thanks for the simple tutorial! 🙂

  • Reply The Quintessential Magpie December 19, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Boxwood really does make a perfect wreath! Love this! Thanks for the directions!

    xo

    Sheila

  • Reply Robin Johnson December 19, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Oh how pretty! I just love it. Thanks.

  • Reply Mrs. Jones & Co. December 21, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    This is so cute! Thank you for the tutorial!
    http://mrsjonesandco.com

  • Reply At Rivercrest Cottage December 23, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    hoping to make your wreath next year after we plant some boxwood in the planter bed.

  • Reply Kirby Carespodi December 25, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Love it!

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