Summer Boxwood Wreath

Posted on July 23, 2014
Good Morning, Everyone! With the summer flying by so fast, I have a quick little summer project to share with you! You could really make this wreath for any season (I made a square-shaped Christmas one last year that you can check out HERE), but I thought the white lace ribbon added a cute summery touch here! All you need are a couple of supplies and you have a sweet little wreath to pretty up your door!
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SUMMER BOXWOOD WREATH
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YOU WILL NEED
Boxwood (real of faux)
Round wreath form
Lace Ribbon (mine was about 2.5 inches wide)
Or make your own wreath form out of thick wire (like from a clothes hanger!)
Floral wire (or Christmas ornament hooks!)
Scissors & wire cutter
Hot glue gun
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DIRECTIONS
1. First, gather all your supplies. You can either use a pre-made wreath form, or you can make one out of some thick wire (like from a wire clothes hanger). Just make your circle out of the wire and twist the ends to secure them, and add some hot glue around where you twisted the wire, just to make sure the wire doesn’t move!
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2. Next, start attaching your boxwood in little bunches. Either insert those bunches into your wreath form, or if you are using a wire one, secure them onto the form in bunches with some thin floral wire, or even some Christmas ornament hooks. Make sure you wrap the wire around tight enough so the boxwood bunches don’t fall out (they may dry and shrink as the wreath hangs and you don’t want them to fall out!) Keep going around the wreath form with the small bunches of boxwood until you have filled the entire thing!
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2. Once you have filled the whole wreath, check to see that it looks nice and even. If there are pieces of boxwood that are sticking out of place, trim them, or if there are bare areas, add in a couple extra pieces of boxwood. Once you are happy with your wreath, attach your ribbon. Cut a piece of ribbon to use as the wreath hanger, then make your lace bow and attach it onto the front of the ribbon you used to hang the wreath, either with some hot glue, or with some wire.
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And here’s the Christmas Boxwood Square Wreath (with a tutorial) that I mentioned!

Happy Crafting, Everyone!
I will be linking to THESE wonderful blogs!

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8 Comments

  • Reply Cathy McInnes July 23, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    I really like this! So simple and fresh looking! Saying hello from sweet bella roos!
    Cathy @ three kids and a fish

    • Reply Maria July 24, 2014 at 10:28 am

      Thanks so much, Cathy!

  • Reply Susie Jax July 24, 2014 at 9:03 am

    I love this. I had seen one like it somewhere else and thought I have got to do one of these. Now after seeing yours I know I MUST! SO pretty! Thanks for stopping in today at homemaker-mom! I love your site and look forward to following you!

    • Reply Maria July 24, 2014 at 10:29 am

      Thanks so much, Susie! Hope you have fun making your wreath too 🙂 Have a wonderful rest of your week!

  • Reply Natasha In Oz July 26, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    That wreath looks amazing and so pretty too. You did a great job!

    My weekly Say G’Day Saturday linky party is on right now and this would be a fabulous addition. Please stop by and say g’day if you have a minute!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  • Reply Angela Paris July 29, 2014 at 9:05 am

    This is so lovely! 🙂

  • Reply S.L. Payne July 30, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Thanks so much for linking up! I love how this looks and I have a couple huge boxwood hedges that I’m going to steal cuttings from! Unfortunately, we just trimmed them back this past weekend so I can’t yet, but as soon as they grow back in, I have to do this 🙂
    -S.L. Payne, uncommongrace.net

  • Reply kristi dominguez August 1, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Love this! So fresh and easy! Thank you bunches for linking up and partying with us this week!

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