I absolutely LOVED it! It was one of those things that I wanted to make RIGHT THEN!
Well, I didn’t make it right then but I did make it the next night.
I posted this on facebook, “it is December 14th today, 11 days till Christmas. So you would think I would be shopping or wrapping presents, or sending Christmas cards, or doing some Christmas baking. But nope, I am trimming my bushes outside ;) Why you ask?? All for a Christmas craft! ;) Post coming soon. :)
You will need some boxwood bushes in need of trimming (or maybe ask your neighbor if you can trim their bushes )
No before picture of my bushes but mine definitely needed a haircut. I am sure that my neighbors were wondering why I chose December to do it though!
So here is what you will need:
- a pile of boxwood cuttings,
- a metal or wood wreath form (I saved this one from my real wreath I bought last year after it died)
- wire cutters or heavy duty scissors
- floral wire
- red berries, a bow – optional
- and a little white kitty trying to eat the cuttings – optional as well!
Gather up a few twigs of the boxwood greenery and wire it together – do this about 20-25 times Leave enough wire at the ends to wrap around the wreath too.
Then take each of those bundles and wrap the leftover wire around the wreath filling in all around the wreath.
Add some berry sprays, a ribbon to hang it with or a ribbon on it, and hang it up!
Mine is hanging on the inside of our front door. I have been trying to spray it with a little water every day or so. It still looks really good but the leaves are becoming dry.
I do really love it! I think I may look at Hobby Lobby for some faux boxwood and make a faux one later so I can keep to enjoy always.
But I am enjoying my FREE, real boxwood wreath for Christmas this year :)
Have you made any wreaths this year? Real or faux?