A free boxwood Christmas wreath

So the other day I was browsing Pinterest and came across this boxwood wreath made by Michelle at Sweet Something Designs.

I absolutely LOVED it! Smile  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. Winking smile

I posted this on facebook, β€œit 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 πŸ˜‰ Why you ask?? All for a Christmas craft! πŸ˜‰ Post coming soon. πŸ™‚

You will need some boxwood bushes in need of trimming (or maybe ask your neighbor if you can trim their bushes Winking smile)

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!

Fresh Boxwood wreath

Gather up a few twigs of the boxwood greenery and wire it together – do this about 20-25 times Smile  Leave enough wire at the ends to wrap around the wreath too.

Fresh Boxwood wreath

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! Smile

Fresh Boxwood wreath

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. Sad smile

Fresh Boxwood wreath

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. Smile

But I am enjoying my FREE, real boxwood wreath for Christmas this year πŸ™‚

Fresh Boxwood wreath

Have you made any wreaths this year?  Real or faux? 

{cj}

Comments

  1. Love your wreath! I’ve been noticing the real wreaths around town, and they are so pretty. I just mourn the fact that they don’t stay fresh very long. πŸ™ Maybe next year I’ll attempt to make one….this year’s was artificial, but I still had fun.

  2. Beautiful!!! Love it!! Does it add a fun fresh scent too? I agree… need a faux one too you can keep!

    • Christina says:

      No, no scent that I can detect – although I haven’t been able to smell for going on 2 weeks πŸ™

      It is a little dry and crispy now but still green so going to try to use it into January.

  3. To preserve your wreath: After you cut the stem, lightly pound the ends with a hammer and then place them in a vase or bucket containing a solution made from 2 parts water and 1 part Vegetable glycerin. This should keep them fresh for up to 2 weeks.

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