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How to Make a Boxwood Wreath

Learn how to make a boxwood wreath! This natural wreath is beautiful and simple, easily made with fresh boxwood clippings.

Sometimes, less is more.

How to Make a Boxwood Wreath by @CraftivityD, small wreath, DIY Boxwood Wreath

That’s the case with this wreath that I shared during Monday’s spring entryway tour. It’s petite and delicate.

How to Make a Boxwood Wreath by @CraftivityD, small wreath, DIY Boxwood Wreath

Maybe it’s the light feeling of spring, but I wanted to do something simpler for our front door.

How to Make a Boxwood Wreath by @CraftivityD, small wreath, DIY Boxwood Wreath

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How to Make a Boxwood Wreath

#1. Collect boxwood clippings. We’ve got two boxwood plants on our porch — one plant has done wonderfully and the other struggles. I decided to grab my clippings from the sad plant, in hopes that a little pruning might help it perk up. So — if you have boxwood care tips, feel free to share.

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#2. Choose a wreath form. I didn’t have a wreath form on hand; but did have some old embroidery hoops. Since I was going for a smaller wreath, an embroidery hoop made perfect sense.

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#3. Attach clippings to the outside of the wreath form with floral wire. Overlap each end with the next clipping.

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#4. Attach clippings to the inside of the wreath form, working to hide the floral wire by continuing to overlap.

2016 Entryway Spring Tour by @CraftivityD - blue, green, mint, navy, grey, entry


Simple as that. This project only took about 30 minutes; but it would take longer to create a large wreath, of course.

What do you think? Would you hang a small wreath on your front door? I was concerned it would feel “wimpy” against the large door; but it seems to complement it nicely — like a piece of jewelry.

If you’re interested in more wreath ideas check out one of these posts, or visit my “Wreaths” board on Pinterest.

13 Spring Wreath Ideas via @CraftivityD

13 Spring Wreath Ideas

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15 Classic Wreaths from Natural Materials

Now that my front door is looking pretty — and the weather is warming up — it will be time to freshen up the porch a bit. I shared a bit of inspiration on Facebook last week, which will guide the direction I’m heading. Stay tuned {here’s an update}!

Sharing at Remodelaholic.

TwoPlusCute

Friday 29th of April 2016

It can be simple (and I like it like that) or built thick. Love it either way. Very versatile and a great idea for people trimming their boxwoods.

(And because we are trimming our yard's plant/trees, let me tell you, upcycling cuttings makes for a great project in my book.)

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Monday 2nd of May 2016

It's that time of year :)

Celeste

Friday 15th of April 2016

I just love this gorgeous little wreath, and using an embroidery hoop for the wreath form is such a genius idea! This turned out wonderfully and really makes your home look ready for spring!

Emily

Wednesday 13th of April 2016

This is so pretty, and so perfect for spring or summer!

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Thursday 14th of April 2016

Thanks, Emily! :)

Zan

Wednesday 13th of April 2016

I really love the simplicity of this wreath. I have seen them but did not know how they were made. Hopefully, your plant could catch itself back up - no ideas on how to keep them healthy!! My large wreath that I created for the door looked lovely, but I ended up using just a plain smaller wreath I picked up from Target's dollar spot last year. It is smaller but it stays and does not get knocked down from the door. So I totally agree, that sometimes "less is more".

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Thursday 14th of April 2016

I've had some that knock more than other wreaths, too. I made one last year and ended up moving it to another spot that wasn't a door. I guess it's always fun to switch things up anyway :)