Until this year, I had been completely oblivious to the awesomeness that is the boxwood shrub. Move over, evergreen, and hello to my new favorite winter wreath & garland botanical!
These little little faux boxwood wreaths are so simple to make, can be decorated & adorned in whatever way suits your fancy, and can be displayed in a dozen different ways throughout your home.
I made two wreaths to dress up the front of our TV cabinet. Since the cabinet has a rustic-y look, I loved the simplicity and natural feel of these wreaths.
I then showed my friends how to make them at my Christmas Crafternoon, with a wide range of awesomely creative results!
Stick wreath forms (I used 6″ wreaths from Michael’s that are a dollar a piece)
Boxwood Garland (pull the individual sprigs off the garland)
Green floral wire
Ribbon (and whatever other adornments your heart desires!)
Use the floral wire to attach each individual boxwood stem to your wreath form, overlapping each new piece over the previous wire-wrapped piece. I started out cutting 3 to 4 inch pieces of wire to wrap each stem, but during our crafting session we discovered it was even easier to use one long piece of wire and just wind it under the wreath to wrap each new piece.
Once you’ve filled in your wreath, add ribbon & bows, burlap bunting, and/or a loop of twine to hang it!
I think these mini wreaths are perfect to dress the backs of your chairs at a holiday dinner, or to use as adorable (and long-lasting) place cards that can double as favors!
You can win the supplies need to make two of these, plus the three other projects we did at my Christmas Crafternoon, by using the easy entry Rafflecopter giveaway linked at the bottom of this post. The giveaway ends December 8th, and then I’ll be shipping a box loaded with DIY goodies to the doorstep of the lucky winner!