We got our Christmas tree the other day, and I always buy my wreath from the same vendor at the Farmer’s market each year. Normally, they will give me a discount on the tree if I also buy the wreath. I usually get a fir wreath. They are relatively inexpensive and most of the vendors have them. This year, I decided to make my own Boxwood Christmas Wreath.
We have some large boxwood bushes outside our front door that my husband loves, but they were very overgrown, so we trimmed them and I used the trimmed branches to use in this Boxwood Christmas Wreath.
It’s time to make your Own Boxwood Christmas Wreath.
(This post contains affiliate links for your crafting experience.) To make the Boxwood Christmas Wreath –you will need the following supplies:
- 12″ Metal wreath form
- 1 large 1″ gold jingle bell hanging
- 12″ of red poly cord
- Christmas Wire edged ribbon 2 1/2″
- Four Holiday Floral Picks
- 2 silk poinsettia flowers
- Lots of boxwood branches
The first step in making the Boxwood Christmas Wreath is to start with a metal wreath form. You can buy one or make it yourself if you have wire and a soldering iron. The shape should look something like this:
Cut lots of lengths of boxwood branches and insert them into the opening on the loops on the back of the wreath, then close the openings with pliers.
Overlap the branches as you go around the form to make sure the the wreath is nice and full.
When you are done you will have a nice plump boxwood wreath that is all ready to decorate.
Now comes the fun part! I love to add the finishing touches. Four floral picks, a couple of poinsettia faux flowers, a pretty big holiday bow and a hanging bell are all that is needed. First I took the bell and added some red poly cord to it. I just looped the bell over the top of the wreath and slipped it through a loop in the top of the cord.
This allowed the bell to sit in the middle of the wreath and make a pretty should when the door is opened.
Next step was to tie the wire rimmed bow to the top of the wreath. See how to make a wire rimmed bow here.
Next I started at the top of the wreath and added the two poinsettia flowers at about 2 and 10 o’clock.
Then I added two of the holiday floral picks and 3 and 9 o’clock.
Two more floral picks at 5 and 7 o’clock finished the decor!
The final step was to fluff up the bow for some volume.
My front door is decorated with the boxwood wreath. My husband’s favorite bush in our yard are the boxwood outside the front door, so it is wonderful for him to see this each night when he comes home from work.
Have you ever made your own Christmas wreath? How did your project turn out?
For more holiday inspiration, please visit my It’s Christmas Time Board on Pinterest.
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