Monday, March 23, 2015

Boxwood wreath

Spring is here! Spring is here!

It has been really beautiful here in Colorado these last few weeks.  Unseasonably warm, high 60's and even some days with 70 degree weather! 

Unfortunately, I know it won't last.  April is our snowiest month but I've got my fingers crossed! 

This week I made a boxwood wreath.  Let me start with saying if you try this make sure you look for the faux on sale.  I mean really otherwise you are looking to spend $18.00 - $20.00 PER BUSH! 
The wreaths are cheap - they start at $2.00. 

You can do this, I know you can.

Okay lets start.

You will need some faux bushes.  I wanted to make two wreathes so I bought two long dark bushes; one light long bush and one short variegated bush.
I also bought 2 twig wreathes.  You can us any kind but twig is the best. 

You will need wire snips or really sturdy scissors and florist wire. 

Start by deciding which color will be your base. I chose the dark.  Next, using the wire snips, cut a length of the faux boxwood.  Also cut a very small length of florist wire.  Stick the cut end of the boxwood into the twig wreath and secure it tightly with the florist wire.
 Cut another length of boxwood and cut another small piece of wire.  Lift the 'flower' end of the boxwood and stick the new piece of boxwood underneath the first one.  Secure that piece down with small piece of wire. 
Keep going around the wreath with your base.  Next choose your accent color and lay that overtop the base, using the florist wire to secure each piece.
Continue around the wreath.  Every now and then take a step back and look at your wreath and see where you need to fill in. 
I then took a piece of twine and made a loop on the back and hung it over the mirror in my foyer.
I love it!  What do you think? 
It was really easy and I only stuck myself once with the wire. 

Thanks for stopping by.  I really appreciate it! 
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  1. Love it! Saw this over at Dragonflies and Thistles party. I like how full and kind of wild the wreath looks.

    1. Anne - Thanks! With the supplies I bought I ended up making 3 wreathes total. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you stop back soon, Victoria

  2. I'm a huge fan of boxwood. What a pretty wreath. Thanks for linking up

    1. Thanks Julia! I also love boxwood and I've got several around my house. Victoria