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How to Make a Boxwood Wreath

No glue or floral wire is required to make this chic and modern boxwood wreath.

This will be our fifth winter living in our bungalow (oh, how the time flies ūüôā ).¬† During¬†each of the previous winter seasons,¬†I’ve placed¬†a synthetic green wreath on the front door both for the convenience and longevity of it.¬† (Not to mention that our focus these past few years has been¬†on acquiring¬†essentials for the home such as furniture and appliances!) ¬†That being said, using a quality faux¬†wreath has been a quick and easy way for me to prepare the rest of the house for Christmas. And with so many¬†pretty synthetic wreaths¬†these days, it is getting to the point that it is becoming increasingly¬†difficult to¬†distinguish the real from the faux!

But now that we’ve begun to settle into the home – five seasons later ūüôā¬†– I’ve been itching to create some fresh wreaths for our front door. Despite the¬†convenience and longevity of¬†synthetic wreaths, there is nothing quite like having a fresh arrangement to¬†greet friends and family at the door.

This winter,¬†I decided to make a boxwood wreath. I’ve always adored¬†boxwood! And what’s not to love? Boxwood leaves are so lovely and delicate and yet, when grouped together, they produce a very lush, green appearance that is the perfect ‘welcome’ for a front door. But seeing that I am still a woman¬†who appreciates convenience ;), I wanted¬†to make a quick and easy boxwood wreath that would be as lush and beautiful as it is modern and minimal.

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make a boxwood wreath that is quick and easy and¬†requiring only 3 essentials materials:

How to Make a Boxwood Wreath - materials.

  • boxwood (2-3 bunches, depending on the size of the wreath)
  • grapevine wreath
  • hand pruning shears

Step 1:  Using your pruning shears, clip off random pieces measuring about 8-10 inches in length.

How to Make a Boxwood Wreath - clippings.In order to create the natural and slightly ‘deconstructed’ appearance of this particular wreath, your pieces need¬†not match too precisely in size or appearance. Some pieces can be¬†comprised of small¬†bunches of boxwood and¬†others may be¬†single strands. There’s no need to be too fussy about this process.

Step 2:  Starting from the outside edge, begin to insert each clipping between the vines of the grapevine wreath. Submerge the clipping into the wreath about 2-3 inches. This will ensure that your clippings remain secure without the use of hot glue or floral wire.

How to Make a Boxwood Wreath - insert clippings.

As you insert each clipping, be sure to angle each piece so that it lies relatively flush against the grapevine, and going in the same direction all the way around.

How to Make a Boxwood Wreath - insert clippings.

Make your way along the outside edge until you have created your first circle of boxwood.

How to Make a Boxwood Wreath - first circle.Once you’ve worked your way around the first time, do the same starting just inside the first circle.¬†Make your way around, creating a second circle,¬†then a third and a fourth, depending on the width of the grapevine.¬†¬†Do this until you’ve covered the grapevine in boxwood clippings. Be sure to finish¬†your wreath off by adding¬†clippings along the sides and the interior edges of the wreath¬†so that none of the grapevine shows through.

When you’ve completely covered your grapevine in boxwood (with the exception of the back), cut away any pieces that may appear out of place.

Now simply add a chic and elegant ribbon and hang on your front door!

How to Make a Boxwood Wreath - No glue or floral wire is required to make this chic and modern boxwood wreath.

How to Make a Boxwood Wreath - No glue or floral wire is required to make this chic and modern boxwood wreath.

No glue or floral wire is required to make this chic and modern boxwood wreath.

No glue or floral wire is required to make this chic and modern boxwood wreath.

No glue or floral wire is required to make this chic and modern boxwood wreath.

No glue or floral wire is required to make this chic and modern boxwood wreath.This boxwood wreath was quick and easy to do. It took about 20 minutes to make. If you plan on trying this yourself, spritz your wreath with water a few times a week to extend its lifespan. Boxwood is pretty hardy and, when looked after, should last at least two months, if not more.

I loved taking the time to finally add a touch of fresh greenery on our front door. It was a simple project, but with big impact!

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Every weekend, the gals at Coffee With Us 3 host a ‘link party’ featuring a diverse assortment of DIYs, crafts and recipes from some of the best bloggers from around the web.¬† They also choose to spotlight a few ‘features’ that were stand-outs. This weekend my tutorial for making this boxwood wreath was among them! I am so honoured ūüôā
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15 Comments

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    swell conditions
    December 12, 2015 at 9:12 am

    It’s beautiful!! I like boxwood wreaths the best, nothing added – just plain and simple boxwood. Thanks for your tutorial, Pinned and now I want to make one too!

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      Jelica
      December 12, 2015 at 9:46 am

      Thank you! I feel the same about boxwood. The simple beauty of the leaves speaks for itself ūüôā

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    Cynthia Weber Design
    December 12, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Simple and lovely = Simply Lovely!!

    This is a wonderful tutorial. I think people get nervous about trying to make wreaths themselves but it really isn’t that difficult and every time you look at it you smile!

    Have a fantastic Holiday season!

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      Jelica
      December 12, 2015 at 9:51 am

      I completely agree Cynthia. It did not take me long to make and the process couldn’t be simpler. A few materials and a few minutes later (about 20 or so) and it was done and ready for hanging ūüôā Thanks for stopping by!

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    Jane @SustainMyCraftHabit
    December 12, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    Love this wreath. So fresh and lush and will look great all the way through to spring. Thank you for the helpful tutorial!

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      Jelica
      December 12, 2015 at 6:07 pm

      It’s always nice to have fresh greenery on the front door – and boxwood is one of my favourites. I’ve been spritzing it with water with the intention of keeping it on the door for as long as I can ūüôā

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    Laurie @ Vin'yet Etc.
    December 14, 2015 at 5:56 am

    I LOVE boxwood wreaths, unless they are on markdown I never get myself one… now I know how to make one, thanks for sharing, it turned out beautifully! ūüôā

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      Jelica
      December 14, 2015 at 4:06 pm

      Thanks Laurie ūüôā Boxwood wreaths are definitely a favourite of mine as well ūüôā

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    Beverly
    December 17, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    I love boxwood wreaths. I wish I could have them but they are number one on my allergy list. I had to take out all of my boxwood plants. I was so sad.
    Thanks for sharing at Turn It Up Tuesday,
    Bev

    • Reply
      Jelica
      December 17, 2015 at 11:51 pm

      Hi Bev,

      That’s too bad about your allergy to boxwood plants. They are so lovely, but there are always other plants that can be made into lovely wreaths throughout the season – not to mention faux plants that are often equally as beautiful. It’s good to know that there are plenty of alternatives available to buy or create.

      I was happy to share at ‘Turn It Up Tuesday’s’ link party. So many great craft ideas!

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    Opal
    April 10, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    My brother makes pine cones wreaths sent this to him he loved it , as I do. Thanks . Opal.

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      Jelica
      April 10, 2016 at 6:46 pm

      Glad you liked it!

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    Janet long
    June 1, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    I’ve seen dried boxwood wreaths and am wondering if once the boxwood dries does it stay green or does it turn brown.

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    Katrin
    January 12, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Simply gorgeous! I love the simplicity of it and the ribbon you added is perfect for it too! There’s nothing quite like having a fresh wreath on the door!

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