Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Boxwood Christmas Wreath



Hello!  I've got another wreath tutorial to share with you today!  I think this boxwood wreath might be my favorite.

This is what you will need to make your own boxwood wreath:

Boxwood clippings (I cut mine from my yard)
A wire hanger
Floral wire
Wire cutters
Ribbon (optional)

First, take your hanger and pull the bottom portion until it forms an oval.  


In order to cover the hanger, use two longer clippings together and wire them to the hanger.  Make sure to tuck the wire under the leaves so that it is not as visible.


Work your way around the hanger, making sure to keep the leaves facing the same direction so that it looks neat.  Cut the top portion off of the hanger and attach your ribbon.  You're done!


I've made quite a few of these already for our home and like the little splashes of green they add.  I'm hoping they dry well and stay green enough to keep things merry and bright all winter long!



Thank you for reading.  See you soon!

I'm linking up to:
Craftberry Bush
Design, Dining, and Diapers
Crafty, Scrappy, Happy
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29 comments:

  1. Just so gorgeous Liz....LOVE it...xo

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  2. very cute. you used a very similar method to how I made my star of bethlehem wreath this past weekend http://www.dearemmeline.blogspot.com/2012/11/star-of-bethlehem-wreath.html

    your verion is so cute and much simpler!

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  3. Beautifully simple, which is right up my alley. Love it!

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  4. This is absolutely lovely! I am thrilled to have found your blog through Craftberry Bush on Facebook. I am now your latest follower!

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  5. This is so sweet and so elegant and I honestly can't believe you made it from a coat hanger! Brilliant. Pinning :)

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  6. So simple and beautiful. This is an awesome project! I hope you will consider linking it up to the Pinworthy Projects Party over at my blog, Just Us Four.

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  7. I ADORE your wreath so so soooo much!!! Seriously so simple and beautiful! I am pinning it to our Happy Hour Link Party Feature board, thank you SO much for sharing and linking up!
    Hugs,
    Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy

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  8. I love love love this!! So simple and beautiful!! Pinning this one!

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  9. pretty, simple & elegant; found you at Happy Hour.

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  10. That is so so awesome! Looks like you bought it from pottery barn or somewhere high end! Lvoe it and I'm pinning it!

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  11. This is beautiful! Found you featured over from Happy Hour!

    Fotini

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  12. This is so simple and so elegant. I absolutely love it. Congrats on your happy hour feature. I might have to try this one for myself!

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  13. I'm back to tell you that you inspired me to make my own boxwood wreaths. I love them!

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  14. So beautiful and simple to make. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. So so so pretty, thanks so much for linking to the party and Merry Christmas !

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  16. This is so very pretty in all its simplicity! Wishing I had some boxwood growing in my yard...

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  17. So simple, but so perfectly elegant and gorgeous. I love it!

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  18. I really like that! So simple and very pretty!

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  19. Simple and lovely -- thanks for sharing!

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  20. love the simplicity. love boxwood. So glad i found you. come visit me sometime, www.besostyle.com

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  21. What a simple and yet so effective finish. Love it.

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  22. So gorgeous! I love fresh and simple Christmas greenery!

    Fantastic post!!

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  23. Very simple and elegant! I'm going to start making mine this weekend. Thanks for posting! Merry Christmas!

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  24. What a clever ideas! These were so easy to make and loved that I could make a little homemade gift for family members.

    Happy holidays,
    Anne Walker
    Christmas wreath ideas

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