Cheap Boxwood Wreaths

DIY Boxwood Wreath

Boxwood wreaths are beautiful year round, and add a touch of freshness to any style of home decor.  Cheap boxwood wreaths are even better, because I don’t know if you’ve looked into buying a preserved one, but they can run you anywhere from $30-$150.

I also love them because they are near impossible to kill.  If, for some reason, we were no longer able to buy food at the grocery store and had to live off the land….I would not survive.  I cannot sustain plant life in my home or in my garden.  Take these daffodils for instance…

dead flowers

I won these beauties at a Bunco game.  Who knew that the person in last place gets a prize too?! Anyway, I was determined not to kill them.  I even enlisted my 5-year-old daughter to remind me to water them every day.  I don’t know where I went wrong, but until I figure it out, I have this beautiful, DIY, cheap, not-gonna-die boxwood wreath.

DIY Boxwood Wreath

You can achieve this look 2 ways

The Hanger Wreath:hanger and leaves

What You Need:

A wire hanger

Leaves  (I’ve linked the leaves I used from Michael’s, but if you have a boxwood bush, as spring approaches, please grab your pruning shears and cut some beautiful fresh leaves! You can find a tutorial to preserve your cuttings here)

circlehanger

Floral wire

What to do:

Stretch out your hanger to form a circle.

Start securing your leaves to the wire at an angle to create the desired width.  Keep securing all the way around. Repeat for  second layer.  Be sure all the leaves flow in the same direction.leaves on hanger

 

 

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The Grapevine Wreath

What You Need:

10″ grapevine  (also found at Michael’s)

Leaves

Glue Gun (or floral wire)grapevine

 

What to Do:

Start hot glueing your stems all the way around the wreath.

Make sure all the leaves are going in the same direction.  Keep glueing until the wreathgrapevine is no longer showing.  It’s really as easy as that.  Finish it off with some burlap ribbon and you are good to go.

This project cost me around 12 bucks with my Michael’s coupon.  It would be even cheaper if you have a shrub you can hack to pieces.

Enjoy!

 

Stephanie

8 comments

  1. kellee o says:

    this is JUST what my house needs! will be making a trip to michaels tmrw! thanks for the adorable idea and easy directions steph!

    • Stephanie says:

      Kellee – Yay! I’m so glad! Go with the grapevine wreath one if you are headed to Michael’s. And don’t forget your coupon (download the app if you don’t already have it!)

  2. Abbey Roney says:

    Love this tutorial! We kept our Christmas tree up undecorated until the end of February just because I loved the pop of green it provided…this wreath looks like a much better way of achieving the greenery look. Also loved the picture of the daffodils because I can totally relate!! I would not survive if I only had a garden to rely on. Keep up the awesome work. So proud of my big sister. Love you 🙂

  3. Charissa says:

    Stephanie, Congratulations on winning the Pinterest Game! I would love to include your boxwood wreath in my Frugal Gift Idea round-up, which will be published 10/26/15. Please email me if you are interested. #PinterestGame Co-host, Charissa

  4. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for entering the Pinterest Game. Congratulations on winning. This project is perfect for me because, like you, I do not have a green thumb. I particularly like the grapevine wreath. Simple but beautiful.

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