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…
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.
You can achieve this look 2 ways
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)
What to do:
Stretch out your hanger to form a circle.
The Grapevine Wreath
What You Need:
10″ grapevine (also found at Michael’s)
Glue Gun (or floral wire)
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 grapevine 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.