Make a DIY boxwood wreath for only a few dollars using a wreath form and scissors. You’ll love this quick and easy craft. So what are you waiting for? Grab a few friends and find an overgrown boxwood. (If you like this wreath, you’ll love my $3 hydrangea wreath.)
If you think that craft night exists solely to ensure I make things that I pin on Pinterest, you would be correct.
This month, we tackled boxwood wreaths. And it may be my favorite craft night project to date. That’s a lie, I love them all.
But I really love boxwood wreaths and have wanted one (or ten) in my house for ages. But the prices keep me away. I mean, $94.95? ON SALE? I love you, you pretty little thing, but I don’t bathe in gold coins.
So, when I spotted this tutorial to make a wreath from Liz Marie Blog, I immediately shared it with our craft night group. And I shamelessly asked if anyone had a boxwood shrub we could brutalize.
Luckily, Nici did. And lucky for us, Nici invited us all over that same week to get our wreath on.
This boxwood wreath is so stinkin’ easy that I plan to make fifteen more for Christmas decorating. (I dream big, people.)
I didn’t want to spend $20 on one at the craft store, so I ended up picking up this stunner at Goodwill on half-price day. I consider it an act of charity to beautify this little wreath. I ended up paying just shy of $2 for her.
Luckily, we had backups. Disclosure: No ponytails were harmed in the making of this boxwood wreath.
Moving on. To make the wreath, just begin sticking the boxwood leaves into your grapevine wreath, working your way around and filling the front. The tutorial called for hot glue, but we didn’t need it. Which is awesome because it will make it really easy to refresh or change it up, if needed.
After working our way around the wreaths, we cut off the long branches and filled in the holes with smaller clippings. Then, we added a simple burlap bow (I bought the burlap wired ribbon from Save-On-Crafts. It’s really awesome stuff.) I also made bows for everyone else, because I’m awesome like that.
And here’s the final product on my door.
2017 Update: Because I didn’t do anything to preserve the boxwood, it only lasted a few months before it got dry and brittle. The good news – it only took a few minutes to recreate it when it was getting dried and yellow.
I decided to bring it inside in the end. I wanted to enjoy it, since we rarely use the front door.
That’s the scoop on my $2 boxwood wreath DIY project
Long live the DIY boxwood wreath! Go forth and craft!
Other DIY wreath projects – $3 hydrangea wreath.