boxwood wreath {a tutorial}

Last Summer, I had the chance to guest post over at one of my very favorite blogs, The Shabby Chic Cottage. I realized I never shared the tutorial here, so I wanted to do that today…enjoy!

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 Easy, inexpensive and perfect for Summer-what’s not to love about a boxwood wreath?

Supplies Needed:
Wreath form
Boxwood branches (real or faux)
Ribbon or fabric for hanging
Hot Glue

 Step 1: Gather your supplies. I really wanted a square wreath, but couldn’t find a square form anywhere. I did find, however, large sheets of styrofoam in the floral section at Hobby Lobby, and cut one down to size (12″x12″).

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I also used real boxwood branches, and my wreath lasted about a month. If you can find realistic-looking faux branches, go for it!

Step 2: Using copious amounts of hot glue (why do I feel like I use that phrase in every tutorial I write??), glue your branches to your wreath form.

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Step 3: Hang and admire!
The cool thing about this wreath is that you can easily personalize it by hanging an initial or seasonal object from it (starfish or sand dollar, perhaps?)

I hung mine using a length of burlap, but I think jute webbing, or even a linen fabric, would be fun.

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Comments

  1. ohhhhhhhh i love a boxwood wreath! The square shape is lovely and with hot glue…genius ! You could use a combo of the real and fake leaves to make it last a bit longer…just trade out the real as they start to fade with fresh!

    Cheers
    ~ Jillian
    http://www.hersplitends.com

  2. I LOVE IT! I’ve always wanted to have one of these on my door but we don’t have boxwoods to take branches from. Do the fake ones really look okay? I want to make one!

    • burlap+blueNo Gravatar says:

      I used the real ones b/c I couldn’t find fake branches that looked realistic…if you do find some, I’d love to know where!! xoxo