Boxwood wreath greenery is extremely popular in today’s designer homes. If you’ve seen any of the latest trending interior design magazines and design blogs you have seen the boxwood plant is very popular. From topiaries to a boxwood wreath, this plant is durable and looks beautiful! Boxwood is easy to work with and many homeowners use it to make door wreaths. Its leaves are delicate and lovely and when grouped together produce a plush green look that brightens up a front door.
How to Make an Outdoor Boxwood Wreath
Image via: Etsy – Lovely Wreath Decor… Boxwood Wreath idea
Image via: Shopify
Target has a similar boxwood wreath here
You Can Display Your Outdoor Wreaths Inside or Out
Outdoor wreaths are versatile as you can place them anywhere – on doors, windows, walls, and even covered outdoor locations. They look stylish all year round and personalize a home in a way no other thing can. DIY wreaths are beautiful and minimalistic. Here’s how you can make yours.
Boxwood Wreath Materials:
Grapevine wreath or styrofoam wreath with hot glue gun
Boxwood sprigs (real) or Boxwood bush so you can cut length as you’d like
- Clip off random boxwood pieces using the shears. Ensure they are about 8-10 inches long. Some pieces can be made up of small branches while others may be strands. (If using a styrofoam wreath form you can hot glue small bundles of boxwood sprigs to your form like this video)
Watch the How to Make a Boxwood Wreath Video:
Link to Boxwood Wreath Video, here.
- Beginning from the outer edge, insert each boxwood piece between the vines of the wreath. Make sure the clippings are fully inserted to avoid using floral wire or clippings.
- Angle each boxwood piece as you insert it so it bends on the wreath. Follow this routine throughout.
- Work on the outer edge first before moving to the inner circle. Only stop when your grapevine wreath is fully covered in boxwood pieces. If some grapevine is visible, cover it by adding clippings.
- Use scissors to trim any pieces that look out of place.
- Tie the ribbon or burlap to the upper part of the wreath.
- Display your wreath.
Door Wreaths Come in a Variety of Styles
Gone are the days when sprucing up the front door meant painting it a bright hue. These days, you have to do more if you want your home to stand out. If you want an inexpensive update, make a boxwood wreath. The best thing about a natural wreath is that you can display it all year round. To prolong your wreath’s lifespan, spray it with water every few days.
Wreath making seems tedious for most homeowners so they simply buy artificial wreaths. But most DIY wreaths are easy to make and don’t require numerous supplies. This year, don’t buy artificial wreaths that don’t have a big impact. Make your own wreaths and stop traffic.
Don’t Feel Like Making a Boxwood Wreath? You can buy a Preserved Boxwood Wreath from Amazon here instead!
Amazon has a gorgeous boxwood wreath without the fuss!
For more wreath ideas search our Other Wreath Ideas category.
I love boxwood wreaths, they look fantastic and are timeless.
Carol ("Mimi") says
Boxwood wreaths look so classic! I think of beautiful British gardens when I see boxwood wreaths. Thanks for the tutorial — pinning. I’m visiting from Monday Funday link party
Thanks for the inspiration. I have boxwood growing in my yard and have tried to preserve it. I will try using it without preserving.
Leslie Soto says
Hi! I’m one of the co-hosts from the Welcome Home Wednesday link up. When I saw your wreath I was so intrigued. I love that it’s so simple and elegant. I’m thinking about making one of these for my front door! Thank you for sharing!
Kimm at Reinvented says
That wreath is gorgeous. The burlap is a nice touch!
Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!
Rachel Teodoro says
Just wanted to let you know that I featured this on my blog. Thanks for sharing it at the Create Link Inspire party! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Ronique Gibson says
Thanks so much Rachel!
Sara @ Magical Mama Blog says
I adore these! I am a Christmas fiend and always get sad when I take down my Christmas wreath. I have been looking for some all-season appropriate options and was inspired when I saw Joanna Gaines use some on Fixer Upper. Thanks for the info! #TotallyTerrifficTuesday
Barbara Windle says
Boxwood wreaths always look terrific.
Where can I buy faux boxwood sprigs?
Ronique Gibson says
If you click on the ‘Boxwood Sprigs’ text in the materials it will take you to Michaels that sell artificial sprigs.