December 6, 2012

DIY Boxwood Christmas Greenery Wreath


The other day while my husband Jim was putting up the exterior Christmas lights I started looking around outside and noticed that the boxwood plants growing around our house look a little bit like mistletoe.  I started wondering what I could make with them.  Side note: my brain never stops thinking of what I can make or decorate next.  Sometimes it gets me into trouble because I have way too many projects going on!  But this time, I decided to just go with it and do a little DIY project at the same time that I was keeping him company.  I got out my clippers and started cutting off the longer branches/stems from a few of the plants.  


Luckily my hubby doesn't even question what I am doing anymore.  I think he is used to me being in "project" mode at all times.  I was thinking I might be able to make a wreath with them.  After clipping a few handfuls, I put them on the porch and started arranging them, laying them into a circle.


I had some craft wire left over from a prior project that I used to wire the branches together. 


I cut several 5" pieces of wire and used it like twist ties.  


After wiring a few feet together, I realized that it was pretty flimsy and it wasn't going to hold a circle shape.  This project could have been an epic failure at this point (or maybe a garland)... but luckily I remembered I had a wire wreath frame in my craft room.  By now my husband was done with the Christmas lights and it was getting a bit cold outside, so I brought my project inside.  I cut some more wire pieces and wired the entire thing to the wreath (overlapping at the top so it would fit the circle).


My wreath didn't come out perfect, and if I had to do it again I probably would just wire the clippings directly to the wreath frame...  But overall I'm pretty happy with how it came out.  I love having a variety of greenery around the house at Christmastime! 


As for the Christmas lights...  I didn't get a great picture, but I thought I'd share them with you anyways :)  Here is a little collage of them that I did on Instagram.  


Until next time,
Happy decorating!

Diana

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful wreath, Diana! That's great that you were able to get the greenery from your yard.

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  2. I think I found you via Roeshel's DIY Show Off Blog. I just want to question, 'Who wants perfect?' I love your wreath as is.

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Diana