DIY Boxwood Wreath and Vintage Window



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Welcome back.  If power tools intimidate you, I have a project just for you; a diy boxwood wreath framed perfectly over top of an old vintage window. No power tools necessary!  

Like a lot of my projects, I do have a bit of upcycling  (old wooden window), but this is really a craft project anyone can do.

DIY Boxwood Wreath and Vintage Window

To make this project you will need wire cutters, a foam floral wreath and boxwood garland.  I thought I could get away with just one strand of garland but I definitely needed 2.

I bought my garland at Michael’s, though I couldn’t find it online to show you.  What I did find, was their boxwood wreath priced at $109.

I also looked into making my wreath with fresh boxwood and glycerin but I wouldn’t be able to use it for at least a month and I wanted my wreath to last forever.

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Since I’m using the fake stuff, I can start right away.

Start your wreath by pulling all of the branches off of the boxwood garland.  With your wire cutters separate the branches into individual stems.

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With a thin nail or toothpick make holes at a 45 degree angle where your boxwood stems will go and start inserting. All of your angled holes should be facing the same way and the holes should be about 1/2″ apart.

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Go back and fill in any bald spots.

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When I look at my real boxwood bushes, I don’t see any white buds.  Those will have to go.

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On my window, I centered my nail and cleaned up my dirty glass.

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Stay inspired and have a wonderful weekend.

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4 Comments

  • Gwen Moses says:

    Looks wonderful!!! Keep keeping us posted on the things you make.

  • Nellie says:

    HI Joan,
    Your wreath looks great………….love it hung on the window too.
    Wow, that looks easy enough, just will take some time is all.
    So you did not glue them in………..just stuck them in and they
    stayed! That is cool…………and love that it will last for a long time
    as well. Think I might just have to give this a try soon. Thanks for
    sharing this project.
    Blessings, Nellie

  • Katrin says:

    The wreath turned out great and hanging on that old beautiful window it looks amazing and like a real one!