Saturday, February 11, 2012

DIY boxwood wreath tutorial



One of my favorite things about my home gym spruce up has to be the boxwood wreath that I created.  Since I'm not a huge wreath person, I wanted a small, inexpensive and naturally relaxed one.  It was hard to find one (I'm too picky) so I made my own.  And since it was so easy, I thought I would share how I made mine.  Here's what you need:

{It was $12.99 for that sprig of boxwood so use that Hobby Lobby coupon!}


Pull off the leaves instead of cutting them with wire cutters.  I'm all about not cramping up my hand with those blasted wire cutters.  Maybe if I bought some better ones? One more thing to add to the list.    


Place individual leaves on and inside the vines of the wreath.  Then wrap the thin wire around and around.  Take care to arrange the leaves in a circular pattern and not straight up and down.  



Keep going until you either run out (like I did) or the wreath is as full as you like it.  


Don't look too closely because you will see the wires.  But that's ok with me because I follow 
Nester's rules of It Doesn't Have to be Perfect to be Beautiful.  

This exact same scenario happened with the topiary in the the first picture.  I saw, I hunted, I got discouraged, I thought, and then I just made one myself.  Except I didn't take any pictures when I was creating it.  I'm itching to make another one so I just might be doing a tutorial on a topiary soon.

Linked up to:
Nutmeg Place
Funky Junk Interiors




9 comments:

  1. It beautiful! I love the clean, fresh, and simple look. Just the right amount of greenery and the twine is the perfect finishing touch.

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  2. Kristen, I looked EVERYWHERE for these over the holidays and they were so PRICEY! Well done!! I'm your newest follower via Funky Junk. I would love it if you linked up to my little party: http://www.nutmegplace.com/2012/02/show-off-saturday-1.html

    Hope to see you there!

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    1. Thanks Meg! I love a good party so I'll be over shortly! Hope it's not too late.

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  3. It turned out lovely and a great way to get one when you can't find one in stores (like I can't.)

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! They were super easy and somewhat inexpensive-if you use coupons.

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  4. "It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful"--I love that!

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  5. Just stumbled onto your blog! Loving everthing that I see! You are very creative and talented and love that you add your fitness! I am your newest follower. Would love for you to stop by and check out my blog as well. :)

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Cassidy! Great to e-meet you. It's good to know that there is someone else out there like me (-:

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